Sunday, December 30, 2007

2007 Challenges

TBR Challenge Jan 1 - Dec 31
Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
I am Charlotte Simmons by Thomas Wolfe
The Crimson Petal and the White by Michael Faber
Out by Natsuo Kirino
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
Kakfa on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
Possession by A. S. Byatt
ALTERNATIVES: Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
War of the Flowers
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Metropolis by Elizabeth Gaffney
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Fluke by Christoper Moore

RIP Challenge Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2007
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
World War Z by Max Brooks
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson, book 1)
Storm Front by Jim Butcher (Dresden Book 1)
Marked: A House of Night Novel by PC Cast and Kristin Cast
The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason
Rises the Night by Colleen Gleason
Alternative and Additional books:
Angel of Darkness (Key Book) by Charles de Lint
Betrayed: A House of Night Novel by PC Cast and Kristin Cast
Touch the Dark by Karen Chance (Cassandra Palmer, Book 1)
Glass Houses by Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampires, Book 1)
The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters by Gordon Dahlquist
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Summer of Night Dan Simmons
Lisey's Story by Stephen King
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (Southern Vampire Book 1)

Once Upon a Time.....Apr - June 21
Faerie Wars - Herbie Brennan
Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman
Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Skewed Throne - Joshua Palmatier
A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare

May - September
Dreams From my Father:A Story of Race and Inheritance - Barack Obama
The City of Fallen Angels - John Berendt
A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
The Tender Bar: A Memoir - J. R. Moehringer
Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog - John Grogan
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream - Barack Obama
The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Carvaggio Masterpiece - Jonathan Harr
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America - Erik Larson
1776 - David McCullough
Catherine the Great: Love, Sex & Power - Virginia Rounding

Nineteen Minutes - Jodi Picoult
Little Children - Tom Perotta
Case Histories - Kate Atkinson
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood - Alexandra Fuller
Absurdistan - Gary Shteyngart

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie
Betrayed: A House of Night Novel by PC Cast and Kristin Cast
Kiss & Blog by Alyson Noel
School's Out by Christophe Dufosse
The Reincarnationist by MJ Rose
Death Dance by Linda Fairstein

NY Times Notable Book Challenge
Absurdistan - Gary Shteyngart
Alentajo Blue - Monica Ali
Arthur and George - Julian Barnes
Black Swan Green - David Mitchell
Digging to America - Anne Tyler
The Dissadent - Nell Freudenberger
Eat the Document - Dana Spiotta
Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimananda Ngozi Adechie
The Inhabited World - David Long
The Inheritance of Loss - Kiran Desai
The Keep - Jennifer Egan
Lisey's Story - Stephen King
One Good Turn - Kate Atkinson
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
Suite Francaise - Irene Nemirovsky
Terrorist - John Updike
The Uses of Enchantment - Heidi Julavitis
Falling Through the Earth: A Memoir - Danielle Trussoni
Field Notes from a Catasrophe: Man, Nature & Climate Change - Elizabeth Kolbert
Flaubert: A Biography - Frederick Brown
A Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey Into Manhood and Back Again - Norah Vincent
State of Denial - Bob Woodward
Sweet and Low: A Family Story - Rich Cohen

Reading Through the Decades
Jan 1 - Dec 31
1830's - Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens
1840's - Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
1850's - The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas
1860's - Little Women by Lousia May Alcott
1870's - Far From the Maddening Crowd by Thomas Hardy
1880's - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
1890's - Dracula by Bram Stoker
1900's - House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
1910's - O'Pioneers by Willa Cather1920's - The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
1930's - Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
1940's - Methuselah's Children by Robert Heinlein
1950's - My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
1960's - Caravans by James Michener
1970's - Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow
1980's - Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
1990's - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
2000's - Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors

Something About Me Reading List
Booked to Die by John Dunning (Bonnie)
Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving (Wendy)
The Erye Affair by Jasper Fforde (HeidiJane)
The Echo Maker by Richard Powers (3M)
Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Gilbert (Raidergirl)
Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult (Heather)
The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood (Ellen)
The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (Dewey)
I am the Messenger by Markus Zuzak (Jill)
Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck(Kookie)

August - December
Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson - England
In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson - Australia
The Zahir by Paulo Coelho - Paris, Madrid and Kazakstan
The City of Fallen Angels by John Berendt - Venice, Italy
Japanland: A Year in Search of Wa by Karin Muller - Japan
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini - Afghanistan
Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert Massie - Russia

Saturday, November 17, 2007

By The Decades Challenge 2008

Michelle from 1 More Chapter has set up another Decades Challenge. I love this one. Here is my list:

1830's - The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
1840's - Agnes Gray by Anne Bronte
1850's - Bleak House by Charles Dickens
1860's - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
1870's - Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
1880's - A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
1890's - Jude the Obsure by Thomas Hardy
1990's - Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
1910's - Something Fresh by P. D. Wodehouse
1920's - Oil by Upton Sinclair
1930's - The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
1940's - The Diary of Anne Frank
1950's - The Puppet Masters by Robert Heinlein
1960's - The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison
1970's - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
1980's - Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
1990's - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Canadian Reading Challenge

John, from The Book Mind Set, set up this challenge. It goes from now until July 1. Here is my list:

The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill
A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
A Jest of God by Margaret Laurence
The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay
The Studhorse Man by Robert Kroetsch
Generation X by Douglas Copeland
Yellowknife by Steve Zipp
Consumption by Kevin Patterson
Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
Barney's Version by Mordecai Richler

Russian Reading Challenge

Sharon from Ex-Libris set up this challenge: 12 Months to read 12 Russian novels:

The Fiery Angel by Valery Bryusov
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Overcoat and Other Tales of Good and Evil by Nicolai Gogol
Lady Macbeth of the Mtensk District by Nikolai Leskov
Invitation to a Beheading by Vladimir Nabakov
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov
The Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
Day Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko

Jane Austen Mini-Challenge

Hosted by Becky, at Becky's Book Reviews, this mini-challenge is set up for 2008:
Sense and Sensibility
Pride and Prejudice
Mansfield Park
Northanger Abbey

Cardithon 2008

Starting Jan. 1 and running through the year:

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card
The Memory of Earth by Orson Scott Card
Sarah by OSC
Lost Boys by OSC
Enchantment by OSC
A Planet Called Treason by OSC
Capitol by OSC
Hot Sleep by OSC
Eye for and Eye by OSC
Treasure Box by OSC
Wyrms by OSC
Then comes the reviews and recommendations:
Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
Murder of Roger Ackroid by Agatha Christie
The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
Widdershins by Charles de Lint
The Bone Doll's Twin by Lynn Flewelling
The Puppet Masters (or Farmer in the Sky) by Robert Heinlein
The Kite Runner by Khalid Hosseini
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
Holes by Louis Sacher
Digging to America by Anne Tyler

Saturday, November 3, 2007

A Place to list all my Challenges!!

I figured I needed a place to list all of my reading challenges. I don't know how else to keep up with them!!