Triple 8 Challenge

Here’s another challenge I signed up for. The Triple 8 Challenge is a challenge that you read 8 books in 8 categories in 2008. You are allowed 8 overlaps and can change your list or category anytime. Here’s my list:

Banned Books
Are you there, God? It’s me Margaret – Judy Blume
Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison
The earth, my butt, and other big round things – Carolyn Mackler
Brokeback Mountain – Annie Proulx
Tommyknockers – Stephen King
Balzac & the little Chinese Seamstress – Dai Sijiie
A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
The Lorax – Dr. Seuss

When I was a little girl…children’s books
The Little Princess – Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
Stuart Little – E.B. White
Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
Tuck Everlasting – Natalie Babbitt
The Book-eating Boy – Oliver Jeffers
Stardust – Neil Gaiman
Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Jeff Kinney
Flower – John Light

Waiting for Godot – Samuel Beckett
The grapes of wrath – John Steinbeck
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Love and Living – Thomas Merton
The Sea, the sea – Iris Murdoch
The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
Dracula – Bram Stoker

Books I can escape to
Devil in the blue dress – Walter Mosley
Gone, Baby, Gone – Denis Lehane
Rare Encounters with ordinary birds – Lyanda Lynn Haupt
All the pretty horses – Cormac McCarthy
Living to tell – Antonya Nelson
What she saw in… – Lucinda Rosenfeld

Size doesn’t matter : Novellas, short stories, and poetry
A Blind man can see how much I love you -Amy Bloom
The Braid – Stanley Kunitz
Collected poems – Howard Numerov
A good man is hard to find – Flannery O’Connor
The flash of lightning behind the mountain – Charles Bukowski
Breathing Underwater – Julie Orringer
I am no one you know – Joyce Carol Oates
My Mistress’s Sparrow is Dead – Jeffrey Eugenides

It was a dark and storm night: Creepy tales
I am Legend – Richard Matheson
Falling Angel – William Hjortsberg
The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson
Without Blood – Alessandro Barrico
The Talented Mr. Ripley – Patricia Highsmith
Dracula – Bram Stoker
Gone, Baby. Gone – Denis Lehane

Out Stealing Horses – Per Petterson
The Seventh Wall – Fred Wander
The Voyage of the short serpent – Bernard du Boucheron
Emil and the detectives – Erich Kastner

Everything but the kitchen sink: whatever I feel like reading
Stardust – Neil Gaiman
The Devil Wears Prada
Julia’s Chocolate – Cathy Lamb


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