I’ve found a challenge to participate in for 2008: The 888 Challenge. The challenge is to read eight books in eight different categories in ‘08. They can overlap with other challenges, and eight books can overlap into different categories. I’m not going to choose books now, but I’ll leave a link to this in the sidebar as well. I found this one through Alyssa. I will continue to list books after reaching the goal of eight for each category. I reserve the right to change this at any time, but for now here’s what I have. Bolded categories have had their quota reached.
Category 1: Non-fiction
  1. Thura’s Diary: My Life in Wartime Iraq by Thura Al-Windawi
  2. First Kiss edited by Cylin Busby
  3. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera by Isabel Alcantara and Sandra Egnolff
  4. Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure edited by Smith Magazine
  5. Fiske Guide to Getting Into The Right College
  6. Fiske Real College Essays That Work
  7. The Earth And Its Peoples
  8. Cracking the AP US Government and Politics Exam
  9. One Hundred Young Americans by Michael Franzini
Category 2: Favorite re-reads
  1. So Yesterday by Scott Westerfeld
  2. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  3. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
  4. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
  5. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
  6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Category 3: Verse Novels
  1. I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder
  2. Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell
  3. The Surrender Tree by Margarita Engle
Category 4: Adult novels
  1. Earthly Pleasures by Karen Neches
  2. Salaam Paris by Kavita Daswani
  3. Petropolis by Anya Ulinich
Category 5: Previously unread books by familiar authors
  1. How They Met, and Other Stories by David Levithan
  2. Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
  3. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
  4. First Daughter: Extreme American Makeover by Mitali Perkins
  5. First Daughter: White House Rules by Mitali Perkins
  6. Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
  7. Ever by Gail Carson Levine
  8. A Bottle in the Gaza Sea by Valerie Zenatti
  9. How To Be Bad by E. Lockhart, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Myracle
  10. Blood Roses by Francesca Lia Block
  11. Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott
  12. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
  13. Princess Mia by Meg Cabot
  14. Princess on the Brink by Meg Cabot
  15. What Happens Here by Tara Altebrando
  16. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
  17. Footfree and Fancyloose by Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain
  18. You Know Where To Find Me by Rachel Cohn
  19. Big Fat Manifesto by Susan Vaught
  20. Dingo by Charles de Lint
  21. Kitty Kitty by Michele Jaffe
  22. Haunted Waters by Mary Pope Osborne
  23. Honeybee by Naomi Shihab Nye
  24. Violet by Design by Melissa Walker

Category 6: Books published at least 10 years ago

  1. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  3. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
  4. My Letter to the World and Other Poems by Emily Dickinson
  5. Armageddon Summer by Jane Yolen and Bruce Coville
  6. The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sacks
Category 7: Debut novels 

  1. I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder
  2. The Opposite of Invisible by Liz Gallagher
  3. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
  4. A Little Friendly Advice by Siobhan Vivian
  5. Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
  6. Good Enough by Paula Yoo
  7. Total Constant Order by Crissa-Jean Chappell
  8. Down to the Bone by Mayra Lazara Dole
  9. A Curse As Dark As Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce
  10. Looks by Madeleine George
  11. I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephanie Kuehnert
  12. Alive and Well in Prague, New York by Daphne Grab

Category 8: Short story collections

  1. How They Met, And Other Stories by David Levithan
  2. Blood Roses by Francesca Lia Block
  3. Love Is Hell by various authors
  4. The Tales of Beedle The Bard by J.K. Rowling

3 Responses to “Triple 8 Challenge”

  1. Hope Says:

    I read Thura’s Diary when I was in 7th grade. It was really good. [:

    je t’aime.

  2. girljordyn Says:

    Oh wow that is a lot of books to read. I try making lists of books to read but I always end up reading different ones instead. Oopsie.
    Haha I started my book blog by the way.

  3. Elisabeth Akel Says:

    One of my favorite rereads is also Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows also! It never gets old for me. In fact I reread it before both movies, part 1 and part 2.

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