Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A late start to this year's reading challenges

The exciting world of reading challenges organised by booklovers everywhere inspired me to start my own reading blog. And although I know I'm really late to join this year's reading challenges, I still REALLY want to do it! So here I am. Here is my list for the 888 challenge - a link means that I finished the book and reviewed it.

Books that have been on my Amazon wish list for ages:
1) Hunting and Gathering by Ana Gavalda
2) The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
3) Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
4) Perfume by Patrick Suskind
5) Unstolen by Wendy Jean
6) Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson
7) Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson
8) Witch Child by Celia Rees

1) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2) Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
3) Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
4) Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
5) The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
6) The Color Purple by Alice Walker
7) Animal Farm by George Orwell
8) Winnie-the-pooh by A.A. Milne

Books in Polish:
1) Klub mało używanych dziewic - Monika Szwaja
2) Samotność w sieci - Janusz L. Wiśniewski
3) Polska - James Michener
4) Ono - Dorota Terakowska
5) A nie mówiłam - Katarzyna Grochola
6) Różowe tabletki na uspokojenie - Katarzyna Janda
7) Tego lata, w Zawrociu - Hanna Kowalewska
8) Dziennik Irlandzki by Heinrich Boll

Prize winners:
1) The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
2) Wild Swans by Jung Chang
3) The Road by Cormac McCarthy
4) The True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey
5) The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
6) Bel Canto by Ann Patchet
7) Amsterdam by Ian McEwan
8) Ironweed by William Kennedy

Creativity and Spirit:
1) Many lives, Many masters by Brian L. Weiss
2) The Feel the Fear Guide to Lasting Love by Susan Jeffers
3) An ABC of Witchcraft by Doreen Valiente
4) A Witch Alone by Marian Green
5) True Magick by Amber K
6) Wicca by Scott Cunningham
7) The Teachings of Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda
8) The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp

1) Getting Things Done by David Allen
2) The Story of God by Robert Winston
3) The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
4) The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
5) Imperium by Ryszard Kapuściński
6) The Celts, First Masters of Europe by Christiane Eluere
7) A Short History of Myth by Karen Armstrong
8) The Year 1000 by Robert Lacey and Danny Danziger

Women Writers
1) Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler
2) Brick Lane by Monica Ali
3) Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
4) Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
5) Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
6) I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson
7) The Boy on the Bus by Deborah Schupack
8) Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

Books that have been on my shelf for way too long:
1) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
2) The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
3) The High Cost of Living by Marge Piercy
4) Chloe by Freya North
5) The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula LeGuin
6) The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery
7) number9dream by David Mitchell
8) A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton


raidergirl3 said...

Your lists look great, plenty of good reads. If you want to post to the 888 blog, let us know your email address, and we can add you as an author.
welcome to the challenge, the blog looks great. I'm your first visitor!

Lezlie said...


I was a late-comer to the 888 Challenge also. You have a great list to work from! I'm pretty sure you'll be one of the only ones with a "Books In Polish" topic. . . :-) Very cool!

Good luck with the Challenge(s)!

joanna said...

Hey thanks Lezlie! I had a look at your lists, lots of good ideas there... for next year I guess! ;-)

Lezlie said...

I hear you there! Looking at everyone else's Challenge lists, I think I could line up my reading for a few years right now. :-)