Monday, August 4, 2008

888 Challenge - some changes...

I wasn't making much progress in some of my original categories, so I decided to move things around a bit to make actually completing this challenge manageable. My original list is here, the changed one that I will be using from now on is below.

Check out the 888 challenge blog for info and loads of ideas!

Completed: 54/56 as of 29 November 2008

Books that have been on my Amazon wish list for ages (8/8)
1) Hunting and Gathering by Ana Gavalda
2) The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
3) The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien
4) Perfume by Patrick Suskind
5) Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
6) Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson
7) The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
8) Witch Child by Celia Rees

Classics (8/8)
1) To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2) The Story Girl by L.M. Montgomery
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 (6/8)
1) Klub mało używanych dziewic - Monika Szwaja
2) Incendiary by Chris Cleave
3) Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
4) Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
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 (8/8)
1) The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (Booker Prize)
2) Murder on a Girls' Night Out (Agatha Award)
3) The Color Purple (1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and National Book Award)
4) A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (Newberry Medal)
5) The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood (Booker Prize)
6) The Giver (1994 Newbery Medal)
7) Amsterdam by Ian McEwan (Man Booker 1998)
8) To Kill a Mockingbird (Pulitzer 1960)

Non-Fiction (8/8)
1) Getting Things Done by David Allen
2) Through Thick and Thin, edited by Jane Waghorn
3) The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
4) The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
5) The Truth About the Leprechaun by Bob Curran
6) The Celts, First Masters of Europe by Christiane Eluerest
7) Confessions of a Reformed Dieter by A.J. Rochester
8) The Year 1000 by Robert Lacey and Danny Danziger

Women Writers (8/8)
1) Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler
2) The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
3) Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
4) Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
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) Chocolat by Joanne Harris

Fantasy/S-F/Supernatural (8/8)
1) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
2) Stardust by Neil Gaiman
3) Undead and Unwed by Mary-Janice Davidson
4) Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett
5) Jennifer Government by Max Barry
6) The Giver by Lois Lowry
7) Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
8) The Stolen Child by Keith Donahue

Young Adult (8/8)
1) Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
2) Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesaar
3) Girls Under Pressure by Jacqueline Wilson
4) The Earth, My Butt and Other Big, Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
5) The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
6) The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants by Ann Brashares
7) Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
8) Witch Child by Celia Rees

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