Saturday, December 20, 2008

999 Challenge

I didn't finish the 888 Challenge, but I was very close! :-) Plus I really like this idea of categories. So here I am trying to complete the 999 Challenge. Check out the challenge blog for all the info!

Completed: 71/81 as of 30 December 2009

Classics (9/9 done)
1. A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
2. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
3. Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
4. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
5. Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey
6. Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
7. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
8. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
9. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

Historical Fiction (6/9 done)
1. The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel
2. Seek the Fair Land by Walter Macken
3. Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
4. Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
5. Shadows in Bronze by Lindsey Davis
6. A Break with Charity by Ann Rinaldi

Young Adult (9/9 done)
1. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
2. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
3. Vegan Virgin Valentine by Carolyn Mackler
4. Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
5. Sweethearts by Sara Zarr
6. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
7. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
8. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
9. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

Fantasy and Science Fiction (9/9 done)
1. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
2. Wolves at the Gate by Joss Whedon et al.
3. Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
4. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
5. Undead and Unemployed by MaryJanice Davidson
6. No Future For You by Joss Whedon and Brian K. Vaughn
7. Long Way Home by Joss Whedon
8. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
9. Ombria in Shadow by Patricia McKillip

Around the World (9/9 done)
1. Out by Natsuo Kirino (Japan)
2. The Witch of Portobello by Paolo Coelho (Brazil)
3. Night by Elie Wiesel (Romania)
4. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett (United Kingdom)
5. Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery (Canada)
6. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (France)
7. Murder on a Bad Hair Day by Anne George (United States)
8. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Afghanistan)
9. The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith (Botswana)

Non-fiction (9/9 done)
1. SeinLanguage by Jerry Seinfeld
2. The Good Women of China by Xinran
3. Nothing's Sacred by Lewis Black
4. The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
5. I Can Make You Thin by Paul McKenna
6. Waiting for Daisy by Peggy Orenstein
7. The Stork Club by Imogen Edwards-Jones
8. We Thought you would be Prettier by Laurie Notaro
9. The Best Friends' Guide to Pregnancy by Vicki Iovine

Books from the 1001 list (8/9 done)
1. On Beauty by Zadie Smith
2. Aesop's Fables by Aesop
3. Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
4. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
5. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
6. The Hours by Michael Cunningham
7. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
8. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
9. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

Published in 2008/2009 (completed 9/9)
1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
2. Waiting for Daisy by Peggy Orenstein
3. The Carbon Diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd
4. No Future for you by Joss Whedon and Brian K. Vaughn
5. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee by Rebecca Miller
6. The Vanishing of Katharina Linden by Helen Grant
7. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
8. The Tales of Beetle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
9. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger

In Polish (completed 5/9)
1. Code to Zero by Ken Follett
2. Szosta Klepka by Malgorzata Musierowicz
3. Brzechwa Dzieciom by Jan Brzechwa
4. Krysztalowy Aniol by Katarzyna Grochola
5. Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery

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