Sunday, 14 October 2007

Triple 8 Challenge Book List done!

Well, it's done, I was all excited until I lost the posting - so much for saving it automatically.....so here goes again.......I just saw that I missed the publish post part - it is midnight! I'm tired! Here is my list, I will comment on it tomorrow.....

  • 888 CHALLENGE – 8 BOOKS IN 8 CATEGORIES IN 2008

    i) Short Story Collections

    - Northern Frights 2 – ed Don Hutchison*

    - Everything's Eventual – Stephen King

    - Year's Best Fantasy and Horror – 6th Annual Collection, Datlow and Windling

    - Stories of Your Life and Others – Ted Chiang

    - Kissing the Witch – Emma Donoghue *

    - The Door in the Hedge – Robin McKinley*

    - Harrowing the Dragon – Patricia McKillip

    - Fragile Things – Neil Gaiman


    ii) Latest Books by Favourite Authors

    - Territory – Emma Bull

    - Widdershins – Charles de Lint *

    - Exit Music – Ian Rankin

    - Ysabel – Guy Gavriel Kay

    - Dragonhaven – Robin McKinley

    - Piece of My Heart – Peter Robinson *

- The Fabric of Sin – Phil Rickman

    - Something Rotten – Jasper Fforde


iii) Classic Literature

    - Ulysses – James Joyce

    - Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte *

    - Persuasion – Jane Austen *

- O Pioneers – Willa Cather

- Beowulf

    - Middlemarch – George Eliot

    - Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte *

    - The Iliad - Homer


iv) Fairy Tales (original and re-written, short story collections and novels)

    - Enchantment – Orson Scott Card

    - Fitcher's Brides – Gregory Frost

    - Kissing the Witch – Emma Donoghue *

    - The Bloody Chamber – Angela Carter

    - Black Heart, Ivory Bones – eds Datlow and Windling

- The Door in the Hedge – Robin McKinley *

    - The Classic Fairy Tales – Iona and Peter Opie

    - Beauty and the Beast – Mary Jo Napoli


    v) Biography/Autobiography

    - Canadian Settler's Guide – Catherine Parr Traill *

    - Life of Charlotte Bronte – Mrs Gaskell

    - Bad Blood – Lorna Sage

    - Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire – Amanda Foreman

    - 1599 A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare – James Shapiro *

    - Donne: The Reformed Soul – John Stubbs *

    - A Life of One's Own – Joanna Field *

    - Journal of a Solitude – May Sarton *


    vi) Esoteric (Astrology, Tarot, Magic)

- Tarot for Yourself – Mary K. Greer

    - The Psychic Pathway – Sonia Choquette

- The Elements of Ritual – Deborah Lipp

- Intuitive Astrology – Elizabeth Rose Campbell

- Everyday Magic – Vivianne Crowley

    - Crossing to Avalon – Jean Shinoda Bolen

    - Goddess Initiation – Francesca De Grandis

- Chiron – Martin Lass


vii)Popular Books I've Been Meaning to Read....

    - Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell – Susanna Clarke

    - Obsidian Butterfly – Laurell K. Hamilton

    - A Long Way Down – Nick Hornby

    - White Teeth – Zadie Smith

    - She's Come Undone – Wally Lamb

    - The Bean Trees – Barbara Kingsolver

    - The Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield

    - Wicked – the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West – Gregory Maguire


    viii) Travel, Armchair

    - Sixpence House – Paul Collins

    - London: the Biography – Peter Ackroyd

    - Notes from a Small Island – Bill Bryson *

    - Falling Off the Map – Pico Iyer

    - The end of Elsewhere – Taras Grescoe *

    - A Year in Provence - Peter Mayle

    - The History of York, Yorkshire – ed Patrick Huttgens

    - (to be determined)


    There, let's see if I can get this one posted! Happy reading, happy book challenge! Let me know your comments, and if you would like to join, please do! It's fun to share in reading and talking about books! Like I said, it's too late tonight to comment on why I picked what I did, and the categories, so I will add more tomorrow. It was fun doing, and amazing how many came off my shelves - I only need about 20 (I see my Christmas list now......) Hurry up 2008! Though, I must add, all the books that didn't make it onto my list, are waiting to be read before 2008, now!!!

2 comments:

3M said...

Glad to have you on the challenge, Susan!!

I resent you an email. The first one may have gone to your spam folder.

Patricia said...

Geez, just your list of books tires me out! How do you find the time? Family, work....books? Reading??

Your writing skills are impressive! I'm used to those handwritten letters and they are very different from your journalistic side; quite the talent there.