Sunday, December 14, 2008

999 Challenge

I found the 999 Challenge on LibraryThing quite some time ago, but forgot to post about it here! The rules are read 9 books in each of 9 different categories for a total of 81 books. To make it easier, you can have 9 books listed in 2 different categories. To make it harder, read all 81 books by 09/09/09.

My categories are:

1. Delicate Edible Birds: And Other Stories by Lauren Groff (review)
3. The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter, and the Town That Raised Them by Amy Dickinson (review)
4. Down to a Sunless Sea by Mathias B. Freese (review)
5. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (review)
6. A Child's Journey out of Autism: One Family's Story of Living in Hope and Finding a Cure by Leeann Whiffen (review)
7. Siam Nights: A Love Story by JF Gump (review)
8. The Girl She Used to Be by David Cristofano (review)
9. The Simplest of Acts: And Other Stories by Melanie Haney (review)

New to Me Authors
1. Waiting to Surface by Emily Listfield (review)
2. Forgive Me by Amanda Eyre Ward (review)
3. Catching Genius by Kristy Kiernan (review)
4. The World in Half by Cristina Henriquez (review)
5. Defending Angels by Mary Stanton (review)
6. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler (review)
7. Precious by Sandra Novack (review)
8. Notes From The Underbelly by Risa Green (review)
9. The Blue Notebook by James Levine (review)

Historical Fiction
1. The Jewel of Medina by Sherry Jones (review)
2. Honolulu by Alan Brennert (review)
3. Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland (review)
4. The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier (review)
5. The Rossetti Letter by Christi Phillips (review)
6. The Devlin Diary by Christi Phillips (review)
7. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory (review)
8. The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig (review)
9. Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier (review coming soon)

Mysteries or Suspense
1. Case Histories by Kate Atkinson (review)
2. Mixed Blood by Roger Smith (review)
3. Bahama Burnout by Don Bruns (review)
4. Illegal by Paul Levine (review)
5. Breakneck by Erica Spindler (review)
6. BoneMan's Daughters by Ted Dekker (review)
7. Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark (review)
8. The Associate by John Grisham (review)
9. Lifeguard by James Patterson (review)

Favorite Authors (series)
1. Damage Control by JA Jance (review)
2. Invisible Prey by John Sandford (reveiw)
3. The Broken Window by Jeffery Deaver (review)
4. Run for Your Life by James Patterson (review)
5. The 8th Confession by James Patterson (review)
6. Loitering with Intent by Stuart Woods (review coming soon)
7. Lost Girls by George D. Shuman (review coming soon)
8. Undone by Karin Slaughter (review)
9. Dead Time by Stephen White (review)

1. Girlbomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir by Janice Erlbaum (review)
2. Bitter is the New Black : Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass,Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office by Jen Lancaster (review)
3. Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon by Nick Trout (review)
4. Dry by Augusten Burroughs (review)
5. Secret Daughter: A Mixed-Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away by June Cross (review)
6. A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean by Tori Murden Mcclure (review)
7. Invisible Sisters by Jessica Handler (review)
8. A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy by Thomas Buergenthal (review)
9. Outcasts United: A Refugee Team, an American Town by Warren St. John (review)

Audio Books
1. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell (review)
2. The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life by Ben Sherwood (review)
7. My Antonia by Willa Cather (review)
8. Coraline by Neil Gaiman (review)
9. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell (review)

Young Adult
1. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson (review)
2. A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson (review)
3. Impulse by Ellen Hopkins (review)
4. The Plague by Joanne Dahme (review)
5. Briar Rose by Jane Yolen (review)
6. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb (review)
7. Bloom by Elizabeth Scott (review)
8. Umbrella Summer by Lisa Graff (review coming soon)
9. The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams (review)

Catch All (because I want to read it)
1. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (review)
2. Resistance by Anita Shreve (review)
3. Sleep Toward Heaven by Amanda Eyre Ward (review)
4. Angel's Advocate by Mary Stanton (review)
5. Best Intentions by Emily Listfield (review)
6. True Colors by Kristin Hannah (review)
7. Beach Road by James Patterson (review)
8. The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen (review)
9. Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult (review)

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