Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Breaking Down the List... Including My Official Reading Plans for the Challenge

I’ve dissected the list (and wow, what a list it is!) and split things up into four categories:

Pre-challenge books: (Books I recently read or am planning to read before the challenge officially begins)

I Am the Messenger (it was first going on the official list, but just available from my library hold yesterday, so I’ll have to read it now!)
I Am Legend
Sixpence House
Operating Instructions
So Many Books, So Little Time
A Cook’s Tour
The Quilter’s Apprentice
Papa Married a Mormon
The Amulet of Smarkand

Official Challenge Books: (someone stop me before I add more!)

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See (Juli)
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishigiro (Lucca)
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Diane)
Sea Glass by Anita Shreeve (Beachreader and Library Lady)
The Petit Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery (Soleil)
The March by E.L. Doctorow (Jill)
The Stand by Stephen King (A Book in the Life)
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel (Maryanne)
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin (Stephanie)
The Writing Life by Annie Dillard (Megan)
Ida Mae Tutweiler and the Traveling Tea Party by Ginnie Siena Bivona (Lynne)
Evening Class by Maeve Binchy (Raidergirl)
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards (3M)
Tracon by Paul McElroy (Lisa)

Post-challenge Books: (Books from the list that I want to read in the near future)

The Talisman
My Sister’s Keeper
The Never Ending Story
A Tiger in the Well
The Canterbury Tales
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Dairy Quenn
The Bell Jar
Beach Music
Traveling Mercies
The Robber Bride
Seven Blessings
Cheaper By The Dozen
Fall On Your Knees
The Seven Daughters of Eve
The Namesake
A Walk in the Woods
In the Shadow of Man

Books from the list that I’ve already read:

Island of the Blue Dolphins
A Wrinkle in Time
Wuthering Heights
Anne of Green Gables
Mrs. Dalloway
The Secret Life of Bees
The Eyre Affair
Little Women
To Kill a Mockingbird
Where the Red Fern Grows
A Northern Light
The Winthrop Woman
The Red Tent
The Giver
The View from Saturday
Number the Stars
The Tale of Despereaux
The Screwtape Letters
Crime and Punishment
Good Grief
These Happy Golden Years
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Ender’s Game
Anne of the Island
Flowers in the Attic
The Other Boleyn Girl
On Writing
Just Ella
The Lord of the Rings
The Princess Diaries
Jane Eyre
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
East of Eden
Pride and Prejudice
The Poisonwood Bible
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
The Time Traveler’s Wife
Angry Housewives Eating Bonbons
The Historian
The Mayor of Casterbridge
Educating Esme
Peter Pan
Anna Karenina
The Thirteenth Tale
A Girl Named Zippy
This Side of Paradise
My Name is Asher Lev
Anne Frank
The Awakening
Anne of Windy Poplars
Charlotte’s Web
In the Shadow of the Wind
Grapes of Wrath

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