Thursday, May 21, 2009

999 Challenge


The 999 challenge has its own group on Library Thing. And it also has its own challenge blog. I am NOT the host for this challenge. Just a participant. Sign ups for the challenge are here. The Library Thing group is here. The challenge blog is here.

Nine Science Fiction Novels

Added rules: (New to me; Rereads don't count; Dystopian novels count as science fiction.)

1. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
2. Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
3. The Starry Rift edited by Jonathan Strahan
4. Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
5. Predator's Gold by Philip Reeve
6. Infernal Devices by Philip Reeve
7. A Darkling Plain by Philip Reeve
8. Mothstorm by Philip Reeve
9. The Dangerous Days of Daniel X by James Patterson

Nine Books (Fiction/Nonfiction) from the 16th and 19th Centuries (1500s-1800s)

1. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (1605/1615)
2. Emma by Jane Austen (1815)
3. Fanny Hill by John Cleland (1600s?)
4. Silas Marner by George Eliot (1861)
5. The Morgesons by Elizabeth Stoddard (1862)
6. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (1847)
7. The Warden by Anthony Trollope (1855)
8. Middlemarch by George Eliot (1871/1872)
9. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope (1857)

Nine Book Club Reads

(Books read for group discussion either for my own google reading group, my friend Cynda's book club (part face to face, part online), or other online groups--Leila's Big Reads; 5 Minutes for Books--Classics Bookclubs, etc.)

1. Chocolat by Joanne Harris
2. Middlemarch by George Eliot
3. Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner
4. Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
5. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
6. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
7. Lady Susan by Jane Austen
8. Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey
9. A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell

Nine Historical Romances

1. The King's Rose by Alisa M. Libby
2. Envy by Anna Godbersen
3. Talisman Ring by Georgette Heyer
4. Frederica by Georgette Heyer
5. Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer
6. The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
7. The Corinthian by Georgette Heyer.
8. The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick
9. The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte by Syrie James

Nine nonfiction books

1. The Anne Frank Case: Simon Wiesenthal's Search For The Truth by Susan Goldman Rubin
2. Mind-Rain edited by Scott Westerfeld
3. To Be A Slave by Julius Lester
4. Greetings From the 50 States: How States Got Their Names by Sheila Keenan
5. Margaret Mitchell & John Marsh: The Love Story behind Gone With The Wind by Marianne Walker
6. The Wall by Peter Sis
7. Clara's War: One Girl's Story of Survival by Clara Kramer. 2009. HarperCollins. 352 pages.
8. If America Were A Village: A Book About the People of the United States. David J. Smith.
9. Paula Deen's Cookbook for the Lunch-Box Set. Paula Deen.

Nine Literary Adaptations/Variations (Prequels, Sequels, Retellings,)

1. Old Friends, New Fancies by Sybil Brinton
2. Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One by Sharon Lathan
3. Pemberley Shades by D.A. Bonavia-Hunt
4. Mansfield Park Revisited by Joan Aiken
5. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
6. The Plight of the Darcy Brothers by Marsha Altman
7. Mr. Darcy, Vampyre. Amanda Grange.
8. Pride and Prometheus by John Kessel
9. A Monster's Notes by Laurie Sheck

Nine Fantasy Novels
Added rules: New to me; Rereads don't count;

1. The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King
2. The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry
3. A Finder's Magic by Philippa Pearce
4. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
5. Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
6. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
7. The Black Book of Secrets by F.E. Higgins
8. Eon Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman
9. The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks

Nine Award-Winning OR Honor-Winning Books (Adult OR children's)

1. The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck
2. The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
3. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
4. Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
5. Maus I by Art Spiegelman; Maus II by Art Spiegelman
6. Doing It by Melvin Burgess
7. Skellig by David Almond.
8. Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci
9. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein

Nine Comfort Reads
(Rereads welcome; Childhood & Teen Favorites)

1. House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne
2. Caroline by Willo Davis Roberts
3. Amanda by Candice F. Ransom
4. Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen
5. When We Were Very Young by A.A. Milne
6. Now We Are Six by A.A. Milne
7. A Tangled Web by L.M. Montgomery
8. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
9. Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

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