Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Something About Me Reading Challenge

August 1 - December 31

The Something About Me Challenge has a cool twist. Excerpted from the host site:
This challenge will start on August 1st, 2007 [ends December 31st]. To join, you will choose up to 5 books that represent you in some way...books that would help us get to know you. Then, on or by August 1st, you will choose a personal list of the books you want to read from everyone's lists of books. You could choose because the book sounds like a good choice for you, or because you want to get to know another blogger a little better.
The five books about me are:
  1. Dune by Frank Herbert—my book of courage

  2. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd—my southern heritage

  3. Saints/Woman of Destiny by Orson Scott Card—the strongest woman I know

  4. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card—I hope to someday write a story this compelling

  5. Harriet the Spy by Loise Fitzhugh—the book that made me want to be a writer

The books I've chosen to read are:
  1. Uglies (Uglies Trilogy, Book 1) by Scott Westerfeld (REVIEW)


  2. The Giver by Lois Lowry


  3. The View from Saturday by EL Konigsburg


  4. The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillippa Gregory


  5. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

If I finish these, there are 30 more on the list I want to read.


Just for fun, here are the books on the list that I've already read:
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
  • All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • Anne of the Islands by L M Montgomery
  • Anne of Windy Poplars by LM Montgomery
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
  • Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Gilbreth
  • Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  • Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling
  • Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • Le Petit Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  • The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
  • The Borrowers by Mary Norton
  • The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  • The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles
  • The Iliad by Homer
  • The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
  • The Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Stand by Stephen King
  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

1 comment:

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I'm going to read The Other Boleyn Girl this summer, too.