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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

999 Challenge Books

Here are the books I have read so far in the 9 categories I have chosen for this year. Some categories have blank spots because I haven't chosen which books I am going to read yet. Some are filled in but do not have a finished date because I have not read them yet, but am planning to. Any suggestions to fill out my categories are welcome!

999 Challenge
1. Mystery
1. The Charlemagne Pursuit by Steve Berry (finished Apr 3rd)
2. Flush by Carl Haissen (YA) (finished April 30th) 
3. Careless in Red by Elizabeth George (finished July 1st)
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2. Historical Fiction
1. The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer  (finished Mar 7th)
2. The Ha-Ha by Dave King (audiobook finished Jan 26th)
3. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant (finished Feb 25th)
4. Fallen Skies (finished May 24th) 
5. Vlad- The Last Confession by C.C. Humphreys  (finished August 3rd)
6. Absolute Honour by C.C. Humphreys (finished Aug 10th)
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3. Review Committee/ Books for School
1. What-the-Dickens by Gregory McGuire (finished Jan 19th)
2. Crash (finished Feb 6th)
3. Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell (finished Mar 22nd)
4. Primavera by Mary Ann Beauford (finished April 12th)
5. War Brothers by Sharon E. McKay (finished April 21st)
6. The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo (finished May 24th)
7. The General by Robert Muchamore (finished May 30th)
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4. Teen Fiction (YA Lit)
1. InkDeath by Cornealia Funke (finished July 21st)
2. Alexandria of Africa by Eric Walters (finished January 31st- good for a novel study)
3. Cut by Patricia McCormick
4. L.A. Candy by Lauren Conrad (finished Aug 8th)
5. Secret Vampire by L.J. Smith (finished Aug 12th)
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5. Sci-Fi/ Fantasy
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (finished Jan 31st- a new favourite)
2. House of Night: Marked by PC and Kristin Cast (finished Feb 11th)
3. House of Night: Betrayed by PC and Kristin Cast (finished Feb 14th) 
4. House of Night: Chosen by PC and Kristin Cast (finished Feb 17th)
5. House of Night: Untamed by PC and Kristin Cast (finished Feb 20th)
6. The Softwire: Betrayal on Orbis 1 by PJ Haarsma (finished March 31st)
7. The House of Night: Hunted by PC and Kristin (finished Mar 16th)
8. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (finished Aug 11th)
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6. Bestsellers
1. The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb
2. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama
3. The Origin of Species by Nino Ricci
4. Freakonomics (finished April 5th)
5. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young (finished June 19th)
6. The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffennegar (finished Aug 7th)
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7. Realistic Fiction
1. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (finished January 8th)
2. The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
3. The Island: Shipwreck by Gordon Korman (finished June 19th)
4. Cassandra French's Finishing School for Boys: A Novel by Eric Garcia (finished July 26th)
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8. Re-reads (books I want to read again)
1. Life of Pi
2. The Celestine Prophecy
3. Emma
4. InkHeart by Cornelia Funke (finished April 11th)
5. InkSpell by Cornelia Funke (finished May 12th) 
6. The Murder at Hazelmoor by Agatha Christie (finished Jan 25th)
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9. Miscellaneous
1. Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey (finished June 26th)
2. Naughts and Crosses by Mallory Blackman (finished Feb 8th)
3. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (finished June 2nd)
4. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld (finished June 6th)
5.  Specials by Scott Westerfeld (finished June 9th)
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Last Words...

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~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe