Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Triple 8 Challenge

888 Challenge

I am game. I am ready. In anticipation, I went to the library today (this state has the BEST libraries I have ever had the pleasure of joining) and I found some more books to add.

Here is my list:

Elegant Universe
The Science of Leonardo by Fritjof Capra
The Ancestor's Tale by Dawkins

People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
1421 by Gavin Menzies
History of the Ancient World by Susan Wise Bauer
The Fate of Africa by Martin Meredith

Stolen Lives
Biography of Ben Franklin
Lincoln by David Donald
Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire
Eat, Pray, Love
Confessions of an Economic Hitman

Thirteenth Tale
Passage to India
I am America by Colbert
The Borgia Bride
Water for Elephants

Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice
Mansfield Park
Sense and Sensibility
Northanger Abbey
Two Histories of England

Evening Class by MaeveBinchy
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
One Hundred Years of Solitude By Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Daughter's of Fortune by Isabel Allende
Strange Pilgrims by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck

Been Sitting on my night stand forever
Havana Boy
Stolen Lives
Thirteenth Tale
Autobiography of Ben Franklin
History of the Ancient World by Susan Wise Bauer
The Fate of Africa by Martin Meredith

Library Shelf Additions
The Borgia Bride
The Afghan Campaigns by Steven Pressfield
Band of Sisters by Kirsten Holmsteadt
Reflections of Osiris by John Ray

I will update this list as I read the books and as I add to my categories. If you are taking the challenge and have a list, let me know so we can cheer each other on.


  1. Your blog is beautiful! And you have a lot on your list that I also want to read. I got the SWB History in October and keep meaning to get to it -- I won't be able to justify buying the one on the middle ages when it comes out if I haven't finished the ancients! The 888 challenge is too much for me, but I love reading other people's lists!

  2. Fun to see your challenge! I'm always surprised at how many books on these lists I've never heard of... I loved The Good Earth!