Saturday, October 31, 2009


Dates: September 1st of 2009 through October 31st of 2009

Host: Carl

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The challenge (put simply): Read 1, 2, or at least 4 books of a mysterious, suspenseful, chilling, creepy, gothic, horrific, etc. nature.

My list:

*Pemba's Song: A Ghost Story by Marilyn Nelson and Tonya C. Hegamin
*The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Classics Challenge '09

Date: April 1st through October 31st of 2009

Host: Trish

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The challenge (put simply): Choose a level (4, 5, or 6 classics). For extra fun, add a bonus of a modern/future classic from the list of suggestions that the participants come up with.

My tentative list:

*The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

*All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

*Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

*The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

Bonus book:


Friday, October 9, 2009

The End of the World (As We Know It) '09

Date: March 10th through October 9th of 2009

Host: Becky

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The challenge (put simply): Read at least four books of the apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic variety.

My list of possibles (with the exception of the last on the list, I stuck with books we already own):

*The Digital Plague by Jeff Somers

*Germ by Robert Liparulo

*The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

*Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse edited by John Joseph Adams

*Category 7 by Bill Evans

*Black Hole by Charles Burns

*Darwin's Radio by Greg Bear

*Folk on the Fringe by Orson Scott Card

*The Road by Cormac McCarthy

*Cell by Stephen King

*World War Z by Max Brooks

*The Chrysalids by John Wyndham

*Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

*The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

*Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut (as a possible reread, because I really don't remember it)

*The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer (which I just got out of the convenient)