Saturday, November 03, 2007

Books About Books

Wendy is hosting the Themed Reading Challenge, which runs from January 1 through June 30, 2008. Participants must read at least four books that share a theme, any theme. This is the "long list" of my picks:

  • 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff (This would be a re-read from my college days.)

  • Book Crush: For Kids and Teens - Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason by Nancy Pearl

  • Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason by Nancy Pearl

  • The Book That Changed My Life: 71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them edited by Roxanne J. Coady and Joy Johannessen

  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

  • Booked to Die (the first in the Cliff Janeway series) by John Dunning

  • Ex Libris : Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman

  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (This would be a re-read from my high school days.)

  • Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak

  • How Reading Changed My Life by Anna Quindlen

  • Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

  • Inkspell by Cornelia Funke

  • Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

  • Out of the Flames: The Remarkable Story of a Fearless Scholar, a Fatal Heresy, and One of the Rarest Books in the World by Lawrence Goldstone

  • The Readers' Choice: 200 Book Club Favorites by Victoria Golden McMains

One of my categories for the Triple 8 Challenge is "Books About Books" - so I am cross-listing these picks to that challenge and because I have to read eight books in each category for that challenge, I will be reading at least eight of these books in 2008.


  1. This sounds a really interesting challenge. I'm going to look out for Book Lust and the Book that changed my life, they sound good. Hope they make your final cut then I can read your reviews:)

  2. Library Lion is such a cute book! I love the old-fashioned-ish illustrations. I wish MY library had a lion...

  3. We have the same theme and several books in common. I didn't really pick any nonfiction books though. I'll have to come back and check your lists more carefully later. I put it on the 888 too.