Saturday, January 12, 2008

Reading Full Circle

Back on November 11, I posted about Joy's Reading Full Circle Challenge. I'd intended to put together my list and update that post - but it's been so long now, that I decided I ought to make an entirely new post.

By way of review: The purpose of this challenge is to have fun with words and see how your books are linked together. To play, use the common words from six or more book titles to connect each title with the following title. The last title in the list needs to share a word with the first title making it a full circle.

Making the list was the fun part of the challenge - and the challenging part too! And, yes, I got a little bit out of control. So here are my three lists, with notations of the challenge(s) for which I'm reading each book:

    A Short Guide to a Happy Life

    Happy Birthday or Whatever: Track Suits, Kim Chee, and Other Family Disasters
    (Young Adult and 888)

    Life and Times of Michael K
    (Man Booker)

    Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog
    (Book Awards)

    The Goose Girl
    (Cardathon, Young Adult, and Celebrate the Author)

    Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her
    (Themed Reading, Cardathon, and 888)

    Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History
    (Back to History and Every Month is a Holiday)

    A Short History of Nearly Everything
    (Leftover from "Something About Me")
    John Lennon: All I Want Is the Truth
    (Printz Award, Young Adult, In Their Shoes, and 888)

    I Killed Adolf Hitler
    (Graphic Novels)

    Hitler's Daughter

    Life on the Refrigerator Door: Notes Between a Mother and Daughter
    (Every Month is a Holiday)

    Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation
    (Back to History)

    Lost and Found
    (justforthehelluvit [although if i've now put the book on this list, maybe it no longer qualifies!]; regardless, the book comes highly recommended by Florinda)

    The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
    (Back to History)

    Nothing But the Truth (And a Few White Lies)
    (Young Adult and Expanding Horizons)
    The Book Thief
    (Themed Reading, Printz Award, Young Adult, and 888)

    The Gathering
    (Man Booker)

    Gathering Blue
    (Young Adult and 888)

    Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant
    (In Their Shoes, 888, and What's in a Name?)

    A Beautiful Mind
    (Leftover from Book to Movie)

    Morality for Beautiful Girls
    (Addition to Series)

    The Other Boleyn Girl

    The Other Side of the Sun
    (Celebrate the Author)

    A Thousand Splendid Suns
    (Expanding Horizons)

    Book of a Thousand Days
    (Young Adult and 888)


  1. LOL! I was going to do the same thing, but decided to hold back. :) I'm so glad you had fun with this. That's was the goal.

    Happy Reading!

  2. OOPS! And...Welcome to the Reading Full Circle Challenge! :)

  3. Oh well done. I tried to do this ages ago, when you first posted about it, but got stuck and never went back to it. I may have another go!

  4. I am in awe, Alison! It took me hours to put together one list...I can't imagine doing three!

  5. Awesome! Making a list for this challenge was definitely challenging, but very fun for me, too. Can't believe you came up with three.