Sunday, December 28, 2008

9 for '09 Challenge

Hosted by Isabel
at the Challenge Blog
from 12/27/08 to 12/27/09

One Book From My Bookcase or Storage Area
in Each of Nine Categories:

(For me, "long" is longer than 500 pages.)
The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver

(Sent to me by other book bloggers.)
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson (from Becky)
or The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad (from Susan)
or Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah (from Florinda)
(Sent to me by a publicist or publisher.)
The Mercy Rule by Perri Klass
or The Suicide Index by Joan Wickersham
(Awarded to me by the local public lbrary.)
Our Lady of the Forest by David Guterson
or The Collectors by David Baldacci

(Sitting on my shelves for at least 15 years!)
A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

(Previously owned by the local public library,
and I paid 25 or 50 cents for it.)

Daddy's Girl by Lisa Scottoline
or The Effects of Light by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
or How To Be Lost by Amanda Eyre Ward
or Tyrannosaur Canyon by Douglas Preston

("A" from my name in the title of the book.)
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

(Classics - especially really long ones - are definitely out of my comfort zone.)
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

(Author's birthplace - China - is way more than 1000 miles from my home.)
Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang

Alive or Not
(Author awarded the Newbery Medal in 1994 for The Giver.)
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

(A book with a pretty cover.)
Sea Glass by Anita Shreve

Note: Three of these books can be used in other reading challenges.


  1. I think I'm going to go crazy with all the challenges that sound so good to me. They're all so tempting. I know I can't do them all though. :-( This does sound good though . . .

  2. Literary Feline: i'm really trying to cut back on my challenges participation in 2009 - so i can actually finish more of them! - but some of them are too hard to resist. the funnest part of this one was sorting through my TBR shelves ...