888 Challenge

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NOTE: I’m dropping out of this challenge. I’ll still be reading a few more from this list because they overlap with other challenges but there is NO WAY I can finish this in time.

Also known as the 8 Books in 8 Categories in ’08 Challenge. Michelle from 1 More Chapter designed the challenge, originally for herself but others wanted to join too!

So I’m choosing 8 books in 8 different categories of my choosing to read in 2008.

I’ve listed more than 8 for some which leaves me some extra in case I don’t like a book I chose and can’t finish it.

1. The plug-in drug : television, computers, and family life by Marie Winn
2. The educated parent : recent trends in raising children by Joseph D. Sclafani
3. The elephant in the playroom : ordinary parents write intimately and honestly about the extraordinary highs and heartbreaking lows of raising kids with special needs by Denise Brodey
4. The Glass Castle: a memoir by Jeannette Walls
5. Who’s Afraid of a Large Black Man? by Charles Barkley
6. Spare the child : the religious roots of punishment and the psychological impact of physical abuse by Philip J. Greven
7. The CSI Effect by Katherine M. Ramsland

Childrens/Young Adult
1. 24 Girls in 7 Days by Alex Bradley
2. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
3. Ida B . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World — Katherine Hannigan
4. I Am the Messenger by Marcus Zusak
5. The Sky is Falling by Kit Pearson
6. Looking at the Moon by Kit Pearson
7. The Third Eye by Lois Duncan
8. Daughters of Eve by Lois Duncan

Commonly Read And/Or Classics
1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
4. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
5. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
6. Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
7. The Stranger by Albert Camus
8. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
9. Emma by Jane Austen
10. The Plague by Albert Camus
11. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

1. School Starts at Home by Cheri Fuller
2. My First Year as a Teacher ed. by Pearl Rock Kane
3. Home-spun Schools by Raymond and Dorothy Moore

Medical Mystery/Thriller
1. Isolation Ward by Joshua Spanogle
2. Critical Conditions by Stephen White
3. Manner of Death by Stephen White
4. Chromosome 6 by Robin Cook
5. Fatal by Michael Palmer
6. Life Support by Tess Gerritson
7. With a Vengence by Eileen Dreyer
8. Intensive Scare Unit by J.S. Borthwick

Parenting Books
1. Rattled by Trish Berg
2. Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
3. Spiritual Parenting by David Carroll
4. I Sleep at Red Lights by Bruce Stockler
5. The educated parent : recent trends in raising children by Joseph D. Sclafani
6. The plug-in drug : television, computers, and family life by Marie Winn
7. Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish
8. __and one more__

Banned Books

1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
2. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
3. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
4. The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
5. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
6. The Figure in the Shadows by John Bellairs
7. Annie on my Mind by Nancy Garden
8. Grendel by John Gardner
9. Then Again, Maybe I Won’t by Judy Blume
10. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Newbery Winners (With Newbery Project)
The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron
Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins
Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi (Also for Back to History)
A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

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I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.