Friday, January 11, 2008

888 Challenge

I have no issue fitting books into my life but I do feel like I am often unintentional with what I choose to read. I discovered this nifty challenge over at BloggingMolly. The making of this list, forced me to really look at all the books we own. I came up short in the poetry category. I am taking suggestions!

8 Rereads

1/Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
2/Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
3/Anne of Green Gables by L.M.Montgomery
4/Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
5/To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
6/A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
7/Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
8/When Life & Beliefs Collide by Carolyn Custis James

8 Missionary Life

1/Once Bitten by Anne J Townsend
2/Letters Never Sent by Ruth Van Reken
3/Let the Nations Be Glad by John Piper
4/Raising Resilient MKS
5/A Chance to Die by E.Elliot
6/ No Graven Image by E.Elliot
7/Ministries of Mercy by Timothy Keller
8/In the Face of Surrender by Richard Wurmbrand

8 Autobiography

1/Reading Lolita in Tehran
2/ Gifted Hands: The Story of Ben Carson
3/Traveling Mercies:Some Thoughts On Faith by Anne Lamott
4/An American Childhood by Annie Dillard
5/The Letters of J.R.R.Tolkien
6/This is My God:The Jewish Way of Life by Herman Wouk
7/Escape by Caolyn Jessop
8/Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat

8 Classics

1/Hitty the 1st Hundred Years
2/Pilgrim's Progress
3/Tess of the D'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
4/ Giants in the Earth by Rolvaag
5/Rebbecca by Daphne du Maurier
6/Anna & the King of Siam
7/Kim by Rudyard Kipling
8/Around the World in Eighty Days by Jule Verne

8 Poetry

1/The Father by Sharon Olds
2/Polishing the Petoskey Stone by Luci Shaw
3/George Herbert
4/Annie Dillard
5/The Weather of the Heart by Madeline L'Engle

8 Personal Growth

1/Irresistible Revolution
2/Heaven by Randy Alcorn
3/Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson
4/Susanna by Arnold Dallimore
5/Pursuit of God by A.W.Tozer
6/Evangelism Explosion by Kennedy
7/All God's Children & Blue Suede Shoes by Myers
8/Heirs of the Covenant by Susan Hunt

8 Books Girls in My Jr.High Sunday School Class are Reading


8 Madeline L'Engle

1/A Circle of Quiet
2/The Summer of the Great Grandmother
3/The Irrational Season
4/Two-Part Invention
5/Bright Evening Star
6/The Weather of the Heart
7/The Small Rain
8/A Severed Wasp


  1. I couldn't find your email address to invite you to the 888 blog?
    Your lists look great, btw.

  2. Great list! I didn't realize L'Engle had so many I hadn't heard of. No poetry suggestions from library is weak there, too.

  3. Good list. Although one question I want to know is-- when does a woman of six children find time to read, ever. I have three and it is struggle. I need to know your secrets. I will say you are truly an amazing woman.

  4. Hi Eva,

    This is a great list of of my favorite is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.....the characters are vivid personalities.....

    I just finished reading......90 minutes in Heaven by Don is interesting....but I have my doubts....take care, Lisa Hoffman Davidson