Like many readers out there, or those affiliated with Library Thing, I decided to keep pushing myself with the 888 Challenge, putting me at least reading 64 books a year. Of course, you have the option to overlap 8 titles within your 8 categories, but my hope is that I can have 8 original categories with 64 books, and then some.

Since I’ve never done a challenge as such, it’s been fun figuring out where all my books will go and also seeing what I read the most of.

(EX) = Extra Credit
Updated 10/14: The Tempest and Antony and Cleopatra added to Shakespeare. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and The Marvelous Land of Oz added to Children/YA. Wicked added to TBR Pile.
Update 10/16: Moll Flanders added to People and Venus and Adonis added to Shakespeare.
Update 10/20: Merchant of Venice added to Shakespeare.
Updated 10/23: Finished out the challenge with A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Anne of Green Gables.

Here’s my list so far:

Classics (COMPLETE)

  1. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  2. Orlando
  3. Jane Eyre
  4. Turn of the Screw
  5. Gulliver’s Travels
  6. Frankenstein
  7. Siddhartha
  8. War of the Worlds

1,001 Books to Read (COMPLETE)

  1. Sense and Sensibility
  2. Persuasion
  3. Through the Looking Glass
  4. War and Peace
  5. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  6. The Age of Innocence
  7. The Time Machine
  8. The Mysteries of Udolpho
  9. Ethan Frome (EX)
  10. Notes From the Underground (EX)
  11. Treasure Island (EX)

Books Made Into Movies (COMPLETE)

  1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  2. Beowulf
  3. P.S. I Love You
  4. Cavedweller
  5. Loverboy
  6. The Jane Austen Book Club
  7. Great Expectations
  8. Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  9. Journey to the Center of the Earth (EX)
  10. Little Women (EX)

James Patterson Novels (COMPLETE)

  1. Sam’s Letters to Jennifer
  2. 6th Target
  3. Suzanne’s Diary For Nicholas
  4. Jack and Jill
  5. 7th Heaven
  6. You’ve Been Warned
  7. Sundays at Tiffany’s
  8. The Quickie

Children and YA Fiction (COMPLETE)

  1. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  2. A Collection of Beatrix Potter Stories
  3. Peter Pan
  4. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  5. The Bad Beginning
  6. On the Bright Side, I’m Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God
  7. New Moon
  8. Eclipse
  9. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (EX)
  10. The Marvelous Land of Oz (EX)

Non-Fiction (COMPLETE)

  1. Skinny Bitch
  2. It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken
  3. Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews
  4. The Wishing Year
  5. The Pocket Muse: Endless Inspiration
  6. Stori Telling
  7. With Our Good Will
  8. On Writing
  9. Memoir of Jane Austen (EX)
  10. The Case for Christ (EX)


  1. A Short Guide to a Happy Life
  2. Make Loneliness
  3. The Rum Diary
  4. Knocked Out By My Nunga Nungas
  5. Smoke Screen
  6. Friday Night Knitting Club
  7. Breaking Dawn
  8. Nights in Rodanthe
  9. My Sister’s Keeper (EX)
  10. Wicked (EX)

New Authors (COMPLETE)

  1. Dawn by V.C. Andrews
  2. The Green Mile by Stephen King
  3. The Wednesday Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton
  4. Spanish Billionaire, Innocent Wife by Kate Walker
  5. Between Here and April by Deborah Copaken Kogan
  6. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
  7. Say Goodbye by Lisa Gardner
  8. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

People in Titles (COMPLETE)

  1. Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia
  2. Therese Raquin
  3. Adventures of Huck Finn
  4. Dracula
  5. Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  6. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  7. Moll Flanders
  8. Anne of Green Gables

Shakespeare (COMPLETED)

  1. Macbeth
  2. Othello
  3. As You Like It
  4. The Tempest
  5. Antony and Cleopatra
  6. Venus and Adonis
  7. Merchant of Venice
  8. A Midsummer Night’s Dream