After the 888 Challenge and reading over 100 books this year, I don’t think 81 will be that much more difficult.


  1. Mystic River by Dennis Lehan
  2. You Know You’re a Writer When by Adair Lara
  3. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
  4. Knit Two by Kate Jacobs
  5. Love Letters of Great Men by John C. Kirkland
  6. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
  7. Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons
  8. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg
  9. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

II – 1,001 Books You Must Read – COMPLETE

  1. Watchmen by Alan Moore
  2. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  3. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  4. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  5. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  6. Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
  7. Aesop’s Fables by Aesopus
  8. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  9. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence

III – Favorite Authors/Next in Series – COMPLETE

  1. C is for Corpse by Sue Grafton
  2. Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich
  3. Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
  4. Trunk Music by Michael Connelly
  5. Love is a Many Trousered Thing by Louise Rennison
  6. Stop in the Name of Pants by Louise Rennison
  7. Step on a Crack by James Patterson
  8. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
  9. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris

IV – Books Published in 2009 – COMPLETE

  1. The Noticer by Andy Andrews
  2. 8th Confession by James Patterson
  3. Swimsuit by James Patterson
  4. Run For Your Life by James Patterson
  5. Fool by Christopher Moore
  6. Twilight Director’s Notebook by Catherine Hardwicke
  7. Mommywood by Tori Spelling
  8. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
  9. Take Your Shirt Off and Cry by Nancy Balbirer

V – Children/Young Adult – COMPLETE

  1. Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers by Louise Rennison
  2. Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  3. The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field Guide by Holly Black
  4. The Witches by Roald Dahl
  5. The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Seeing Stone by Holly Black
  6. The Spiderwick Chronicles: Lucinda’s Secret by Holly Black
  7. The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Ironwood Tree by Holly Black
  8. Startled by His Furry Shorts by Louise Rennison
  9. Spiderwick Chronicles: The Wrath of Mulgarath by Holly Black
    Extra Credit


    1. Matilda by Roald Dahl
    2. The Road  to Oz by L. Frank Baum

VI – Non-Fiction – COMPLETE

  1. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
  2. The 1996 What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles
  3. Maus by Art Spiegelman
  4. Maus II by Art Spiegelman
  5. If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland
  6. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
  7. Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi
  8. The Writer’s Idea Book by Jack Heffron
  9. The Daring Book for Girls by Andrea Buchanan

VII – Alex Cross Novels – COMPLETE

  1. Pop Goes the Weasel
  2. Roses are Red
  3. Violets are Blue
  4. Four Blind Mice
  5. Big Bad Wolf
  6. London Bridges
  7. Mary Mary
  8. Cross
  9. Double Cross

VIII – First Time Authors – COMPLETE

  1. One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell
  2. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  3. Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis
  4. Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
  5. A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
  6. The Dirty Secrets Club by Meg Gardiner
  7. The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  8. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
  9. Everyone is Beautiful by Katherine Center

IX – Made Into Movies – COMPLETE

  1. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
  2. East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  3. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  4. Sin City: The Hard Goodbye (Vol. 1) by Frank Miller
  5. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  6. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
  7. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  8. 300 by Frank Miller
  9. 30 Days of Night by Steve Niles