Jessica's books

The One and Only Ivan
Revolutionary War on Wednesday
Leprechaun in Late Winter
Ella Enchanted
The Courage of Sarah Noble
Plain Murder
Gone-Away Lake
Circling the Sun
Maggie and Max
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
The Night Sister
Tuck Everlasting
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Bedknob and Broomstick
Mister Monday
Alice Through the Looking Glass
The Birchbark House
The Hobbit
The Witch's Daughter

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Back to Classics Challenge

Okay, this is the last challenge I am signing up for this least until I find another I can't resist!  Sarah over at Sarah Reads Too Much is hosting this one so head on over and sign up!  Here are the rules:
The goals to complete:
  1. A Banned Book
  2. A Book with a Wartime Setting (can be any war)
  3. A Pulitzer Prize (Fiction) Winner or Runner Up:  a list can be found here
  4. A Children's/Young Adult Classic
  5. 19th Century Classic
  6. 20th Century Classic
  7. A Book you think should be considered a 21st Century Classic
  8. Re-Read a book from your High School/College Classes
This challenge is open to anyone who would like to participate.  You can join in at any point.  If you do not have a blog of your own, please feel free to update using the Comments section of this post.   This is intended to be a stress-free challenge, and therefore there is a 6 month time frame for completion.  The Challenge will be open from January - June 2011.  You can list you book choices before the challenge starts, or as you go along....  whatever works best for you.
Here are my choices:

1.  Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston
2.  Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier
3.  A Thousand Acres - Jane Smiley
4.  A Separate Peace - John Knowles
5.  Dracula - Bram Stoker
6.  Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
7.  Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
8.  The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald


  1. Yay! Thank you so much for joining! Great book choices too - I've only read the last two you listed, so I'll look for your reviews on the others!

  2. Nice book choices. I have Water For Elephants on my shelf but haven't tried it yet--here's hoping it's a good one. Good luck on your challenges :)

  3. Water for Elephants is a wonderful book! It was one I didn't expect to like as much as I did!

    And Jess - I love how you are always changing your background! So cute!