2008: Challenges – The Daring Book Challenge

daringchallenge I’ve decided to try all 4 tracts of The Daring Book Challenge, based on a list of books girls should read in The Daring Book for Girls. The length of the challenges go from 8 months to, well, forever!  Here is the list of what I’m reading for each tract:

Last updated: 4/3/09

Tract 1: 1 book from each category
June 15, 2008 – February 15, 2009

  1. A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle (Girl Classics)
  2. The Phantom Tollbooth – Norton Juster (Other Favorites)
  3. Wizard of Earthsea – Ursula K. LeGuin (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
  4. Black Beauty – Anne Sewell (Classic Girl & Her Horse Book)
  5. Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast – Robin McKinley (Mythologies & Fairy Tales)
  6. The Secret of the Old Clock – Julie Campbell (Old Fashioned Girl Detective Stories)

Tract 2: Any 9 books from the list
June 15, 2008 – June 15, 2009

  1. Bridge to Terabithia – Katherine Paterson (Girl Classics)
  2. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – E.L. Konigsburg (Girl Classics)
  3. Matilda – Roald Dahl (Girl Classics)
  4. Mary Poppins – P.L. Travers (Other Favorites)
  5. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte (Other Favorites)
  6. Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
  7. Northern Lights – Philip Pullman (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
  8. Misty of Chincoteague – Marguerite Henry (Girl & Her Horse)
  9. The Adventures of Robin Hood – Roger Lancelyn Green (Mythologies & Fairy Tales)

Tract 3: Read 1 whole series on the list
June 15, 2008 – June 15, 2009

The Vesper Holly series – Lloyd Alexander (Girl Classics)

  1. The Illyrian Adventure 
  2. The El Dorado Adventure
  3. The Drackenberg Adventure
  4. The Jedera Adventure
  5. The Philadelphia Adventure
  6. The Xanadu Adventure

Tract 4: Read them all!

My list for this tract can be found here.

Wish me luck!

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