2008: Challenges – Daring Book Challenge Master List

daringchallenge This long, unwieldy list goes along with the Daring Book Challenge and is my master list for the 4th tract, READ THEM ALL.  I’ll be crossing off books as I read them!  If I’ve written a review, it will be linked.

The (L) is a note to myself that my local library has the book. (O) means I own it already.

Last updated: 4/3/09

20+ Girl Classics

A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle (L)
Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery
Emily of New Moon – L.M. Montgomery
Behind Rebel Lines – Seymour Reit (L)
Bridge to Terabithia – Katherine Paterson (L)
Caddie Woodlawn – Carol Ryrie Brink (L)
Magical Melons – Carol Ryrie Brink
Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White
The Famous Five series – Enid Blyton

  1. Five On a Treasure Island
  2. Five Go Adventuring Again
  3. Five Run Away Together
  4. Five Go to Smuggler’s Top
  5. Five Go Off in a Caravan
  6. Five On Kirrin Island Again
  7. Five Go Off to Camp
  8. Five Get Into Trouble
  9. Five Fall Into Adventure
  10. Five On a Hike Together
  11. Five Have a Wonderful Time
  12. Five Go Down to the Sea
  13. Five Go to Mystery Moor
  14. Five Have Plenty of Fun
  15. Five On a Secret Trail
  16. Five Go to Billycock Hill
  17. Five Get Into a Fix
  18. Five On Finniston Farm
  19. Five Go to Demon’s Rocks
  20. Five Have a Mystery to Solve
  21. Five Are Together Again

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – E.L. Konigsburg (L)
Harriet the Spy – Louise Fitshugh
The Vesper Holly series – Lloyd Alexander

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

The Little Princess – Frances Hodgson Burnett (L)
The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett (O)
Keep Climbing, Girls – Beah H. Richards (L)
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy – Gary Schmidt (L)
Mandy – Julie Andrews (L)
Matilda – Roald Dahl (L)
The BFG – Roald Dahl (L)
Miss Happiness and Miss Flower – Rumer Godden
Pippi Longstocking – Astrid Lindgren (L)
Ramona series – Beverly Cleary

  1. Beezus and Ramona
  2. Ramona the Pest
  3. Ramona the Brave
  4. Ramona and Her Father
  5. Ramona and Her Mother
  6. Ramona and Her Friends
  7. Ramona Quimby, Age 8
  8. Ramona Forever
  9. Ramona’s World

Other Favorites

Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll (L)
Through the Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll (L)
Amazing Grace – Mary Hoffman (L)
All of a Kind Family – Sydney Taylor (L)
The Borrowers – Mary Norton
Call of the Wild – Jack London
The Chronicles of Narnia – C.S. Lewis

  1. The Magician’s Nephew
  2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  3. The Horse and his Boy
  4. Prince Caspian
  5. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  6. The Silver Chair
  7. The Last Battle

The Good Earth – Pearl S. Buck (L)
Great Expectations – Charles Dickens (L)
Harry Potter series – J.K. Rowling

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  4. Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien (O)
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy – J.R.R. Tolkien

  1. The Fellowship of the Ring (O)
  2. The Two Towers (O)
  3. The Return of the King (O)

The Hoboken Chicken Emergency – Daniel Pinkwater (L)
Island of the Blue Dolphins – Scott O’Dell (L)
Robinson Crusoe – Daniel Defoe (L)
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte (O)
Johnny Tremain – Esther Forbes (L)
The Little Prince – Antoine de Saint-Exupery (L)
Marjorie Morningstar – Herman Wouk (L)
Mary Poppins – P.L. Travers (L)
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH – Robert C. O’Brien
My Side of the Mountain – Jean Craighead George
Julie of the Wolves – Jean Craighead George (L)
Out of the Dust – Karen Hesse (L)
The Phantom Tollbooth – Norton Juster (L)
Price and Prejudice – Jane Austen (L)
Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson (L)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn – Betty Smith (O)
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle – Avi (L)
Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne (L)
The House at Pooh Corner – A.A. Milne (L)
Now We Are Six – A.A. Milne (L)
When We Were Very Young – A.A. Milne (O)
The Witch of Blackbird Pond – Elizabeth George Speare (L)
Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte (L)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Frank Baum

Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Chronicles of Prydain – Lloyd Alexander

  1. The Book of Three (L)
  2. The Black Cauldron (L)
  3. The Castle of Llyr (L)
  4. Taran Wanderer (L)
  5. The High King (L)

Foundation series – Isaac Asimov

  1. Prelude to Foundation (L)
  2. Forward the Foundation (L)
  3. Foundation (L)
  4. Foundation and Empire (L)
  5. Second Foundation (L)
  6. Foundation’s Edge (L)
  7. Foundation and Earth (L)

Robot series – Isaac Asimov

  1. I, Robot (L)
  2. The Caves of Steel (L)
  3. The Naked Sun
  4. The Robots of Dawn (L)
  5. Robots and Empire (L)

Dandelion Wine – Ray Bradbury (L)
Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury (O)
Ender series – Orson Scott Card

  1. Ender’s Game (O)
  2. Speaker for the Dead (O)
  3. Xenocide (O)
  4. Children of the Mind
  5. Ender’s Shadow (O)
  6. Shadow of the Hegemon (O)
  7. Shadow Puppets (O)
  8. Shadow of the Giant (O)
  9. First Meetings

The Dark is Rising – Susan Cooper (L)
The Giver – Lois Lowry (L)
Gathering Blue – Lois Lowry (L)
Messenger – Lois Lowry (L)
Earthsea trilogy – Ursula LeGuin

  1. A Wizard of Earthsea (O)
  2. The Tombs of Atuan (O)
  3. The Farthest Shore (O)

Dragonsong trilogy – Anne McCaffrey

  1. Dragonsong (O)
  2. Dragonsinger (O)
  3. Dragondrums (O)

The Blue Sword – Robin McKinley (L)
The Hero and the Crown – Robin McKinley (L)
His Dark Materials series – Philip Pullman

  1. Northern Lights (L)
  2. The Subtle Knife (L)
  3. The Amber Spyglass (L)
  4. Lyra’s Oxford (L)

Classic Girl & Her Horse books

Black Beauty – Anne Sewell (L)
Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry (L)
My Friend Flicka – Mary O’Hara (L)
National Velvet – Enid Bagnold
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses – Paul Goble (L)

Mythologies & Fairy Tales

Bulfinch’s Mythology – Thomas Bulfinch (L)
The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales – Hans Christian Andersen (L)
One Thousand and One Arabian Nights (L)
The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales – The Brothers Grimm (L)
The Adventures of Robin Hood – Roger Lancelyn Green
The Once and Future King – T.H. White
Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast – Robin McKinley (L)
The Odyssey – Homer (L)

Old Fashioned Girl Detective Series

Nancy Drew series – Carolyn Keene

  1. The Secret of the Old Clock (L)
  2. The Hidden Staircase (L)
  3. The Bungalow Mystery (L)
  4. The Mystery at Lilac Inn (L)
  5. The Secret at Shadow Ranch (L)
  6. The Secret of Red Gate Farm (L)
  7. The Clue in the Diary (L)
  8. Nancy’s Mysterious Letter (L)
  9. The Sign of the Twisted Candles (L)
  10. The Password to Larkspur Lane (L)
  11. The Clue of the Broken Locket (L)
  12. The Message in the Hollow Oak (L)
  13. The Mystery of the Ivory Charm (L)
  14. The Whispering Statue (L)
  15. The Haunted Bridge (L)
  16. The Clue of the Tapping Heels (L)
  17. The Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk
  18. The Mystery at the Moss-Covered Mansion (L)
  19. The Quest of the Missing Map (L)
  20. The Clue in the Jewel Box (L)
  21. The Secret in the Old Attic (L)
  22. The Clue in the Crumbling Wall (L)
  23. The Mystery of the Tolling Bell (L)
  24. The Clue in the Old Album (L)
  25. The Ghost of Blackwood Hall
  26. The Clue of the Leaning Chimney (L)
  27. The Secret of the Wooden Lady (L)
  28. The Clue of the Black Keys (L)
  29. The Mystery at the Ski Jump (L)
  30. The Clue of the Velvet Mask (L)
  31. The Ringmaster’s Secret (L)
  32. The Scarlet Slipper Mystery (L)
  33. The Witch Tree Symbol (L)
  34. The Hidden Window Mystery
  35. The Haunted Showboat (L)
  36. The Secret of the Golden Pavilion (L)
  37. The Clue in the Old Stagecoach (L)
  38. The Mystery of the Fire Dragon (L)
  39. The Clue of the Dancing Puppet
  40. The Moonstone Castle Mystery
  41. The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes (L)
  42. The Phantom of Pine Hill
  43. The Mystery of the 99 Steps
  44. The Clue in the Crossword Cipher (L)
  45. The Spider Sapphire Mystery (L)
  46. The Invisible Intruder (L)
  47. The Mysterious Mannequin (L)
  48. The Crooked Banister (L)
  49. The Secret of Mirror Bay (L)
  50. The Double Jinx Mystery (L)
  51. Mystery of the Glowing Eye (L)
  52. The Secret of the Forgotten City (L)
  53. The Sky Phantom (L)
  54. The Strange Message in the Parchment (L)
  55. Mystery of Crocodile Island
  56. The Thirteenth Pearl

Trixie Belden series – Julie Campbell

  1. The Secret of the Mansion
  2. The Red Trailer Mystery
  3. The Gatehouse Mystery
  4. The Mysterious Visitor
  5. The Mystery Off Glen Road
  6. The Mystery in Arizona
  7. The Mysterious Code
  8. The Black Jacket Mystery
  9. The Happy Valley Mystery
  10. The Marshland Mystery
  11. The Mystery at Bob-White Cave
  12. The Mystery of the Blinking Eye
  13. The Mystery on Cobbett’s Island
  14. The Mystery of the Emeralds
  15. The Mystery on the Mississippi
  16. The Mystery of the Missing Heiress
  17. The Mystery of the Uninvited Guest
  18. The Mystery of the Phantom Grasshopper
  19. The Secret of the Unseen Treasure
  20. The Mystery off Old Telegraph Road
  21. The Mystery of the Castaway Children
  22. The Mystery on Mead’s Mountain
  23. The Mystery of the Queen’s Necklace
  24. The Mystery at Saratoga
  25. The Sasquatch Mystery
  26. The Mystery of the Headless Horseman
  27. The Mystery of the Ghostly Galleon
  28. The Hudson River Mystery
  29. The Mystery of the Velvet Gown
  30. The Mystery of the Midnight Marauder
  31. The Mystery at Maypenny’s
  32. The Mystery of the Whispering Witch
  33. The Mystery of the Vanishing Victim
  34. The Mystery of the Missing Millionaire
  35. The Mystery of the Memorial Day Fire
  36. The Mystery of the Antique Doll
  37. The Pet Show Mystery
  38. The Indian Burial Ground Mystery
  39. The Mystery of the Galloping Ghost (1986)

2 thoughts on “2008: Challenges – Daring Book Challenge Master List

  • July 8, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Are you going to read ALL of these? By when? That’s alot of books! Even with the consideration that some are shorter. Wow!

  • July 8, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    There’s no end date! I’ll probably try to get through a few each month. Though I won’t be counting them in my usual book count unless they’re at least 40,000 words or so.


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