In the span of a month, I’ve made quite a few changes to my plans for the 888 challenge I’m participating in on Library Thing. I’ve changed two categories altogether, and I’m still mulling over what I’m going to do with a third category.

I’ve gotten rid of two categories, the ones previously known as “Books By Authors Who Are New to Me” and “Non-fiction.” I’d only completed one book in each category. I’ve replaced them with “Austen Addiction” and “Re-Reads.” Austen Addiction is for books based on people reacting to Jane Austen’s novels, such as The Jane Austen Book Club, and sequels, such as At An Assembly Such as This. Generally, Austen sequels make me cringe, but I know that Assembly isn’t the smut-fest some of the other “sequels” are. The Re-Reads category is extremely self-explanatory; I decided to include it after I re-read the first three books in the Twilight saga this week. I won’t be including those in my 50 books challenge, though, since it’s not really that challenging to re-read books you’ve already read once.

The category I’m still mulling over is the British classics category; I’ve made zero progress on it, except that I’m a little over halfway through A Room With a View, and I’ve started Middlemarch. I hate to get rid of it, but I don’t have anything to replace it with, yet. I should just see how my reading shakes down for the rest of the year and see how it goes from there.

Anyway, here are the categories, and the books I’ve completed for each category. The rest of the spaces will be filled in as I complete the books (though if a book is in progress, I’ve included it, and it’s noted.

1. 1001 Books (You Must Read Before You Die)
2. Books from the TBR Pile
3. British Classics
4. Books Released in 2008
5. Austen Addiction
6. Young Adult Novels
7. Historical Fiction
8. Re-Reads

1001 Books
1. Amsterdam, Ian McEwan
2. Fingersmith, Sarah Waters
3. The End of the Affair, Graham Greene
4. Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
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Books from the TBR Pile
1. Forget About It, Caprice Crane
2. The Alcestiad, Thornton Wilder
3. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Kim Edwards
4. The Hanged Man, Robert Bartlett
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British Classics
1. A Room with a View, E.M. Forster (in progress)
2. Middlemarch, George Eliot (in progress)
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Books Released in 2008
1. The Seduction of the Crimson Rose, Lauren Willig
2. Lock and Key, Sarah Dessen
3. Unaccustomed Earth, Jhumpa Lahiri
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Austen Addiction
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Young Adult Novels
1. This Lullaby, Sarah Dessen
2. Keeping the Moon, Sarah Dessen
3. Megan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys, Kate Brian
4. If I Have a Wicked Stepmother, Where’s My Prince?, Melissa Kantor
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Historical Fiction
1. Dragonfly in Amber, Diana Gabaldon
2. Voyager, Diana Gabaldon
3. Drums of Autumn, Diana Gabaldon (in progress)
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Re-Reads
1. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
2. New Moon, Stephenie Meyer
3. Eclipse, Stephenie Meyer
4. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen (in progress)
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I will probably update this list on a monthly basis for the rest of the year; it just seems easier to do it monthly rather than every time I finish a book. If you’re interested in following my progress more closely, I update my thread on Library Thing each time I complete a book or make changes.

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