Just my Thoughts · Triple Eight Challenge

The Triple 8 Challenge – Reading

If you are interested in participating, please visit the \”official\” site for details. Below are my entries and partial lists. I will be updating as I can.

Books by Jimmy Carter


  1. Beyond the White House: Waging Peace, Fighting Disease, Building Hope
  2. Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid
  3. Our Endangered Values
  4. Christmas in Plains
  5. An Hour Before Daylight
  6. Always a Reckoning and other Poems
  7. Sources of Strength: Meditations on Scripture for a Living Faith (overlap)
  8. Talking Peace: A Vision for the Next Generation

Penguin Paperbacks

  1. Sun Kissed by Catherine Anderson
  2. The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell by Lillian Jackson Braun
  3. Sister, Sister by Eric Jerome Dickey
  4. High Heels Are Murder by Elaine Viets
  5. French Fried by Nancy Fairbanks
  6. The Lipstick Chronicles by Kathryn Shay, Fiona Kelly, Vivian Leiber, & Lynn Emery
  7. The Corset Diaries by Katie MacAlister
  8. Hot Dish by Connie Brockway


  1. Life Makeovers by Cheryl Richardson
  2. Ready for Anything by David Allen
  3. Time Management from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern
  4. Get with the Program by Bob Greene
  5. Make the Connection by Bob Greene and Oprah Winfrey
  6. Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach
  7. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, MD
  8. The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living by His Holidness the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler MD

Books about Church/Bible

  1. The Bible
  2. The Catholic Faith Handbook
  3. Sources of Strength by Jimmy Carter (overlap)
  4. They Were Women Like Me: Women of the New Testament in Devotions for Today by Joy Jacobs
  5. Women of the Bible: A One-Year Devotional Study of Women in Scripture
  6. The Confessions of Saint Augustine (overlap)
  7. Prayers Before an Awesome God by David Haas
  8. What Paul Meant by Garry Willis

Books for Creating/Creative Help

  1. Paper Transformed by Julia Andrus
  2. Celebrate Your Creative Self by Mary Todd Beam
  3. The Artist\’s Way by Julia Cameron

Oprah\’s Book Club Books

  1. Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts
  2. House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
  3. The Pilot\’s Wife by Anita Shreve
  4. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
  5. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
  6. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  7. The Measure of a Man by Sidney Poitier
  8. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kinsolver

Books from College (These books were required reading by my college-aged kids and we still have them.)

  1. The Confessions of Saint Augustine (overlap)
  2. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
  3. Escape from Slavery by Francis Bok
  4. The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream by Davis, Jenkins, Hunt, and Frazier Page
  5. Watership Down by Richard Adams

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