Friday, August 28, 2009

Challenges, Challenges

Time to update my challenge progress:

I have finished the Book Awards III Reading Challenge. My five books for this challenge were:




  1. Still Alice (Bronte Prize)
  2. These is My Words (Arizona Author Award, Willa Cather Literary Award finalist)
  3. The Lincolns (NCTE Orbis Pictus Award/Honor Book; Booklist Editors' Choice; Horn Book Fanfare; Flora Stieglitz Straus Award; ALA Notable/Best Books; Kirkus Editors Choice; Los Angeles Times Book Prize; Boston Globe/Horn Book Award/Honor)
  4. When You Reach Me (Kid's Indie Next List "Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers" 2009; Amazon Best of the Month, July 2009)
  5. The Education of Little Tree (American Booksellers Association Book of the Year (ABBY) award)
I'm looking forward to joining in again when Book Awards 4 starts in February.

I'm also joining two new challenges!



First up, the Middle Grade Book Challenge. This challenge runs from September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2010. I'm going to be participating in Challenge 2, which is to read 25 middle grade books.

Some of the middle grade books on my to-read list are:
  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  2. The Wednesday Wars
  3. Chains
  4. Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane
  5. The Graveyard Book
  6. The Giver
  7. Charlotte's Rose
  8. We Have Always Lived in the Castle
  9. Elijah of Buxton
  10. Becoming Naomi Leon
  11. Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy
  12. The Boy Who Dared
  13. Angel on the Square
  14. Little Women
  15. The City of Ember
  16. Esperanza Rising
  17. The Secret Garden
  18. The Year the Swallows Came Early
  19. The View from Saturday
  20. The Ransom of Mercy Carter
  21. Bella at Midnight
  22. I, Coriander
  23. Hoot
  24. The Lacemaker and the Princess
  25. The Princess Diaries










I'm also going to join Carl's R.I.P. IV Challenge (that's R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril). The challenge is to read books in the following genres:

Mystery.
Suspense.
Thriller.
Dark Fantasy.
Gothic.
Horror.
Supernatural.

I'm going to shoot for Peril the First, which is 4 qualifying books between now and October 31, 2009. On my to-read list are:
  1. Shiver
  2. Vampire Academy
  3. The Stolen One
  4. Jane Eyre
I'm bad about keeping to my lists, so we'll see!

5 comments:

DesLily said...

lists are just to remind you that you DO have books to read lol

Linda Ellen said...

Hi Tricia,

Thank you so much for joining the Middle Grade Book Challenge. I hope you'll have fun, and I hope the others will too.

It's ok if your list changes. Just read what you feel like reading. It should be fun and not something strenuous. =)

I'll do my best to send you updates about the challenge every month, and I'll let you know if there is anything else in between.

-- Linda Ellen =)

bermudaonion said...

Congratulations on finishing your challenge and good luck with the 2 new ones!

Carl V. said...

Great to have you in the RIP Challenge! Thanks for signing up. Jane Eyre really does fit the autumn mood, doesn't it?

gautami tripathy said...

One can never go wrong with Jane Eyre!

Here is my RIP IV read list