Saturday, November 21, 2009

Flashback Challenge 2010


Aarti of Booklust and Kristen of We Be Reading are hosting the Flashback Challenge. It is for all of 2010.

Reread at least three books. (Bookworm is three; Scholar is four to six; Literati is over six) She writes, "Also, would just like to make clear that this isn't specifically limited to books you loved reading previously and want to reread. It could also be a book you don't remember enjoying. Or just don't remember reading. It might be interesting to see how your perceptions may have changed."

1. Re-read a favorite book from your childhood
2. Re-read a book assigned to you in high school
3. Re-read a book you loved as an adult

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I'm not sure *what* I'll reread yet. Though I can promise you it won't be Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy. But I will keep up with my progress on this post.

2010 YA Reading Challenge


J. Kaye is hosting the 2010 YA Reading Challenge. It will be for all of 2010. I'm signing up for the "Super Size Me YA Reading Challenge" which is to commit to reading 75 Young Adult Books in 2010. (Share links to reviews here.)

1. Food, Girls, And Other Things I Can't Have. By Allen Zadoff.
2. Saving Juliet. By Suzanne Selfors.
3. Prada & Prejudice. by Mandy Hubbard.
5. For Keeps. Natasha Friend.
6. How To Say Goodbye in Robot. Natalie Standiford.
7. Magic Under Glass. Jaclyn Dolamore
8. Into The Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern.
9. Of All The Stupid Things. Alexandra Diaz
10. Once Was Lost. By Sara Zarr
11. Tiger Moon. Antonia Michaelis
12. Candor. By Pam Bachorz.
13. Romeo's Ex: Rosaline's Story. By Lisa Fiedler.
14. The Sea of Trolls. Nancy Farmer.
15. Running Man. Michael Gerard Bauer
16. Just In Case. Meg Rosoff.
17. Sweet, Hereafter. Angela Johnson
18. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver.
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2010 Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge


J. Kaye is hosting the 2010 Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge. I'm torn between "Just My Size" and "Stepping It Up." I think I can get to at least fifty. I hope. Anyway, the challenge is for all of 2010.

1. The Crippled Lamb. By Max Lucado.
2. The Oak Inside the Acorn by Max Lucado.
3. Ice Land by Betsy Tobin
4. Food, Girls, And Other Things I Can't Have. By Allen Zadoff.
5. The First Escape by G.P. Taylor
6. The Blackstone Key. By Rose Melikan
7. Juliet, Naked. Nick Hornby.
8. Chester's Back! Not a Melanie Watt Book. (By Melanie Watt)
9. I'm A Pig. Sarah Weeks.
10. Bird by Angela Johnson.
11. A Million Shades of Gray. Cynthia Kadohata.
12. Heaven. By Angela Johnson.
13. Looking for Red. By Angela Johnson.
14. Kaleidoscope Eyes. Jen Bryant.
15. Candor. By Pam Bachorz.
16. Romeo's Ex: Rosaline's Story. By Lisa Fiedler
17. The Sea of Trolls. Nancy Farmer
18. Running Man. Michael Gerard Bauer
19. Just In Case. Meg Rosoff
20. Sweet, Hereafter. Angela Johnson
21. The Jane Austen Book Club. Karen Joy Fowler
22. The Counterfeit Guest. Rose Melikan.
23. Sweet Thursday. John Steinbeck
24. Blizzard! The Storm That Changed America. By Jim Murphy
25. Pick & Shovel Poet: The Journey of Pascal D'Angelo. Jim Murphy.
26. John Steinbeck (Up Close Series) By Milton Meltzer
27. Manga Shakespeare: As You Like It. William Shakespeare.
28. Mary Anne Saves The Day. Raina Telgemeier and Ann M. Martin.
29. Manga Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing. William Shakespeare.
30. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice. Phillip Hoose.
31. A Moment Between by Nicole Baart.
32. 2001 A Space Odyssey. By Arthur C. Clarke
33. Tiger Moon. Antonia Michaelis.
34. Once Was Lost. By Sara Zarr.
35. Of All The Stupid Things. Alexandra Diaz.
36. Into The Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern.
37. How To Say Goodbye in Robot. Natalie Standiford.
38. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming
39. The Hotel Under the Sand. By Kage Baker.
40. Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.Alan Bradley
41. The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag. Alan Bradley
42. Jane. April Lindner.
43. The Boy From Ilysies. Pearl North.
44. Pride and Prescience: Or A Truth Universally Acknowledged. A Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mystery. Carrie Bebris.
45. North by Northanger: Or, The Shades of Pemberley. Carrie Bebris
46. The Butler Gets A Break. A Bellweather Tale. Kristin Clark. Venuti.
47. A Darcy Christmas: A Holiday Tribute to Jane Austen. By Amanda Grange, Carolyn Eberhart, and Sharon Lathan.
48. Bespelling Jane Austen. By Mary Balogh, Susan Krinard, Colleen Gleason, Janet Mullany.
49. The Blending Time. Michael Kinch.
50. Bellfield Hall: Or The Observations of Miss Dido Kent. Anna Dean

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Christian Nonfiction 2010 Challenge




The Twiga Blog is hosting the Christian Non-Fiction Challenge for 2010. The goal of this one is "to read at least 10 Nonfiction books in the Christian genre - Christian Living, Inspiration, or Christian biography/autobiography."

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

All About the Brontes


All About the Brontes Challenge 2010
January 1, 2010 - June 30, 2010
Challenge Reviews
3 to 6 books (movies, audio books, etc.)

1. The House of Dead Maids by Clare B. Dunkle (prequel to Wuthering Heights)
2. Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford (Charlotte Bronte is undead.)
3. Emma Brown: A Novel From the Unfinished Manuscript by Charlotte Bronte. Clare Boylan.
4. the Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
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I'm going to try for six. But I'll be happy with three. As for what I'll be doing, I'm not sure. It will depend on what I can find. I'd like a good mix.

Villette by Charlotte Bronte*
Shirley by Charlotte Bronte*
The Professor by Charlotte Bronte*
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte*
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte*
The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell*
Secret Adventures of Charlotte Bronte by Laura Joh Rowland*
The Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
The Heights by Brian James
Emma Brown: A Novel from the Unfinished Manuscript by Charlotte Bronte by Clare Boylan*

Monday, November 2, 2009

101010 Challenge

Ten Books, Ten Categories in 2010:
The Library-Thing group page.

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10 Books Recommended by Sarah Miller (past, present, future)

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10 Historical Fiction Books (Romance or not) Set in the Twentieth Century

1. The Dog in the Wood. By Monika Schroder.
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10 Historical Fiction Books (Romance or Not) Set Prior to the Twentieth Century)

1. The Silent Governess. By Julie Klassen.
2. The Apothecary's Daughter. By Julie Klassen.
3. The Blackstone Key. By Rose Melikan.
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10 Science Fiction Books

1. Science Fiction Classics: Graphic Classics Volume Seventeen. Featuring Stories by Jules Verne, Stanley G. Weinbaum, E.M. Forster, H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Lord Dunsany.
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10 New to Me Authors (Male)

1. Food, Girls, And Other Things I Can't Have. By Allen Zadoff.
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10 New to Me Authors (Female)

1. Ice Land by Betsy Tobin
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1. A Lady Like Sarah. By Margaret Brownley.
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