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Monday, January 18, 2010

One More Reading Challenge: Shelf Discovery

Shelf Discovery Challenge, hosted by Booking Mama

If you read my review of Shelf Discovery, this should be no suprrise. Now, I am signing up for this Challenge late, and it's only a 6-month challenge, but it's all all YA/MR books so they should zip by. In fact, I've already read some. No, I'm not cheating. These will be books I read in December, which is after I heard about Shelf Discovery and even went to the website and was reminded of some of my favorites, just before I actually read Shelf Discovery and found out about the challenge.
So you need to select 6 books and read them between November 1, 2009 and April 30, 2010.
Already read (in December):
A Wrinkle in Time
A Little Princess
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Will read (or reread):
In Summer Light
Love is One of the Choices
Farmer Boy
I actually hope to read more than just these. Thanks to Lizzie Skurnick's reviews, I hope to read (for the first time) Harriet the Spy, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, and 1-2 others TBD, depending on what I run across this year. My mother has come across a few more of our childhood books since I asked her to hunt through her garage, but I think they're my sister's (Mr Popper's Penguins, And Now Miguel, and Sarah Plain and Tall. Right era, but I don't think I ever read these books myself.) I have my fingers crossed that she'll locate the gems that I know were still in my bedroom when I went away to college (especially the OP ones!)

2 comments:

Carin said...

These challenges are so addictive! I signed up for way too many this year, but I am going to finish them! hehe. I remember really loving Island of the Blue Dolphins when I was a kid. I think that's the only one I've read on your list. Can you believe it?!! I may have to do a YA challenge next year to revisit some classic YA books!

Julie P. said...

Thanks so much for joining us! I think you'll find that it's great reading (or re-reading) all of these books.