Discussion Forums - Young Adult

Topic: 2012 YA Mini and Full Reading Challenge *Lists Only*

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: 2012 YA Mini and Full Reading Challenge *Lists Only*
Date Posted: 12/19/2011 10:20 PM ET
Member Since: 12/6/2006
Posts: 15,000
Back To Top

2012yachallenge.jpg

Young Adult Reading Challenge  (the Full and Mini Challenges are Below)     

 

The Full Challenge is 33 Books, and the mini Challenge is 12 or 18 Books

 

Your Choice Category (You may replace one of the Below Categories with a Category of your Choosing)             

 

Genre Categories                               

1. Realistic Fiction/Social Issues                               
2. Romance
3. Fantasy
4. Science Fiction
5. Apocalyptic/Dystopia     
6. Mystery/Thriller               
7. Classic
8. Graphic or Adventure                  
9. Poetry/Free Verse                                  
10. Anthology                 

 

Setting/Narrator Categories

1. Female protagonist
2. Male protagonist
3. One or More Characters are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender
4. Non-human protagonist
5. Involves a family conflict
6. Takes place in a School                          
7. Takes place in a non-industrialized country 
8. Contemporary Historical Novel (from another Century)              
9. First Person Narrator (I and/or We)           
10. Third Person Omniscient Narrator (all knowing or godlike)   
11. Third-Person limited, or Multiple-perspective Narrator (experiences of only one, or alternating characters)        

 

Author/Award Categories                        (Also the Mini-Challenge)

1. Work by an author you have never read before          
2. Author from a Country other than the U.S., the U.K., Canada, or Australia 
3. Michael L. Printz Award   Info
4. William C. Morris YA Debut Award   Info              
5. Boston Globe-Horn Book Award   Info
6. Cybils Award   Info
7. Young Reader's Choice Award   Info
8. Book that has or is being made into a movie                 
9. First or Last book in a Series                                                    
10. Title from a high school Reading List  (Fiction or Non-Fiction)             
11. Best or a Recommended Book for Boys   Example Titles
12. Best or a Recommended Book for Girls   Example Titles

 

Guidelines 

A book has to be one you've never read before.  

A book may only be used once on your List, but Multiple Books from the same Series can be used. 

Award Finalists are also fine for the Award Categories.

Another alternative Mini-Challenge would be to Read Six Books in each Category, and which is 18 Books Total.

 
Have Fun with your Reading in 2012, and Good Luck!   :-)
 


Last Edited on: 12/22/11 3:53 PM ET - Total times edited: 7
Date Posted: 12/19/2011 11:19 PM ET
Member Since: 11/26/2008
Posts: 847
Back To Top

 

Genre Categories                          33/33 - Completed as of 6/4/12    
     
   1. Realistic Fiction/Social Issues                                Ruthless (Pretty Little Liars, Bk 10) Sara Shepard
   2. Romance Something Like Fate Susane Colasanti
   3. Fantasy Another Faust Daniel Nayeri & Dina Nayeri
   4. Science Fiction A Million Suns Beth Revis
   5. Apocalyptic/Dystopia   Fever (Chemical Garden, Bk 2) Lauren DeStefano
   6. Mystery/Thriller                Torn Cat Clarke
   7. Classic Rebecca Daphne du Maurier
   8. Graphic or Adventure                   Twilight The Graphic Novel Vol. 2 Stephenie Meyer, Young Kim
   9. Poetry/Free Verse                                   You Are Not Here Samantha Schutz
   10. Anthology                  Zombies vs. Unicorns Holly Black & Others
     
     
     
Setting/Narrator Categories    
     
   1. Female protagonist Bitterblue Kristin Cashore
   2. Male protagonist The Secret To Lying Todd Mitchell
   3. One or More Characters are LGBT Pink Lili Wilkinson
   4. Non-human protagonist Black Dawn Rachel Caine
   5. Involves a family conflict Belles Jen Calonita
   6. Takes place in a School                           Hex Hall  Rachel Hawkins
   7. Takes place in a non-industrialized country  Trash Andy Mulligan
   8. Contemporary Historical Novel              A Great and Terrible Beauty Libba Bray
   9. First Person Narrator (I and/or We)            The Selection Kiera Cass
   10. Third Person Omniscient Narrator  Another Pan Daniel Nayeri & Dina Nayeri
   11. Third-Person limited, or Multiple-perspective Narrator  Bleeding Hearts Alyxandra Harvey
     
     
     
Author/Award Categories    
     
   1. Work by an author you have never read before           As You Wish Jackson Pearce
   2. Author from country outside of U.S., U.K., CAN, AUS The Prince of Mist Carlos Ruiz Zafón
   3. Michael L. Printz Award Why We Broke Up Daniel Handler
   4. William C. Morris YA Debut Award Madapple Christina Meldrum
   5. Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Chime Franny Billingsley
   6. Cybils Award Fire Kristin Cashore
   7. Young Reader's Choice Award  Graceling Kristin Cashore
   8. Book that has or is being made into a movie                  The Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky
   9. First or last book in a series Black Heart Holly Black
   10. Title from a high school Reading List The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck
   11. Best or a Recommended Book for Boys I Hunt Killers Barry Lyga
   12. Best or a Recommended Book for Girls Twisted (Pretty Little Liars, Bk 9) Sara Shepard

 



Last Edited on: 6/5/12 1:40 AM ET - Total times edited: 47
Date Posted: 12/20/2011 5:58 AM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2009
Posts: 1,171
Back To Top

BLUE - Currently reading

PURPLE - finished reading

 

Genre Categories

1. Realistic Fiction/Social Issues
2. Romance
3. Fantasy
4. Science Fiction
5. Apocalyptic/Dystopia - Plague: A Gone Novel by Michael Grant
6. Mystery/Thriller - Killer by Sara Shepard
7. Classic
8. Graphic or Adventure
9. Poetry/Free Verse
10. Anthology Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols

 

Setting/Narrator Categories

1. Female protagonist - The Oracle Rebounds by Allison Van Diepen
2. Male protagonist - Bruiser by Neil Shusterman
3. One or More Characters are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender - Fancy White Trash by Marjetta Geerling
4. Non-human protagonist - Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins (1/2/12)
5. Involves a family conflict - Wicked by Sara Shepard
6. Takes place in a School
7. Takes place in a non-industrialized country
8. Contemporary Historical Novel (from another Century) - Vixen (The Flappers) by Jillian Larkin
9. First Person Narrator (I and/or We)
10. Third Person Omniscient Narrator (all knowing or godlike)
11. Third-Person limited, or Multiple-perspective Narrator (experiences of only one, or alternating characters)

 

Author/Award Categories (Also the Mini-Challenge)

1. Work by an author you have never read before   WIther (Chemical Garden, bk1) by Laruen DeStefano  
2. Author from a Country other than the U.S., the U.K., Canada, or Australia
3. Michael L. Printz Award Info  I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak 
4. William C. Morris YA Debut Award Info
5. Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Info
6. Cybils Award Info - Boy Toy by Barry Lyga
7. Young Reader's Choice Award Info - Paper Towns by John Green
8. Book that has or is being made into a movie
9. First or Last book in a Series - Switched by Amanda Hocking
10. Title from a high school Reading List (Fiction or Non-Fiction)
11. Best or a Recommended Book for Boys Example Titles - In The Hand of the Goddess (Song of the Lioness, #2) by Tamora Pierce
12. Best or a Recommended Book for Girls Example Titles - The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

 



Last Edited on: 4/16/12 6:15 AM ET - Total times edited: 16
Date Posted: 12/20/2011 8:54 PM ET
Member Since: 12/30/2005
Posts: 3,564
Back To Top

33/33

Mini-Challenge (6 each category) completed 3/17/12  

Full Challenge completed 7/17/12     

Genre Categories (Category finished 7/17/12)                   

1. Realistic Fiction/Social Issues - A Beautiful Dark (book 1) - Joceyln Davies 2/28                           
2. Romance - Fallen in Love - Lauren Kate 2/14
3. Fantasy - The Future of Us - Jay Asher/Carolyn Mackler 1/10 

4. Science Fiction -  A Million Suns (Across the Universe 2) - Beth Revis 2/21
5. Apocalyptic/Dystopia   Crossed (Matched 2) - Ally Condie  1/16
6. Mystery/Thriller  Deadly Little Voices (Touch 4) - Laurie Faria Stolarz 3/25       
7. Classic Dracula - Bram Stoker 7/17
8. Graphic or Adventure Twilight the Graphic Novel Volume 2 - Stephanie Meyer & Young Kim 3/15                  
9. Poetry/Free Verse  Love & Leftovers - Sara Tregay 3/6                                
10. Anthology Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories - edited by Megan Kelley Hall & Carrie Jones 3/29 

 

Setting/Narrator Categories (Category completed 7/3/12)

1. Female protagonist The Fault in Our Stars - John Green 2/27
2. Male protagonist Friend is Not a Verb - Daniel Erhenhaft 1/18
3. One or More Characters are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender Bloodrose (Nightshade 3) - Andrea Cremer 2/9
4. Non-human protagonist Anna Dressed in Blood (book 1) - Kendare Blake 2/14  (ghost)
5. Involves a family conflict He's So Not Worth It (book 2) - Kieran Scott 2/24   
6. Takes place in a School   The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkin 3/14                       
7. Takes place in a non-industrialized country Never Fall Down - Patricia McCormick 7/3 (Cambodia)
8. Contemporary Historical Novel (from another Century) Allegiance - Cayla Kluver 5/29      
9. First Person Narrator (I and/or We)   The Fire: Witch and Wizard - James Patterson 1/20        
10. Third Person Omniscient Narrator (all knowing or godlike)   The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight - Jennifer E. Smith 6/1
11. Third-Person limited, or Multiple-perspective Narrator (experiences of only one, or alternating characters) Dearly, Departed - Lia Habel 1/31       

 

Author/Award Categories  (Category completed 7/10/12)                      

1. Work by an author you have never read before   Shut Out - Kody Klepinger 3/1     
2. Author from a Country other than the U.S., the U.K., Canada, or Australia The Shattering - Karen Healey 5/8 (New Zealand) 
3. Michael L. Printz Award   Why We Broke Up - Daniel Handler 1/26   (2012 honor)
4. William C. Morris YA Debut Award   Info   Between Shades of Gray   - Ruta Sepetys 7/10 (2012 nominee)        
5. Boston Globe-Horn Book Award  Chime - Franny Billingsley 3/5 (2011 honor)
6. Cybils Award   Info Yummy:  The Last Days of a Southside Shorty - G. Neri 6/5 (2010 Graphic Winner)
7. Young Reader's Choice Award   Info The Face on the Milk Carton - Caroline B. Clooney 6/6 (1993 Winner)
8. Book that has or is being made into a movie  War Horse by Michael Morpurgo 6/20
9. First or Last book in a Series The Magnolia League - Katie Crouch 1/3                                                   
10. Title from a high school Reading List  (Fiction or Non-Fiction) The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane 7/6      
11. Best or a Recommended Book for Boys   Perfect Chemistry (book 1) - Simone Elkeles 3/27
12. Best or a Recommended Book for Girls    Ruthless (PLL #10) - Sara Shepard 2/3     



Last Edited on: 7/18/12 8:51 AM ET - Total times edited: 60
Date Posted: 12/20/2011 9:08 PM ET
Member Since: 12/6/2006
Posts: 15,000
Back To Top

 

Young Adult Reading Challenge  (I will be doing the Full 33-Book Challenge)     

 

Your Choice Category (You may replace one of the Below Categories with a Category of your Choosing)             

Genre Categories                               

1. Realistic Fiction/Social Issues                               
2. Romance
3. Fantasy
4. Science Fiction
5. Apocalyptic/Dystopia     
6. Mystery/Thriller               
7. Classic
8. Graphic or Adventure                  
9. Poetry/Free Verse                                  
10. Anthology                 

 

Setting/Narrator Categories

1. Female protagonist
2. Male protagonist
3. One or More Characters are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender
4. Non-human protagonist
5. Involves a family conflict
6. Takes place in a School                          
7. Takes place in a non-industrialized country 
8. Contemporary Historical Novel (from another Century)              
9. First Person Narrator (I and/or We)           
10. Third Person Omniscient Narrator (all knowing or godlike)   
11. Third-Person limited, or Multiple-perspective Narrator (experiences of only one, or alternating characters)        

 

Author/Award Categories                      

1. Work by an author you have never read before          
2. Author from a Country other than the U.S., the U.K., Canada, or Australia 
3. Michael L. Printz Award   Info
4. William C. Morris YA Debut Award   Info              
5. Boston Globe-Horn Book Award   Info
6. Cybils Award   Info
7. Young Reader's Choice Award   Info
8. Book that has or is being made into a movie                 
9. First or Last book in a Series                                                    
10. Title from a high school Reading List  (Fiction or Non-Fiction)             
11. Best or a Recommended Book for Boys   Example Titles
12. Best or a Recommended Book for Girls   Example Titles

Date Posted: 12/21/2011 10:12 AM ET
Member Since: 3/7/2009
Posts: 10,843
Back To Top

33/33
6 books in each category completed 3/20
Full Challenge completed 4/30

Genre Categories - completed 4/13

  1. Realistic Fiction/Social Issues - The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 1/15/12
  2. Romance - Split by a Kiss by Luisa Plaja 3/27/12
  3. Fantasy - Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta 2/19/12
  4. Science Fiction - The Future of Us by Carolyn Mackler and Jay Asher 1/12/12
  5. Apocalyptic/Dystopia - Legend by Marie Lu 3/11/12
  6. Mystery/Thriller - Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter 2/28/12
  7. Classic - Alanna by Tamora Pierce 4/13/12
  8. Graphic or Adventure - Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks 3/18/12 
  9. Poetry/Free Verse - You Are Not Here by Samantha Schutz 4/3/12
  10. Anthology - Geektastic by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci 3/28/12

 

Setting/Narrator Categories - completed 4/12

  1. Female protagonist - Article 5 by Kristen Simmons 4/3/12
  2. Male protagonist - The Scorch Trials by James Dashner 4/7/12
  3. One or More Characters are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender - Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins 1/8/12
  4. Non-human protagonist - Hallowed by Cynthia Hand 3/13/12
  5. Involves a family conflict - The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder 1/7/12
  6. Takes place in a School - The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney 3/17/12
  7. Takes place in a non-industrialized country - The Devil's Breath by David Gilman 4/12/12
  8. Contemporary Historical Novel (from another Century) - Ten Cents a Dance by Christine Fletcher 3/25/12
  9. First Person Narrator - Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday 1/29/12  
  10. Third Person Omniscient Narrator - The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith 1/26/12
  11. Multiple-perspective Narrator - Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles 1/21/12

 

Author/Award Categories - completed 4/30

  1. Work by an author you have never read before - Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky 2/11/12
  2. Author from a Country other than the U.S., the U.K., Canada, or Australia - The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan 1/18/12
  3. Michael L. Printz Award - The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater 4/30/12
  4. William C. Morris YA Debut Award - Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan 2/5/12
  5. Boston Globe-Horn Book Award - Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones 4/24/12
  6. Cybils Award - Split by Swati Avasthi 2/21/12
  7. Young Reader's Choice Award - Deadline by Chris Critcher 4/22/12
  8. Book that has or is being made into a movie - Blood Red Road by Moira Young 3/20/12
  9. First or Last book in a Series - Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder 1/14/12
  10. Title from a high school Reading List  (Fiction or Non-Fiction) - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams 3/31/12
  11. Best or a Recommended Book for Boys - Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach 1/6/12
  12. Best or a Recommended Book for Girls - Eon by Alison Goodman 4/8/12


Last Edited on: 4/30/12 11:04 PM ET - Total times edited: 47
Date Posted: 12/21/2011 8:46 PM ET
Member Since: 5/31/2009
Posts: 2,865
Back To Top

DONE!!!!   Finished the full challenges.  Whoopeee!!!!  

The Full Challenge is 33 Books, and the mini Challenge is 12 or 18 Books  

Your Choice Category (You may replace one of the Below Categories with a Category of your Choosing - Hadn't planned to do this but I have been able to obtain Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver so I have to decide which one to replace!)             

Genre Categories                               

1. Realistic Fiction/Social Issues:   Over the Wall by John H. Ritter:   I'm not really a sports fan but I do believe that I will look for other books written by Ritter.  He writes so well capturing the angst of being a boy growing up and facing both his own problems and those handed to him by life over which he has no control.   This is a wonderful story.  I haven't watched baseball games for many years but I felt as if I were beside this angry young boy who was dealing with his feelings about his father and his sport.  The two were twisted together and once Tyler understood both himself and his father his life and his sport became better for him.  I recommend this read to those who wish to understand a growing boy with dreams of fame and/or hurting for many reasons.  It's outstanding.  5 stars                   

2. Romance:  Aucassin & Nicolette and Other Romances and Legends translated by Eugene Mason.  In the introduction, the editor recommends remembering that this book is composed of stories that evolved in the oral tradition.  As I read them, I imagined that I heard a story teller relating each one and I enjoyed them so much more.  As the title states this is a collection of medieval stories - romances, religious tales and other legends, all French in origin.  It's a wonderful read.  The first, Aucassin & Nicolette, is a classic tale where two young people fall in love.  In this one, father of the young man, believes that the young woman is not appropriate choice for his only son because she is of a lower class than his son.  The rwo strive to convince the father that their love is just and right but to no avail.  Can their love be fulfilled so that they may live out their lives together.  There are other romances such as Story of King Flolrus and of the Fair Jehane, Lay of Graevlent, and The Palfrey, each of which has its own plot and ending.  Stories of a religious nature include The Lady's Tumbler, A Jew Who Took as Surety the Image of Our Lady, The Knight Who Prayed While Our Lady Tourneyed in His Stead and the The Story of Asenath.  Others are about what is just and fair, friendship, and the quirks of life.  4 stars

3. Fantasy:  The Secret Scroll by Lynne Ewing:  Catty is the daughter of a goddess who has turned to the evil Atrox.  Her father was a member of the inner circle serving the Atrox.  Does this mean that Catty also serves Atrox?  It does not but she is the inheritor of the secret scroll which can destroy Atrox.  First, she must be able to read the scroll which eludes her understanding.  When a regulator manages to gain control of one of Catty's friends, it appears that all is lost.  Who can help her rescue her friend and save her adoptive mother who became ill because she touched the cursed scroll?  The evil regulator who captured Vanessa, Catty's friend, has assumed the personage of Toby, a high schooler.  To survive, Catty must keep the scroll and save both her adoptive mother and Vanessa.  In the process she loses the scroll which is lost in time so the series must continue.  3 stars

4. Science Fiction:  Delirium by Lauren Oliver:  Reminds me very much of 1984 by George Orwell.  So much so that I would almost be willing to bet that the author took her ideas from that much earlier novel about a world where people are controlled.  The difference is that this novel is aimed at an YA audience and it's about love.  Love is believed to be a disease so when young people reach the age of 18 they undergo a procedure that limits or eliminates the emotions they feel.  The entire book is devoted to creating this unreal yet horrible world were people become like zombies, living and working as if that is all there is to life.  Lena, short for Magdalena, is a teenager who, like her friends, have adapted to this strange world.  She looks forward to the procedure until she meets Alex.  Alex is older and attends a local college.  He has a scar that indicates he is "cured" or has had the procedure.  However, the scar is on his skin surface only.  It's a way to live in this world without the "cure."  Of course, Lena and Alex fall in love and meet whenever they can just to see each other.  They are discovered.  Lena is captured, drugged and tied to her bed while the date of her procedure moved up.  With the help of her little cousin she escapes and the tale rockets to an ending that again mirrors 1984.  However, it does reflect two important concepts - freedom and love are important parts of life.  A good, good read.  4 stars   

5. Apocalyptic/Dystopia:  Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver:   This is the second in Oliver's series.  While it was very good, I think I liked Delirium better.  This one finds Lena in the Wilds where she meets those Invalids who help her adjust to normal feelings and a life of resistance where she finds herself impersonating someone else in another city to get close to the young leader of the young people who support the procedure.  However, she falls in love with Julian and he with her.  They are kidnapped and their adventures find themselves escaping and dodging enemies of different types with a surprise ending sure to entice the reader to look for the third novel in thed series.  4 stars

6. Mystery/Thriller:  Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann:  An interesting horror type mystery about disappearing teens.  When the heroine almost becomes one of the missing the mystery is solved.  She is saved by her OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) that allows her to escape the fate that the first two teenagers met when they disappeared.  4 stars

9. Poetry/Free Verse:    Shakespeare Bats Cleanup by Ron Koertge:   A delightful collection of poems of different types to help understand different types of poetry.  A boy who loves baseball contracts mono and cannot play.  His father is a writer so as he rests, he searches his dad's books and finds one about poetry that inspires him to begin writing his own about his activities, his family and his friends.  Interesting!  4 stars

10. Anthology:  A Girl's Guide to Guns and Monsteeedited by Martin H. Greenberg and Kerrie Hughes, an interesting collection of stories with females as the focus of each story.  The first was by a favorite author:   Jane Lindskold, titled "The Drifter" and very good.  In fact, I found many of the stories interesting, including "Murder She Workshopped", "Heart of Ash", "Jiang Shi" and "Signed in Blood".  There were only a couple I did not enjoy.  4 stars
 
10.  Anthology:  A Girl's Guide to Guns and Monsters 

 

 

Setting/Narrator Categories

1. Female protagonist:   Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine:  A humorous and delightful little book.  Imagine having to obey every order someone gave you.  That's Ella's problem as she was granted this unusual "gift" by a fairy when she was a baby.  Whether a person really means the statement to be an order or not, if it's phrased as one, Ella must obey.  With this difference, Ella Enchanted follows the Cindarella story line closely.  It's a delightful read for the young.  3 stars
2. Male protagonist:  PEEPS by Scott Westerfeld, in which the author discusses parasites of all kinds as his hero hunts vampires, which evolve from parasites.  How this won an ALA award I'm not sure as I felt it was not that outstanding although it is well written but the topics are not for me.  Reading about the different parasites was somewhat interesting but I felt the author reached for the main story.   2 stars

3. One or More Characters are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender:  The Good Daughters by Joyce Maynard, a story about two young women born on the same day whose lives are forever connected.  The tale begins at very young ages and follows these birth daughters into their elder years.  Good read.  4 stars

4. Non-human protagonist:  Brisinger by Christopher Paolini and/or Eldest by Christopher Paolini,  The story of Eragon the dragon rider continues as he has sworn to help the Varden and the dwarves the group travel to the Elves where he completes his training with the elves.   His cousin, Roran, persuades most of the village population to flee with him to find Eragon to help him rescue his sweetheart, Katrina.  A good read indeed.  4 stars

5. Involves a family conflict:  Shelter Me by Juliette Fay, a tale about a woman who loses her husband in a bicycle accident.  A mother of two preschoolers, her grief at losing the man she loved, her friend, her lover, her confidante, is almost insurmountable.  When Father Jake takes her on as a project she falls in love with this unlikely man who also falls in love with her.  When they force themselves to understand what is happening the cessation of their friendship becomes another grief that she must overcome.  3 stars 

6. Takes place in a School:   Among Others by Jo Clayton  A light but interesting story about a surviving twin whose mother is a witch.  The other twin is killed when a car hits the two of them.   Mori runs away from her mother and is put in a home from which her father rescues her.  He enrolls her in a boarding school where she discovers others who read SF as avidly as she does.  In addition, her father, Daniel, reads SF.  The only problem is her mother who was responsible for her sister's death.  Can she survive another battle with her witch mother?  3 stars                           
7. Takes place in a non-industrialized country:  The Bite of the Mango by Mariatu Kamara with Susan McClelland   A true story about an 11-year-old girl whose hands are cut off by rebels during war in Serra Leone.   A child who grows up too early, Mariatu Kamara learns also that she is pregnant and delivers a baby boy who later dies.  She travels to England to be fitted for "new hands" when she learns that someone wants to move her to Canada where she can make a new life.  It's a sad story that demonstrates the strength of the human spirit to survive and pursue a good life.  3 stars   
8. Contemporary Historical Novel (from another Century):  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith  An in-depth story told in the voice of a young girl growing up in Brooklyn when Wilson was president.  The story begins in 1902 which I think counts as the last century.  It's a poignant look at a young girl growing up in Brooklyn, so poor but happy with her family, even with an alcoholic father who had so many good qualities not the least of which is that he understood Francie as her mother never could.  The tale is told by Francie herself and the author does a remarkable job of keeping in step with the girl's development, her thought processes, and the changes that occur.  It's hard to imagine working so young to help put food on the family table when her father dies.  It's a Cindarella story which I am sure rarely occurred to poverty-stricken people like Francie and her family.  4 stars     
9. First Person Narrator (I and/or We) :  Vanish A Firelight Novel by Sophie Jordan.  This is the second in a YA fantasy/romantic series written by Sophie Jordan.  This is the story of Jacinda, a fire breathing draki.  Drakis are descended from dragons and can exist either as a human or a draki which explains their continued existence in a human world.  However, there are those who have discovered that they exist and hunt them to turn them over to the enkros who experiment on them.  The draki fear the enkros and many nightmares frighten the living draki who hope to evade this evil.  Who are the enkros?  We have yet to discover the answer - perhaps in the third of this series.  Vanish provides a good deal of excitement as Jacinda is captured once again (as in Firelight) by the hunters and is rescued again by Will, her human love.  While Jacinda escapes, Miriam does not and she is the daughter of the ruler of the pride and Cassian's younger sister.  Cassian is the heir apparent as ruler and is slated to be bonded for life to Jacinda whether she wants it or not.  4 stars   

10. Third Person Omniscient Narrator (all knowing or godlike):  Protector of the Small, First Test by Tamora Pierce.  A wonderful story about strength, determination, dreams and making them come true.  Kel is a young woman who wants to become a warrior so she can protect those who need protecting.  Living in a land invaded by immortals, some of which threaten the life and livelihood of its residents, Kel's first encounter is with a spideren which she survives barely.  She is admitted to page training on probation and endures humiliating experiences because the boys with whom she  trains who want nothing to do with a girl.  Kel's story training as a page in the first in a series about this amazing young woman.  It's very well done.  3 stars

11. Third-Person limited, or Multiple-perspective Narrator (experiences of only one, or alternating characters).   Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan.  This is an interesting science fiction tale about two space ships which have left a dying earth heading for New Earth where they will build a new life.   One ship is filled with fundamental Christians who set the rules by which all must live.  The other has those who do not believe in that way of life including Muslims, agnostics and others.  Interestingly, the women on both ships have trouble becoming pregnant.  One solves the problem and shares the secret with the other.   However, the shared formula makes the women sterile on the ship of the funamentalists.  They attack the other ship and kidnap the girls, murdering many crew members.  The story spins from out from this point as the girls encounter problems different from those the boys encounter.  It's an entertaining read that leaves one knowing that a second book will follow with the same characters.  4 stars    

Author/Award Categories                        (Also the Mini-Challenge)

1. Work by an author you have never read before:    Dragonwings by Laurence Yep is a delightful story about a Chinese man whose dream is to build an airplane and fly while he tries to earn enough money to bring his family to the U.S.  Truly enjoyed this YA read.  It's inspiring and recommend it to anyone wanting to follow their own dreams.   4 stars  

2. Author from a Country other than the U.S., the U.K., Canada, or Australia:  Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke (German author).  Good, good story for the young.  A dragon named Firedrake is searching for a new home for the dragons with which he lives as their valley is about to be flooded by the humans.  He is accompanied by a brownie named Sorrel.  As they embark on their adventures, they encounter a homeless boy named Ben who is fascinated by dragons.  The three are searching for the original home of the dragons called the Rim of Heaven.  However, they must evade or defeat a rogue dragon named Nettlebrand whose primary goal is to eat other dragons.  Well done.  4 stars

3. Michael L. Printz Award (Replacing with a winner of the Andre Norton Award:  The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland by Catherynne M. Valente, 6/20/2012.  My first read by Catherynne M. Valente was Palimpsest. and I did not like it at all.  Fortunately for me, I try to give every author at least two chances.  I'm so glad that I did.  I remember that a character in that novel was called November.   However, another review reminded me that she referred to a book titled The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making about a girl named September who travels to fairyland.  The book was actually written later and won then it won the Andre Norton Award as well as Geek Best Web Fiction of the Decade.   I so enjoyed it.  While its a children's book, it may well become a fantasy classic.  So well done, it takes us to a fairyland possibly existing during WWII.  There are so many wonderful creatures that children (and adults like me) adore such as wild bicycles (acting like wild horses, of course,) a boy named Saturday and a dragon who loves books.  The three hope to vanquish an evil Marquess so fairyland can become what it once was.  Wonderful, wonderful read.  5 stars

4. William C. Morris YA Debut Award:   Graceling Seven Kingdoms, Bk 1 by Kristin Cashore, 10/20/2012.  The heroine is Katsa, a graceling which means that she has a special talent that may or not be valued by the king.  In this case, the king, her uncle, values her talent for fighting, maiming and killing and commands her to do just that whenever one of his subjects displeases him or ignores his commands.  She fears her uncle and until she meets Po, another graceling, doesn't know she can refuse his orders.  Po helps her understand that her grace is above all survival.  lWhen she refuses to obey the king she must leave his castle and chooses to accompany Po on a quest to discover why his grandfather had been kidnapped.  That decision leads to unexpected consequences and adventures that Katsa never dreamed she would encounter.  I quite liked the strong independent nontraditonal heroine.  4 stars   

5. Boston Globe-Horn Book Award:  Missing May by Cynthia Rylant (1992), 2/20/2012, 3 stars for adults, 4 stars for the young.

6. Cybils Award:   Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. This is one of those books that one must reflect about to understand its message but for sure it's a five star read!  It's about a young girl, Taylor, whose mother abandoned her.  Her only memory of her father is holding her in his arms and putting her up on his shoulders.  She survives in a group living situation where she is elected head of her house.  The houses claim territory, buildings, paths, etc., and go to war occasionally.  One must not invade another house's territory.  At the same time Taylor is dealing with who she is and why her mother left her.  In addition, she is reading a novel that is being written by her caretaker, Hannah.  The two are connected but one doesn't discover how until the end.  Taylor also discovers her first boyfriend, Jonah, who understands more about her than anyone else.  I cried as I finished the book but I highly recommend it. This is a must read!   5 stars.

7. Young Reader's Choice Award:  Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling, 12/18/2012, 4 stars for the young but I give it 3 stars for older readers because it seems drawn own and wordy.  Why it took me so long to read this series I do not know.  I have totally enjoyed every one.   He Who Must Not be Named (Voldemort) has indeed come back.   Harry Potter and Professor Dumbledore work together to try to uncover clues about Voldemort's past and find a way to stop him once and for all.  Yes, this one is darker and sadder than previous reads but as we are nearing the end of the series and Harry is growing up this is probably appropriate.  I do feel that it could have been more heavily edited to make a better read.  However, the ending is very exciting prompting the readers to hurry out to get the next book in this series. 

8. Book that has or is being made into a movie:  She by H Rider Haggard, 9/6/2012 4 stars.  What a stimulating book!  When I think about when this book was written (before 1900) I marvel at the creativity of the author.  She or Ayesha as she is named is the evil heroine in this novel who has learned the secret of a long, long life.  She is over 2000 years old and rules as queen of a head hunting tribe.  While she can be considerate and sensitive when it comes to her needs, wants, laws and desires she is firm about her expectations.  Those who deviate from her guidelines may well be killed by her hand.  The book is long, printed in small print on thin paper and a bit difficult to read but once one gets into the story it's hard to put it aside.  The adventures are many, exciting and scary.  The ending is quite unexpected but I understand there is a sequel which I am anxious to read.  Excellent read.   Or Leprechauns by Greg Shaw Gardner.  (HAVE)               

9. First or Last book in a Series:   The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld, sequel to Peeps, 3 stars                                             
10. Title from a high school Reading List  (Fiction or Non-Fiction):    Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell 4 stars         

11. Best or a Recommended Book for Boys:  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling.  Another fun read!  Am trying to read the entire series.  The Chamber of Secrets with all its horrors has been opened, perhaps by the Slytherin heir.  Some think it's Harry Potter while others think it's Malfoy himself.  4 stars

12. Best or a Recommended Book for Girls:   Divergent by Veronica Roth 4.5 stars  Love this one.  Whether I should rate this one at 4 stars or 5 is a tough call. Perhaps 4.5 stars would be better. I quite liked the book. It did remind me a bit of The Hunger Games series  which is why I did not rate it at 5 stars.  However, this heroine is outstanding in terms of bravery. The only attribute that bothered me was the need to be subservient to her lover, Tobias or Four as he is known to the Dauntless (brave) faction. Chicago is divided into five factions: Dauntless, Candor (honest), Amity (peaceful), Erudite (intelligent), and Abnegation (selfless) each of which supposedly follows a lifestyle devoted to the core value. Beatrice or Tris as she becomes known grew up in Abnegation but has always felt that she did not belong. She questions, she has strong opinions and values herself for who she is. When she turns 16 she must take a test to determine where she would best fit. Once she decides there is no turning back. The trouble is that she shows strong tendencies for both Abnegation and Dauntless. She is Divergent, a dangerous classification and she doesn't know why it is so. Nevertheless, she is determined to pass through the Dauntless initiation. Those who don't become factionless and lead a dreary life of toil and near starvation performing the lowest level of work in the city. As she struggles to pass all the tests she discovers that she is drawn to one of the teachers, Four. His nearness unsettles her but she gradually learns to trust him and follow his advice to pass through initiation without revealing that she is Divergent. Discovered Divergents are killed as they are viewed as a threat to the factions. Tris must also develop friendships as only friends can really protect her through initiation. As the story uncoils one jumps off running trains, jumps off high buildings, runs through the streets and finally fights in a war between factions with Tris. I am looking forward to the sequel.   4.5 stars  

Guidelines:  A book has to be one you've never read before.  

A book may only be used once once on your List, but Multiple Books from the same Series can be used. 

Another alternative Mini-Challenge would be to Read Six Books in each Category, and which is 18 Books Total.



Last Edited on: 1/12/13 1:29 PM ET - Total times edited: 240
Date Posted: 12/21/2011 9:00 PM ET
Member Since: 1/24/2009
Posts: 9,492
Back To Top

Young Adult Reading Challenge  

Mini-Challenge Done  November, 2012     

 

Genre Categories                Done for mini-challenge               

1. Realistic Fiction/Social Issues       Playing Hurt - done                        
2. Romance   Slayed - done
3. Fantasy     Magic of the Moonlight - done
4. Science Fiction    Rot & Ruin - done
5. Apocalyptic/Dystopia      Genesis - done
6. Mystery/Thriller               Dark Cloud -  - done
7. Classic
8. Graphic or Adventure                  
9. Poetry/Free Verse                                  
10. Anthology        

 

Setting/Narrator Categories   -   Done for mini-challenge

1. Female protagonist   Taken by Storm - done
2. Male protagonist    Monument 14 - done
3. GLBT Character
4. Non-human protagonist   Hex Hall - done
5. Involves a family conflict    Amen, LA - done
6. Takes place in a School         Variant - done                 
7. Takes place in a non-industrialized country 
8. Contemporary Historical Novel               
9. First Person Narrator (I and/or We)           The Hollow - done
10. Third Person Omniscient Narrator    
11. Third-Person limited, or Multiple-perspective Narrator 

 

Author/Award Categories                        Done for mini-challenge

1. Work by an author you have never read before       Partials by Dan Wells - done   
2. Author from a Country other than the U.S., the U.K., Canada, or Australia    Dark Souls by Paula Morris - done
3. Michael L. Printz Award   Info
4. William C. Morris YA Debut Award   Info              
5. Boston Globe-Horn Book Award   Info
6. Cybils Award   Info
7. Young Reader's Choice Award   Info
8. Book that has or is being made into a movie                 
9. First or Last book in a Series           Dust & Decay - done                                         
10. Title from a high school Reading List       Insurgent - done       
11. Best or a Recommended Book for Boys  Legend - done
12. Best or a Recommended Book for Girls      Catching Jordan - done

 

Guidelines 

A book has to be one you've never read before.  

A book may only be used once once on your List, but Multiple Books from the same Series can be used. 

Another alternative Mini-Challenge would be to Read Six Books in each Category, and which is 18 Books Total.



Last Edited on: 11/18/12 8:00 PM ET - Total times edited: 9
Date Posted: 12/24/2011 4:44 PM ET
Member Since: 2/25/2011
Posts: 628
Back To Top

2012 Young Adult Reading Challenge

The Full Challenge is 33 Books, and the mini Challenge is 12 or 18 Books

 Your ChoiceCategory (You may replace one of the Below Categories with a Category of your Choosing)

Genre Categories

1. Realistic Fiction/Social Issues                                     Forever Summer:: Alyson Noel
2. Romance                                                                     Forget You:: Jennifer Echols (finished 1/2/12)
3. Fantasy                                                                       Strange Angels (Strange Angels, Bk 1):: Lili St. Crow
4. Science Fiction                                                           Pretties (Uglies, Bk 2):: Scott Westerfeld
5. Apocalyptic/Dystopia                                                  Chaos Walking 2 in 1 Omnibus (Chaos Walking):: Patrick Ness
6. Mystery/Thriller                                                           Cryer's Cross:: Lisa McMann
7. Classic                                                                        Go Ask Alice:: Anonymous
8. Graphic or Adventure(Your Choice)                           The Adoration of Jenna Fox:: Mary E. Pearson (finished 1/3/12)
9. Poetry/Free Verse                                                      Crank:: Ellen Hopkins
10. Anthology                                                                 Corsets and Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances:: Trisha Telep (Editor)

 Setting/Narrator Categories

1. Female protagonist                                                   The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles, Bk 1):: Kady Cross (finished 2/18/12)
2. Male protagonist                                                       Infinity (Chronicles of Nick, Bk 1):: Sherrilyn Kenyon (finished 1/27/12)
3. One or More Characters are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender        Ash:: Malinda Lo
4. Non-human protagonist                                                                        Marked (House of Night, Bk 1):: Kristin Cast, P. C. Cast
5. Involves a family conflict                                                                       It's Not Summer Without You:: Jenny Han
6. Takes place in a School                                                                        Hex Hall (Hex Hall, Bk 1):: Rachel Hawkins (finished 3/20/12)
7. Takes place in a non-industrialized country                                          The Blending Time:: Michael Kinch
8. Contemporary Historical Novel (from another Century)                        Steel:: Carrie Vaughn
9. First Person Narrator (I and/or We)                                                      The Summer I Turned Pretty:: Jenny Han
10. Third Person Omniscient Narrator (all knowing or godlike)                Generation Dead:: Daniel Waters
11. Third-Person limited, or Multiple-perspective Narrator(experiences of only one, or alternating characters)    Blood Magic:: Tessa Gratton

 Author/Award Categories (Also the Mini-Challenge)

1. Work by an author you have never read before                                                    The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, Bk 1):: James Dashner
2. Author from a Country other than the U.S., the U.K., Canada, or Australia          Reckless:: Cornelia Funke (finished 3/23/12)
3. Michael L. Printz Award                                                           A Step From Heaven :: An Na (finished 3/2)
4. William C. Morris YA Debut Award                                        Graceling (Seven Kingdoms, Bk 1):: Kristin Cashore (finished 3/24/12)
5. Boston Globe-Horn Book Award                                            Feed:: M. T. Anderson (finished 2/22/12)
6. Cybils Award                                                                          Rot & Ruin:: Jonathan Maberry
7. Young Reader's Choice Award                                              Life As We Knew It (Last Survivors, Bk 1):: Susan Beth Pfeffer
8. Book that has or is being made into a movie                         I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies, Bk 1):: Pittacus Lore (finished 3/17/12)
9. First or Last book in a Series                                                 Uglies (Uglies, Bk 1):: Scott Westerfeld
10. Title from a high school Reading List                                  A Day No Pigs Would Die:: Robert Newton Peck (finished 2/21/12)
11. Best or a Recommended Book for Boys                             Perfect Chemistry:: Simone Elkeles
12. Best or a Recommended Book for Girls                             Before I Fall:: Lauren Oliver



Last Edited on: 3/24/12 9:21 AM ET - Total times edited: 16
Date Posted: 1/2/2012 2:19 PM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2007
Posts: 10,274
Back To Top

The Full Challenge is 33 Books, and the mini Challenge is 12 or 18 Books

 

Your Choice Category (You may replace one of the Below Categories with a Category of your Choosing)             

 

Genre Categories                               

1. Realistic Fiction/Social Issues                  Miles from Ordinary: A Novel Author: Carol Lynch Williams            
2. Romance
3. Fantasy
4. Science Fiction
5. Apocalyptic/Dystopia     Birthmarked Author: Caragh M. O'Brien
6. Mystery/Thriller               
7. Classic
8. Graphic or Adventure                  
9. Poetry/Free Verse                                  
10. Anthology                 

 

Setting/Narrator Categories

1. Female protagonist
2. Male protagonist
3. One or More Characters are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender
4. Non-human protagonist
5. Involves a family conflict
6. Takes place in a School                          
7. Takes place in a non-industrialized country 
8. Contemporary Historical Novel (from another Century)              
9. First Person Narrator (I and/or We)           
10. Third Person Omniscient Narrator (all knowing or godlike)   
11. Third-Person limited, or Multiple-perspective Narrator (experiences of only one, or alternating characters)        

 

Author/Award Categories                        (Also the Mini-Challenge)

1. Work by an author you have never read before          
2. Author from a Country other than the U.S., the U.K., Canada, or Australia 
3. Michael L. Printz Award   Info
4. William C. Morris YA Debut Award   Info              
5. Boston Globe-Horn Book Award   Info
6. Cybils Award   Info
7. Young Reader's Choice Award   Info
8. Book that has or is being made into a movie                 
9. First or Last book in a Series                                                    
10. Title from a high school Reading List  (Fiction or Non-Fiction)             
11. Best or a Recommended Book for Boys   Example Titles
12. Best or a Recommended Book for Girls   Example Titles



Last Edited on: 6/10/12 9:58 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 1/3/2012 9:17 PM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2007
Posts: 6,476
Back To Top

Young Adult Reading Challenge  (the Full and Mini Challenges are Below)     

 

The Full Challenge is 33 Books, and the mini Challenge is 12 or 18 Books

 

Your Choice Category (You may replace one of the Below Categories with a Category of your Choosing)             

 

Genre Categories                               

1. Realistic Fiction/Social Issues                               
2. Romance
3. Fantasy Dark Frost
4. Science Fiction Outside In by Maria V. Synder
5. Apocalyptic/Dystopia Rot and Ruin by John Mayberry    
6. Mystery/Thriller               
7. Classic
8. Graphic or Adventure                  
9. Poetry/Free Verse                                  
10. Anthology                 

 

Setting/Narrator Categories

1. Female protagonist Almost to Die For by Tate Halloway
2. Male protagonist
3. One or More Characters are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender
4. Non-human protagonist -Silence by Becca Fitzpatric (Angel)
5. Involves a family conflict-Banished by Sophie Littlefield
6. Takes place in a School   -Blue Bloods                     
7. Takes place in a non-industrialized country 
8. Contemporary Historical Novel (from another Century)   A Break With Charity by Ann Rinaldi           
9. First Person Narrator (I and/or We)           
10. Third Person Omniscient Narrator (all knowing or godlike)   
11. Third-Person limited, or Multiple-perspective Narrator   A Million Suns by Beth Revis      

 

Author/Award Categories                        (Also the Mini-Challenge)

1. Work by an author you have never read before   Dust and Decay by Jonathon Mayberry       
2. Author from a Country other than the U.S., the U.K., Canada, or Australia 
3. Michael L. Printz Award   Info
4. William C. Morris YA Debut Award  Graceling
5. Boston Globe-Horn Book Award   Info
6. Cybils Award : Blood Red Road by Moira Young
7. Young Reader's Choice Award   Hunger Games by suzanne Collins
8. Book that has or is being made into a movie  Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
9. First or Last book in a Series Touch of Frost-Mythos Academy, Bk 1 by Jennifer Estep   
10. Title from a high school Reading List  (Fiction or Non-Fiction)             
11. Best or a Recommended Book for Boys   Example Titles
12. Best or a Recommended Book for Girls-  Wither by Lauren DeStefano         

 

Guidelines 

A book has to be one you've never read before.  

A book may only be used once on your List, but Multiple Books from the same Series can be used. 

Award Finalists are also fine for the Award Categories.

Another alternative Mini-Challenge would be to Read Six Books in each Category, and which is 18 Books Total.

 
Have Fun with your Reading in 2012, and Good Luck!   :-)


Last Edited on: 7/26/13 12:42 PM ET - Total times edited: 13
Date Posted: 1/20/2012 1:00 PM ET
Member Since: 7/11/2007
Posts: 4,981
Back To Top

Not sure if I will be able to do all of them but I am for sure going to do the first challnege of Genre categories.  I hope I can make it through them all but I also don't want to OD on YA literature and then feel a need to back away.

 

Genre Categories                               

1. Realistic Fiction/Social Issues                               
2. Romance
3. Fantasy:  (2/2/2012)  Catching Fire (Hunger Games, Bk 2)    Author: Suzanne Collins
4. Science Fiction
5. Apocalyptic/Dystopia     
6. Mystery/Thriller  (2/4/2012)       Mockingjay (Hunger Games, Bk 3)    Author: Suzanne Collins     
7. Classic
8. Graphic or Adventure                  
9. Poetry/Free Verse                                  
10. Anthology          

Setting/Narrator Categories  

1. Female protagonist (4/20/12)  Article 5 by Kristin Simmons  
2. Male protagonist
3. One or More Characters are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender
4. Non-human protagonist
5. Involves a family conflict  (2/17/12)  The Magnolia League  Author: Katie Crouch
6. Takes place in a School   (2/10/12)   The Mockingbirds    Author: Daisy Whitney                     
7. Takes place in a non-industrialized country 
8. Contemporary Historical Novel (from another Century)              
9. First Person Narrator (I and/or We)           
10. Third Person Omniscient Narrator (all knowing or godlike)   
11. Third-Person limited, or Multiple-perspective Narrator (experiences of only one, or alternating characters)        

 

Author/Award Categories                        (Also the Mini-Challenge)

1. Work by an author you have never read before          
2. Author from a Country other than the U.S., the U.K., Canada, or Australia 
3. Michael L. Printz Award   Info
4. William C. Morris YA Debut Award   Info              
5. Boston Globe-Horn Book Award   Info
6. Cybils Award   Info
7. Young Reader's Choice Award   Info
8. Book that has or is being made into a movie                 
9. First or Last book in a Series      (2/23/12) The Lying Game  Author: Sara Shepard                                             
10. Title from a high school Reading List  (Fiction or Non-Fiction)             
11. Best or a Recommended Book for Boys   Example Titles
12. Best or a Recommended Book for Girls   Example Titles

     

 



Last Edited on: 4/23/12 8:27 AM ET - Total times edited: 8
Date Posted: 1/22/2012 10:49 PM ET
Member Since: 5/27/2010
Posts: 412
Back To Top

I'm going to give this a shot...

 

Genre Categories                               

1. Realistic Fiction/Social Issues                               
2. Romance
3. Fantasy
4. Science Fiction
5. Apocalyptic/Dystopia     
6. Mystery/Thriller               
7. Classic
8. Graphic or Adventure                  
9. Poetry/Free Verse                                  
10. Anthology                 

 

Setting/Narrator Categories

1. Female protagonist  
2. Male protagonist  The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, Bk 1) :: James Dashner  2/11/12
3. One or More Characters are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender  As You Wish :: Jackson Pearce  2/11/12
4. Non-human protagonist
5. Involves a family conflict
6. Takes place in a School                          
7. Takes place in a non-industrialized country 
8. Contemporary Historical Novel (from another Century)              
9. First Person Narrator (I and/or We)           
10. Third Person Omniscient Narrator (all knowing or godlike)   
11. Third-Person limited, or Multiple-perspective Narrator (experiences of only one, or alternating characters)    Curse (Wicked, Bk 2)   Debbie ViguieNancy Holder  1/29/12

 

 

Author/Award Categories                        (Also the Mini-Challenge)

1. Work by an author you have never read before          Witch : Nancy HolderDebbie Viguie  1/28/12
2. Author from a Country other than the U.S., the U.K., Canada, or Australia 
3. Michael L. Printz Award   Info
4. William C. Morris YA Debut Award   Info              
5. Boston Globe-Horn Book Award   Info
6. Cybils Award   Info
7. Young Reader's Choice Award   Info
8. Book that has or is being made into a movie                 
9. First or Last book in a Series  Pretty Little Liars :: Sara Shepard      2/12/12

10. Title from a high school Reading List  (Fiction or Non-Fiction)             

11. Best or a Recommended Book for Boys   Example Titles
12. Best or a Recommended Book for Girls   Example Titles



Last Edited on: 2/13/12 12:06 AM ET - Total times edited: 5
Date Posted: 11/18/2012 6:57 PM ET
Member Since: 1/24/2009
Posts: 9,492
Back To Top