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Subject: YA Reading Challenge Discussion Forum
Date Posted: 11/23/2010 9:55 AM ET
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I love that on other forums of this site there's a reading challenge every year.  I was wondering if there was a YA reading challenge, would people be interested in doing it, or does everyone just do the reading challenges in other genres?  If it did get set up, what kind of categories would you want to include? 



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Date Posted: 11/23/2010 10:00 PM ET
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We actually had one for 2010, but I think I am the only one that kept updating.  I'd be interested in doing it again in 2011, though I'd be less ambitious next year. :)

2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge, sign up now!

Date Posted: 11/24/2010 6:56 PM ET
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I would be interested in doing one too.  I have a lot of YA lit to get caught up on.  laugh

Date Posted: 11/26/2010 11:05 AM ET
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Date Posted: 11/26/2010 11:10 AM ET
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I would be interested in this.

Date Posted: 11/26/2010 12:12 PM ET
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I put together a "draft" modeled after the fantasy 2010 challenge, but altered to fit YA.  I did 11 categories because it's 2011, but I could definitely add or subtract depending on what comes up.  Let me know what you think.  Should I change things?  Add things?  Get rid of things?  It's your challenge so I want everyone to be happy :-)

 

 

Young Adult Reading Challenge

 

Genre Categories

 

  Realistic Fiction  

  Romance

  Fantasy

  Science Fiction

  Non-Fiction

  Dystopia

  Mystery 

  Classic

  Graphic Novel

  Historical Fiction  

 

Setting/Protagonist Categories

 

  Female protagonist

  Male protagonist

  Gay/Lesbian protagonist 

  Non-human protagonist

  Takes place in a boarding school

  Takes place in a non-industrialized country 

  Contemporary novel that takes place in another century

  Told from a first-person perspective

  Told from a third-person omniscient perspective

  Told from a third-person limited, multi-perspective viewpoint

 

 

Author/Award Categories

 

  Work by an author you have never read before

  Anthology

  Author from a country other than the U.S.A., the U.K., Canada, or Australia 

  Michael L. Printz Award

  Margaret A. Edwards Award

  Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

  Cybils Award

  Book that has been made into a movie

  First book in a series

  Book off of a ?high school reading list?  (Example:  Monster, Stargirl, Book Thief) 

Date Posted: 11/26/2010 2:12 PM ET
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I lied.  I had 11 in each category and then I took one out.

Date Posted: 11/27/2010 7:35 PM ET
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I have never done a challenge but it looks good to me...what do we do?  List what you read from each category and try to cover all 11 categories?

Date Posted: 11/27/2010 9:14 PM ET
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Yep.  That's exactly what you do.  I will start a thread where you can post your list and then edit it as you read when it gets closer to 2011

Date Posted: 11/28/2010 7:19 AM ET
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I'm in - most of my TBR is YA and I need to pare it down before I add more to it. 

Date Posted: 11/28/2010 9:17 AM ET
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How about including the Young Readers Choice Award - Senior group or both senior and/or junior?  And, please include a series of two or three so we can clear our shelves of a series.  Perhaps this could replace two or three categories.  I really dislike reading the first book in a series and having to go on to something else to work on the challenge.



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Date Posted: 11/28/2010 3:41 PM ET
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So maybe instead of First book in a series we just say Read a series?  It would be up to the individual readers if the series they used for this challenge was two or three or more books long?  Because I agree that I want to finish a series if I start one and get them all in the system so someone else can enjoy the series too.  laugh

Otherwise I like it--it is different from the other challenges that I am doing but I know that I will get to read a lot of new things from it, but I was wondering if you had an example for: Contemporary novel that takes place in another century. 

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For: Book off of a ?high school reading list?

Does anyone know of a good list we could link to that we could pull a book off of?  I know I have seen in the Club Members Thoughts forum some recent postings about the best 100 books and such but they didn't seem very YA focused.  I can take a guess as to what is on a high school reading list (probably fairly educated guess since I work with students who want to become English teachers), but if there was a list that would be great.  Just another thought.  hehe

Date Posted: 11/29/2010 1:49 PM ET
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http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/478.Required_Reading_in_High_School  That's a pretty good list to pull from for the high school required reading category.  As far as Young Reader's Choice, could you send me a link to a site that lists all of them?  The only ones I see are regional ones, unless that's what you meant.

Date Posted: 11/29/2010 5:30 PM ET
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Hey Kayla:  I was referring to the Young Reader's Choice Award, listed under PBS's award winning books.

The Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Award is the oldest children's choice award in the U.S. and Canada. The award was established in 1940 by a Seattle bookseller, the late Harry Hartman, who believed every student should have an opportunity to select a book that gives him or her pleasure. 

Hope this helps.

Date Posted: 11/29/2010 8:03 PM ET
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Hi Kayla--Did you start a thread for our lists?  I'm not trying to be pushy--I just want to make sure I didn't miss it.  wink

Date Posted: 11/30/2010 4:33 PM ET
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Not yet.  I will soon though.

Date Posted: 11/30/2010 8:20 PM ET
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Okay more questions--I love these categories because they really are getting me to think and plan--

Author from a country other than the U.S.A., the U.K., Canada, or Australia

Any ideas on YA authors that meet this criteria?

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I do Have One Question regarding the Three Categories:

Are we to read 30 Books total, or are Books to be duplicated in more than one category?

Thanks!

Date Posted: 12/1/2010 9:07 PM ET
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Richard--I like the idea of using the list that you found on Amazon.  It may make it easier for us to find books for the categories; particularly the categories that we (as individual readers) don't already read. 

Date Posted: 12/2/2010 1:32 AM ET
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Challenge is up!  :-)

Date Posted: 12/3/2010 8:02 AM ET
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Are we planning to keep this one to discuss how our challenge is going?  laugh

Date Posted: 12/3/2010 9:57 AM ET
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I hope so!  I may need ideas for a few categories.

Oh, Shanan, I forgot to post this earlier, but one author that isn't US, UK, Canada, or Australia is Delphine de Vigan.  Her book is called No and Me.  It was kind of weird, but I liked it.  I'm still trying to come up with others!



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