Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My First Challenge!!

I first heard about Shelf Discovery: Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading last week and immediately knew that it was something I had to read. I feel like somehow I missed so many of the books that other people read and loved when they were growing up. I have been slowly making my way through many of these, scattering them through all the other books I am reading, but it is not going as fast as I had hoped.

Then I saw that Booking Mama is hosting the Shelf Discovery Challenge. It's PERFECT! This is exactly what I am looking for to get the extra boost I need.

By checking out Amazon's handy "Look Inside" feature I see that the book is broken up into different categories. I think I am going to try to make each book from a different category.
I may change one of the books but I think this is what my list is going to look like:

1. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
2. Daughters of Eve by Lois Duncan
3. Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
4. Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
5. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
6. I can't decide between:
The Clan of the Cave Bear
by Jean M. Auel
or Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
Any suggestions?

Here are the basics from Booking Mama, check out her blog to get all the details and sign up.

The Shelf Discovery Challenge will run for six months (November 1, 2009 - April 30, 2010). To join me in this challenge, all you need to do is grab a copy of SHELF DISCOVERY and pick out what six books you want to read (of course, you can read more than six!) Then, after you read a book, just write a "book report" to share your thoughts with others!


Julie P. said...

Thanks for joining me! I love your idea about picking your books by categories!!! Does that mean that you are going to strive for 10 because there are 10 chapters? LOL!

bermudaonion said...

You've got a great list! I missed Go Ask Alice - I might swap one of my books for that one. Good luck!

Allison said...

I loved Flowers in the Attic...i read quite a few in this series!!

SpiritPhoenix said...

I read Clan of the Cave Bear as a kid. Loved it!