Friday, November 6, 2009

Shelf Discovery Challenge

Hello All!

I am happily posting daily about books, which helps make my day. I have lots of friends and acquaintances who are participating in National Novel Writing Month, and they all seem to be enjoying the writing process also.

I have not finished reading Shelf Discovery, but by skimming through the book, and looking at the table of contents, I think I know which 6 books I want to read between now and April 30th for this challenge:

I Am the Cheese by Robert Cormier
The Pigman by Paul Zindel (this will be a reread, but I want to see how it holds up)
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell (a reread also, and one that Ken just reread--it'll be fun to talk about)
The Witch of Blackbird Pond (reread)
Stranger with My Face by Lois Duncan
and one title yet to be determined.

There are a whole slew I'd love to reread, especially the Austin series by Madeleine L'Engle, All-of-a-Kind Family, From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, but I thought I should investigate some of what others found important in their growing-up years.

And the above titles are subject to change :).

Happy Reading!

For more about the Shelf Discovery Challenge, go to:


Auntie Knickers said...

You inspire me to recommit to my challenge to myself to read the Newbery winners backwards -- I don't mean read the books backwards, but just that I started with 2008 and went the other way. (I listened to the 2009 winner online -- wonderful.)

pattinase (abbott) said...

Remember reading all of these to the kids. My favorite ones I read to them (I used to read while they did dishes on chairs from age six on) was Tom's Midnight Garden, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit and the books by Ellen Raskin. Oh, and Tuck Everlasting.

pattinase (abbott) said...

P.S. On December 11th, we're doing favorite kids' book reviews. Would you do one?

Patti O said...

Yes, Patti, I would. Does "kid" include young adult too? I've been meaning to get back to Friday's Forgotten Reads--thanks for the reminder!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Patti-Anything that strikes your fancy.