Monday, June 16, 2008

Book Awards II Challenge

I am joining the Awards Challenge.

*Read 10 award winners from August 1, 2008 through June 1, 2009.
*You must have at least FIVE different awards in your ten titles.
*Overlaps with other challenges are permitted.
*You don't have to post your choices right away, and your list can change at any time.
*'Award winners' is loosely defined; make the challenge fit your needs, keeping in mind Rule #2.
*SIGN UP using Mr. Linky.
*Have fun reading!

Books Completed:

1. The Higher Power of Lucky - Susan Patron (Newburry)

2. The Host - Stephanie Meyers (Book Sense Pick May 2008)

3. Getting Rid of Mathew - Jane Fallon (Book Sense Pick August 2007)

4. The Chili Queen - Sandra Dallas (Spur Award)

5. Thirteenth Tale – Diane Setterfield (Alex)






Different Awards

1. Book Sense Picks

2. Newburry

3. Alex



In researching the award winners I found a lot that I wanted to read. Here are some of my options. I am not sure which ones I am going to read, but here are my options:

Meg Rosoff – How I live Now (Printz)
The White Darkness – Geraldine McCaughrean (2008 Printz)
A Step From Heaven- An Na (2001 Natioanl Book
The God of Animals, by Aryn Kyle (2008 Alex Awards)
Name of the Wind: The Kingkiller Chronical: Day One – Patrick Rothfuss (2008 Alex Awards)
Thirtheenth Tale – Diane Setterfield (2007 Alex Award)
The Floor of the Sky – Pamela Carter joern (2007 Alex Award)
As Simple as Snow – Gregory Galloway (2007 Alex Award) 5 Stars
Never let me go - Kazuo Ishiguro (2007 Alex Award)
2007 Meg Rosoff, Just in Case, Penguin (Carnegie Medal)
2003 Shirley Hazzard The Great Fire (National Book Award)
1987 The Falling Woman by Pat Murphy (Nebula Award)
2002 Bel Canto – Patchett (Orange Prize) (PEN/Faulkner Award)
2006 - Cormac McCarthy, The Road (James Tait Black Memorial)
2004 Marilynne Robinson Gilead (National Book Critics Circle)
2003 Edward P. Jones The Known World (National Book Critics Circle)
1996 Gina Berriault Women in Their Beds (Short Stories - National Book Critics Circle)
1981 Marilynne Robinson for Housekeeping (PEN/Hemingway Award)
1977 Darcy O'Brien for A Way of Life, Like Any Other (PEN/Hemmingway Award)
2007 Joshua Ferris for Then We Came to the End (PEN/Hemmingway Award)
2003 Jennifer Haigh for Mrs. Kimble (PEN/Hemmingway Award)
2008 Kate Christensen, The Great Man (PEN/Faulkner Award)
1999 Antelope Wife by Louise Erdrich (World Fantasy Award)
2006 - The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard (Agatha Awards)
2003 - Letter From Home by Carolyn Hart (Agatha Awards)
1998 - Butchers Hill by Laura Lippman (Agatha Awards)
1995 - If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him by Sharyn McCrumb (Agatha Awards)1994 - She Walks These Hills by Sharyn McCrumb (Agatha Awards)
1991 - I.O.U. by Nancy Pickard (Agatha Awards)
1990 - Bum Steer by Nancy Pickard (Agatha Awards)
Interpreter of Maladies – Jhumpa Lahiri (Pulizer)
Kira Kira – Cynthia Kadohota (Newbery)
Hattie Big Sky-Kirby Larson (Newbery)
Time Lottery – Nancy Moser (Christy Award 2003)
Where Mercy Flows – Karen Harter (Christy)
Heavy Silence – Nicole Mazzarella (Christy)
The Mending String – Cliff Coon (Christy)
Welcome to Fred – Brad Whittington (Christy)
A Place Called Wiregrass – Michael Morris (Christy)
Ezekiel’s Shadow – David Long (Christy)
Passing by Samaria – Sharon Ewell Foster (Christy)
The Bretheren – Beverly Lewis (Christy Series Winners)
The Road Home – Vanessa Del Fabbro (Christy Series Winners)
Secrets – Kristen Heitzmann (Christy)
True Honor – Dee Henderson (Christy)
The Guardian – Dee Henderson (Christy)
A Touch of Betrayal – Catherine Palmer (Christy)
Whispers from Yesterday – Robin Lee Hatcher (Christy)
Unashamed – Fancine Rivers (Christy)
The Meeting Place – Janette Oke & T Davis Bunn (Christy)

I have enough books for a couple of years of Award Challenges!! :)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Young Adult Romance Challenge

Becky is hosting a Young Adult Romance Challenge
July 1 - Feb 2009
The rules

*Read six YA romance novels between July 1, 2008 and February 28, 2009.

*Romance should be a strong element within the story. But it doesn't have to be the only element. Realistic fiction (contemporary). Historical. Fantasy. Science Fiction. Retold Fairy Tales. All genres are allowed.

*They can be part of a series, or stand-alones.

*They can be long or short. *Happy books are NOT a requirement

*Audio books are allowed.

*Up to three movies can be substituted for books. So you could watch 3 movies, read 3 books if you prefer.

I haven't read many books from this genre since I was a teen - you can see from my list I have been seriously missing out!! I looked at Barnes & Noble under Teen Fiction - Romance and Friendship and found all of these great ones!! Thanks Becky for opening me to another group of books that I think I will love!!

Book Selections:
1. Twilight -Stephenie Meyer - COMPLETE
2. Luxe -Anna Godbersen (Luxe Series #1) - COMPLETE
3. Peaches - Jodi Lynn Anderson - COMPLETE
4. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - Ann Brashares (Series #1)
5. Lock and Key - Sarah Dessen - COMPLETE
6. Rumors - Anna Godbersen -COMPLETE

*Secrets of Peaches - Jodi Lynn Anderson (Series #2)
*Love is a Many Trousered Thing - Louise Rennison
*Light Years - Tammar Stein
* Ever - Gail Carson Levine -
*Leslie's Journal by Allan Stratton (Sept 2008) -
*Savvy - Ingrid Law (not sure if this is romance or not) -
*Loving Will Shakespeare - Carolyn Meyer
*The Princess and the Hound - Mette Ivie Harrison
*Red Necklace - Sally Gardner
*Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty - Jody Gehrman
*The Patron Saint of Butterflies - Cecilia Galante
*All-American Girl - Meg Cabot (Series #1)
*Honey, Baby, Sweetheart - Deb Caletti (Award Winner)
*This Lullaby - Sarah Dessen
*Someone Like You - Sarah Dessen