This is a great challenge hosted by The Reading Housewives and Books from Bleh to Bascially Amazing. The goal is read 3 to 12 books that have won a Printz or Newbery Award or Honor. I've decided to read 12, 6 being books I've read before and 6 being ones I haven't, 6 being Newbery, 6 being Printz.
(Except I didn't read the rules right, and I'm only allow to reread 4. But I'm just going to add two I haven't read to make it even, because I'm pretty pumped about these rereads ;) )
So, here's my list!
6 Newbery Awards
- Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright
- Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
- The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
- New reads
- Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
- The Corner of the Universe by Ann M. Martin
- The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
- An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
- The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
- Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
- New reads
- A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
- Going Bovine by Libba Bray
- Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
- Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
I think that this is going to be a great challenge. I can't wait to dive back into some of my old favorites, such as The Witch of Blackbird Pond and Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, and I've been eying A Northern Light and Going Bovine for ages. I'll probably do some short recaps when I finish two or three of them.
Go check out Ashley or Jacinda's blog for more info on how to sign up and the awesome prizes they are giving out :)