Monday, December 3, 2007

Young Adult Challenge

I'll have to narrow this down to 12 but it was based mainly by what I have on my TBR pile. So many good choices...

Any recommendations?

Tentative list of books

  1. Stargirl (Jerry Spinelli)
  2. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
  3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
  4. The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Mitch Albom)
  5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon)
  6. Flowers for Algernon (Daniel Keyes)
  7. The Girls (Lori Lansens)
  8. The Giver (Lois Lowry)
  9. Rosemary's Baby (Ira Levin)
  10. Uglies (Scott Westerfeld)
  11. ?
  12. ?
  13. ALTERNATES
  14. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (John Boyne)
  15. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
  16. The Kiterunner (Khaled Hosseini)
  17. We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lionel Shriver)
  18. The Rule of Four (Caldwell and Thomason)
  19. The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien)
  20. The Dive from Clausen's Pier (Ann Packer)
  21. Me Talk Pretty One Day (David Sedaris)
  22. In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
  23. The Kitchen Boy (Robert Alexander)
  24. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier (Ishmael Beah)
  25. Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follet)
  26. The Shadow of the Wind (Carlos Zafon)

ACTUAL LIST

1. Stargirl (Jerry Spinelli)
2. The Girls (Lori Lansens) completed 1.5.08
3. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Betty Smith) completed 3.23.08
4. The Giver (Lois Lowry) completed 1.27.08
5. Flowers for Algernon (Daniel Keyes) completed 3.8.08
6. Uglies (Scott Westerfeld) completed 5.15.08

7. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
8. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon)
9. Rosemary's Baby (Ira Levin) completed 3.17.08
10. Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien) completed 6.7.08
11. The Boy in Striped Pajamas (John Boyne) completed 3.20.08
12. Gathering Blue (Lois Lowry) completed 2.27.08


Alternates
Messenger (Lois Lowry)completed 4.6.08
Holes (Lois Sachar)
Dicey's Song (Cyntia Voight)
The Curse of the Romanovs (Staton Rabin)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (J. K. Rowling) completed 6.8.08
Number the Stars (Lois Lowry) completed 6.19.08


This challenge is being hosted by Joy: Young Adult Challenge

1 comment:

Joy said...

Hi Juli! Welcome to the YA Challenge. :)

If you read what I wrote to Louise on the YA Challenge Post (right above your comment), it may help you in making your choices.

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