Wednesday, October 18, 2017

2018 Middle Grade Reading Challenge

Seems I'm not the only one posting reading challenge for 2018 this early :) I just found this one at Becky's Book Reviews. I will see how many books I can read for this one.

Girl reading a book by Federico Zandomeneghi
Host: Becky's Book Reviews (sign up)
Duration: January - December 2018
# of books: minimum of 6

Option 1: Read six middle grade books of your choice.
Option 2: Choose one author to focus on. Perhaps read through an entire author's work.
Option 3: Read as few as six, or as many as you like, from the checklist below

Feel free to copy/paste this. You can replace the _ with an X or a ✔ (copy/paste it) when you finish reading a book. If you list the books you read, that may help other people decide what to read.

_1. Title beginning with A
X2. Author beginning with A: Children of Blood and Bone--Tomi Adeyemi
X3. Title beginning with B: Breaking Up--Aimee Friedman
X4. Author beginning with B: The Banana Split Affair--Cynthia Blair
X5. Title beginning with C: The Castle in the Mist--Amy Ephron
_6. Author beginning with C
_7. Title beginning with D
_8. Author beginning with D
X9. Title beginning with E: Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library--Chris Grabenstein
_10. Author beginning with E
X11. Title beginning with F: Fairest of All--Sarah Mlynowski
_12. Author beginning with F
_13. Title beginning with G
_14. Author beginning with G
X15. Title beginning with H: Hot Pink in the City--Medeia Sharif
_16. Author beginning with H
X17. Title beginning with I: Incantation--Alice Hoffman
_18. Author beginning with I
_19. Title beginning with J
_20. Author beginning with J
X21. Title beginning with K: Kill All Happies--Rachel Cohn
_22. Author beginning with K
X23. Title beginning with L: Loved--P.C. Cast
_24. Author beginning with L
X25. Title beginning with M: Making Waves--Nicole Leigh Shepherd
X26. Author beginning with M: A Court of Wings and Ruins--Sarah J. Maas
X27. Title beginning with N: Nightshade--Andrea Cremer
_28. Author beginning with N
_29. Title beginning with O
_30. Author beginning with O
_31. Title beginning with P
X32. Author beginning with P: Banana Twist--Florence Parry Heide
_33. Title or Author beginning with Q
_34. Title beginning with R
X35. Author beginning with R: Lily's Crossing--Patricia Reilly Giff
X36. Title beginning with S: Sisters--Raina Telgemeier
_37. Author beginning with S
X38. Title beginning with T: Turtles All the Way Down--John Green
_39. Author beginning with T
X40. Title or Author beginning with U: The Underneath--Kathi Appelt
X41. Title or Author beginning with V or W: Wintergirls--Laurie Halse Anderson
_42. Title or Author beginning with X or “Ex”
_43. Title beginning with Y
_44. Author beginning with Y
X45. Title or Author beginning with Z: Zita the Spacegirl--Ben Hatke
_46. 2018 Newbery Winner or Honor
X47. Newbery Winner or Honor from 2010-2017: Roller Girl--Victoria Jamieson
_48. Newbery Winner or Honor from 2000-2009
X49. Newbery Winner or Honor from 1990-1999: Catherine, Called Birdy--Karen Cushman
X50. Newbery Winner or Honor from 1980-1989: Sarah, Plain and Tall--Patricia MacLachlan
X51. Newbery Winner or Honor from 1970-1979: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH--Robert C. O'Brien
X52. Newbery Winner or Honor from 1960-1969: Island of the Blue Dolphins--Scott O'Dell
X53. Newbery Winner or Honor from 1950-1959: Amos Fortune Free Man--Elizabeth Yates
X54. Newbery Winner or Honor from 1940-1949: The Door in the Wall--Marguerite de Angeli
_55. Newbery Winner or Honor from 1932-1939
_56. Newbery Winner or Honor from 1922-1931
_57. Notable Children's Book from 2018 or 2017
_ 58. Any book by a Wilder Award author
X 59. verse novel: Impulse--Ellen Hopkins
X60. graphic novel: Sunny Side Up--Jennifer L. Holm and Mathew Holm
X61. biography or memoir: Who Was Dr. Seuss?--Janet B. Pascal
X62. nonfiction: Breakthrough--Jack Andraka
_ 63. poetry
X 64. audio book: Lord of the Flies--William Golding
X65. first in a series: A Court of Thorns and Roses--Sarah J. Maas
X 66. any book in a series: A Court of Mist and Fury--Sarah J. Maas
X 67. last book in a series: Always and Forever, Lara Jean--Jenny Han
_ 68. favorite author
_ 69. new to you author
_ 70. British author
_ 71. Australian author
_ 72. Canadian author
_ 73. translated into English from another language
_ 74. American author
X75. set in the state you live: The Red Pony--John Steinbeck
X76. set in a place you'd like to visit: Tan Lines--Katherine Applegate
_ 77. set in an imaginary place you'd like to visit
_ 78. picture book for older readers
_ 79. book about a pet
_ 80. animal fantasy
X 81. fantasy: The Alchemyst--Michael Scott
X 82. alternate reality: Leprechaun in Late Winter--Mary Pope Osborne
_ 83. science fiction
_ 84. adventure
_ 85. action/suspense
_ 86. mystery/detective
X87. realistic fiction: ChocoMimi, Volume 1--Konami Sonada
_ 88. school setting
X 89. multiple points of view: The Future of Us--Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
_ 90. historical fiction -- world war I
X 91. historical fiction -- world war II: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas--John Boyne
_ 92. historical fiction, your choice
_ 93. historical fiction, mystery or suspense
X94. oh the sads: The Acorn People--Ron Jones
_ 95. happy, happy ending
_ 96. laugh until you cry
X 97. coming of age: Every Soul a Star--Wendy Mass
_ 98. "diary" or "notebook"
_ 99. classic, your choice
_ 100. out of print
X 101. library book: Black and White--Paul Volponi
X102. impulse pick: Lovestruck Summer--Melissa Walker
_ 103. published in 2018
_ 104. YOUR pick for Newbery 2019

Bonus/alternate picks:
X made into a good movie: Hotel For Dogs--Lois Duncan
_ made into a horrible movie
X book from your childhood: Little Women--Louisa May Alcott
free choice: Banana Blitz--Florence Parry Heide
multiple authors: Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List--Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
_ orphan child
vacation setting or road trip: Two-Way Street--Lauren Barnholdt
_ first crush
_ new book by favorite author
_ time travel or steam punk

2 comments:

  1. So glad you're joining the challenge!

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  2. And now I see you joined this one! I have been reading a ton of middle grade so the flexibility of a checklist with a minimum of 6 books sounds great. I think I sense a pattern...I’m basically thinking that children’s lit challenges are the only ones that really work for me these days :)

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