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.

X1. Title beginning with A: The Absent Author--Ron Roy
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
X6. Author beginning with C: Little & Lion--Brandy Colbert
X7. Title beginning with D: The Dragon of Doom--Bruce Coville
X8. Author beginning with D: The Truth About Forever--Sarah Dessen
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
X13. Title beginning with G: Ghost Town--Phoebe Rivers
X14. Author beginning with G: Between Friends--Sheila Garrigue
X15. Title beginning with H: Hot Pink in the City--Medeia Sharif
X16. Author beginning with H: Landry Park--Bethany Hagen
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
X29. Title beginning with O: Once Upon a Frog--Sarah Mlynowski
X30. Author beginning with O: Pirates Past Noon--Mary Pope Osborne
X31. Title beginning with P: Piper Morgan Joins the Circus--Stephanie Faris
X32. Author beginning with P: Banana Twist--Florence Parry Heide
_33. Title or Author beginning with Q
X34. Title beginning with R: Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood--Liesl Shurtliff
X35. Author beginning with R: Lily's Crossing--Patricia Reilly Giff
X36. Title beginning with S: Sisters--Raina Telgemeier
X37. Author beginning with S: Marigold and the Feather of Hope--J.H. Sweet
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
X42. Title or Author beginning with X or “Ex”: The X-ed-Out X-Ray--Ron Roy
_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
X56. Newbery Winner or Honor from 1922-1931: The Cat Who Went to Heaven--Elizabeth Coatsworth
_57. Notable Children's Book from 2018 or 2017
X 58. Any book by a Wilder Award author: Harbor Me--Jacqueline Woodson
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
X 63. poetry: Sacred Fire--Nancy Wood
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
X 69. new to you author: Sing, Unburied, Sing--Jesmyn Ward
X 70. British author: The Wizards of Once--Cressida Cowell
_ 71. Australian author
_ 72. Canadian author
_ 73. translated into English from another language
X 74. American author: The Unexpected Everything--Morgan Matson
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
X 78. picture book for older readers: Smoky Night--Eve Bunting
_ 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
X 83. science fiction: Beyond the Red--Ava Jae
X 84. adventure: Powerless--Matthew Cody
X 85. action/suspense: The Best Halloween Ever--Barbara Robinson
X 86. mystery/detective: The Zombie Zone--Ron Roy
X87. realistic fiction: ChocoMimi, Volume 1--Konami Sonada
X 88. school setting: My Teacher is an Alien--Bruce Coville
X 89. multiple points of view: The Future of Us--Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
X 90. historical fiction -- world war I: All Quiet on the Western Front--Erich Maria Remarque
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
X95. happy, happy ending: Rapunzel's Revenge--Shannon and Dean Hale
X 96. laugh until you cry: Swing It, Sunny!--Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm
X 97. coming of age: Every Soul a Star--Wendy Mass
X 98. "diary" or "notebook": Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Secet Crush Catastrophe--Rachel Renee Russell
X 99. classic, your choice: Little Men--Louisa May Alcott
_ 100. out of print
X 101. library book: Black and White--Paul Volponi
X102. impulse pick: Lovestruck Summer--Melissa Walker
X 103. published in 2018: A Court of Frost and Starlight--Sarah J. Maas
X 104. YOUR pick for Newbery 2019: Louisiana's Way Home--Kate DiCamillo

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
X orphan child: The Ancient Magnus' Bride, Vol. 1--Kore Yamazaki
vacation setting or road trip: Two-Way Street--Lauren Barnholdt
X first crush: When Dimple Met Rishi--Sandhya Menon
_ new book by favorite author
X time travel or steam punk: Changeless--Gail Carrier

Challenge completed on December 26

1 comment:

Christine said...

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 :)