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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My Reading Lists and Challenges


My 2017 Reading Projects and challenges. 
Updated: 7/5/17


I.

Read the 2017 Youth Media Award Winners Challenge
The list of books will be announced Jan. 23, 2017

(Books highlighted in yellow= complete.)
YA Titles only for the YM Awards


1. Michael L. Printz Award (Best YA literature of the year) 
  • March, Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell
2. Schneider Family Book Award (Teen living with a disability)
  • When We Collided by Emery Lord
3. Alex Awards -10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences (Pick one of ten)     
  • The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst// The Regional Office is Under Attack! by Manuel Gonzales// In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero// Buffering: Unshared Tales of a life Loaded by Hannah Hart// Arena by Holly Jennings// Every Heart a Doorway by Sean McGuire// Romeo and/or Juliet: A Choosable-Path Adventure by Ryan North// Die Young With Me: a Memoir by Rob Rufus// The Wasp that Brainwashed the Caterpillar by Matt Simon// The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko by Scott Stambach
    4. Margaret A. Edwards Award (Read one book by the winning author who has made a significant contribution to YA or Children's Lit)
    • Name of author _____Sarah Dessen______________ (Choose one of his/her books)
    • Title: Along for the Ride
    5. Stonewall Children's and Young Adult Literature (LGBT) (There was a tie---Read One)
    • Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
    • If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
    6. William C. Morris Award (First YA novel by author)
    • The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
    7. YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults  (Since March, Book Three has been listed several times already, you can pick an Honor book instead)
    • March, Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell
    • Or One Honor Book: Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History by Karen Blumenthal// In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives by Kenneth Davis// Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune by Pamela Turner// This Land is our Land: A History of American Immigration by Linda Barrett Osborne
      8. Coretta Scott King Author Award (African American Author) 
      • March, Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell
      9. Coretta Scott King Steptoe Award (African American New Talent) 
               The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon 

      10. Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award (Since March, Book Three has been listed several times already, you can pick an Honor book instead)
      • March, Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell  
      • Or one Honor book: Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story by Caren Stelson// Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience During World War II by Albert Marrin// We Will Not Be Silent: the White Rose Student Resistance Movement that Defied Adolf Hitler by Russell Freedman
      11. Odyssey Award (Audio Book)
      • Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit, narrated by Allan Couduner
      12. Larua Inglalls Wilder (Author award) Read one book by author: Nikki Grimes

      Title : ________Dark Sons________________________

      Pura Belpre (Latino Author) ... none of the selections this year are YA titles;
      Batchelder Award (Translated into English) ... none of the selections this year are YA titles



      II.

      (See the Printz Challenge tab on the Home Page for the complete list)

      Read all the 2017 Printz Award and Challenge books. Winners will be announced on Jan 23rd.

      Award winner:
      • March, Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell (Read Nov. 11, 2016)
      Honor books:
      • Asking for It by Louise O'Neill
      • The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry (Read May 29, 2016)
      • Scythe by Neal Shusterman (Read Feb. 5, 2017)
      • The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (Read January 3, 2017)




        III.


        Read the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction each year 
        and catch up on identified books from previous years, only the ones I want to read

        Year
        Title
        Author
        Read
        Comments
        2017
        The Underground Railroad
        Colson Whitehead
        Jul '17
        Very thought-provoking.
        2016
        The Sympathizer
        Nyugen, Viet
        Sep ‘16
        Deep and thought-provoking while surprisingly humorous.
        2015
        All the Light We Cannot See
        Doerr, Anthony
        Aug '15
        My favorite book of 2015.
        2014
        The Goldfinch
        Tartt, Donna
        Dec '14
        One of my favorite books of 2014.
        2013
        Orphan Master's Son
        Johnson, Adam
        2013
        The Snow Child (Runner-up)
        Ivey, Eowyn
        May ‘12
        Odd
        2011
        A Visit from the Goon Squad
        Egan, Jennifer
        2010
        Tinkers
        Harding, Paul
        2009
        Olive Kitteridge
        Strout, Elizabeth
        Mar '10
        Memorable
        2008
        A Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
        Diaz, Junot
        Jan ‘16
        Amazing
        2007
        The Road
        McCarthy, Cormac
        2006
        March
        Brooks, Geraldine
        Apr '08
        Made me want to re-read Little Women
        2005
        Gilead
        Robinson, Marianne
        2004
        The Known World
        Jones, Edward
        2004
        Evidence of Things Unseen (Finalist)
        Wiggins, Marianne
        Mar ‘11
        What a story. Unforgettable.
        2003
        Middlesex
        Eugenides, Jeffrey
        Oct '06
        Indescribably good.
        2002
        Empire Falls
        Russo, Richard
        Apr '05
        Liked
        2001
        The Amazing Kavalier and Clay
        Charbon, Micahel
        2000
        Interpreter of Maladies
        Lahiri, Jhumpa
        2000
        Close Range: Wyoming Stories (Finalist)
        Proulx, E. Annie
        2015
        A favorite author
        1999
        The Hours
        Cunningham, Michael
        1999
        The Poisonwood Bible (Finalist)
        Kingsolver, Barbara
        1999
        A top ten favorite and so well done.
        1995
        Stone Diaries
        Shields, Carol
        1995
        Non-memorable
        1994
        Shipping News
        Proulx, Annie
        1997
        On my top ten favorites list
        1992
        A Thousand Acres
        Smiley, Jane
        1993
        Depressing topic
        1991
        The Things They Carried (Finalist)
        O’Brien, Tim
        2009
        Cathartic
        1989
        Breathing Lessons
        Tyler, Ann


        1988
        Beloved
        Morrison, Toni
        2010
        Astonishingly good.
        1986
        Lonesome Dove
        McMurty, Larry
        1983
        The Color Purple
        Walker, Alice
        2009
        Such talent.
        1981
        A Confederacy of Dunces
        Toole, John Kennedy
        2013
        This book is in a category of its own. Love it!
        1977
        Roots (Special Pulitzer)
        Haley, Alex
        1977
        This book was a cultural phenomenon
        1973
        The Optimist’s Daughter
        Welty, Eudora


        1972
        Angle of Repose
        Stegner, Wallace
        1995
         I love this author!
        1961
        To Kill a Mockingbird
        Lee, Harper
        2008
         Can you believe I waited so long to read this classic?
        1953
        The Old Man and the Sea
        Hemingway, Ernest
        1972
        Read in junior high
        1948
        Tales of the South Pacific
        Michener, James
        Apr '17
        I am not a fan of this book.
        1940
        The Grapes of Wrath
        Steinbeck, John


        1939
        The Yearling
        Rawles, Marjorie Kinna
        Jan ‘16
        Brilliant!
        1937
        Gone with the Wind
        Mitchell, Margaret
        1974
        For many years this was my favorite book
        1932
        The Good Earth
        Buck, Pearl S.
        1973
        Read in high school
        1928
        The Bridge of San Luis Rey
        Wilder, Thorton


        1925
        So Big
        Ferber, Edna


        1921
        Age of Innocence
        Wharton, Edith
        Apr ‘16
        A delight





        IV.




        2 comments:

        1. Wow, these are great lists. You've accomplished a lot! I will definitely look into some of these for 2012.

          Sue

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        2. Seeing your list of Pulitzer books inspires me to fill in the gaps. Lots of classics there! Good luck with your reading.

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