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17941 I really loved this book, and I ma the excellent choice to get it on audio. It's awesome to hear Gansey and everyone. I've both loved and hated series by Maggie Stiefvater, and I'm happy this falls into the former group!
Oct 17, 2014 06:25PM

Apr 02, 2014 08:43AM

17941 I read this book long enough ago that I don't remember many specifics, but I do know that I liked it.

Reading your comments though, Celeste, I definitely see your points. Especially your second spoiler.

I guess that any discussion or dialog about hate crimes, and drug abuse for that matter, is a good thing.
Apr 02, 2014 08:37AM

17941 Wow, that looks like fun!

Maybe this for a Newbery section?

1. Read a Newbery Medal or Honor book from 1922-1949
2. Read a Newbery Medal or Honor book from 1950-1969
3. Read a Newbery Medal or Honor book from 1970-1989
4. Read a Newbery Medal or Honor book from 1990-2009
5. Read a Newbery Medal or Honor book from 2010-2014
Apr 02, 2014 08:23AM

17941 Lydia wrote: "This is very confusing to me. I read the challenge and Angela, it seemed you completed it on the first day. I was looking for suggested readings and just keep finding lists upon lists -- some fille..."

Sorry for the confusion! I wanted this to be a low pressure ongoing type challenge. There's no point system for this one.

I think that most people are using this as a reading plan thread. That's what I did. I basically started out in the beginning with books listed for all 50 states (or most of them), and as I completed the reading, I edited my post and struck through the state so I knew that it was finished. If you look at my post right next to my name it says "last edited on December 12, 2013", which is the day I finished the challenge. (Yep, 50 states in just 8 months - pretty proud of that!)

But feel free to look through people's lists, some do have books listed that they have read or intend to read. You can write you reading plan here, or as you complete a state write it in a new post. However you want!

I also spent a hefty amount of time compiling lists of books for each state. You can find the different states divided up by letter here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group...
Mar 13, 2014 05:57PM

17941 I liked the book too. Lots of action!
Feb 08, 2014 03:44PM

Jan 26, 2014 06:41PM

17941 New Items in bold.

Tennessee:
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Artichoke’s Heart by Suzanne Supplee
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
A Heart Divided by Cherie Bennett
Hourglass by Myra McEntire
How To Build a House by Dana Reinhardt
Monkey Town: The Summer of the Scopes Trial by Ronald Kidd
Somebody Everybody Listens To by Suzanne Supplee
Something Rotten by Alan Gratz


Texas:
Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
Born at Midnight by CC Hunter
Choke by Diana Lopez
Damage by A.M. Jenkins
Dark Song by Gail Giles
A Deadly Game of Magic by Joan Lowery Nixon
The Debs by Susan McBride
Derby Girl by Shauna Cross
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Glass Houses by Rachel Caine
Going Bovine by Libba BrayHoles by Louis Sachar
A Room on Lorelei Street by Mary Pearson
Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer
Shadowmaker by Joan Lowery Nixon
Splintered by A.G. Howard
Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt


Utah:
The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
Edges by Léna Roy
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Fall Into Darkness by Christopher Pike
Finding Daddy by Louise Plummer
Journey To Topaz by Yoshiko Uchida
Keep Sweet by Michele Dominguez Greene
The Loser's Guide to Life and Love by A.E. Cannon
Lost It by Kristen Tracy
No Way Out by Ivy Ruckman
Palace Beautiful by Sarah Deford Williams
Rape Girl by Alina Klein
Sweethearts by Sara Zarr


Vermont:
Colors in the Dreamweaver's Loom by Beth Hilgartner
Counting on Grace by Elizabeth Winthrop
A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
Jip by Katherine Paterson
Reality Check by Peter Abrahams
Witness by Karen Hesse


Virginia:
The Awakening by L.J. Smith
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Flip-Flop Girl by Katherine Paterson
Flowers in the Attic by V.C. Andrews
Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
A Month of Sundays by Ruth White
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Shadow Horse by Alison Hart


Washington:
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Adios Nirvana by Conrad Wesselhoeft
Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Cameron and the Girls by Edward Averett
The Clearing by Heather Davis
Five Flavors of Dumb by Anthony John
Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
Ironman by Chris Crutcher
North of Beautiful by Justina Chen
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher
Young Mac of Fort Vancouver by Mary Jane Carr


West Virginia:
Funny How Things Change by Melissa Wyatt
Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
May Bird and the Ever After by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Snow in Summer by Jane Yolen
When the Whistle Blows by Fran Cannon Slayton


Wisconsin:
American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
Dairy Queen by Catherine Murdock
Draw the Dark by Ilsa J. Bick
Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer
Never Enough by Denise Jaden
The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost
Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly
Song of the Pines: A Story of Norwegian Lumbering in Wisconsin by Walter Havighurst
Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin


Wyoming:
Like Mandarin by Kristen Hubbard
My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara
Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Shadow Falls by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Shane by Jack Schaefer
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Wish You Were Here by Catherine Clark
Wolves, Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler
Dec 30, 2013 03:01PM

17941 Agreed, this would be a good challenge to allow for rereads. Maybe opinions will be swayed by discussing the books :)
Dec 19, 2013 10:09AM

17941 That sounds like fun! There are always so many good books that we nominate each month that I can never keep up with.

And I especially like the reviving of old threads :)
Dec 17, 2013 07:22PM

Dec 15, 2013 06:09PM

17941 Nov 2011
The Future of Us by Jay Asher (356 pages)

Total Points: 74
Total Pages: 7802
Dec 14, 2013 05:36PM

17941 May 2009
Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow (293 pages)
+1

September 2013
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (438 pages)
+1

October 2009
Ice by Sarah Beth Durst (308 pages)
+1

Total Points: 73
Total Pages: 7446
Dec 13, 2013 04:28PM

17941 Finished it and loved it! It was funny and witty and smart. And Levi… Just Levi.

Anyone else finish??
Dec 10, 2013 08:12PM

17941 I'm about a third of the way through the book and loving it. Anyone else reading it?
Dec 08, 2013 08:59PM

17941 October 2013

Allegiant by Veronica Roth (526 pages)

Total Points: 70
Total Pages: 6407
Dec 08, 2013 11:04AM

17941 I just started this book, hoping it's as good as Eleanor & Park!
Dec 01, 2013 08:01AM

17941 April 2009

Pure by Terra Elan McVoy (336 pages)

Total Points: 65
Total Pages: 5881
Nov 27, 2013 06:44AM

17941 My point total went wacky somewhere on my end, but I think it's all straightened out now…

October 2012
Son by Lois Lowry (400 pages)
+1


February 2012
The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison (325 pages)
+5


Total Points: 64
Total Pages: 5545
Nov 21, 2013 06:43PM

17941 March 2011

Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard (320 pages)

Total Points: 59
Total Pages: 4820
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