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message 1: by Kim (last edited Aug 31, 2013 06:20PM) (new)

Kim (kadykayf) Welcome to YA Book Club's eleventh Reading Challenge!

Rules

Duration: September 1, 2013 – November 30, 2013

We are a YA Book Club, so all books should be young adult (unless otherwise noted).

You have 3 months to read 10 YA books that satisfy following requirements:

1) Read a book that is a new release published in September, October or November of 2013. GoodReads offers lists of the most popular new releases by month, they might help you to make your choices – September, October and November (If you have difficulties obtaining these new books, you can read a release from the same months in 2012).

2) September 22-28 is Banned Books Week. Celebrate your freedom to read by reading a book that has been banned and/or challenged in any country. The American Library Association has several lists available at http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlyc..., but you do not have to read from those lists nor does the book have to be YA.

3) Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) and read a book with a Hispanic main character. If you need ideas, REFORMA has a great list http://reforma.org/teen_titles. Thanks Neha for an excellent GoodReads list http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/13...

4) Read a book that has been translated into English. Oliviasbooks has provided a great list that you can find here: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/25...

5) September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day. Read a book about pirates or seafaring people. Some ideas can be found here: http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/14...

6) Read a scary or horror book for Halloween.

7) October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Read a book where any character is being abused or has been abused.

8) Celebrate World Post Day, October 9th, by reading an epistolary novel or real correspondence letters. Ideas can be found here http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/30...

9) November 12th is Chicken Soup for the Soul Day. Read a book with a heartwarming or uplifting story.

10) Reread a book that you loved to celebrate Book Lovers Day (first Saturday in November).

Everything should be done on this thread - your questions, your plans and your progress.

Happy reading!

(a very special thanks to oliviasbooks who provided several of the ideas I used this challenge: #4, 5, and 8)


message 2: by -Bookish Gal- (last edited Oct 29, 2013 04:14AM) (new)

-Bookish Gal- (-bookish_gal-) | 13 comments Here' my list -
10/10

1)New release: Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
2)Banned book: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
3)Hispanic heritage: Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel, Carol Christensen (Translator), Thomas Christensen (Translator)
4)Translated: 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
5)Pirates: The Assassin and the Pirate Lord by Sarah J. Maas
6)Horror: The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman
7)Abuse:The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen
8)Epistolary: Twittering from the Circus of the Dead by Joe Hill
9)Heartwarming: Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
10)Reread: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Antigoddess (Goddess War, #1) by Kendare Blake Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad The Assassin and the Pirate Lord (Throne of Glass, #0.1) by Sarah J. Maas The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence, #1) by Jessica Sorensen Twittering from the Circus of the Dead by Joe Hill Tell the Wolves I'm Home  by Carol Rifka Brunt The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


message 3: by Mary (last edited Aug 30, 2013 09:15AM) (new)

Mary (knoxdiver) Completed: 0 out of 10

1. New Release: The Iron Traitor
2. Banned book:
3. Hispanic heritage: When the Stars Go Blue
4. Translated novel: Ruby Red
5. Pirate:
6. Horror: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
7. Abuse:
8. Epistolary:
9. Heartwarming:
10. Reread: Forget You


message 4: by Mary (new)

Mary (knoxdiver) It's not included on that list, but Sarah Ockler's The Book of Broken Hearts has Hispanic main characters, and it's a great book.


message 5: by Paulina (The Little Book Pixie) (last edited Sep 14, 2013 07:38AM) (new)

Paulina (The Little Book Pixie) (victoriayork) | 60 comments I'm in
Completed 10/10
1. New Release:The Transfer: A Divergent Story
2. Banned book:Romeo and Juliet
3. Hispanic heritage:Los Anos Terribles
4. Translated novel:Sobibor
5. Pirate:Treasure Island
6. Horror:Frost
7. Abuse:Pretty Girl-13
8. Epistolary:The Diary of a Young Girl
9. Heartwarming:Ella Enchanted
10. Reread:1984
Los Anos Terribles by Yolanda Reyes Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Sobibor by Jean Molla Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley 1984 by George Orwell The Transfer A Divergent Story (Divergent, #0.1) by Veronica Roth Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank Frost by Marianna Baer


message 6: by oliviasbooks (last edited Nov 18, 2013 11:51AM) (new)

oliviasbooks | 98 comments So eager to start!

Progress: 10/10

1. New Release: Across a Star-Swept Sea (11/09, wow, that has been lovely!)
2. Banned Book Week:Weetzie Bat* (09/08)
3. Hispanic Hero/Heroine: Chain Reaction (11/18)
4. Translated: No And Me (10/16)
5. Pirates: Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy (09/10)
6. Horror: Unwind (09/30)
7. Abuse: The Bone Dragon (09/23)
8. Epistolary: The Boy Next Door (09/13)**
9. Heartwarming: Fangirl (10/03)
10. Re-Read: City of Bones (11/06)

*I did not find evidence of challenging/banning at the ALA site, but a lot of blogs about past "Banned Book Weeks" mention it
**Yes, I know, it's adult chicklit, but fun and kind of immature. Typically Cabot. So, I'll just re-read and count it.

Across a Star-Swept Sea (For Darkness Shows the Stars, #2) by Diana Peterfreund Weetzie Bat (Weetzie Bat, #1) by Francesca Lia Block Chain Reaction (Perfect Chemistry, #3) by Simone Elkeles No And Me by Delphine de Vigan Bloody Jack Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy (Bloody Jack, #1) by L.A. Meyer Unwind (Unwind, #1) by Neal Shusterman The Bone Dragon by Alexia Casale The Boy Next Door (Boy, #1) by Meg Cabot Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare


message 7: by Ela (last edited Oct 08, 2013 02:56PM) (new)

Ela I'll give it a shot!
1. New Release (October): Allegiant
2. Banned Book: Looking for Alaska
3. Hispanic Book: Perfect Chemistry
4. Translated Book: Ruby Red
5. Pirate Book: :Pirates!
6. Horror Book: Unwind
7. Abuse Book: A Child Called "It"*
8. Postal Day book: Thirteen Reasons Why
9. Heartwarming:
10. Reread:

*Not a YA book but after reading that, I don't think I can do another abuse book for a while.

Progress: 6/10
Looking for Alaska by John Green Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy, #1) by Kerstin Gier Unwind (Unwind Trilogy, #1) by Neal Shusterman Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1) by Simone Elkeles Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher A Child Called "It" by Dave Pelzer


message 8: by Yesenia (last edited Sep 30, 2013 05:28PM) (new)

Yesenia (yesystrife) | 3 comments Okay

1. New Release: More Than This
2. Banned Book: Looking for Alaska
3. Hispanic Heritage: The House of the Scorpion
4. Translated Novel: Battle Royale
5. Pirate: Demons of the Ocean
6. Horror: Rot and Ruin
7. Abuse: Living Dead Girl
8. Epistolary: Genesis
9. Heartwarming: Flipped
10. Reread: City of Bones

Completed: 3/10
More Than This by Patrick Ness The House of the Scorpion (Matteo Alacran, #1) by Nancy Farmer Rot and Ruin (Benny Imura, #1) by Jonathan Maberry


message 9: by Ingrid (last edited Sep 15, 2013 08:08AM) (new)

Ingrid (ingrithe) | 6 comments Completed 6 out of 10

1. New Release: The Transfer: A Divergent Story
2. Banned book: To Kill a Mockingbird
3. Hispanic heritage: Like Water for Chocolate
4. Translated novel: 172 Hours on the Moon
5. Pirate: Ship Breaker
6. Horror: Anna Dressed in Blood
7. Abuse: Bitterblue
8. Epistolary: Genesis
9. Heartwarming: Dairy Queen
10. Reread: Divergent


message 10: by Madelyn (last edited Dec 15, 2013 07:14AM) (new)

Madelyn (gerroffme) | 1 comments Sounds exciting!

1. New Release: Fangirl
2. Banned Book: Looking for Alaska
3. Hispanic heritage: Perfect Chemistry
4.Translated Novel: Ruby Red
5: Seafaring: Life of Pi
6. Horror:Anna Dressed in Blood
7. Abuse:Reason to Breathe
8. Epistolary:The Perks of Being a Wallflower
9. Heartwarminig: My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece
10. Reread: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Completed 6/10.


message 11: by oliviasbooks (new)

oliviasbooks | 98 comments Ela wrote: "I'll give it a shot!
1. New Release (October): Allegiant
2. Banned Book: Looking for Alaska
3. Hispanic Book: The Book of Broken Hearts
4. Translated Book: Ruby Red
5. Pirate Book: (Having problems..."


I loved Pirates! by Celia Rees and Freedom Beyond the Sea by Waldtraut Lewin .

The bad ratings keep me from trying The Pirate Captain's Daughter by Eve Bunting , although one of my favorite books is by the author.


message 12: by *Layali* (last edited Dec 01, 2013 05:29AM) (new)

*Layali* (layalireads) | 94 comments My tentative list for now... I always end up changing something down the road... :P

Completed: 8/10

1. New Release: Allegiant by Veronica Roth 11/12; 3 stars
2. Banned: Crash and Burn by Michael Hassan *** 11/17; 4 stars
3. Hispanic: Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines ### 11/22; 1 star
4. Translated: Ruby Red by Kirsten Geir
5. Pirate: The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke 11/28; 5 stars
6. Horror: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke 09/12; 2 stars
7. Abuse: Burned by Ellen Hopkins 11/30; 5 stars
8. Epistolary: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson 11/22; 5 stars
9. Heartwarming: The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr
10. Reread: Divergent by Veronica Roth 10/20; 5 stars


*** I don't think this is a banned/challenged book yet because it's so new, but I have no doubt in my mind someone will want to because it deals with drugs, language, sex, etc.
### Technically this is New Adult. Also I wasn't sure where the "Hispanic" main character came into play, but it was on listopia so I'm counting it. :)

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Between, #1) by April Genevieve Tucholke Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth Allegiant (Divergent, #3) by Veronica Roth Crash and Burn  by Michael Hassan Fallen Too Far (Too Far, #1; Rosemary Beach, #1) by Abbi Glines Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson The Assassin's Curse (The Assassin's Curse, #1) by Cassandra Rose Clarke Burned (Burned, #1) by Ellen Hopkins


message 13: by Jasna (last edited Nov 07, 2013 10:59AM) (new)

Jasna (jasnana) | 17 comments I'm in!


1. New Release: Not a Drop to Drink
2. Banned book: The Great Gatsby
3. Hispanic heritage: Like Water for Chocolate
4. Translated novel: The Storyteller
5. Pirate: The Crown of Embers
6. Horror: A Monster Calls
7. Abuse: The Sea of Tranquility
8. Epistolary: Stolen: A Letter to My Captor
9. Heartwarming: This Song Will Save Your Life
10. Reread: Catching Fire

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness Not a Drop to Drink  by Mindy McGinnis The Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorns, #2) by Rae Carson


message 14: by Boyanna (last edited Nov 29, 2013 04:16AM) (new)

Boyanna | 29 comments im in!
the list:
...

1. September: The Dream Thieves
Random Book: Night of Cake & Puppets
3. Hispanic: The Bitter Kingdom
Random Book: A Midsummer's Nightmare
Random Book: Wallbanger
6. Horror: Quarantine: The Saints
7. Abuse: The Liberator
Random Book: Crash into You
9. Heartwarming: The Distance Between Us
10. Re-read: The Crown of Embers

Finished 29.11.2013

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West The Crown of Embers (Fire and Thorns, #2) by Rae Carson The Bitter Kingdom (Fire and Thorns, #3) by Rae Carson The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2) by Maggie Stiefvater Quarantine The Saints (Quarantine, #2) by Lex Thomas The Liberator (Dante Walker, #2) by Victoria Scott Crash into You (Pushing the Limits, #3) by Katie McGarry A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger Wallbanger (Cocktail, #1) by Alice Clayton Night of Cake & Puppets (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #2.5) by Laini Taylor


message 15: by Martina (new)

Martina (corrupted94) | 11 comments No idea what I'll read or how many books I'll read but I want to give it a try...
1. New Release:
2. Banned book:
3. Hispanic heritage:
4. Translated novel:
5. Pirate:
6. Horror:
7. Abuse:
8. Epistolary:
9. Heartwarming:
10. Reread:


message 16: by Ela (new)

Ela oliviasbooks wrote: "Ela wrote: "I'll give it a shot!
1. New Release (October): Allegiant
2. Banned Book: Looking for Alaska
3. Hispanic Book: The Book of Broken Hearts
4. Translated Book: Ruby Red
5. Pirate Book: (Hav..."


Thanks for the suggestions! I really appreciate it.


message 17: by Kim (new)

Kim (kadykayf) Neha provided this great list for Hispanic reads. Thanks Neha!
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/13...


message 18: by Lindy (new)

Lindy (lindylee) | 5 comments I will give it a try, goiung to be back home Sept 8th


message 19: by Margaret (last edited Oct 12, 2013 04:31PM) (new)

Margaret Walker (margie22) | 3 comments May not get through them all due to exams and such but still going to try. (:


1. New Release: The House of Hades - 12/10
2. Banned book: The Great Gatsby
3. Hispanic heritage: The Book of Broken Hearts
4. Translated novel: Ruby Red
5. Seafaring: Life of Pi
6. Horror: [Purposely not choosing one due to reasons. May end up picking one at a later time.]
7. Abuse: Where the Stars Still Shine
8. Epistolary: Revolution
9. Heartwarming: Ella Enchanted - 24/09
10. Reread: Low Red Moon - 09/09

Finished:
Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4) by Rick Riordan


message 20: by Trista (last edited Oct 15, 2013 11:15AM) (new)

Trista (islandgeekgirl) | 47 comments 10/10

1)New release: Perfect Ruin
2)Banned book: Blood Promise (the whole series before it was even finished??? They can do that???)
3)Hispanic heritage: Perfect Chemistry
4)Translated: Inkheart
5)Pirates: The Assassin's Curse
6)Horror: Anna Dressed in Blood
7)Abuse: Leap of Faith
8)Epistolary: Bridget Jones's Diary
9)Heartwarming: The Last Lecture
10)Reread: The Fault in Our Stars

Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, #4) by Richelle Mead Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles, #1) by Lauren DeStefano Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1) by Simone Elkeles Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1) by Helen Fielding Inkheart (Inkworld, #1) by Cornelia Funke The Fault in Our Stars by John Green The Assassin's Curse (The Assassin's Curse, #1) by Cassandra Rose Clarke Leap of Faith by Jamie Blair Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1) by Kendare Blake The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch


message 21: by Samara (last edited Sep 04, 2013 06:15PM) (new)

Samara | 6 comments 1. New Release: The Dream Thieves
2. Banned Book: The Kite Runner
3. Hispanic Heritage: The Book of Broken Hearts
4. Translated Book: Ruby Red
5. Pirates: Steel
6. Horror: Beautiful Darkness
7. Abuse: The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden
8. Epistolary: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
9. Heartwarming: Lola and the Boy Next Door
10. Reread: Clockwork Angel


message 22: by Kme_17 (last edited Nov 23, 2013 08:51PM) (new)

Kme_17 | 12 comments 1/10

1)New release:
2)Banned book:Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
3)Hispanic heritage:
4)Translated:
5)Pirates:
6)Horror:
7)Abuse:Eleanor & Park
8)Epistolary:
9)Heartwarming:
10)Reread:

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1) by Louise Rennison


message 23: by -Bookish Gal- (new)

-Bookish Gal- (-bookish_gal-) | 13 comments Kim wrote: "Neha provided this great list for Hispanic reads. Thanks Neha!
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/13......"


Happy to help :)
Loved the ideas for the challenge quite a mix.


message 24: by Kim (last edited Nov 20, 2013 07:42AM) (new)

Kim (kadykayf) Okay, here is my list:

10/10 completed 11/19/13

1. New Release: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
2. Banned/Challenged: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
3. Hispanic Character: The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler
4. Translation: City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende
5. Pirates: The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King
6. Scary/Horror: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
7. Abused Character: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
8. Epistolary: Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
9. Heartwarming: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
10. Reread: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black Persepolis The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis, #1-2) by Marjane Satrapi The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler City of the Beasts (Eagle and Jaguar, #1) by Isabel Allende The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1) by Kendare Blake The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale The Fault in Our Stars by John Green From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg


message 25: by Czarina (last edited Nov 11, 2013 03:24PM) (new)

Czarina | 15 comments 1. New release (September): Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
2. Banned book: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
3. Hispanic heritage: The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
4. Translated novel: The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis
5. Pirates: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
6. Horror: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
7. Abuse: All the Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry
8. Epistolary: 4 to 16 Characters by Kelly Hourihan
9. Heartwarming: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
10. Reread: Fury by Shirley Marr

Not a Drop to Drink  by Mindy McGinnis Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1) by Rick Yancey All the Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry 4 to 16 Characters by Kelly Hourihan Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews Fury  by Shirley Marr


message 26: by Kim (new)

Kim (kadykayf) Neha wrote: "Happy to help :)
Loved the ideas for the challenge quite a mix..."


Thanks! I hope others like them too.


message 28: by Hyosun Song (last edited Oct 02, 2013 04:15PM) (new)

Hyosun Song | 142 comments Mod
10/10


1)New release: Battle Magic (done)
2)Banned book: The Golden Compass(done)
3)Hispanic heritage: Perfect Chemistry (done)
4)Translated: Ruby Red (done)
5)Pirates: The Assassin's Curse (done)
6)Horror: Anna Dressed in Blood (done)
7)Abuse: Truly, Madly, Deadly (done)
8)Epistolary: The Perks of Being a Wallflower(done)
9)Heartwarming: Ever (done)
10)Reread: The Subtle Knife (done)

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1) by Kendare Blake Ruby Red (Precious Stone Trilogy, #1) by Kerstin Gier The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1) by Simone Elkeles The Assassin's Curse (The Assassin's Curse, #1) by Cassandra Rose Clarke Ever (Enchanted, #4) by Gail Carson Levine The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1) by Philip Pullman The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials, #2) by Philip Pullman Battle Magic (Circle Reforged, #3) by Tamora Pierce


message 29: by Megan (last edited Oct 27, 2013 07:46PM) (new)

Megan (meganlentz) | 17 comments I'm in!

Progress: 8 of 10

1. New release: The Eye of Minds
2. Banned: Ender's Game
3. Hispanic: The Red Umbrella Never would have read this without the challenge, but I loved it!
4. Translated: Reckless
5. Seafaring: Ship Breaker
6. Horror: In the After
7. Abuse: The Raven Boys
8. Epistolary: Human.4
9. Heartwarming: Dairy Queen
10. Favorite: Matched
Reckless (Reckless, #1) by Cornelia Funke In the After (In the After #1) by Demitria Lunetta Dairy Queen (Dairy Queen, #1) by Catherine Gilbert Murdock The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater The Eye of Minds (The Mortality Doctrine, #1) by James Dashner Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker, #1) by Paolo Bacigalupi Human.4 (Point 4, #1) by Mike A. Lancaster


message 30: by Andra (new)

Andra (apliwag) | 12 comments Yay! Great topics, I'm in =)

1. New Release:
2. Banned Book:
3. Hispanic Heritage:
4. Translated Novel:
5. Pirate:
6. Horror:
7. Abuse: Rotters by Daniel Kraus
8. Epistolary:
9. Heartwarming:
10. Reread: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Completed: 0/10


message 31: by Andra (new)

Andra (apliwag) | 12 comments Every time I try to use the challenge widget, it overrides my 2013 Challenge (no matter what I name the challenge shelf.) Anyone else having this problem?


message 32: by Chantale (last edited Dec 08, 2013 06:40PM) (new)

Chantale Pard | 25 comments This is my third quarterly challenge with you guys! This quarter's challenge is really specific, and I like it!
10/10 - Finished (8 days late, so it shows my challenge unfinished, arg!)

1)New release - Fangirl
2) banned - Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom
3) Hispanic main character -The Book of Broken Hearts
4) Translated into English - Paradise Kiss, Volume 1
5) Pirates -Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy (Really good, worth the hype!)
6) Scary / Horror - Anna Dressed in Blood
7) Any character is being abused or has been abused - Allegiant
8) epistolary - Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot
9) Heartwarming - Swim the Fly
10) Reread a book that you love - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Death Note, Vol. 1 Boredom (Death Note, #1) by Tsugumi Ohba The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler Paradise Kiss, Volume 1  by Ai Yazawa Bloody Jack Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy (Bloody Jack, #1) by L.A. Meyer Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1) by Kendare Blake Allegiant (Divergent, #3) by Veronica Roth Sorcery & Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot (Cecelia and Kate, #1) by Patricia C. Wrede Swim the Fly (Swim the Fly, #1) by Don Calame Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) by J.K. Rowling


message 33: by oliviasbooks (new)

oliviasbooks | 98 comments Oh, 'Swim the Fly' sounds like a great choice!


message 34: by Chantale (new)

Chantale Pard | 25 comments oliviasbooks wrote: "Oh, 'Swim the Fly' sounds like a great choice!"

Yeah, I think it should be! A fellow librarian told me that the whole series was hilarious, so I've been meaning to start them for a while :)


message 35: by oliviasbooks (new)

oliviasbooks | 98 comments Sometimes I just love it how a challenge gives me the last, gentle nudge into a certain direction - or simply an excuse to buy another book.


message 36: by Katie (new)

Katie | 7 comments Yes! What a great challenge!

Completed: 0 out of 10

1. New Release: Fangirl
2. Banned book:
3. Hispanic heritage:
4. Translated novel:
5. Pirate:
6. Horror: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
7. Abuse:
8. Epistolary:
9. Heartwarming:
10. Reread: How I Live Now


message 37: by Stephanie (last edited Nov 14, 2013 09:04AM) (new)

Stephanie (stephsco) I'm shooting for half the list.

1)New release: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown or Fangirl
2)Banned book: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
3)Hispanic heritage: Once Upon a Quinceanera: Coming of Age in the US (non-fiction...hmm, does this count?)
4)Translated:
5)Pirates:
6)Horror: The 5th Wave (saw others w/ this under horror, so OK!)
7)Abuse: Fault Line (out Oct)
8)Epistolary: Thirteen Reasons Why
9)Heartwarming: Second Chance Summer
10)Reread:


message 38: by Jennifer (last edited Oct 30, 2013 02:33PM) (new)

Jennifer (goodreadscombulldogmom) Completed: 13 out of 10

1. New Release:Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
2. Banned Book:Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher
3. Hispanic Heritage:The Firefly Letters by Margarita Engle
4. Translated: Reckless by Cornelia Funke
5. Pirate:Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy by L. A. Meyer; Curse of the Blue Tattoo (Bk. 2 Bloody Jack); Under the Jolly Roger (Bk. 3 Bloody Jack)
6. Scary:Shock Waves by Chris Westwood
7. Abuse:Burning Blue by Paul Griffin
8. Epistolary or Correspondence: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
9. Uplifting:Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen and Twigs by Alison Ashley Formento
10. Reread: Wonder by R. J. Palacio


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen Burning Blue by Paul Griffin Bloody Jack Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy (Bloody Jack, #1) by L.A. Meyer The Firefly Letters A Suffragette's Journey to Cuba by Margarita Engle Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher Wonder by R.J. Palacio Twigs by Alison Ashley Formento Reckless (Reckless, #1) by Cornelia Funke Curse of the Blue Tattoo Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady (Bloody Jack, #2) by L.A. Meyer Under the Jolly Roger Being an Account of the Further Nautical Adventures of Jacky Faber (Bloody Jack, #3) by L.A. Meyer


message 39: by Holly (last edited Sep 16, 2013 07:50AM) (new)

Holly (hollyb_nc) I'm up for a try!!

Completed: 3/10

DONE (Sep 3-5) 1. New Release: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
DONE (Sep 7) 2. Banned Book: The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci
DONE (Sep 8-9) 3. Hispanic Heritage: Snitch by Alison van Diepen
4. Translated: Reckless by Cornelia Funke
5. Pirate: The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King
6. Scary: In the After by Demitria Lunetta
7. Abuse: Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller and/or Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne
8. Epistolary or Correspondence: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
9. Uplifting: The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
10. Reread: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater


message 40: by Jenn (last edited Nov 18, 2013 03:09PM) (new)

Jenn (cadyly) | 19 comments Excited to begin my second Challenge! :) Thanks so much for putting them on; they have really stretched me and made me try books I might not have touched before!

Completed 4/10

1. New Release: Allegiant, completed 10/29
2. Banned book: 1984, completed 9/6
3. Hispanic heritage: I Will Save You, completed 10/6
4. Translated novel:
5. Pirate:
6. Horror: Drought
7. Abuse:
8. Epistolary: Bridget Jones's Diary, completed 9/7
9. Heartwarming:
10. Reread:

1984 by George Orwell Bridget Jones's Diary (Bridget Jones, #1) by Helen Fielding I Will Save You by Matt de la Pena The World of Divergent The Path to Allegiant (Divergent, #2.5) by Veronica Roth


message 41: by Halley (last edited Oct 09, 2013 11:40AM) (new)

Halley Todd I'm in!

1. New Release: The Dream Thieves
2. Banned book:
3. Hispanic heritage: The House of the Scorpion (I know it is a little bit of a stretch, but I really wanted to read this)
4. Translated novel:
5. Pirate:
6. Horror: Coldest Girl in Coldtown
7. Abuse: Rose Under Fire
8. Epistolary:
9. Heartwarming:
10. Reread: The Raven Boys

The House of the Scorpion (Matteo Alacran, #1) by Nancy Farmer The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2) by Maggie Stiefvater The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein


message 42: by Rita (last edited Nov 25, 2013 06:57AM) (new)

Rita (booksandrita) I'm excited to participate in this challenge!

1. New Release: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
2. Banned Book: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
3. Hispanic Heritage: The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler
4. Translated: No And Me by Delphine de Vigan
5. Pirates: The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King
6. Horror: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
7. Abuse: Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
8. Epistolary: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
9. Heartwarming: Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
10. Reread: Holes by Louis Sachar


message 43: by Kaleigh (new)

Kaleigh | 17 comments Quarterly book challenge 
My first challenge!

1. New Release: Doctor Sleep
2. Banned Book: The Kite Runner
3. Hispanic Heritage: Marcelo in the Real World
4. Translated: The Story Teller
5. Pirates: Moby-Dick; or, The Whale
6. Horror: The Shining
7. Abuse: The Rules of Survival
8. Espitolary: Thirteen Reasons Why
9. Heartwarming: A Corner of the Universe
10. Reread: The Perks of Being a Wallflower.


message 44: by Kim (new)

Kim (kadykayf) Mary wrote: "It's not included on that list, but Sarah Ockler's The Book of Broken Hearts has Hispanic main characters, and it's a great book."

It was a great book. Thanks for the recommendation!


message 45: by [deleted user] (last edited Dec 17, 2013 10:14PM) (new)

In.
10/10

1. Release: House of Hades
2. Banned: Looking For Alaska
3. Hispanic: Perfect Chemestry
4. Translated: Les Miserables
5. Sea: Ship Breaker
6. Scary: The 5th Wave
7. Abuse: Anna Dressed In Blood
8. Post: Curse of the Wendigo
9. Heartwarming: Ocean at the End of the Lane
10. Reread: Sea of Monsters
Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker, #1) by Paolo Bacigalupi The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) by Rick Riordan Les Misérables by Victor Hugo Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1) by Simone Elkeles The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus, #4) by Rick Riordan The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1) by Rick Yancey Looking for Alaska by John Green Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1) by Kendare Blake The Curse of the Wendigo (The Monstrumologist, #2) by Rick Yancey The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman


message 46: by Mary Beth (last edited Nov 07, 2013 07:28AM) (new)

Mary Beth (lifelovebooks) | 17 comments 4/10 - hope I can get them all!

1) new release - Kinslayer

2) banned book -

3) Hispanic characters - In the Age of Love and Chocolate

4)translated - Emerald Green

5) Pirate - The Runaway King

6) Scary/horror -

7) Abuse - Never Smile at Strangers

8) letters -

9) uplifting -

10) reread -


message 48: by Asmaa (new)

Asmaa (asmushy) | 5 comments Quarterly Challenge #11
Duration: September 1, 2013 – November 30, 2013


READ: 0/10

1. World After - Susan Ee (Nov. 2013)
2. Les Deux Tours (Lord of The Rings #2) - J.R.R. Tolkien
3. Noah - Elizabeth Reyes
4. The Thief Lord - Cornelia Funke
5. The Pirate's Wish (The Assassin's Curse #2) - Cassandra Rose Clark
6. American Gods - Neil Gaiman
7. Wishing For Someday Soon - Tiffany King
8. Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein/ The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
9. The Princess Bride - William Goldman
10. Perfect Chemistry - Simone Elkeles

World After (Penryn & the End of Days, #2) by Susan Ee Les Deux Tours (Le Seigneur des Anneaux, #2) by J.R.R. Tolkien Noah (5th Street, #1) by Elizabeth Reyes The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke The Pirate's Wish (The Assassin's Curse, #2) by Cassandra Rose Clarke American Gods by Neil Gaiman Wishing For Someday Soon by Tiffany King The Princess Bride  by William Goldman Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1) by Simone Elkeles


message 49: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (goodreadscombulldogmom) What if some of our books aren't in Goodreads library? One of my challenge reads won't come up so it isn't being counted.


message 50: by Kim (new)

Kim (kadykayf) Jennifer wrote: "What if some of our books aren't in Goodreads library? One of my challenge reads won't come up so it isn't being counted."

You could add the book to the GoodReads library if you really want or you could just not use the challenge link and just mark your finished books on this discussion page.


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