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message 1: by Tatiana (last edited Jun 10, 2012 06:42PM) (new)

Tatiana (tatiana_g) Welcome to YA Book Club's fifth quarterly Reading Challenge!

Rules

Duration: March 1, 2012 - May 31, 2012.

We are a YA Book Club, so all books should be young adult.

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

1) Read a book which was nominated for or won the William C. Morris award. This reward recognizes debut writers. Information about the award is here.

2) Read a book that is a new release published in March, April or May of 2012. Goodreads offers lists of the most popular new releases by month, they might help you to make your choices - March, April and May. (If you have difficulties obtaining these new books, you can read a release from the same months in 2011).

3) Read a book set with a cover that has something botanical on it - flowers, trees, grass, etc.

4) Read a book whose title starts with one of the letters of the word SPRING.

5) With the rise of the popularity of Australian authors, I think it is time for us all to read at least one YA book written by an author from Australia. Some titles here.

6) Read a book that involves traveling - a road trip, a trip or moving to another state, country or continent.

7) Read a book that is funny!

8) Read a book which has a character who is a fighter or warrior of some sort.

9) Read a book with a sick character - recovering from an injury, disabled, terminally ill, etc.

10) Read a book written by a male author.

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Happy reading!


message 2: by Shanella (last edited May 31, 2012 08:26PM) (new)

Shanella Here are my choices! Some of these have been sitting on my bookshelf for a while, it will be good to take a crack at them.


01: Beautiful Creatures
02: The Selection
03: Half-Blood
04: Silver Smoke
05: Eon: Dragoneye Reborn
06: How to Be Bad
07: The False Prince
08: Pure
09: The Fault in Our Stars
10: Uglies: Shay's Story


message 3: by Deborah (last edited May 27, 2012 11:01PM) (new)

Deborah Okay, I do believe I am stretching it on a couple of these...

1.Hold Still Award
2.The Calling April
3.The Raging Quiet Grass 4*
4.The SeanceS 3*
5.Saving Francesca Australian 5*
6. How I Live Now Travel 3*
7.Will Grayson, Will Grayson 4.5* Funny
8.Wings of the Wicked 3* Fighter/Warrior
9.A Monster Calls 4* Mom with cancer count?
10.Zero at the Bone 3* Male author

Hold Still by Nina LaCourThe Calling (Darkness Rising, #2) by Kelley ArmstrongThe Raging Quiet by Sherryl JordanThe Seance by Joan Lowery Nixon Saving Francesca by Melina MarchettaHow I Live Now by Meg RosoffWill Grayson, Will Grayson by John GreenWings of the Wicked (Angelfire, #2) by Courtney Allison Moulton A Monster Calls by Patrick NessZero at the Bone by Michael Cadnum



message 4: by Yvonne (last edited Apr 25, 2012 08:59PM) (new)

Yvonne (umeboshi) | 14 comments I'm using this challenge to knock a few books off my tbr shelf (Coming of the Whirlpool, Finnikin of the Rock) and to catch up with a couple lent to me last year (Tender Morsels, The Third Day, The Frost). I'm probably stretching things with the botanical category (Before I Fall has a bit of out of focus grass on the cover!) but I really want an excuse to read it.

1. William C Morris Award A Curse Dark As Gold
2. Published April 2012 The Wicked and the Just
3. Something botanical on cover Before I Fall
4. SPRING Please Ignore Vera Dietz
5. Australian author Tender Morsels
6. Involving travel The Coming of the Whirlpool
7. Funny The Boyfriend List: 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver
8. A fighter/warrior Finnikin of the Rock
9. With a sick character A Monster Calls
10. Male author A Killing Frost

A Curse Dark As Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan The Coming of the Whirlpool by Andrew McGahan The Boyfriend List 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver (Ruby Oliver, #1) by E. Lockhart Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles #1) by Melina Marchetta A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness The Third Day, The Frost (Tomorrow, #3) by John Marsden


message 5: by Amanda (last edited May 07, 2012 04:45PM) (new)

Amanda The Book Slayer (amanda_the_book_slayer) | 12 comments Quarterly Challenge #5
Duration: March 1, 2012 - May 31, 2012
*Must be YA Books

7/10
Updated 5-7

1.William C. Morris Award:

2.Published March,April,May 2012 Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter **** My Review 3/7/12

3.Something botanical on cover Delirium by Lauren Oliver **** 3/14/12

4.SPRING Reckoning by Lili St. Crow * 3/21/12

5.Australian author Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta **** 5/1/12

6.Involving travel White Witch by Trish Milburn **** My Review 3/21/12

7.Funny

8.A fighter/warrior Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins ***** 3/23/12

9.With a sick character Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols **** 5/3/12

10.Male author


Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2) by Aimee Carter Delirium (Delirium, #1) by Lauren Oliver Reckoning (Strange Angels, #5) by Lili St. Crow Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles #1) by Melina Marchetta White Witch by Trish Milburn Spell Bound (Hex Hall, #3) by Rachel Hawkins Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols


message 6: by Michelle (Pink Polka Dot Books) (last edited Jun 02, 2012 11:42PM) (new)

Michelle (Pink Polka Dot Books) | 58 comments My List :)



1. Award- Paper Covers Rock- Done
2. New- The List- Done
3. Flowers, Trees, Grass- Jumping Off Swings- Done
4. SPRING- Stargirl -Done
5. Australian Author- Six Impossible Things
6. Traveling/Road Trip/Moving-
7. Funny- The Ghost and the Goth -Done
8. Fighter or Warrior-
9. Character who is Sick/Recovering from an Injury- Rosebush-Done
10. Male Author- The Fault in Our Stars -Done


message 7: by Stephanie (last edited Apr 23, 2012 08:15PM) (new)

Stephanie (stephyblue) | 15 comments Yes yes yes I've been waiting for this!

Completed 1/10

1.Award: The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
2.New in May: Insurgent by Veronica Roth
3.Grass: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
4.SPRING: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O'Malley Done April 15th
5.Australian author: I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
6.Moving:Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Moving to another planet counts as well? :P)
7.Funny: On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God by Louise Rennison
8.Fighter (soldier): Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
9.Injury: The Burn Journals by Brent Runyon
10.Male author: The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor


message 8: by Boyanna (last edited Mar 12, 2013 04:32AM) (new)

Boyanna | 29 comments WEEEEE, ive been waiting for this
ill start selecting right away!!!


1. Award: A Curse Dark As Gold
2. May: Insurgent
3. Flower Cover: Entwined
4. SPRING: Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow
5. Australia: Genesis
6. Travel: Glow
7. Funny: I Just Want My Pants Back: A Novel
8. Fighter: Blood Red Road
9. Sick: Partials
10. Male Author: Ashfall

10.05.2012 Finished!

Blood Red Road (Dust Lands, #1) by Moira Young Entwined by Heather Dixon Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George I Just Want My Pants Back A Novel by David Rosen Genesis by Bernard Beckett A Curse Dark As Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce Ashfall (Ashfall, #1) by Mike Mullin Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth Partials (Partials, #1) by Dan Wells


message 9: by Sarah Baker (last edited May 21, 2012 07:27AM) (new)

Sarah Baker | 6 comments 1. Award:
2. MAM Release:Wither 4/3/12
3. Botanical cover:Entwined 31/3/12
4. SPRING:Insurgent 14/5/12
5. Australia:On the Jellicoe Road
6. Travel:A Kiss in Time 11/3/12
7. Funny:Jane Austen Stole My Boyfriend. Cora Harrison 6/3/12
8. Fighter:Under the Never Sky- Veronica Rossi 3/3/12
9. Sick:Fracture 20/5/12
10. Male Author:

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1) by Veronica Rossi Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1) by Lauren DeStefano Jane Austen Stole My Boyfriend. Cora Harrison by Cora Harrison A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn Entwined by Heather Dixon Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth Fracture by Megan Miranda


message 10: by Gisbelle (last edited Jun 21, 2012 09:17PM) (new)

Gisbelle I Love This Quarterly Challenge... I've been eagerly awaiting for this since I finished #4

Duration: March 1, 2012 - May 31, 2012
Completed: 8/10

1. William C. Morris award: Between Shades of Gray
2. New Release (Apr): Cain ❤❤❤❤ 16 Apr
3. Botanical Cover: The Ghost and the Goth 16 March
4. Letter in SPRING: The Princess and the Pauper ❤❤❤❤ 30 March
5. Australian Author: A Little Wanting Song
6. Traveling: Tempting the Best Man ❤❤❤❤❤
7. Comedic Book: A Dirty Job ❤❤ 4 May
8. Tough Character: The Hunger Games ❤❤❤❤❤ 7 March
9. Sick Character (Cancer): The Fault in Our Stars ❤❤❤❤ 12
10. Male Author: You Have Seven Messages ❤❤❤❤ 3 April

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys Cain (The Waite Family, #1) by Kathi Barton The Ghost and the Goth (The Ghost and the Goth, #1) by Stacey Kade The Princess and the Pauper by Nancy Bush A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley Tempting the Best Man (Gamble Brothers, #1) by J. Lynn A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins The Fault in Our Stars by John Green You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis


message 11: by Kari (last edited Mar 03, 2012 04:27PM) (new)

Kari | 15 comments 1) William C Morris award: Graceling by Kristin Cashore
2) New Release: Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
3) Botanical Cover: Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
4) SPRING: Supernaturally by Kiersten White
5)Australian author: Sabriel by Garth Nix
6) Traveling: Across the Universe by Beth Rivas
7) Comedic book: Undead and Unreturnable by MaryJanice Davidson
8) Tough Character: Insurgent by Veronica Roth
9) Sick Character: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
10) Male Author: Serpent's Shadow by Rick Riordan

Graceling (The Seven Kingdoms, #1) by Kristin Cashore Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse #12) by Charlaine Harris Among the Hidden (Shadow Children, #1) by Margaret Peterson Haddix Supernaturally (Paranormalcy, #2) by Kiersten White Sabriel (Abhorsen, #1) by Garth Nix Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) by Beth Revis Undead and Unreturnable (Undead, #4) by MaryJanice Davidson Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth The Fault in Our Stars by John Green The Serpent's Shadow (Kane Chronicles, #3) by Rick Riordan


message 12: by Jasna (last edited May 31, 2012 12:41PM) (new)

Jasna (jasnana) | 17 comments Here is my list:


1. Award: Graceling
2. May Release: Insurgent
3. Botanical cover: Pandemonium
4. SPR ING: Incarnate
5. Australia: Genesis
6. Travel: How I Live Now
7. Funny: Drink, Slay, Love
8. Fighter: The Hunger Games
9. Sick: Partials
10. Male Author: Unwind


message 13: by Emily May (last edited May 23, 2012 11:54AM) (new)

Emily May (emily-may) 1) Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley (Morris award) ✔

2) The List by Siobhan Vivian (Released in March) ✔

3) Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr (Botanical - flower) ✔

4) The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp (Starts with 'S') ✔

5) This is Shyness (This is Shyness, #1) by Leanne Hall (Australian) ✔

6) Solace of the Road by Siobhan Dowd (Road Trip) ✔

7) Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride (Funny) ✔

8) Froi of the Exiles (Lumatere Chronicles, #2) by Melina Marchetta (Warrior) ✔

9) Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews (terminally ill) ✔

10) BZRK by Michael Grant (Male author) ✔


message 14: by Dawn (last edited May 12, 2012 11:49PM) (new)

Dawn | 14 comments *10 out of 10 completed*
COMPLETED 5/13


1) Graceling by Kristin Cashore*****completed 3/23
2)The Savage Grace by Bree Despain*****completed 4/15
3) Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver*****completed 3/16
4) Incarnate by Jodi Meadows*****completed 3/7
5) Embrace by Jessica Shirvington*****completed 3/27
6) Insurgent by Veronica Roth*****completed 5/13
7) Spellbound by Rachel Hawkins*****completed 3/24
8) Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel*****completed 4/30
9) Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson***completed 5/8
10)Partials by Dan
Wells
*****completed 4/5

Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1) by Kristin Cashore The Savage Grace (The Dark Divine, #3) by Bree Despain Pandemonium (Delirium, #2) by Lauren Oliver Dead Cert by Dick Francis Embrace (Embrace, #1) by Jessica Shirvington Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth Spell Bound (Hex Hall, #3) by Rachel Hawkins Dearly, Departed (Gone With the Respiration, #1) by Lia Habel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Partials (Partials, #1) by Dan Wells


message 15: by Morgan (last edited Jun 06, 2012 07:25PM) (new)

Morgan (mlhiggins84) 1) William C. Morris award:The Freak Observer

2) Released in March, April or May of 2012: Grave Mercy

3) Botanical Cover:The Body Finder

4) Title starts with one of the letters of the word SPRING: Raised by Wolves

5) Australian author:Genesis

6) Travel: The True Meaning of Smekday

7) Funny book:A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

8) Fighter or Warrior: Blood Red Road

9) Character who is Sick: The Probability of Miracles

10) Male Author: The Emerald Atlas

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1) by R.L. LaFevers The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex The Emerald Atlas (The Books of Beginning, #1) by John Stephens Raised by Wolves (Raised by Wolves, #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder Blood Red Road (Dust Lands, #1) by Moira Young


message 16: by Lacie (last edited Apr 20, 2012 04:55PM) (new)


message 17: by Mary (last edited Oct 29, 2012 08:11AM) (new)

Mary (knoxdiver) completed: 10 of 10

1. William C Morris: The Everafter by Amy Huntley 5/22/12
2. Spring release: Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter 4/9/12
3. Botanical cover: The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter 4/24/12
4. SPRING title: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa 3/17/12
5. Australian author: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 5/31/12
6. Traveling: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi 4/21/12
7. Humor: Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs 3/11/12
8. Fighter: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 4/9/12
9. Illness: The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks 4/8/12
10. Male author: Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan 3/16/12


message 18: by Julia (last edited Mar 06, 2012 10:05AM) (new)

Julia | 432 comments Completed 1/10

1. Morris: Where Things Come Back
2. new release: Crucible Of Gold
3. botanical: Eyes Like Leaves
4. SPRING: Ship of Souls
5. Aussie: Underdogs
6. traveling: Across the Universe
7. funny: Dead End in Norvelt
8. warrior: After the Golden Age
9. sick characters: The Fault in Our Stars 2 stars 3/3/12
10. male author: Partials


The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


message 19: by Michelle (last edited May 24, 2012 06:29AM) (new)

Michelle (unfinishedbookshelf) | 9 comments Completed: 1/10

1) Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
2) Preloved by Shirley Marr
3) Queen of the Night by Leaane Hall
4) The Returners by Gemma Malley
5) Fury by Shirley Marr
6) The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
7) Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday
8) Erebos by Ursula Poznansi
9) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
10) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky


message 21: by Tatiana (last edited May 14, 2012 12:14PM) (new)

Tatiana (tatiana_g) 1) Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan (Morris debut)
2) The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats (April)
3) The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly (botanical cover)
4) Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1) by Leigh Bardugo (S in spring)
5) Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta (Aus)
6) Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker, #1) by Paolo Bacigalupi (travel)
7) Withering Tights (Misadventures of Tallulah Casey, #1) by Louise Rennison (funny)
8) The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins (fighter)
9) Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris (sick character)
10) Boy21 by Matthew Quick (male author)


message 22: by Pragya (last edited May 14, 2012 12:42PM) (new)

Pragya  (reviewingshelf) Count me in!

Duration: March 1, 2012 - May 31, 2012
*Must be YA Books

0/10
Updated

1.William C.Morris Award
2.March Release - Slide
3.Something botanical on cover - If You Could See Me Now
4.SPRING - Imaginary Girls
5.Australian Author
6.Involving travel - Cleopatra's Moon
7.Funny - Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
8.A fighter/warrior - Waterfall
9.Sick character - The Replacement Wife
10.Male Author - The Wedding


Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1) by Louise Rennison Slide (Slide, #1) by Jill Hathaway ] The Replacement Wife by Eileen Goudge If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern Waterfall (River of Time, #1) by Lisa Tawn Bergren The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma Cleopatra's Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter


message 23: by Tânia (last edited May 05, 2012 07:42AM) (new)

Tânia (tania87) Quarterly Challenge #5 (March 2012 - May 2012)

Completed: 10/10

1) William C. Morris Award: Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard
2) April Release: The Calling by Kelley Armstrong
3) Botanical: Wherever You Go by Heather Davis
4) SPRING: Still Waters by Emma Carlson Berne
5) Australian Author: On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
6) Travel: Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
7) Funny: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
8) Fighter or Warrior: Insurgent by Veronica Roth
9) Sick Character: Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
10) Male Author: I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard The Calling (Darkness Rising, #2) by Kelley Armstrong Wherever You Go by Heather Davis Still Waters by Emma Carlson Berne On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard An Abundance of Katherines by John Green Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga


message 24: by Amanda (last edited Mar 18, 2012 06:04AM) (new)

Amanda (amandakane) Hopefully I will remember to update this as I go along! Anyway here are what I'll be trying to read these next couple of months!

1. Beautiful Creatures (Finished)
2. The Gilly Salt Sisters
3. Half-Blood
4. If I Stay
5. The Book Thief
6. Genesis
7. An Abundance of Katherines
8. Divergent
9. Life Is But a Dream
10. A Game of Thrones

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1) by Kami Garcia The Gilly Salt Sisters by Tiffany Baker Half-Blood (Covenant, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) by Gayle Forman The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Genesis by Bernard Beckett An Abundance of Katherines by John Green Divergent (Divergent, #1) by Veronica Roth Life Is But a Dream by Brian James A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin


message 25: by Katie (last edited Mar 06, 2012 04:25PM) (new)

Katie | 7 comments I'm so in!
Duration: March 1, 2012 - May 31, 2012
Completed: 0/10

1. William C. Morris award: The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
2. New Release: Boy21 by Matthew Quick
3. Botanical Cover: The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
4. Letter in SPRING: Supernaturally by Kiersten White
5. Australian Author: Stolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher
6. Traveling: Across the Universe by Beth Rivas
7. Comedic Book: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
8. Tough Character: Insurgent by Veronica Roth
9. Sick Character: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
10. Male Author: Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1) by Rae Carson Boy21 by Matthew Quick The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen Supernaturally (Paranormalcy, #2) by Kiersten White Stolen A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1) by Beth Revis An Abundance of Katherines by John Green Insurgent (Divergent, #2) by Veronica Roth The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker, #1) by Paolo Bacigalupi


message 26: by Ashley Reading Stewardess (last edited Apr 17, 2012 03:08PM) (new)

Ashley Reading Stewardess | 9 comments Looking forward to crossing some books of my TBR list.

Duration: march 1, 2012-May 31, 2012
Completed:5/10

1. William C. Morris award: Ash finished April 17, 2012
2. New Release: Masque of the Red Death
3. Botanical Cover: Forever finished March 5, 2012
4. Letter in SPRING: Ingenue
5. Australian Author: The Book Thief finished March 15, 2012
6. Traveling: Hollowmen finished March 22, 2012
7. Comedic Book: The Last Little Blue Envelope
8. Tough Character: The Iron Daughter finished April 11, 2012
9. Sick Character: Glimmer
10. Male Author: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Ash by Malinda Lo Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) by Maggie Stiefvater Ingenue (Flappers, #2) by Jillian Larkin The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Hollowmen (The Hollows, #2) by Amanda Hocking The Last Little Blue Envelope (Little Blue Envelope, #2) by Maureen Johnson The Iron Daughter (Iron Fey, #2) by Julie Kagawa Glimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie


message 27: by Whitney (last edited May 27, 2012 01:53PM) (new)

Whitney Excited for my first challenge!
10/10 Completed!

1. William C. Morris Award: The Girl of Fire and Thorns
2. New Release: Insurgent
3. Botanical Cover: The Iron King
4. Letter in SPRING: The Initiation
5. Australian Author: Genesis
6. Travel: Anna and the French Kiss
7. Comedic Book: Beauty Queens
8. Tough Character: Delirium
9. Sick Character: The Goddess Test
10. Male Author: Partials


message 28: by Samara (last edited Apr 01, 2012 08:02PM) (new)

Samara | 6 comments 1.William C. Morris award:The Girl of Fire and Thorns

2.New Release:Goddess Interrupted

3.Botanical Cover:Shiver

4.SPRING: Starcrossed

5.Australian Author:Saving Francesca

6.Travel:The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

7.Comedic Book:The Hunger Pains: A Parody

8.Tough:Divergent

9.Sick: The Fault in Our Stars

10.Male Author: The Future of Us


message 29: by Jean Valjean (OG 2010) (last edited Mar 12, 2012 04:11AM) (new)

Jean Valjean (OG 2010) (courfeyrack) Duration: March 1 - May 31
Completed: 3/10

1. William C. Morris award: The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
2. Released in March, April or May of 2012: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
3. Botanical Cover: The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting
4. SPRING:Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers
5. Australian author: Winter's Shadow by MJ Hearle
6. Travel: When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen
7. Funny: Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst
8. Fighter or Warrior: Vampire's Kiss by Veronica Wolff
9. Character who is Sick: Fever by Lauren DeStefano
10. Male Author: Partials by Dan Wells

The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1) by Rae Carson The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1) by Julie Kagawa The Last Echo (The Body Finder, #3) by Kimberly Derting Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1) by R.L. LaFevers Winter's Shadow (Winter Saga, #1) by M.J. Hearle When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst Vampire's Kiss (The Watchers, #2) by Veronica Wolff Fever (The Chemical Garden, #2) by Lauren DeStefano Partials (Partials, #1) by Dan Wells


message 30: by Simcsa (last edited May 07, 2012 12:35PM) (new)


message 31: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana (tatiana_g) Zigmiester wrote: "Umm, stupid question: where is the widget?"

The challenge tracker is on the group's home page under "Challenges."


message 32: by Yulia (last edited May 21, 2012 05:05AM) (new)

Yulia (ll_yni) | 3 comments Quarterly Challenge #5
Duration: March 1, 2012 - May 31, 2012
*Must be YA Books

9/10
Updated

1.William C. Morris Award.................... Graceling by Kristin Cashore
2.Published March,April,May 2012...... Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins
3.Something botanical on cover............ Evermore by Alyson Noel
4.SPRING............................................. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
5.Australian author............................... The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
6.Involving travel.................................13 Little Blue Envelopesby Maureen Johnson
7.Funny....................................... Angus Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
8.A fighter/warrior............................... Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff
9.With a sick character.......................... Before I Die by Jenny Downham
10.Male author...................................... Specials by Scott Westerfeld

Graceling (Graceling Realm, #1) by Kristin Cashore Spell Bound (Hex Hall, #3) by Rachel Hawkins Evermore (The Immortals, #1) by Alyson Noel The Society of S (Ethical Vampire, #1) by Susan Hubbard The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice, #1) by John Flanagan 13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1) by Maureen Johnson Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #1) by Louise Rennison Isle of Night by Veronica Wolff Before I Die by Jenny Downham Specials (Uglies, #3) by Scott Westerfeld


message 33: by Martha (last edited May 15, 2012 10:38AM) (new)


message 35: by Rose (last edited May 01, 2012 07:22AM) (new)

Rose (rosepetals1984) | 36 comments I'm a bit belated posting my choices for this challenge, unfortunately, but I'm hoping to hit the ground running with reading these soon (I've included one book that I've read this month so far, since it counted for one of the categories.)

1. Hold Still by Nina LaCour
2. Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers
3. Shayla Witherwood: A Half-Faerie Tale by Tamra Torero
4. Partials by Dan Wells
5. Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta
6. Wanderlove by Kristen Hubbard
7. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
8. Blood Red Road by Moira Young
9. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
10. Cobble Cavern by Erik Olsen

Hold Still by Nina LaCour Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1) by R.L. LaFevers Shayla Witherwood A Half-Faerie Tale by Tamra Torero Partials (Partials, #1) by Dan Wells Froi of the Exiles (Lumatere Chronicles, #2) by Melina Marchetta Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews Cobble Cavern (Book One of the Flin's Destiny Series) by Erik Olsen Blood Red Road (Dust Lands, #1) by Moira Young


message 37: by alisonwonderland (Alison) (last edited May 19, 2012 03:17PM) (new)

alisonwonderland (Alison) | 30 comments I didn't do very well on the Winter Challenge, but I still want to attempt the Spring Challenge. Here's my list:

1. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (William C. Morris Award) 5 stars

2. Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins (March 2012 Release)

3. Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O'Roark Dowell (Botanical Cover) 4 stars

4. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (Starts with G)

5. Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta (Australian Author) 4 stars

6. Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson (Involving Travel)

7. Fat Cat by Robin Brande (Funny)

8. The Always War by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Fighter Character)

9. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Terminally Ill Character)

10. Bruiser by Neal Shusterman (Male Author)


message 39: by Ann (last edited May 22, 2012 07:22PM) (new)

Ann Babcock | 6 comments Count me in! I would love to do it. As I read the books, I will put their names in.
1. Hush! by Eishes Chayil ****
2. The Book of Lost Fragrances by M J Rose *****
3. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter *****
4. Sundancer by Shelly Peterson *****
5. Worldshaker by Richard Harland ****
6. Willows for Weeping by Felicity Pulman ****
7. Magic Night by Isobelle Carmody *****
8. Dark Passage by M J Putney *****
9. Green Angel by Alice Hoffman ****
10. Night Gate by Night Gate ****


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Kelly RAley (kraley) | 100 comments I see a lot of blanks for Male author. If you are new to our group, we read Neil Schusterman's Unwound last year (or maybe two?) and it was a FANTASTIC read. It really was quick and has stuck with me.


message 41: by Justine (last edited Apr 08, 2012 10:59PM) (new)

Justine (justinen) 1). Book nominated/won William C. Morris award:
2). New Release:
3). Botanical cover: Pandemonium DONE March 10th
4). Title starts with a letter of SPRING: DONE March 21/12
5). Australian author: Mercy DONE April 5th/12
6). Involves Travelling: Crossed DONE March17/12
7). A Funny Book:
8). Character is a fighter/ warrior:
9). Has a sick character: Fever DONE March 9/12
10). Written by a male author: The Maze Runner DONE March 1st
Pandemonium (Delirium, #2) by Lauren Oliver Fever (The Chemical Garden, #2) by Lauren DeStefano Crossed (Matched, #2) by Ally Condie Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1) by Tahereh Mafi The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1) by James Dashner Mercy (Mercy, #1) by Rebecca Lim


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Kim (kadykayf)

1) A Curse as Dark as Gold by Elizabeth Bunce Finished 4/26 - 3 stars
2) A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix
3) Uglies by Scott Westerfield Finished - 3 stars
4) The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges Finished - 2 stars
5) The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak Finished - 3 stars
6) A Million Suns by Beth Revis Finished 3/13 - 4 stars!
7) Level Up by Gene Luen Yang Finished 3/16 - 3 stars
8) Eona: The Last Dragoneye by Allison Goodman
9) Sapphique by Catherine Fisher (main character has epileptic fits) Finished 3/29 - 4 stars
10) Across the Wall: A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories by Garth Nix Finished - 3 stars
A Curse Dark As Gold by Elizabeth C. BunceA Confusion of Princes by Garth NixUglies (Uglies, #1) by Scott WesterfeldThe Gathering Storm (The Katerina Trilogy, #1) by Robin BridgesThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakA Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2) by Beth RevisLevel Up by Gene Luen YangEona (Eon, #2) by Alison GoodmanSapphique (Incarceron, #2) by Catherine FisherAcross the Wall A Tale of the Abhorsen and Other Stories (Abhorsen, #3,5) by Garth Nix




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Ammelia | 5 comments 1) William C Morris award

2) March, april, May 2012

3)Botanical Cover

4)Never Have I Ever by Sara Shepard (has been on my "currently reading "shelf forever, since I've read about one sentence)

5) Australian

6) Travel

7)I've Got Your Number: A Novel Sophie Kinsella (read at the beginning of this month)

8) Fighter/ warrior

9)Fever by Lauren DeStefano (read at the beginning of this month)

10) Hunger by Michael Grant


message 44: by Emily (last edited May 31, 2012 08:19PM) (new)

Emily | 9 comments 1) Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
2) Insurgent by Veronica Roth
3) Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury
4) The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (Finished 5/31)
5) The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan (Finished 4/11)
6) In Honor by Jessi Kirbi
7) Spoiled by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
8) Blood Red Road by Moira Young
9) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
10) I Hunt Killersby Barry Lyga (Finished 5/11)


message 45: by Genevieve (last edited May 22, 2012 08:28PM) (new)

Genevieve (erisedxme) | 10 comments Completed: 4/10

1. William C. Morris award: The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
2. Released in March, April or May of 2012:
Belles by Jen Calonita
Finished 3/16 3. Botanical Cover: The Secret Life of Prince Charming by Deb Caletti
4. SPRING: The Poison Diaries by Maryrose Wood Finished 4/18 5. Australian author: Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta Finished 5/14 6. Travel: Amy Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
7. Funny:
Dramarama by E. Lockhart
8. Fighter or Warrior: Divergent by Veronica Roth
9. Character who is Sick: Wither by Lauren DeStefano Finished 4/12 10. Male Author: Gone by Michael Grant


message 46: by Samantha (last edited Jun 01, 2012 10:36AM) (new)

Samantha (iamasam) | 33 comments Completed: 10/10


1.William Morris Award:Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys Finished 04/16
2. New Release: A Temptation of Angels by Michelle Zink Finished 05/31
3. Botanical Cover: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver Finished 05/08
4. SPRING: Poison Study by Maria Snyder Finished 03/19
5. Australian Author:A Little Wanting Song
Finished 05/21
6. Traveling: Article 5 by Kristen Simmons Finished 04/01
7. Funny: Chomp by Carl Hiaasen Finished 04/13
8. Fighter/Warrior: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi Finished 05/30
9. Sick Character: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake Finished 04/25
10. Male Author: Partials by Dan Wells Finished 04/07


message 47: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay | 3 comments 1. William C. Morris Award: A Curse as Dark as Gold
2. New Release: Fateful by Claudia Gray
3. Botanical Cover: Born Wicked
4. SPRING: The Sweet Far Thing
5. Australian Author: The Burning Bridge
6. Traveling: 13 Little Blue Envelopes
7. Funny: Withering Tights
8. Warrior: Graceling
9. Sick:
10: Male Author: Uglies


message 48: by Jennifer (last edited Mar 30, 2012 05:00PM) (new)

Jennifer Recchio (jenniferrecchio) | 12 comments 6/10

1. William C. Morris award: Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
2. March Release: Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins
3. Trees on cover: Variant by Robison Wells
4. Title starts with G: The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
5. Australian Author: Pink by Lili Wilkinson
6. Traveling: the Hedgewitch queen by Lilith Saintcrow
7. Funny: I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter
8. Warrior: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
9. Sick character: The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
10. Male Author: Plague by Michael Grant

Variant (Variant, #1) by Robison Wells The Gathering (Darkness Rising, #1) by Kelley Armstrong The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff Spell Bound (Hex Hall, #3) by Rachel Hawkins Plague (Gone, #4) by Michael Grant The Hedgewitch Queen (Hedgewitch, #1 ) by Lilith Saintcrow


message 49: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay | 3 comments A few changes -
3. Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater (burning leaf)
7. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares


message 50: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay | 3 comments Sorry Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was supposed to be #6


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