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message 1: by Karis (YA Litwit) (last edited Apr 06, 2012 07:12AM) (new)

Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments Welcome to the WT Reading Challenge #12/A-Z Author Challenge! Please read the rules carefully! Happy Reading!!

WT Challenge #12: A-Z Author Challenge

1. This Challenge is just for fun, so make sure you enjoy yourself!
2. The Challenge begins at 12:00 A.M. local time on April 1, 2012 and ends at 11:59 P.M. local time on June 30, 2012. The final list of winners will be posted on July 5th.
3. All books must be classified as Young Adult or Juvenile Fiction by your local library or Goodreads (e.g., a YA Listopia, tagged as such at least 50 times, etc.). If your library classifies subsequent books in a series as adult fiction, they will still be considered as YA.
4. All books must be at least 100 pages long.
5. Re-reads count.
6. Audio books and electronic books (unabridged), such as Kindle, all count for this Challenge.
7. Page counts will be according to the page count of the first edition that comes up in a Goodreads search (if the first edition is an ebook or audiobook, we will use the first published edition).

Point Counts:

-10 points for each book read for each letter of the alphabet. The book must be written by an author whose last name begins with that letter. (ex: A- Dreamless by Josephine Angelini, B- Of Poseidon by Anna Banks, C-Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter, etc.). Exception letters are I, Q, U, and X. These letters may be found ANYWHERE in the author’s name.
-5 bonus points for listed genres (this bonus can only be claimed once for each genre; even if a book fits more than one genre, you can only claim one)
-5 bonus points if a book selected for any letter meets the criteria for Kellee’s Monthly Challenge for April, May, and/or June. (Check out the Monthly Challenge Board HERE)
-5 bonus points if the book is one of our monthly reads for April, May, and/or June (10 points if it’s read DURING the discussion period). NOTE: You MUST discuss the book on the appropriate thread to claim the bonus points.
-5 bonus points if the book takes place during the months of the challenge
-10 bonus points for letters I, Q, U, and X if the author’s last name BEGINS with the letter
-2 points for each additional book read for a letter
-50 bonus points when you complete all 26 letters and 25 additional bonus points for each subsequent time you complete the alphabet

Reporting Guidelines

-Author and Title (it really helps the hosts if you use the “add book/author” feature above the comment box)
-Base points
-Genre Bonus
-Other Bonus (Kellee’s Challenge, Discussion Reads, I/Q/U/X Bonus, etc.); please clarify what your other points are for and the value
-Page count
-Total points for the book
-Please keep a running total of points and pages at the bottom of each reporting. This makes sorting discrepancies much easier.

Genres:
Action/Adventure
Classic
Dystopian/Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic
Fantasy/Supernatural
Folk/Fairy Tale (including retellings)
Historical Fiction
Horror/Thriller/Suspense
Humor
LGBT
Manga
Multicultural
Mystery
Nonfiction/Memoir/Biography
Paranormal
Poetry
Realistic Fiction/Contemporary
Religious
Romance
Sci-Fi
Short Stories
Sports Fiction
War


This is the spreadsheet I use to keep track of myself. Feel free to copy it for your own use:

Challenge #12 Spreadsheet


message 2: by Kari (last edited Apr 02, 2012 08:36AM) (new)

Kari Ok, first time I have done a challenge like this and with points. Hope I am doing this correctly.

Read April 1st:
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Base: 10 points
Genre (Supernatural): 5 points
Pages: 323
Total Points: 15

Read April 1st-2nd:
Matched by Ally Condie
Base: 10 points
Genre (dystopian): 5 points
Pages: 366
Total Points: 15

Running Total Points: 30
Running Total Pages: 689


message 3: by Brandi (new)

Brandi (librandian) | 206 comments W - Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
335 pages
Genre: Paranormal

Base points: 10
Genre points: 5

Total points: 15
Total pages 335


message 4: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (Reading is Better With Cupcakes) (imjustcupcake) | 191 comments C - Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
396 pages
Genre: Adventure

Base points: 10
Genre points: 5

Total points: 15
Total pages 396


Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments Kari wrote: "Ok, first time I have done a challenge like this and with points. Hope I am doing this correctly.

Read April 1st:
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Base: 10 points
Genre (Supernatural): 5..."


Perfect! You don't have to post your read dates though. It's assumed that you finished the book within in the challenge period. Welcome!


message 6: by Karis (YA Litwit) (last edited Apr 03, 2012 03:36PM) (new)

Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments I just added U as an exception letter after looking up all authors with U last names in my large library system, and only coming up with 3 in the MG/YA category. Just a heads-up...

U may be found ANYWHERE in the name, but 20 bonus points will be awarded if the LAST NAME begins with U.


message 7: by Jennifer W, WT Moderator (new)

Jennifer W | 1289 comments Mod
RYellow Star by Jennifer Roy 10 points

Genre: Poetry 5 points

Total points: 15


message 8: by Kari (last edited Apr 05, 2012 04:17AM) (new)

Kari Skinned by Robin Wasserman
Base: 10
Genre (sci-fi): 5
Pages: 361
Total: 15

The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Base: 10
Genre (dystopian): 5
Pages 374
Total: 15

Running Total Points: 60
Running Total Pages: 1424


Angela Sunshine (angelasunshine) Undercurrent by Tricia Rayburn 352 pages
+10 pts
genre: fantasy
+5 pts
= 15 pts

Total Points: 15
Total Pages: 352


message 10: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Wow! Everyone jumped right in- Yay!
I will post my readings this weekend :)
Happy reading everyone!


message 11: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (Reading is Better With Cupcakes) (imjustcupcake) | 191 comments Kari wrote: "Skinned by Robin Wasserman
Base: 10
Genre (sci-fi): 5
Pages: 361
Total: 15

The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Base: 10
Genre (dystopian): 5
Pages 374
Total: 15

Running..."


Hey Kari. We currently have you down using the genre dystopian for Matched. You can only use each genre one time during the course of the challenge. Is there another genre you would like you use instead?


Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments I- Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Base- 10 points
Genre (Non-fiction/Memoir)- 5 points
Other Bonus (takes place during challenge months)- 5 points
Pages- 357
Total points- 20

Running Totals:
Points- 20
Pages- 357
Books Read- 1
Genres Read- Non-fiction/Memoir


message 13: by Karis (YA Litwit) (last edited Apr 06, 2012 07:10AM) (new)

Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments Kari wrote: "Ok, first time I have done a challenge like this and with points. Hope I am doing this correctly.

Read April 1st:
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Base: 10 points
Genre (Supernatural): 5..."


Kari- Matched takes place during the challenge period, so I'm awarding you another +5, keeping your total at 60 (no Genre Bonus for The Maze Runner).


message 14: by Kristen (last edited Apr 06, 2012 11:00AM) (new)

Kristen Harvey | 1046 comments Okay, so far I have read:

K - Brain Camp by Susan Kim, 160 pages
Base points: 10
Genre: Horror
Bonus points: Takes place in June
Book total points: 20

D - The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, 200 pages
Genre bonus: Fantasy
Book total points: 15

Total points: 35
Letters read: D, K
Genres used: Fantasy, Horror


message 15: by Erika (new)

Erika  (readingbutterfly) Partials by Dan Wells

Base points: 10
Genre Bonus: Dystopian 5
Page count: 468
Total points for the book: 15

Running Total:15
Running Page Count:468


message 16: by Brooke (The Cover Contessa) (last edited Apr 06, 2012 05:07PM) (new)

Brooke (The Cover Contessa) (thecovercontessa) A - Shadowsby Jennifer Armentrout
Base points: 10
Page Count: 179
Total Points for this book: 10
F - If I Stayby Gayle Forman
Base points: 10
Genre Bonus: Realistic Fiction 5
Other Bonus: Read and Discussed in April http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/8... 10
Page Count: 199
Total Points for this book: 25

Running total:35 points
Running Page Count: 378


Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments Kristen wrote: "Okay, so far I have read:

K - Brain Camp by Susan Kim, 160 pages
Base points: 10
Genre: Horror
Bonus points: Takes place in June
Book total points: 20

D - [book:Th..."


Edward Tulane is one of my favorite books EVER! Such a beautiful story!


message 18: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) AH! You guys are awesome!
I have had a rough beginning to April- haven't finished a book yet. I will soon and look forward to participating.


Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments S- The Marked by Inara Scott
Base points- 10
Genre Bonus (Action/Adventure)- 5 points
Other Bonus (takes place during challenge period)- 5 points
Pages- 320
Points- 20

Running Totals:
Points- 40
Pages- 677
Books Read- 2
Genres Read- Non-fiction/Memoir, Action/Adventure


message 20: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Harvey | 1046 comments I feel it's time I delve into Kate DiCamillo's books, plus it's been nominated for one of our state Readers Choice Awards. :)


message 21: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Harvey | 1046 comments I finished:
L - No Safety In Numbers by Dayna Lorentz, 272 pages
Genre Bonus: Action/Adventure
Book total points:15

Total points: 50
Letters read: D, K, L
Genres used: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Horror


message 22: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (Reading is Better With Cupcakes) (imjustcupcake) | 191 comments C - The Selection by Kiera Cass - 327 pages (2 points)
Genre - Dystopian (5 points)


Total points: 22
Total pages: 723
Genres Used: Action/Adventure, Dystopian


message 23: by Brandi (new)

Brandi (librandian) | 206 comments C - The Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda
272 pages
Genre: War

Base points: 10
Genre points: 5

Total points: 30
Total pages 607


message 24: by Kristen (last edited Apr 10, 2012 06:41AM) (new)

Kristen Harvey | 1046 comments I - Pumpkin Scissors 1 by Ryotaro Iwanaga, 224 pages.
Genre Bonus - Manga
Other Bonus - Last name starts with I
Book total points: 25

N - Elliot and the Pixie Plot by Jennifer A. Nielsen, 189 pages.
Genre Bonus - Humor
Book total points: 15

Total points: 90
Letters read: D, I, K, L, N
Genres used: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Humor, Manga


message 25: by Amy (new)

Amy S: Nightfall by L.J. Smith, 586 pages
Genre Bonus: paranormal
Book total points: 15

Total points: 15
Letters Read: S
Genres used: paranormal


Brooke (The Cover Contessa) (thecovercontessa) I have to add something.
I noted this task:
A - Shadows by Jennifer L Armentrout for only 10 base points, but the book took place in April, so I need to add another 5 points
Total for this book is 15
Total points up to now: 40 (instead of 35)


message 27: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Harvey | 1046 comments C - The Misadventures of Maude March by Audrey Couloumbis, 320 pages
Genre bonus - Historical Fiction
Book total points: 15

T - I Love Him to Pieces by Evonne Tsang, 123 pages
Genre bonus - Romance
Book total points: 15

Total points: 120
Letters read: C, D, I, K, L, N, T
Genres used: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror, Humor, Manga, Romance


message 28: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) S- Cleopatra's Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter 355 pages
Genre bonus: Historical Fiction

R- Hunted by Cheryl Rainfield 370 pages
Genre bonus: Sci-Fi

H- Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks 224 pages
Genre bonus: Graphic novel

Total points: 45 points
Total pages: 949
Letters used: H, R, S
Genres used: Historical fiction, Sci-Fi, Graphic Novel


message 29: by Angela Sunshine (last edited Apr 12, 2012 09:57AM) (new)

Angela Sunshine (angelasunshine) Beauty by Robin McKinley (247 pages)
+10 base pts
+ 5 genre pts - folk/fairy tale
+ 5 Kellee's April challenge
= 20 pts

Total Points: 35
Total Pages: 599


message 30: by Amy (new)

Amy Infamousby Sherrilyn Kenyon, pages 468
Genre: paranormal

Points this book: 15
Points this challenge: 30
Total Pages: 1054

Letters Read: S, K
Genres used: paranormal, fantasy


message 31: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Harvey | 1046 comments G - Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos, 341 pages
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Takes place during months of challenge
Book Total Points: 20

A - How Tia Lola Came to Stay by Julia Alvarez, 147 pages
Genre: Multicultural
Takes place during months of challenge
Book Total Points: 20

Total points: 160
Letters read: A, C, D, G, I, K, L, N, T
Genres used: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror, Humor, Manga, Multicultural, Realistic Fiction, Romance


message 32: by Brooke (The Cover Contessa) (last edited Apr 13, 2012 02:49AM) (new)

Brooke (The Cover Contessa) (thecovercontessa) O - Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Base points: 10
Pages: 470
Total points for this book: 10
O - Liesl and Poby Lauren Oliver, second book for this letter
Base points: 2 points
Genre - Middle Grade Fantasy: 5
Pages: 307
Total point for this book: 7
Total points this reporting: 17
Total points so far: 57
Total pages: 1155
Letters read: A,F,O(2)
Genres Used: Realistic Fiction, Middle Grade Fantasy


message 33: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (micnandec) W - Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
Base points: 10
Genre - Comtemporary: 5
Pages: 354
Total Points: 15


message 34: by Amy (new)

Amy The Replacementby Brenna Yovanoff, pages 343
Genre: horror

Points this book: 15
Total this challenge: 45
Pages this challenge: 1397
Letters Read: S, K , Y
Genres used: paranormal, fantasy , horror


message 35: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) Changing Hunted's genre to Paranormal.

Additional S- Boyfriends with Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez 217 pages
Genre bonus: LBGT

B- iBoy by Kevin Brooks 290 pages
Genre bonus: Sci Fi

Total points: 67
Total pages: 1456
Letters used: B, H, R, S
Genres used: Paranormal, Graphic Novel, Sci Fi, Historical Fiction, LBGT


message 36: by Amy (new)

Amy Paranormalcyby Kiersten White, pages 335

Points this book: 10
Total Points: 55
Total Pages: 1732
Letters Read: S, K , Y, W
Genres used: paranormal, fantasy , horror


message 37: by Angela Sunshine (new)

Angela Sunshine (angelasunshine) Supernaturally by Kiersten White (336 pages)
+ 10 base pts
+5 genre: paranormal
= 15 pts

Total Points: 50
Total Pages: 935


message 38: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie (Reading is Better With Cupcakes) (imjustcupcake) | 191 comments L - The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long(10 points) - 384 pages
Genre - Fantasy (5 points)

Points Earned = 15

Total points: 37
Total pages: 1107
Letters Used: C(2), L
Genres Used: Action/Adventure, Dystopian, Fantasy


Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments G- Once by Morris Gleitzman
Base points- 10
Genre bonus (Historical)- 5 points
Pages- 160
Total points- 15

K- Lexapros and Cons by Aaron Karo
Base points- 10
Genre bonus (Humor)- 5 points
Kellee's bonus (May- Mental Health)- 5 points
Challenge period bonus- 5 points
Pages- 240
Total points- 25

W- The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman
Base points- 10
Genre bonus (Religious)- 5 points
Pages- 448
Total points- 15

Running Totals:
Points- 95
Pages- 1,525
Letters Read- G, I, K, S, W
Books Read- 5
Genres Read- Non-fiction/Memoir, Action/Adventure, Religious, Historical, Humor


message 40: by Karis (YA Litwit) (last edited Apr 15, 2012 03:13PM) (new)

Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments Leaderboard for 1st two weeks:

Kristen- 160 points, 1,976 pages (what?!?!)
Karis- 95 points, 1,525 pages
Kari- 60 points, 1,424 pages
Brooke- 57 points, 1,155 pages
Amy- 55 points, 1,732 pages
Kellee- 52 points, 1,456 pages
Stephanie- 37 points, 1,107 pages
Angela, 35 points, 599 pages
Brandi- 30 points, 607 pages
Erika- 15 points, 468 pages
Michelle- 15 points, 354 pages
Jennifer W.- 15 points, 245 pages

Total points: 626
Total pages: 12,648


message 41: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Harvey | 1046 comments Lol Karis, I love you. :) I read a bunch of short books I guess. Lots of MG fiction lately.

And here's another one:

Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea, 288 pages
Bonus: Takes place during challenge months
Book total points: 15

Total points: 175
Letters read: A, B, C, D, G, I, K, L, N, T
Genres used: Action/Adventure, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror, Humor, Manga, Multicultural, Realistic Fiction, Romance


message 42: by Kellee (new)

Kellee Moye (kelleemoye) G- Then by Morris Gleitzman
Genre bonus: War

W- Miles from Ordinary by Carol Lynch Williams
Genre bonus: Realistic fiction

Total points: 97
Total pages: 1851
Letters read: B, G, H, R, S, W
Genres used: Sci Fi, War, Graphic Novel, Paranormal, Historical, LBGT, Realistic


message 43: by Angela Sunshine (new)

Angela Sunshine (angelasunshine) Karis (YA Litwit) wrote: "Leaderboard for 1st two weeks:

Kristen- 160 points, 1,976 pages (what?!?!)
Karis- 95 points, 1,525 pages
Kari- 60 points, 1,424 pages
Brooke- 57 points, 1,155 pages
Amy- 55 points, 1,732 pages
Kel..."


I know you have to stop somewhere with your totals (since people seems to post simultaneously while you total), but you didn't get my last post in there (message 37) and you did include later posts for other people. Just want to be sure it gets added in for the next total! :)


message 44: by Rachael (last edited Apr 16, 2012 09:20PM) (new)

Rachael (moosubi) | 13 comments B - Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys by Kate Brian
Genre Bonus: Humor
# of Pages: 268

C - Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Genre Bonus: Historical Fiction
# of Pages: 496
Additional C - City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
# of Pages: 496

F - Reckless by Cornelia Funke
Genre Bonus: Fantasy/Supernatural
# of Pages: 391

G - Neva by Sara Grant
# of Pages: 352
Additional G - Fight to the Finish by Shannon Greenland
# of Pages: 197

H - Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Genre Bonus: Paranormal
# of Pages: 336

J - The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen
Genre Bonus: Romance
# of Pages: 380

K - XVI by Julia Karr
Genre Bonus: Dystopian
# of Pages: 325

L - The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Genre Bonus: Realistic Fiction
# of Pages: 342
Additional L - Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik
# of Pages: 304

M - Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
# of Pages: 344

S - Grace by Elizabeth Scott
Genre Bonus: War
# of Pages: 208

W - The Diamond Secret: A Retelling of "Anastasia" by Suzanne Weyn
Genre Bonus: Folk/Fairy Tale
# of Pages: 240
Additional W - The Night Dance: A Retelling of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" by Suzanne Weyn
# of Pages: 193
Additional W - Reincarnation by Suzanne Weyn
# of Pages: 304

Points Earned:165
Total points: 165
Total pages: 5176?
Letters read: B, C, F, G, H, J, K, L, M, S, W
Genres used: Humor, Historical Fiction, Fantasy/Supernatural, Paranormal, Romance, Dystopian, Realistic Fiction, War, Folk/Fairy Tale

In case you're wondering why I have so many pages, it's because I'm on break now&have a lot of free time, and I'm a lightning fast reader.


message 45: by Stephanie (last edited Apr 15, 2012 11:56PM) (new)

Stephanie (Reading is Better With Cupcakes) (imjustcupcake) | 191 comments Angela wrote: "Karis (YA Litwit) wrote: "Leaderboard for 1st two weeks:

Kristen- 160 points, 1,976 pages (what?!?!)
Karis- 95 points, 1,525 pages
Kari- 60 points, 1,424 pages
Brooke- 57 points, 1,155 pages
Amy- ..."


Angela,

Your missed post may have been my error. I was updating the tracker when I posted my newest addition in post #38. Considering we both posted at the exact same time, that is probably how I missed you =) I have gone back and put that book into your totals making your grand total 50 points. Sorry about that!


message 46: by Angela Sunshine (new)

Angela Sunshine (angelasunshine) Stephanie wrote: "Angela wrote: "Karis (YA Litwit) wrote: "Leaderboard for 1st two weeks:

Kristen- 160 points, 1,976 pages (what?!?!)
Karis- 95 points, 1,525 pages
Kari- 60 points, 1,424 pages
Brooke- 57 points, 1..."


That's what I figured. I know it's tough to keep up with a steady stream of posts!!


Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments Angela wrote: "Karis (YA Litwit) wrote: "Leaderboard for 1st two weeks:

Kristen- 160 points, 1,976 pages (what?!?!)
Karis- 95 points, 1,525 pages
Kari- 60 points, 1,424 pages
Brooke- 57 points, 1,155 pages
Amy- ..."


Sorry about that!
With 3 people keeping the spreadsheet, it can be easy to miss one. Thanks for letting us know!


message 48: by Amy (new)

Amy I think a lot of us either had extra time or were on break (like me). I managed to read four books this week which was great for me!


message 49: by Brandi (new)

Brandi (librandian) | 206 comments M - Eleven by Lauren Myracle 201 pages

Takes place during challenge months - 5

G - Dark Song by Gail Giles 292 pages
Genre - Realistic/Contemporary

Points earned - 30
Total points - 60
Total pages - 1100


Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein (YALitwit) | 419 comments Kellee wrote: "G- Then by Morris Gleitzman
Genre bonus: War

W- Miles from Ordinary by Carol Lynch Williams
Genre bonus: Realistic fiction

Total points: 97
Total pages: 1851
Letters read: B, G, H, R, S, W
Genres..."


Kellee- I also gave you +5 because Miles From Ordinary meets your May Challenge requirements (mental illness). You now have 20 points for that book.


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