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Thursday, December 15, 2011

2012 Award Winning Books Reading Challenge

Hi, everyone! Time for another 2012 Reading Challenge!!

Quite a few of the chapter books that I read with my girls are award winners, so I thought I'd join up! This challenge is being hosted by myragarcesbacsal at Gathering Books.

Here are the details copied from myragarcesbacsal's blog:

2012 Award Winning Books Reading Challenge

We are not restricting this to children’s and YA book awards. We also welcome entries on adult literature such as books that won the Man Booker Prize, Man Asian Literary Prize, the Pulitzer, and other recognition of exceptionality in literary works. This is also not restricted to international awards, local/regional award giving bodies would likewise be honored.

If you want to have a complete list of children’s and YA book awards from different parts of the globe, click here to be taken to a comprehensive list prepared by the UCalgary. Examples would include the Newbery and Caldecott Honor/Medal from the United States, Carnegie and Greenaway Honor/Medal from Britain, the Pura Belpre, Coretta Scott King Award, Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, Michael J. Printz Award, Cybils Awards among others.

Here are the detailed guidelines for your participation:

• The Award-Winning-Books Reading Challenge would run from 1 January 2012 to 30 December 2012.

• There are four levels of participation:

Level 1 (10 books or less) – Bronze Medal
Level 2 (11-25 books) – Silver Medal
Level 3 (26-35 Books) - Gold Medal
Level 4 (over 35 books) - Platinum Award

• Picture books, YA lit, adult literature – are all welcome as long as they have received an award or recognition.

• We know that you must be participating in a number of reading challenges, so you’re more than welcome to have your reviewed books overlap with other reading challenges you will be joining for 2012 (we’d probably do the same thing).

• You would have to write your reviews of what you have read for the challenge. We would be creating a page where you can put the links up for your reviews (watch out for this). While we appreciate your linking reviews for anything written before 2012, they would not be eligible for prizes.

• No, you do not need a blog to participate. Goodreads, Shelfari members are welcome to join – a weblink that leads us to your post should be enough.

• Monthly book prizes await!

• How do you sign up? Sign up here if you wish to join in our challenge and the url of your post (not your website) which announces your intention to join in this Reading Challenge – and the level you are aiming for. Feel free to grab these cutesie buttons that Iphigene has created for our challenge and post it in your blog.

I am aiming for Level 1 (10 books or less): Bronze Medal.

If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

I am going to keep track of my progress below:
  1. White Is For Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
  2. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  3. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose 
  4. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, Book 1)
  5. Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes 
  6. Penitent, with Roses: An HIV+ Mother Reflects by Paula W. Peterson  
  7. The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising, Book 1)
  8. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
  9. The Road by Cormac McCarthy  
  10. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (Anna, Book 1) 
  11. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters 
  12. The First Days by Rhiannon Frater (As The World Dies: A Zombie Trilogy, Book 1) 
  14. Blood Red Road by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book #1)  
  15. The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Darlene! Glad to have discovered your site. And thank you so much for participating in the reading challenge. I'm excited to know more about your book recommendations and it'd be good to know whether your girls enjoyed the books as well. :)


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