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2009 Reading Challenges

This year I will be participating in 6 confirmed reading challenges: Re-Read, Contemporary Romance, TBR (with themed months), African-American Literature, New Author, and R.(eaders) I.(bibing) P.(eril) IV. (Now 8: added the Young Adult and VC Andrews reading challenges.)

This page is where I’ll keep everyone updated on my progress with each. (Some sections will remain blank until I’ve actually read something or come up with a tentative reading list.)

Re-Reading Challenge

  1. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
  2. Hatchet by Gary Paulson
  3. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  4. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  5. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
  6. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (just thinking about reading this one is making me weepy, but I must remain strong)
  7. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  8. Ten Great Mysteries by Edgar Allan Poe edited by Groff Conklin
  9. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
  10. They Cage the Animals at Night by Jennings Michael Burch
  11. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia) by C.S. Lewis
  12. The First Evil (Fear Street Cheerleaders Book 1) by R.L. Stine

Contemporary Romance

  1. The ABCs of Love by Sarah Salway
  2. Boy Meets Girl by Meg Cabot (review)

TBR

  1. Defending Angels by Mary Stanton
  2. Boy Meets Girl by Meg Cabot (review)
  3. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
  4. The Homecoming by Ray Bradbury
  5. Dear Zoe by Philip Beard
  6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
  7. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb (review)

African-American Literature

New Author

  1. Uninvited by Amanda Marrone (review)
  2. Defending Angels by Mary Stanton (in progress)
  3. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan (review)
  4. The ABCs of Love by Sarah Salway (in progress)
  5. Tithe by Holly Black
  6. Boy Meets Girl by Meg Cabot (review)
  7. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
  8. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn (review)
  9. The Impostor’s Daughter by Laurie Sandell
  10. Blacklisted by Gena Showalter (mini-review)
  11. Afraid by Jack Kilborn
  12. Dear Zoe by Philip Beard
  13. I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle
  14. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  15. The Well by A. J. Whitten
  16. Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
  17. The Night Monster by James Swain
  18. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb (review)
  19. Being Dead by Vivian Vande Velde
  20. Hannah (Daughters of the Sea, Book 1) by Kathryn Lasky

Young Adult

  1. Uninvited by Amanda Marrone (review)
  2. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan (review)
  3. Tithe by Holly Black
  4. Blacklisted by Gena Showalter (mini-review)
  5. I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle
  6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling
  7. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  8. The Well by A. J. Whitten
  9. Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
  10. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb (review)
  11. Thirst (No. 1) by Christopher Pike
  12. Being Dead by Vivian Vande Velde
  13. Hannah (Daughters of the Sea, Book 1) by Kathryn Lasky

VC Andrews

R.I.P. IV

  1. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb (review)
  2. Being Dead by Vivian Vande Velde
 

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