YA-D2 – The YA Dsytopian Reading Challenge
- Foiled by Jane Yolen
- In the Small by Michael Hague
- Jack of Fables Vol. 1: The (Nearly) Great Escape by Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges
- Jack of Fables Vol. 2: Jack of Hearts by Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges
- Kin (The Good Neighbors, Book 1) by Holly Black
- Marvel Fairy Tales by C. B. Cebulski
- No Future For You (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Volume 2) by Brian K. Vaughan, Joss Whedon
- A People’s History of American Empire by Howard Zinn, Mike Konopacki, Paul Buhle
- Possessions GN Vol 1: Unclean Getaway by Ray Fawkes
- The Stonekeeper’s Curse (Amulet, Book 2) by Kazu Kibuishi
- The Vampire Brat: And Other Tales of Supernatural Lawby Batton Lash
- Wonderland by Tommy Kovac
- Lenore: Wedgies (Color Edition) (Lenore: Cute Little Dead Girl) by Roman Dirge
- Unshelved by Gene Ambaum, Bill Barnes
- Stitches: A Memoir by David Smal
- What Would Dewey Do?: An Unshelved Collection by Gene Ambaum, Bill Barnes
I picked a small number again this year even though I read twice as much as I sign on for because I choose a lot of 2011 Challenges which require reading something other than fantasy.
- Beast by Donna Jo Napoli, Rafal Olbinski(Fairy Tale)
- Dealing with Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book One by Patricia C. Wrede (Traditional)
- Foiledby Jane Yolen (Urban Fantasy)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)by J.K. Rowling (Magical Fantasy)
- Jack of Fables Vol. 1: The (Nearly) Great Escapeby Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges (Fairy Tale)
- Jack of Fables Vol. 2: Jack of Hearts by Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges (Fairy Tale)
- Kin (The Good Neighbors, Book 1)by Holly Black (Urban Fantasy)
- Marvel Fairy Tales by C. B. Cebulski (Fairy Tales)
- On the Edge (The Edge, Book 1) by Ilona Andrews (Urban Fantasy)
- The Poison Eaters: And Other Stories by Holly Black (Urban Fantasy)
- Reckless (Mirrorworld) by Cornelia Funke (Traditional)
- The Stonekeeper’s Curse (Amulet, Book 2) by Kazu Kibuishi (Traditional)
- White Cat (The Curse Workers) by Holly Black (Urban Fantasy)
- Witch & Wizard by James Patterson (Urban Fantasy)
- Wonderland by Tommy Kovac (Fantasy)
- Storm Front (Dresden Files) (The Dresden Files, #1) by Jim Butcher, (Urban Fantasy)
- No Future For You (Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Volume 2)by Joss Whedon, Brian K. Vaughan, Georges Jeanty (Urban Fantasy)
- The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, (Supernatural Fantasy)
- Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, No. 2) by Jim Butcher (Urban Fantasy)
- Searching for Dragons: The Enchanted Forest Chronicles, Book Two by Patricia C. Wrede, (Traditional)
The two challenges that I always impose on myself and I have been unable to find hosted anywhere are the 50 Book Challenge and the 15000 Page Challenge. I do both because I could easily hit the 50 Book challenge with graphic novels and never read anything of substance. So how did I do last year, success on both counts.
50 Book Challenge List
15000 Page Challenge
So by my calculations that puts me over for each of these challenges. Rock!
American Library Association – 2010 Best Books for Young Adults
American Library Assoication’s 2010 Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults
January magazine’s Best Books of 2010: Books for Children and Young Adults
Greenlight Bookstore – Holiday 2010: Recommended Young Adult & Middle Reader Books
Readings.com – Best Kids’ and Young Adult books of 2010
Amazon.com – Best books Teens
Library School Journal‘s list contains one of our household’s favorites, We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems.
The Huffington Post‘s list has Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World) by By Mac Barnett, Illustrated by Dan Santat which we can’t wait to read.
The Children’s Book Review list contains Art & Max by David Wiesner which is on quite a few best ofs this year.
Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2010 list from the New York Times includes SHADOW by Suzy Lee, also on a number of lists.
Amazon’s Top 10 Books: Children’s Picture Books includes Olivia Goes to Venice by Ian Falconer. Who does not love Olivia?
Publisher’s Weekly Best Children’s Books 2010 tops off with Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton, illus. by Tom Lichtenheld.
There are a lot of other lists out there, but these seem to capture all the very best. Tomorrow, Best of Young Adult.
My first copies of Treasure Island and Huckleberry Finn still have some blue-spruce needles scattered in the pages. They smell of Christmas still.” ~ Charlton Heston
Do give books – religious or otherwise – for Christmas. They’re never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.” ~ Lenore Hershey
But Ma asked if they were sure the stockings were empty. Then they put their hands down inside them, to make sure. And in the very toe of each stocking was a shining bright, new penny!
They had never even thought of such a thing as having a penny. Think of having a whole penny for your very own. Think of having a cup and a cake and a stick of candy and a penny.
There never had been such a Christmas. ~Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Then heigh ho the holly, this life is most jolly. ~ As you Like It by William Shakespeare
Heap on the wood — the wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, We’ll keep our Christmas merry still. ~ Sir Walter Scott