Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Shelf Discovery Challenge - COMPLETE

Yes, another challenge.  There should be a 12 step program for addicts like me.  Ah well, this looks cool.  Julie at Booking Mama is hosting the Shelf Discovery Challenge.  Here are the details:

The Shelf Discovery Challenge will run for six months (November 1, 2009 - April 30, 2010). To join me in this challenge, all you need to do is grab a copy of SHELF DISCOVERY and pick out what six books you want to read (of course, you can read more than six!) Then, after you read a book, just write a "book report" to share your thoughts with others!

The books are mostly YA or middle grade "classics" that I grew up with so I'm using this opportunity to revisit some of my old favorites and read some that I've never read before.

ETA: Here is my final list. (2/17/10)

√ 1. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg (one of my absolute favorite books when I was young.  I can't tell you how many times I have read it but it's been a very long time)

√ 2. The Great Brain by John Dennis Fitzgerald (I remember getting this one from my elementary school library.)

√ 3. Sister of the Bride by Beverly Clearly

√ 4. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (never read it before)

√ 5. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (I've seen the Shirley Temple movie but have never read the book)

√ 6. Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh


  1. Thanks for joining us! I just ordered THE GROUNDING OF GROUP SIX this week. That was one of my favorites when I was a kid. I'll be curious to re-read it with an adult's eyes!

  2. I don't know why, but for some reason this challenge just doesn't appeal to me at all. I keep looking at it, but in the end, I have no interest. Ah well, I'm sure there'll be plenty o fother challenges I'll join!

  3. This challenge does sound like fun! There are so many good challenges out there right now! I'm right there with you in the 12 step challenge program.

  4. Julie P. - I'm wondering how some of these books will stand up to the test of time.

    Amanda - I can see that. I've noticed that you have a less favorable reaction to old children's books. Ah well, there will be plenty of others.

    Buckeye Girl - I think it will pretty cool

  5. Yeah, I think I'm joining in on this one too.

    I'm checking the Shelf Discovery book out of the library before I make my list, though-- I've never heard of some of the books!

  6. I loved The Westing Game, but don't remember anything about it now. Fun challenge. Good luck!

  7. Congrats! Here you go!


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