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2012 Book Challenges

A-    Z new to me authors (The ones in bold are books I intend to read.)

a-       This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman

b-     Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel

c-      The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

d-     I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High by Tony Danza

e- Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott

f- Faithful Place by Tana French

g- Dead End in Norvelt by John Gantos

h- A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

i- The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

j- The Lottery and other Stories by Shirley Jackson

k- Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

l- Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

m- Down These Strange Streets ed. by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois

n- Moon Called by Andre Norton

o- Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

p- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

q- Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen

r- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

s- Wonder Struck by Brian Selznick

t- Selling Hope by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

u- Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

v- The Blood Lie by Shirley Reva Vernick

w- Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

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y- How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu

z- Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

 

Science fiction

  1. 1.      Doctor Who: Ghosts of India by Mark Morris
  2. 2.       Divergent by Veronica Roth
  3. 3.      Moon Called by Andre Norton
  4. 4.      Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler
  5. 5.      Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler
  6. 6.      Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik
  7. 7.      The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
  8. 8.      Partials by Dan Wells
  9. 9.      After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn
  10. 10.  Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  11. 11.  A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
  12. 12.  The Daily Show with Jon Stewart presents Earth: A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race
  13. 13.  The Healer’s War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  14. 14.  Redshirts by John Scalzi
  15. 15.  Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gillman
  16. 16.  “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gillman
  17. 17.  Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

UF/ YA Challenges

  1. Down These Strange Streets ed. by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
  2. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
  3. Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler
  4. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  5. Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong
  6.  Divergent by Veronica Roth
  7. Irises by Francisco X. Stork
  8. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  9. Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
  10. Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
  11. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  12. Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey
  13. Moon Called by Andre Norton
  14. Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews
  15. Wonder Struck by Brian Selznick
  16. Dead End in Norvelt by John Gantos
  17. Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott
  18. Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik
  19. Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
  20. Partials by Dan Wells
  21.  After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn
  22. Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers ed. by Judy Blume
  23. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
  24. Underdogs by Markus Zusak
  25. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  26. Moonshine by Rob Thurman
  27. Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going
  28. The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
  29. A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
  30. The Off Season by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
  31. Redshirts by John Scalzi
  32. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  33. Mockingbird by Sean Stewart
  34. Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin
  35. Blind Faith by Ellen Wittlinger
  36. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
  37. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Graphic novels

  1. 1.      ~ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  2. 2.      Wonder Struck by Brian Selznick
  3. 3.      The Long Road Home: One Step at a Time A Doonesbury Book by G.B. Trudeau

New

  1. 1.      Down These Strange Streets ed. by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
  2. 2.      Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
  3. 3.      Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  4. 4.      Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel
  5. 5.      Hope: A Tragedy by Shalom Auslander
  6. 6.       Divergent by Veronica Roth
  7. 7.      Irises by Francisco X. Stork
  8. 8.      Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too! by Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon
  9. 9.      Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
  10. 10.  A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  11. 11.  Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
  12. 12.  Wonder Struck by Brian Selznick
  13. 13.  Dead End in Norvelt by John Gantos
  14. 14.  Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott
  15. 15.  Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik
  16. 16.  Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
  17. 17.  I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovitz
  18. 18.  The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
  19. 19.  Partials by Dan Wells
  20. 20.  After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn
  21. 21.  Alpha & Omega: Call of the Hunt by Patricia Briggs
  22. 22.  Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
  23. 23.  I, Iago by Nicole Galland
  24. 24.  Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
  25. 25.  The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy ed. by Leah Wilson
  26. 26.  Underdogs by Markus Zusak
  27. 27.  The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  28. 28.  Redshirts by John Scalzi
  29. 29.  I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High by Tony Danza

Non-fiction

  1. 1.       This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman
  2. 2.      Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too! by Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon
  3. 3.      The Book Club Cook Book; Recipes and Food for Thought from your Book Club’s Favorite Books and Authors by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp
  4. 4.      Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
  5. 5.      Wendy and the Lost Boys:The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein by Julie Salamon
  6. 6.      The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
  7. 7.      The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy ed. by Leah Wilson
  8. 8.      Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism by Kamran Nazeer
  9. 9.      Prophet’s Prey: My Seven- Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints by Sam Brower
  10. 10.  I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High by Tony Danza
  11. 11.  My Wonderful World of Slapstick by Buster Keaton

12. Keep Your Eye on the Kid: The Early Years of Buster Keaton by Catherine Brighton

13. Buster Keaton Remembered by Eleanor Keaton and Jeffrey Vance

14. The Parade’s Gone By by Kevin Brownlow

15. Buster Keaton: Cut to the Chase by Marion Meade

 

TBR piles

  1. 1.      Doctor Who: Ghosts of India by Mark Morris
  2. 2.      Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey
  3. 3.      Moon Called by Andre Norton
  4. 4.      Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
  5. 5.      Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews
  6. 6.      Underdogs by Markus Zusak
  7. 7.      Moonshine by Rob Thurman
  8. 8.      Mockingbird by Sean Stewart
  9. 9.      Blind Faith by Ellen Wittlinger
  10. 10.  Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
  11. 11.  Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Racism Book Club/ Books about racism/ Messy Housekeeper’s Book Club

  1. 1.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler
  2. 2.      Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
  3. 3.      Faithful Place by Tana French
  4. 4.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler (read it again)
  5. 5.      Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler
  6. 6.      Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler
  7. 7.      Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
  8. 8.      Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott
  9. 9.      The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  10. 10.  Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
  11. 11.  I, Iago by Nicole Galland
  12. 12.  The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
  13. 13.  In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson
  14. 14.  Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  15. 15.  Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gillman
  16. 16.  “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gillman
  17. 17.  Tallgrass by Susan Dallas

Fiction/ non-fiction with autistic characters

1. Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism by Kamran Nazeer

2. Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Set in Upstate New York

  1. 1.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler
  2. 2.      A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  3. 3.      The Blood Lie by Shirley Reva Vernick
  4. 4.      Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
  5. 5.      Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor

Banned/ Challenged

  1. 1.      Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers ed. by Judy Blume
  2. 2.      Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor
  3. 3.      Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going
  4. 4.      The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
  5. 5.      One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: a Play in two Acts by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey

Did not finish

  1. Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel
  2. Faithful Place by Tana French
  3. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  4. Moon Called by Andre Norton
  5. The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
  6. Eyes Like Leaves by Charles de Lint
  7. Underdogs by Markus Zusak
  8. The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
  9. A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
  10. Elements of Style by Wendy Wasserstein

ARCs

  1. Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
  2. Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott
  3. I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovitz
  4. Partials by Dan Wells
  5. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
  6. I, Iago by Nicole Galland
  7. I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High by Tony Danza

Rereads

  1. 1.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler
  2. 2.      Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong
  3. 3.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler (read it again)
  4. 4.      Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler
  5. 5.      Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler
  6. 6.      Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers ed. by Judy Blume
  7. 7.      “Uncommon Women” by Wendy Wasserstein
  8. 8.      My Wonderful World of Slapstick by Buster Keaton
  9. 9.      One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: a Play in two Acts by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey
  10. 10.  The Parade’s Gone By by Kevin Brownlow

Award winners

  1. 1.      Dead End in Norvelt by John Gantos, Newberry Award winner
  2. 2.      Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley, Morris & Printz Awards
  3. 3.      Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
  4. 4.      The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
  5. 5.      Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor Schneider Family Book Award for Middle School Book (2009), Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award Nominee (2011), Iowa Teen Award Nominee (2011), ALA's Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults (2009)
  6. 6.      Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going Printz Honor (2004), Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award for Senior (2006)
  7. 7.      “The Heidi Chronicles” by Wendy Wasserstein 1989 Pulitzer Prize & Tony Award
  8. 8.      The Healer’s War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, won a Nebula
  9. 9.      Earth: (an Audio Book) A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race by Jon Stewart and the cast of the Daily Show, won a Grammy
  10. 10.  Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin, Cybill
  11. 11.  The Parade’s Gone By by Kevin Brownlow, won an Acacdemy Award in 2010 for being an archivist and silent film historian

Plays

  1. 1.       “An American Daughter” by Wendy Wasserstein
  2. 2.      Love’s Fire: Seven New Plays Inspired by Seven Shakespearean Sonnets by Eric Bogosian, William Finn, John Guare, Tony Kushner, Marsha Norman, Ntozake Shange, Wendy Wasserstein
  3. 3.      The Heidi Chronicles and Other Plays by Wendy Wasserstein (Includes “Uncommon Women,” “Isn’t It Romantic” and “The Heidi Chronicles”)
  4. 4.      One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: a Play in two Acts by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey

On Buster Keaton

            1. My Wonderful World of Slapstick by Buster Keaton

            2. Keep Your Eye on the Kid: The Early Years of Buster Keaton by Catherine Brighton

            3. Buster Keaton Remembered by Eleanor Keaton and Jeffrey Vance

            4. The Parade’s Gone By by Kevin Brownlow

            5. Buster Keaton: Cut to the Chase by Marion Meade

            6. Selling Hope by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

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Science fiction

  1. 1.      Doctor Who: Ghosts of India by Mark Morris
  2. 2.       Divergent by Veronica Roth
  3. 3.      Moon Called by Andre Norton
  4. 4.      Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler
  5. 5.      Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler
  6. 6.      Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik
  7. 7.      The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
  8. 8.      Partials by Dan Wells
  9. 9.      After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn
  10. 10.  Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  11. 11.  A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
  12. 12.  The Daily Show with Jon Stewart presents Earth: A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race
  13. 13.  The Healer’s War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  14. 14.  Redshirts by John Scalzi
  15. 15.  Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gillman
  16. 16.  “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gillman
  17. 17.  Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  18. 18.  How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu
  19. 19.  Third Class Superhero by Charles Yu

UF/ YA Challenges

  1. Down These Strange Streetsed. by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
    1. 2. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
    2. Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler
    3. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
    4. Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong
    5.  Divergent by Veronica Roth
    6. Irises by Francisco X. Stork
    7. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
    8. Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
    9. Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
    10. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
    11. Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey
    12. Moon Called by Andre Norton
    13. Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews
    14. Wonder Struck by Brian Selznick
    15. Dead End in Norvelt by John Gantos
    16. Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott
    17. Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik
    18. Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
    19. Partials by Dan Wells
    20. 20.   After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn
    21. 21.  Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers ed. by Judy Blume
    22. 22.  Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
    23. 23.  Underdogs by Markus Zusak
    24. 24.  Across the Universe by Beth Revis
    25. 25.  Moonshine by Rob Thurman
    26. 26.  Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going
    27. 27.  The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
    28. 28.  A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
    29. 29.  The Off Season by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
    30. 30.  Redshirts by John Scalzi
    31. 31.  Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
    32. 32.  Mockingbird by Sean Stewart
    33. 33.  Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin
    34. 34.  Blind Faith by Ellen Wittlinger
    35. 35.  Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
    36. 36.  Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
    37. 37.  After Life by Rhian Ellis
    38. 38.  Black Heart by Holly Black
    39. 39.  Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
    40. 40.  How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu
    41. 41.  Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
    42. 42.  Foiled by Jane Yolen, artwork by Mike Cavallaro

Graphic novels

  1. 1.      ~ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  2. 2.      Wonder Struck by Brian Selznick
  3. 3.      The Long Road Home: One Step at a Time A Doonesbury Book by G.B. Trudeau
  4. 4.      Incognegro by Mat Johnson, art by Warren Pleece
  5. 5.      A People’s History of American Empire: A Graphic Adaptation by Howard Zinn, Mike Konopacki, Paul Buhle
  6. 6.      Foiled by Jane Yolen, artwork by Mike Cavallaro

New

  1. 1.      Down These Strange Streets ed. by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
  2. 2.      Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
  3. 3.      Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  4. 4.      Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel
  5. 5.      Hope: A Tragedy by Shalom Auslander
  6. 6.       Divergent by Veronica Roth
  7. 7.      Irises by Francisco X. Stork
  8. 8.      Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too! by Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon
  9. 9.      Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
  10. 10.  A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  11. 11.  Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
  12. 12.  Wonder Struck by Brian Selznick
  13. 13.  Dead End in Norvelt by John Gantos
  14. 14.  Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott
  15. 15.  Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik
  16. 16.  Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
  17. 17.  I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovitz
  18. 18.  The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
  19. 19.  Partials by Dan Wells
  20. 20.  After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn
  21. 21.  Alpha & Omega: Call of the Hunt by Patricia Briggs
  22. 22.  Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
  23. 23.  I, Iago by Nicole Galland
  24. 24.  Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
  25. 25.  The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy ed. by Leah Wilson
  26. 26.  Underdogs by Markus Zusak
  27. 27.  The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
  28. 28.  Redshirts by John Scalzi
  29. 29.  I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High by Tony Danza
  30. 30.  After Life by Rhian Ellis
  31. 31.  Black Heart by Holly Black
  32. 32.  Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie
  33. 33.  Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and a Son by Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez
  34. 34.  “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber
  35. 35.  Kitty Steals the Show by Carrie Vaughn

Non-fiction

  1. 1.       This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman
  2. 2.      Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too! by Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon
  3. 3.      The Book Club Cook Book; Recipes and Food for Thought from your Book Club’s Favorite Books and Authors by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp
  4. 4.      Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
  5. 5.      Wendy and the Lost Boys:The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein by Julie Salamon
  6. 6.      The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
  7. 7.      The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy ed. by Leah Wilson
  8. 8.      Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism by Kamran Nazeer
  9. 9.      Prophet’s Prey: My Seven- Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints by Sam Brower
  10. 10.  I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High by Tony Danza
  11. 11.  My Wonderful World of Slapstick by Buster Keaton
  12. Keep Your Eye on the Kid: The Early Years of Buster Keaton by Catherine Brighton
  13. Buster Keaton Remembered by Eleanor Keaton and Jeffrey Vance
  14. The Parade’s Gone By by Kevin Brownlow
  15. Buster Keaton: Cut to the Chase by Marion Meade
  16. Buster Keaton: Tempest in a Flat Hat by Edward McPherson
  17. Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and a Son by Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez
  18. A People’s History of American Empire: A Graphic Adaptation by Howard Zinn, Mike Konopacki, Paul Buhle
  19. “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber

 

TBR piles

  1. 1.      Doctor Who: Ghosts of India by Mark Morris
  2. 2.      Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey
  3. 3.      Moon Called by Andre Norton
  4. 4.      Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
  5. 5.      Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews
  6. 6.      Underdogs by Markus Zusak
  7. 7.      Moonshine by Rob Thurman
  8. 8.      Mockingbird by Sean Stewart
  9. 9.      Blind Faith by Ellen Wittlinger
  10. 10.  Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
  11. 11.  Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  12. 12.  How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu
  13. 13.  Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
  14. 14.  Kitty’s Greatest Hits by Carrie Vaughn

Racism Book Club/ Books about racism/ Messy Housekeeper’s Book Club

  1. 1.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler
  2. 2.      Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
  3. 3.      Faithful Place by Tana French
  4. 4.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler (read it again)
  5. 5.      Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler
  6. 6.      Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler
  7. 7.      Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
  8. 8.      Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott
  9. 9.      The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  10. 10.  Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
  11. 11.  I, Iago by Nicole Galland
  12. 12.  The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
  13. 13.  In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson
  14. 14.  Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  15. 15.  Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gillman
  16. 16.  “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gillman
  17. 17.  Tallgrass by Susan Dallas
  18. 18.  Incognegro by Mat Johnson, art by Warren Pleece
  19. 19.  The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
  20. 20.  Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie

Fiction/ non-fiction with autistic characters

1. Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism by Kamran Nazeer

2. Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Set in Upstate New York

  1. 1.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler
  2. 2.      A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  3. 3.      The Blood Lie by Shirley Reva Vernick
  4. 4.      Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
  5. 5.      Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor
  6. 6.      After Life by Rhian Ellis
  7. 7.      Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

Banned/ Challenged

  1. 1.      Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers ed. by Judy Blume
  2. 2.      Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor
  3. 3.      Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going
  4. 4.      The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
  5. 5.      One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: a Play in two Acts by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey
  6. 6.      Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
  7. 7.      “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber

Did not finish

  1. Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel
  2. Faithful Place by Tana French
  3. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  4. Moon Called by Andre Norton
  5. The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
  6. Eyes Like Leaves by Charles de Lint
  7. Underdogs by Markus Zusak
  8. The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
  9. A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick
  10. Elements of Style by Wendy Wasserstein
  11. After Life by Rhian Ellis
  12. The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

ARCs

  1. Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman
  2. Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott
  3. I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovitz
  4. Partials by Dan Wells
  5. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
  6. I, Iago by Nicole Galland
  7. I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High by Tony Danza
  8. After Life by Rhian Ellis
  9. Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie

Rereads

  1. 1.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler
  2. 2.      Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong
  3. 3.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler (read it again)
  4. 4.      Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler
  5. 5.      Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler
  6. 6.      Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers ed. by Judy Blume
  7. 7.      “Uncommon Women” by Wendy Wasserstein
  8. 8.      My Wonderful World of Slapstick by Buster Keaton
  9. 9.      One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: a Play in two Acts by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey
  10. 10.  The Parade’s Gone By by Kevin Brownlow

Award winners

  1. 1.      Dead End in Norvelt by John Gantos, Newberry Award winner
  2. 2.      Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley, Morris & Printz Awards
  3. 3.      Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
  4. 4.      The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson
  5. 5.      Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor Schneider Family Book Award for Middle School Book (2009), Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award Nominee (2011), Iowa Teen Award Nominee (2011), ALA's Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults (2009)
  6. 6.      Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going Printz Honor (2004), Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award for Senior (2006)
  7. 7.      “The Heidi Chronicles” by Wendy Wasserstein 1989 Pulitzer Prize & Tony Award
  8. 8.      The Healer’s War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, won a Nebula
  9. 9.      Earth: (an Audio Book) A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race by Jon Stewart and the cast of the Daily Show, won a Grammy
  10. 10.  Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin, Cybill
  11. 11.  The Parade’s Gone By by Kevin Brownlow, won an Acacdemy Award in 2010 for being an archivist and silent film historian

Plays

  1. 1.       “An American Daughter” by Wendy Wasserstein
  2. 2.      Love’s Fire: Seven New Plays Inspired by Seven Shakespearean Sonnets by Eric Bogosian, William Finn, John Guare, Tony Kushner, Marsha Norman, Ntozake Shange, Wendy Wasserstein
  3. 3.      The Heidi Chronicles and Other Plays by Wendy Wasserstein (Includes “Uncommon Women,” “Isn’t It Romantic” and “The Heidi Chronicles”)
  4. 4.      One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: a Play in two Acts by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey
  5. 5.      “The Sisters Rosensweig” by Wendy Wasserstein
  6. 6.      “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber

On Buster Keaton

            1. My Wonderful World of Slapstick by Buster Keaton

            2. Keep Your Eye on the Kid: The Early Years of Buster Keaton by Catherine Brighton

            3. Buster Keaton Remembered by Eleanor Keaton and Jeffrey Vance

            4. The Parade’s Gone By by Kevin Brownlow

            5. Buster Keaton: Cut to the Chase by Marion Meade

            6. Selling Hope by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

            7. Buster Keaton: Tempest in a Flat Hat by Edward McPherson

            8. Buster Keaton’s “The General” starring Buster Keaton & Marion Mack ed by Richard J. Anobile        

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The second part

Racism Book Club/ Books about racism/ Messy Housekeeper’s Book Club

1.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

2.      Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

3.      Faithful Place by Tana French

4.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler (read it again)

5.      Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler

6.      Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler

7.      Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

8.      Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott

9.      The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

10.  Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen

11.  I, Iago by Nicole Galland

12.  The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

13.  In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson

14.  Across the Universe by Beth Revis

15.  Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gillman

16.  “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gillman

17.  Tallgrass by Susan Dallas

18.  Incognegro by Mat Johnson, art by Warren Pleece

19.  The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

20.  Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie

21.  Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

22.  Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi

23.  The Sons of Liberty created & written by Alexander Lagos & Joseph Lagos

24.  Farthing by Jo Walton

Fiction/ non-fiction with autistic characters

1. Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism by Kamran Nazeer

2. Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Set in Upstate New York

1.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

2.      A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

3.      The Blood Lie by Shirley Reva Vernick

4.      Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

5.      Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor

6.      After Life by Rhian Ellis

7.      Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

8.      The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson

Banned/ Challenged

1.      Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers ed. by Judy Blume

2.      Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor

3.      Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going

4.      The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

5.      One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: a Play in two Acts by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey

6.      Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

7.      “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber

8.      The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Did not finish

1.      Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel

2.      Faithful Place by Tana French

3.      A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

4.      Moon Called by Andre Norton

5.      The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

6.      Eyes Like Leaves by Charles de Lint

7.      Underdogs by Markus Zusak

8.      The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

9.      A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

10.  Elements of Style by Wendy Wasserstein

11.  After Life by Rhian Ellis

12.  The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

13.  Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

ARCs

1.      Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

2.      Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott

3.      I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovitz

4.      Partials by Dan Wells

5.      Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen

6.      I, Iago by Nicole Galland

7.      I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High by Tony Danza

8.      After Life by Rhian Ellis

9.      Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie

10.  Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub

11.  Every Day by David Levithan

Rereads

1.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

2.      Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong

3.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler (read it again)

4.      Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler

5.      Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler

6.      Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers ed. by Judy Blume

7.      “Uncommon Women” by Wendy Wasserstein

8.      My Wonderful World of Slapstick by Buster Keaton

9.      One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: a Play in two Acts by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey

10.  The Parade’s Gone By by Kevin Brownlow

11.  Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

12.  Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi

13.  Doctor Who: Touched By an Angel by Jonathan Morris

14.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Award winners

1.      Dead End in Norvelt by John Gantos, Newberry Award winner

2.      Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley, Morris & Printz Awards

3.      Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

4.      The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

5.      Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor Schneider Family Book Award for Middle School Book (2009), Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award Nominee (2011), Iowa Teen Award Nominee (2011), ALA's Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults (2009)

6.      Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going Printz Honor (2004), Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award for Senior (2006)

7.      “The Heidi Chronicles” by Wendy Wasserstein 1989 Pulitzer Prize & Tony Award

8.      The Healer’s War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, won a Nebula

9.      Earth: (an Audio Book) A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race by Jon Stewart and the cast of the Daily Show, won a Grammy

10.  Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin, Cybill

11.  The Parade’s Gone By by Kevin Brownlow, won an Acacdemy Award in 2010 for being an archivist and silent film historian

Plays

1.       “An American Daughter” by Wendy Wasserstein

2.      Love’s Fire: Seven New Plays Inspired by Seven Shakespearean Sonnets by Eric Bogosian, William Finn, John Guare, Tony Kushner, Marsha Norman, Ntozake Shange, Wendy Wasserstein

3.      The Heidi Chronicles and Other Plays by Wendy Wasserstein (Includes “Uncommon Women,” “Isn’t It Romantic” and “The Heidi Chronicles”)

4.      One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: a Play in two Acts by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey

5.      “The Sisters Rosensweig” by Wendy Wasserstein

6.      “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber

On Buster Keaton

            1. My Wonderful World of Slapstick by Buster Keaton

            2. Keep Your Eye on the Kid: The Early Years of Buster Keaton by Catherine Brighton

            3. Buster Keaton Remembered by Eleanor Keaton and Jeffrey Vance

            4. The Parade’s Gone By by Kevin Brownlow

            5. Buster Keaton: Cut to the Chase by Marion Meade

            6. Selling Hope by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

            7. Buster Keaton: Tempest in a Flat Hat by Edward McPherson

            8. Buster Keaton’s “The General” starring Buster Keaton & Marion Mack ed by Richard J. Anobile        

Racism Book Club/ Books about racism/ Messy Housekeeper’s Book Club

1.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

2.      Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

3.      Faithful Place by Tana French

4.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler (read it again)

5.      Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler

6.      Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler

7.      Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

8.      Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott

9.      The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

10.  Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen

11.  I, Iago by Nicole Galland

12.  The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

13.  In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson

14.  Across the Universe by Beth Revis

15.  Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gillman

16.  “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gillman

17.  Tallgrass by Susan Dallas

18.  Incognegro by Mat Johnson, art by Warren Pleece

19.  The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

20.  Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie

21.  Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

22.  Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi

23.  The Sons of Liberty created & written by Alexander Lagos & Joseph Lagos

24.  Farthing by Jo Walton

Fiction/ non-fiction with autistic characters

1. Send in the Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism by Kamran Nazeer

2. Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin

Set in Upstate New York

1.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

2.      A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

3.      The Blood Lie by Shirley Reva Vernick

4.      Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

5.      Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor

6.      After Life by Rhian Ellis

7.      Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

8.      The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson

Banned/ Challenged

1.      Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers ed. by Judy Blume

2.      Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor

3.      Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going

4.      The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

5.      One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: a Play in two Acts by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey

6.      Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

7.      “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber

8.      The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Did not finish

1.      Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel

2.      Faithful Place by Tana French

3.      A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

4.      Moon Called by Andre Norton

5.      The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

6.      Eyes Like Leaves by Charles de Lint

7.      Underdogs by Markus Zusak

8.      The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

9.      A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

10.  Elements of Style by Wendy Wasserstein

11.  After Life by Rhian Ellis

12.  The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

13.  Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

ARCs

1.      Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

2.      Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott

3.      I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovitz

4.      Partials by Dan Wells

5.      Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen

6.      I, Iago by Nicole Galland

7.      I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High by Tony Danza

8.      After Life by Rhian Ellis

9.      Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie

10.  Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub

11.  Every Day by David Levithan

Rereads

1.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

2.      Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong

3.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler (read it again)

4.      Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler

5.      Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler

6.      Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers ed. by Judy Blume

7.      “Uncommon Women” by Wendy Wasserstein

8.      My Wonderful World of Slapstick by Buster Keaton

9.      One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: a Play in two Acts by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey

10.  The Parade’s Gone By by Kevin Brownlow

11.  Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

12.  Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi

13.  Doctor Who: Touched By an Angel by Jonathan Morris

14.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Award winners

1.      Dead End in Norvelt by John Gantos, Newberry Award winner

2.      Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley, Morris & Printz Awards

3.      Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

4.      The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

5.      Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor Schneider Family Book Award for Middle School Book (2009), Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award Nominee (2011), Iowa Teen Award Nominee (2011), ALA's Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults (2009)

6.      Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going Printz Honor (2004), Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award for Senior (2006)

7.      “The Heidi Chronicles” by Wendy Wasserstein 1989 Pulitzer Prize & Tony Award

8.      The Healer’s War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, won a Nebula

9.      Earth: (an Audio Book) A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race by Jon Stewart and the cast of the Daily Show, won a Grammy

10.  Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin, Cybill

11.  The Parade’s Gone By by Kevin Brownlow, won an Acacdemy Award in 2010 for being an archivist and silent film historian

Plays

1.       “An American Daughter” by Wendy Wasserstein

2.      Love’s Fire: Seven New Plays Inspired by Seven Shakespearean Sonnets by Eric Bogosian, William Finn, John Guare, Tony Kushner, Marsha Norman, Ntozake Shange, Wendy Wasserstein

3.      The Heidi Chronicles and Other Plays by Wendy Wasserstein (Includes “Uncommon Women,” “Isn’t It Romantic” and “The Heidi Chronicles”)

4.      One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: a Play in two Acts by Dale Wasserman from the novel by Ken Kesey

5.      “The Sisters Rosensweig” by Wendy Wasserstein

6.      “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber

On Buster Keaton

            1. My Wonderful World of Slapstick by Buster Keaton

            2. Keep Your Eye on the Kid: The Early Years of Buster Keaton by Catherine Brighton

            3. Buster Keaton Remembered by Eleanor Keaton and Jeffrey Vance

            4. The Parade’s Gone By by Kevin Brownlow

            5. Buster Keaton: Cut to the Chase by Marion Meade

            6. Selling Hope by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

            7. Buster Keaton: Tempest in a Flat Hat by Edward McPherson

            8. Buster Keaton’s “The General” starring Buster Keaton & Marion Mack ed by Richard J. Anobile        

 

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Perhaps if I put the list into three parts it'll post. Julia

2012 Book Challenges

A-    Z new to me authors (The one in bold is the book I intend to read.)

a-       This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman

b-     Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel

c-      The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

d-     I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High by Tony Danza

e- Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott

f- Faithful Place by Tana French

g- Dead End in Norvelt by John Gantos

h- A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

i- The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

j- The Lottery and other Stories by Shirley Jackson

k- Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

l- Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

m- Down These Strange Streets ed. by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois

n- Moon Called by Andre Norton

o- Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

p- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

q- Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen

r- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

s- Wonder Struck by Brian Selznick

t- Selling Hope by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb

u- Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

v- The Blood Lie by Shirley Reva Vernick

w- Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

x- The Other Shore by Gao Xingjian

y- How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu

z- Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

 

Science fiction

1.      Doctor Who: Ghosts of India by Mark Morris

2.       Divergent by Veronica Roth

3.      Moon Called by Andre Norton

4.      Mind of My Mind by Octavia E. Butler

5.      Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler

6.      Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik

7.      The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

8.      Partials by Dan Wells

9.      After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn

10.  Across the Universe by Beth Revis

11.  A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

12.  The Daily Show with Jon Stewart presents Earth: A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race

13.  The Healer’s War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

14.  Redshirts by John Scalzi

15.  Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gillman

16.  “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gillman

17.  Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

18.  How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu

19.  Third Class Superhero by Charles Yu

20.  Doctor Who: Touched By an Angel by Jonathan Morris

21.  The Sons of Liberty created & written by Alexander Lagos & Joseph Lagos

22.  Farthing by Jo Walton

23.  The Diviners by Libba Bray

24.  Ha’Penny by Jo Walton

25.  Half a Crown by Jo Walton

26.  Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold

27.  Santa Olivia by Jecqueline Carey

28.  The Giver by Lois Lowry

29.  Son by Lois Lowry

UF/ YA Challenges

1.      Down These Strange Streets ed. by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois

a.       2. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

2.      Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

3.      Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

4.      Waking the Witch by Kelley Armstrong

5.       Divergent by Veronica Roth

6.      Irises by Francisco X. Stork

7.      Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

8.      Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

9.      Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

10.  A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

11.  Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey

12.  Moon Called by Andre Norton

13.  Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews

14.  Wonder Struck by Brian Selznick

15.  Dead End in Norvelt by John Gantos

16.  Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott

17.  Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik

18.  Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

19.  Partials by Dan Wells

20.   After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn

21.  Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers ed. by Judy Blume

22.  Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris

23.  Underdogs by Markus Zusak

24.  Across the Universe by Beth Revis

25.  Moonshine by Rob Thurman

26.  Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going

27.  The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson

28.  A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

29.  The Off Season by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

30.  Redshirts by John Scalzi

31.  Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

32.  Mockingbird by Sean Stewart

33.  Anything But Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin

34.  Blind Faith by Ellen Wittlinger

35.  Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

36.  Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

37.  After Life by Rhian Ellis

38.  Black Heart by Holly Black

39.  Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

40.  How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu

41.  Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

42.  Foiled by Jane Yolen, artwork by Mike Cavallaro

43.  Spell Bound by Kelley Armstrong

44.  Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong

45.  Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

46.  Every Day by David Levithan

47.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

48.  Farthing by Jo Walton

49.  The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson

50.  Half a Crown by Jo Walton

51.  Ha’Penny by Jo Walton

52.  The Beastly Bride; Tales of the Animal People edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling

53.   Happily Ever After ed. by John Klima

54.  Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden

55.  Santa Olivia by Jecqueline Carey

56.  The Ladies of Missalonghi by Colleen McCullough

57.  The Giver by Lois Lowry

58.  Son by Lois Lowry

Graphic novels

1.      ~ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

2.      Wonder Struck by Brian Selznick

3.      The Long Road Home: One Step at a Time A Doonesbury Book by G.B. Trudeau

4.      Incognegro by Mat Johnson, art by Warren Pleece

5.      A People’s History of American Empire: A Graphic Adaptation by Howard Zinn, Mike Konopacki, Paul Buhle

6.      Foiled by Jane Yolen, artwork by Mike Cavallaro

7.      Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

8.      Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi

9.      The Sons of Liberty created & written by Alexander Lagos & Joseph Lagos

10.  The Walking Dead volume 1: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman & Tony Moore

New

1.      Down These Strange Streets ed. by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois

2.      Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

3.      Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

4.      Lunatics by Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel

5.      Hope: A Tragedy by Shalom Auslander

6.       Divergent by Veronica Roth

7.      Irises by Francisco X. Stork

8.      Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too! by Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon

9.      Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

10.  A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

11.  Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

12.  Wonder Struck by Brian Selznick

13.  Dead End in Norvelt by John Gantos

14.  Ship of Souls by Zetta Elliott

15.  Crucible of Gold by Naomi Novik

16.  Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

17.  I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovitz

18.  The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

19.  Partials by Dan Wells

20.  After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn

21.  Alpha & Omega: Call of the Hunt by Patricia Briggs

22.  Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen

23.  I, Iago by Nicole Galland

24.  Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris

25.  The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy ed. by Leah Wilson

26.  Underdogs by Markus Zusak

27.  The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

28.  Redshirts by John Scalzi

29.  I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High by Tony Danza

30.  After Life by Rhian Ellis

31.  Black Heart by Holly Black

32.  Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie

33.  Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and a Son by Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez

34.  “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later” by Moises Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber

35.  Kitty Steals the Show by Carrie Vaughn

36.  Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong

37.  Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub

38.  Every Day by David Levithan

39.  Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

40.  Elfhome by Wen Spencer

41.  The Book of Mormon Girl: A Memoir of an American Faith by Joanna Brooks

42.  The Diviners by Libba Bray

43.  Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold

44.  Son by Lois Lowry

 

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