Monday, January 11, 2010

Challenges

These are the challenges that I am participating in during 2010. They are in alphabetical order.

Dewey 24-Hour Read-A-Thon (April 10, 2010)

Flashback Challenge (January through December 2010)
















I am doing Bookworm status:
1. Childhood: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
2. High School: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
3. Adulthod: Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver

GLBT: The Challenge that Dare Not Speak its Name (January through December 2010)
















I am going for Lambda Level (4 books), but haven't decided which of these books to read yet.

  1. Debbie Harry Sings in French (Brothers)--January 1, 2010
  2. Freaks and Revelations (Hurwin)--January 13, 2010
  3. Pedro and Me (Winick)--January 10, 2010
  4. And Tango Makes Three (Richardson)
  5. Kissing Kate (Myracle)
  6. Boy Meets Boy (Levithan)
  7. Out of the Pocket (Konigsberg)
  8. My Most Excellent Year (Kluger)
  9. Hard Love (Wittlinger)
  10. Sky Always Hears Me (Cronn-Mills)

Global Reading Challenge (January through December 2010)

















I signed up for the Easy Challenge (one book from each section of the world):
Africa: Aya (Marguerite Abouet)--January 6, 201, Aya of Yop City (Abouet)--January 23, 2010, Monique and the Mango Rains (Holloway)--February 6, 2010
Asia: Shanghai Girls (Lisa See)--January 3, 2010
Australasia:
Europe: Thaw (Robyn)--February 4, 2010
North and Central America:
South America: 


Graphic Novel Challenge (January through December 2010)
















I am going to go for Intermediate (3 to 10 comics or graphic novels):
  1. Aya by Marguerite Abouet--January 6, 2010
  2. Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, redone by Peter Kuper--January 7, 2010
  3. Pride of Baghdad by Vaughan and Henrichon--January 9, 2010
  4. Pedro and Me by Judd Winick--January 10, 2010
  5. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang--January 10, 2010
  6. Laika by Nick Abadzis--January 18, 2010
  7. The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain by Peter Sis--January 23, 2010
  8. Aya of Yop City by Marguerite Abouet--January 23, 2010
  9. A Family Secret by Eric Heuvel--January 29, 2010
  10. Naruto (manga)
  11. Crimson (manga)
  12. Life Sucks by Jessica Abel
  13. Identity Crisis by Brad Meltzer

Kick off the New Year Right way! (December 31, 2009 to January 1, 2010)


  1. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang--January 10, 2010
  2. Aya by Marguerite Abouet--January 6, 2010
  3. Aya of Yop City by Marguerite Abouet
  4. Gringolandia by Lyn Miller-Lachmann--January 26, 2010
  5. Invisible Lives by Anjali Banerjee--January 5, 2010
  6. Pedro and Me by Judd Winick--January 10, 2010
  7. Pride of Baghdad by Vaughan and Henrichon--January 9 2006
  8. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See--January 3, 2010
  9. Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway--January 6, 2010

Prepare to be Shocked (January through December 2010)




Date Purchased: Title (Aurhor) cost
  1. 1/8: Bill Bryson's African Diary (Bill Bryson) $12.00
  2. 1/8: Letter to My Daughter (Maya Angelou) $15.00
  3. 1/8: Children of Dust: A Memoir of Pakistan (Ali Eteraz) $25.99
  4. 1/8: When Everything Changed (Gail Collins) $27.99
  5. 1/8: Help (Kathryn Stockett) $24.95
  6. 1/13: Monique and the Mango Rains (Kris Holloway) $18.95 (for my book group)
  7. Thaw (Fiona Robyns) $10.84
  8. 1/20: Photo Jojo (Amit Gupta) $14.95
  9. 1/26: Citizen Vince (Jess Walter) $14.95 (for my book group)
Read the Book/See the Movie Challenge (January through December 2010)
I plan on reading and seeing To Kill A Mockingbird.

Rainbow Connection Reading Challenge (January through June 2010)















I am going to do a single rainbow (by author):
  1. R: Response by Paul Volponi
  2. O: One Hundred Women Who Shaped History by Gail Rolka
  3. Y: Yoruba Girl Dancing by Simi Bedford
  4. G: Gringolandia by Lyn Miller-Lachman--January 26, 2010
  5. BBody Drama by Nancy Redd
  6.  I: Invisible Lives by Angeli Banerjee--January 5, 2010
  7. V: Viva Chicano by Bonham

Social Justice Challenge (January through December 2010)












I signed up to be an Observer some months and a Volunteer other months, but I am hoping to achieve Intern at some point as well.
  • January (Religious Freedom)--answered the introductory questions; watched the video "Promises" about Jews and Muslims in Israel and Palestine;
  • February (Water)--Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway
  • March (Domestic Violence and child Abuse)
  • April (Hunger)
  • May (AIDS Crisis)
  • June (Genocide)
  • July (Poverty)
  • August (Illiteracy and Education)
  • September (Modern Day Slavery)
  • October (Homelessness and Refugees)
  • November (Women's Rights)
  • December (Child Soldiers and Children in War)

South Asian Author Challenge (January through December 2010)
















 I am going for the lowest level of 3 books:
  1. Invisible Lives by Anjali Banerjee--January 5, 2010
  2. Bitter Sweets by Roopa Farooki

  3. The Householder by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
  4. Waiting for the Mahatma by R.K. Narayan
  5. Keeping Corner by Kashmira Sheth
  6. Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman

    Take a Chance Challenge (January through December 2010)
    I am going to do a small gamble for sure, but may do a moderate gamble. Here are my challenges:
    #1. Doppleganger (Dairy Queen by Murdock)
    #3. Best 100 (Mystery list: To Kill A Mockingbird)
    #4. Prize Winner (Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout received the Pulitzer in 2009)
    #5. Title Word Count (I got 1 so will read Dramarama)
    #10. Become a Character (Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver)


    To Be Read Challenge (January through December 2010)
    1. Generation Dead (Waters)--January 1, 2010
    2. Invisible Lives (Banerjee)--January 5, 2010
    3. Hunger Games (Collins)--January 21, 2010
    4. Gringolandia (Miller-Lachman)--January 26, 2010
    5. Shine, Coconut Moon (Meminger)
    6. Keeping Corner (Sheth)
    7. Hate List (Brown)
    8. Dairy Queen (Murdock)--YA Challenge
    9. Gym Candy (Deuker)--YA Challenge
    10. Body Drama
    11. Let Me Play: the story of Title IX
    12. A Thousand Splendid Suns (Husseini)
    13. Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Larsson)--just couldn't read this one...
    Here's some alternative books (just in case):
    1. Born to Run (McDougall)
    2. Look Me in the Eye (Robinson)
    3. Beautiful Game: 16 girls and the soccer season that changed everything
    4. The Women that Wrote the War
    5. Dramarama (Lockhart)
    6. Response (Volponi)
    7. Sophomore Switch (McDonald)
    8. Bitter Sweets (Farooki)
    9. Householder (Jhabvala)
    Typically British Challenge (January through December 2010)
    I signed up for the "Put the Kettle On" level (2 books):
    1. Thaw by Fiona Robyn--January 4, 2010
    2. Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo


    Women Unbound Challenge (November 2009 to November 2010)
    I am doing the suffragette level (8 books):
    1. Murder in the Name of Honor, by Rana Hussein--November 15, 2009
    2. Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi (graphic novel)--November 15 , 2010
    3. Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway--January 6, 2010
    4. Persepolis 2 by Marjane Satrapi--January 30, 2010
    5. Biographies of various suffragettes, both American and British
    6. Freedom from Fear, by Aung San Suu Kyi
    7. Once Upon a Quinceanera, by Julia Alvarez
    8. Letter to My Daughter, by Maya Angelou
    9. Body Drama
    10. Feminism: Opposing Viewpoints
    11. Beautiful Game: Sixteen Girls and the Soccer Season that Changed Everything
    12. In the Company of Men: a woman at the Citadel
    13. Women Who Wrote the War
    14. The Curse of the Good Girl, by Rachel Simmons
    15. Self-made Man, by Norah Vincent
    16. A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini
    Young Adult Reading Challenge (January through December 2010)
















    I plan on reading 12 YA books:

    1. Debbie Harry Sings in French (Brothers)--January 1, 2010
    2. Generation Dead (Waters)--January 2, 2010
    3. Freaks and Revelations (Hurwin)--January 13, 2010
    4. Hunger Games (Collins)--January 21, 2010
    5. Gringolandia (Miller-Lachmann)--January 26, 2010
    6. The Secret Year (Jennifer Hubbard)--February 7, 2010
    7. Audrey, Wait (Benway)
    8. Buried (MacCready)
    9. Carter Finally Gets It (Crawford)
    10. Catching Fire (Collins)
    11. City of Ember (DuPrau)
    12. Dairy Queen (Murdock)
    13. Dramarama (Lockhart)
    14. Dreaming in French (Andrew)
    15. Gym Candy (Deuker)
    16. Hate List (Brown)
    17. My Mother the Cheerleader (Sharenow)
    18. Paper Towns (Green)
    19. Replay (Grimwood)
    20. Response (Volponi)
    21. Screwed-up Life of Charlie the Second (Ferguson)
    22. Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie (Lubar)
    23. Sophomore Switch (McDonald)
    24. Sprout (Peck)
    25. Suite Scarlett (Johnson)
    26. Tales of the Madmen Underground (Barnes)
    27. Touch (Prose)

    6 comments:

    softdrink said...

    Whew! That's a lotta challenges...good luck!

    Wings said...

    thats alot of challenges!!!

    im doing a lot too this year...good luck!!

    Aths said...

    Wow! That's a lot!! And I thought I signed up for a lot. LOL! Good luck with them! They are so much of fun!

    hcmurdoch said...

    The only reason I can do all these challenges is because I've got so much overlap! Clever planning, if I do say so myself.

    gnoegnoe said...

    Eeks, many MANY books to read! I can only manage around 30 books a year, so... I've got to keep the lid on the bucket of challenges. Alas, I've joined the Graphic Novels Challenge yesterday ;)

    Ever since the 'Read a book, see the movie' challenge appeared in cyberspace I have been thinking of participating too: I've got Persepolis and it's supposed to be a GREAT movie! But wouldn't it be better to watch in cinema than on dvd, I wonder...

    hcmurdoch said...

    This will be my first complete year of blogging and really keeping track of the books I read so I have no idea how many I will read in a year. It definitely helps that I have summer vacation!