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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My Wild Things List

Here is my tentative list for the Wild  Things Challenge.  I am almost positive I will not finish, but god, I love a good list.

1.5 The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
1.10 Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (pushed hardcore by GR/real friend Jadin)
1.15 Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler (on the DCPL Teen Faith and Spirituality list)
1.20 Black Maria by Diana Wynne Jones (on JOSIE's shelves)
1.25 Son of the Shadows and Child of the Prophecy by Juliet Marillier (author = NEW ZEALAND)
Buddy Bonus: tbd

2.5 tbd (debating Brave Story, Eidi: The Children of Crow Cove or The Thief Lord, all translated Batchelder winners)
2.10 Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn (set in JAPAN)
2.15 The Beguilers (IRELAND'S BISTO AWARD) + A Little Wanting Song (AUSTRALIA'S CBC AWARD)
2.20 Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson + An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 by Jim Murphy (disclosure: Fever is a reread)
2.25 How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff (set in ENGLAND) + The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm BY Nancy Farmer (set in ZIMBABWEI) [I chose world dystopias as my theme)
Buddy Bonus: Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier + the tale of The 12 Dancing Princesses (disclosure: Wildwood Dancing is a reread for me, not for Lydia)

3.5 tbd - I will be doing a Linda Grace Challenge pick
3.10 The Help by Kathryn Stockett (book and audio) - up for debate. I bought it from Children's Book of the Month Club, but many don't categorize it as YA. Comments?
3.15 genre #17: LGBT - Debbie Harry Sings in French by Meagan Brothers (MC cross dresses)
3.20 The Last Exit to Normal by Michael Harmon (LGBT) + All Over But the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg (NONFICTION)
3.25 I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder (POETRY) + Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard (DRAMA - on ALA outstanding list) + either Cloudwalker: Contemporary Native American Stories or Immortal: Love Stories with Bite (short story anthologies)
Buddy Bonus: Gather Together in My Name by Maya Angelou

4.5 Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
4.10 Demons of the Ocean (Vampirates - series recommended to me quite enthusiastically by friend's son)
4.15 If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (one of my librarians' picks)
4.20 Jumper by Steven Gould (on ALA's 100 most frequently banned of the '90s)
4.25 Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (deals with controversial topic - almost used for 4.20)
Buddy Bonus: tbd

There may be some swap outs, but this is the plan.  For now.  Wish me luck (and come join me!)


  1. The Thief Lord and Thirteen Reasons Why are both really good.

  2. See, I tried The Thief Lord once before and couldn't get into it; didn't like Inkheart AT ALL. The reason I picked TTL is to read it and get it off of my bookshelves, but I can't seem to make myself want to read it.

  3. I read Across the Nightingale Floor not too long ago, and really liked it. Good luck with the challenge!

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