Name: It's The End of The World (As We Know It) Challenge
Host: Me, Becky (of Becky's Book Reviews)
Dates: May 2008 - September 15, 2008
Books Required: at least three
Read at least three books about "the end of the world." This includes both apocalyptic fiction and post-apocalyptic fiction. There is some overlap with dystopic fiction as well. The point being something--be it coming from within or without, natural or unnatural--has changed civilization, society, humanity to such a degree that it radically differs from "life as we know it." (Aliens, evil governments, war, plague, natural disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, hurricanes, depletion of resources, genetic manipulation, etc.) Here is a wikipedia article on the subject. Also see here.
- Books can be adult, young adult, or children's. (Though obviously, most will be YA on up.)
- Graphic novels can count.
- Audio books can count.
- Crossovers with other challenges are allowed.
- Rereads can count. But try to read at least one new-to-you book.
- Books read earlier in the year (January to April) can count in part for the challenge. (But not all three, please.)
- No lists are required, but you may post one if you like. I'd be curious to see what people want to read...
To sign up, please leave a comment on this post.
To share your thoughts and reviews, I'll be posting a monthly update on the 15th of each month. (June 15, July 15, August 15, September 15). If (or should I say when) I forget to post that update--please email me (laney_po AT yahoo DOT com) and remind me!!! I would welcome the nudge :) Though give me the benefit of the doubt and wait until the afternoon! I don't get up early. And sometimes it's hard to post before ten or twelve.
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau (and sequels)
The Sky Inside by Clare Dunkle
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
the dead and the gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
the shadow series by Margaret Peterson Haddix
the uglies series by Scott Westerfeld
Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus by Orson Scott Card
Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
Feel free to post suggestions in the comments as well if you like.
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