Wednesday, March 21, 2012

2012 Challenges: Once Upon a Time VI

Carl is hosting the sixth edition of the Once Upon a Time reading challenge.  I am signing up for quest the first which is to read at least five books that fit in the Once Upon a Time categories: fantasy, folklore, fairy tale, mythology.

Do I know exactly what I'll be reading? No. Not really. Not for sure. I mean I have an idea that I'd like to reread a few favorite books, a few favorite authors. I have an idea that I want to give some new series a try. But what I say I'm going to read today may be what I decide definitely NOT to read two or three weeks from now!

1. Bless This Mouse. Lois Lowry. Illustrated by Eric Rohmann. 2011. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 160 pages.
2. The Bone Magician. F.E. Higgins. 2008. Feiwel and Friends. 274 pages.
3. The Eyeball Collector. F.E. Higgins. 2009. Feiwel and Friends. 250 pages.
4. Wisdom's Kiss. Catherine Gilbert Murdock. 2011. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 304 pages.
5. The Light Princess. George MacDonald. 1864. 110 pages.
6. Enchanted. Alethea Kontis. 2012. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 320 pages.
7. The Lunatic's Curse. F.E. Higgins. 2011. Feiwel & Friends. 352 pages.
8. Glamour in Glass. Mary Robinette Kowal. 2012. Tor. 336 pages.
9. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again. Frank Cottrell Boyce. 2012. Candlewick Press. 192 pages. 
10. A Cat of a Different Color. Steven Bauer. Illustrated by Tim Raglin. 2000. Random House. 200 pages.
11. Young Fredle. Cynthia Voigt. Illustrated by Louise Yates. 2011. Random House. 240 pages.
12. Over Sea, Under Stone (Dark Is Rising, #1) Susan Cooper. 1965. 208 pages.

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Hood by Stephen R. Lawhead
Scarlet by Stephen R. Lawhead
Tuck by Stephen R. Lawhead
The Farwalker's Quest
Timekeeper's Moon by Joni Sensel
The Skeleton's Knife by Joni Sensel
The Sixty-Eight Rooms by Marianne Malone
Stealing Magic: A Sixty-Eight Rooms Adventure by Marianne Malone
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta
Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
Perchance to Dream by Lisa Mantchev
So Silver Bright by Lisa Mantchev
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett
I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
Castle of Shadows by Ellen Renner
The Hound of Rowan, The Tapestry #1, Henry H. Neff

© 2012 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


Vasilly 9:31 AM  

Becky, you are adding some great-looking books to my tbr list for this challenge! :-) Enjoy your stack!

Carl V. 10:27 AM  

Wow, those are some cool looking books! Thanks so much for reminding me that I need to read some Terry Pratchett for the challenge this year.

I love the covers for Lisa Mantchev's books. They are so cool.

Thanks for joining in Becky, hope you love whatever you choose to read.

Rina 11:21 AM  

I loved the King Raven series (Hood, Scarlet and Tuck)! Hope you enjoy them!

Marianne Malone is a new author to me but those covers and titles are intriguing. I think my TBR list is going to grow. :)

Kailana 12:55 PM  

That's a lot of great looking books! What wonderful covers many of them have!

I am hoping to read Scarlet and Finnikin of the Rock. Is Froi of the Exiles a sequel? I have only read Jellicoe Road by her so far.

Lisa Mantchev's books have beautiful covers, but I couldn't finish Eyes Like Stars. I wish I could have just so I could justify buying the pretty covers...

And, yay, Terry Pratchett! I have read and loved all of the ones you mentioned. I really need to read some Pratchett myself!

Marg 10:04 PM  

I looked at my shelves last night and thought I didn't have much to read. I think I have 3 Pratchett books out of the library which absolutely count for the challenge.

This would also be a really good time for me to FINALLY read Marchetta.

DesLily 5:25 AM  

well at least I read the Pratchett books! lol I started reading Eyes Like Stars but found it not to my liking..and I have the HOund of Rowan but just never seem to get to it so that review might spur me on! ..and I have begun to read Hood.

Becky 11:48 AM  

Kailana, yes, Froi of the Exiles is a sequel. It's a sequel to Finnikin of the Rock.

Cheryl @ Tales of the Marvelous 4:45 PM  

I've read Eyes Like Stars, but didn't know about the other two. Good to find out! Looks like you have plenty of great books lined up. Have fun with them! :)

Gavin 8:50 AM  

I really do need to read The Wee Free Men and now you have me curious about F.E. Higgens!

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