Tuesday, December 20, 2016

2017 Reading Challenges: Blogger Shame

Blogger Shame Reading Challenge:
Host: Herding Cats and Burning Soup (sign up)
Dates: January - December 2017
Mid Year Check In: First week of June
Wrap Up Post: Last week of December
# of books: MY GOAL is 52 books
Actually, my goal is closer to 104 books. But. We'll see!

My goal is 52 books:

20 books from 2016
1. Peppa Pig and the Camping Trip. 2016. Candlewick Press. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]
2. Some Writer: The Story of E.B. White. 2016. HMH. 176 pages. [Source: Review copy]
3. Swap. Steve Light. 2016. Candlewick. 40 pages. [Source: Review copy]
4. Audacity Jones to the Rescue. Kirby Larson. 2016. Scholastic. 224 pages. [Source: Review copy]
5. Headed for Home. Mary Helen Brown. 2016. 178 pages. [Source: Review copy]
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20 books from 2015
1. The Marvels. Brian Selznick. 2015. Scholastic. 665 pages. [Source: Review copy]
2. Need. Joelle Charbonneau. 2015. HMH. 335 pages. [Source: Review copy]
3. Give Them Truth: Teaching Eternal Truths to Young Minds. Starr Meade. 2015. P&R Publishing. 208 pages. [Source: Review copy]
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12 books from 2007-2014
1. The Roar. Emma Clayton. 2008. Scholastic. 496 pages. [Source: Review copy]
2. How To Steal A Dog. Barbara O'Connor. 2007. 170 pages. [Source: Review copy]
3. Lily Brown's Paintings. Angela Johnson. 2007. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]
4. Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur: A First Book of Manners. Judy Sierra. Illustrated by Tim Bowers. 2012. Random House. 40 pages [Source: Review copy]
5. Rhyming Dust Bunnies. Jan Thomas. 2009. 40 pages. [Source: Review copy]
6. Finn Throws A Fit. David Elliott. Illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering. 2009. Candlewick. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]
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© 2016 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

2 comments:

Kailana 7:26 AM  

Good luck!

Cheryl 9:55 AM  

Good luck. I joined this one too. Need to get through that TBR pile.

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I am interested in reviewing books and audio books. This blog focuses on books written for middle grade on up (essentially 10 to a 110). I review middle grade fiction and young adult fiction (aka tween and teen).

I also review adult books.

I read in a variety of genres including realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, and chick lit. (I've read one western to date.)

I read a few poetry books, a few short story collections, a few graphic novels, a few nonfiction books.

I am especially fond of:

  • Regency romances (including Austen prequels/sequels)
  • Historical fiction set in the Tudor dynasty
  • Historical fiction and nonfiction set during World War II
  • Jewish fiction/nonfiction
  • dystopias
  • apocalyptic fiction
  • science fiction (especially if it involves time travel and alternate realities)
  • fantasy
  • multicultural books and international books

I am not a fan of:

  • sports books
  • horse books
  • dog books if the dog dies (same goes with most pets actually except maybe fish)
  • westerns (if it's a pioneer story with women and children, then maybe)
  • extremely violent books with blood, blood, and more blood

I am more interested in strong characters, well-written, fleshed-out, human characters. Plot is secondary to me in a way. I have to care about the characters in order to care about the plot. That being said, compelling storytelling is something that I love. I love to become absorbed in what I'm reading.

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