Karene's 2018 Challenge
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I started a new job at a high school library last fall so my object this new reading year is to read as many young adult books as possible from my new library. That being said, I still have a few old favourites I am working on, as well as new interests.
So, starting with:
1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
1. 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die by Peter Boxall.
2. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.
3. The Shadow-line: A Confession by Joseph Conrad.
4. Roxana by Daniel Defoe.
5. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson.
6. Girl With Green Eyes by Edna O'Brien.
7. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey.
8. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
The Western Canon
1. The Western Canon by Harold Bloom.
2. The Forest by Ben Jonson.
3. Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda.
4. Grace Notes by Rita Dove.
5. Hazmat by J. D. McClatchy.
6. The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams.
7. Alcestis by Euripides.
8. A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh.
1001 Kids Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up
1. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff.
2. Metropolis by Osamu Tezuka.
3. Dragon Ball, Vol. 1 VIZBIG Edition by Akira Toriyama.
4. Astro Boy: Omnibus 1 by Osamu Tezuka.
5. Jungle Emperor Leo by Osamu Tezuka.
6. Kitaro by Shigeru Mizuki.
7. Doraemon by Fujiko F. Fujio.
8. Mister Monday by Garth Nix.
1. Human Toll by Barbara Baynton.
2. A Commonwealth of Thieves by Thomas Keneally.
3. Wrong About Japan by Peter Carey.
4. We of the Never-Never by Jeannie Gunn.
5. Searching For Schindler by Thomas Keneally.
6. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson.
7. His Illegal Self by Peter Carey.
8. Grim Tuesday by Garth Nix.
Literature from the UK
1. Stay Where You Are Then Leave by John Boyne.
2. When Red Petals Fall by Mark Hodder.
3. The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott.
4. Girls in Their Married Bliss by Edna O'Brien.
5. Pilgrimage to Medina and Mecca by Sir Richard Burton.
6. The Talk of the Town by Ardal O'Hanlon
7. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.
8. Kit's Wilderness by David Almond.
1. Sundiver by David Brin.
2. Conceit & Concealment: A Pride & Prejudice Variation by Abigail Reynolds.
3. Mr Darcy's Journey by Abigail Reynolds.
4. The Truth About Mr. Darcy by Susan Adriano.
5. Unequal Affections by Lara S. Ormiston.
6. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris.
7. Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris.
8. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris.
9. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris.
10. Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris.
11. Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris.
12. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris.
13. Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris.
14. Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris.
15. Go Set Watchman by Harper Lee.
16. After Dead by Charlaine Harris.
Japanese Literature (manga).
1. Dr. Slump by Akira Toriyama.
2. Buddha, Volume 1: Kapilavastu by Osamu Tezuka.
3. My Brother's Husband by Gengoroh Tagame.
4. Dororo by Osamu Tezuka.
5. Coffee and Vanilla by Akegami Tagara.
6. Nana, Volume 1by Ai Yazawa.
7. Loveless, Volume 1 by Yun Kouga.
8. Akira, Volume 1 by Katsuhiro Otomo.
9. Barefoot Gen by Keiji Nakazawa.
10. Bleach, Volume 1 by Tire Kubota.
11. Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles! by Naru Narumi.
12. Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? By Fujino Omori.
13. Reborn! By Akira Amano.
14. Marchen Awakens Romance by Nobuyuki Anzai.
15. One Piece by Eiichiro Ida.
16. Citrus by Saburouta.
17. Jaco the Galactic Patrolman by Akira Toriyama.
18. Midnight: Volume 1 by Osamu Tezuka.
19. Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa.
20. Sandland by Akira Toriyama.
21. Marvelous Melmo by Osamu Tezuka.
22. Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle by CLAMP.
23. Black Clover by Yuki Tabata.
24. X/1999: Prelude by CLAMP.
25. Requiem of the Rose King by Aya Kanno.
26. Haikyu! by Haruichi Furudate.
27. Hunter X Hunter by Yoshihiro Tagashi.
28. The Heroic Legend of Arslan by Yoshiki Tanaka.
29. Cowa! by Akira Toriyama.
30. Unico by Osamu Tezuka.
31. Kajika by Akira Toriyama.
1. One Fine Day You're Gonna Die by Gail Bowen.
2. The Barrio Kings by William Kowalski.
3. That Dog Won't Hunt by Lou Allin.
4. The Road to Ever After by Moira Young.
5. Audacious by Gabrielle Prendergast.
6. Subduction Zone by Emily McGiffin.
7. Beyond the Wasteland by A. D. Bane.
8. A Tale For the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki.
9. All Over Creation by Helen Ozeki.
The Nebula Awards
1. The Pauper Prince and the Eucalyptus Jinn by Usman T. Malik.
2. Dragonrider by Anne McCaffrey.
3. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire.
4. The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin.
5. River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey.
6. Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler.
7. The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss.
Andre Norton Award For Excellence
1. The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge.
2. Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier.
3. Every Day by David Levithan.
4. Siberia: A Novel by Ann Halam.
5. Zoe's Tale by John Scalzi.
6. The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex.
7. Want by Cindy Pon.
8. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer.
1. The Way It Works by William Kowalski.
2. The Middle Ground by Zoe Whittall.
3. Epic Game by William Kowalski.
4. Allegiant by Veronica Roth.
5. Otherwise by Linda Oatman High.
6. Paper Hearts by Meg Wiviott.
7. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher.
8. Insurgent by Veronica Roth.
9. 365 Days of Wonder by R. J. Palacio.
10. The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.
11. Teeny Little Grief Machines by Linda Oatman High.
12. Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes.
13. Like Vanessa by Tami Charles.
14. The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood.
15. S.T.A.G.S. by M.A. Bennet.
16. Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher.
17. The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch.
18. First Boy by Gary Schmidt.
19. Drowned Wednesday by Garth Nix.
20. Sir Thursday by Garth Nix.
21. Lady Friday by Garth Nix.
22. Superior Saturday by Garth Nix.
23. Lord Sunday by Garth Nix.
24. The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton.
25. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson.
1. March: Book One by John Lewis et al.
2. March: Book Two by John Lewis et al.
3. Boundless by Jillian Tamaki.
4. Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson.
5. Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal by DanTDM
6. Valerie by Debbie Macomber.
7. Real Friends by Shannon Hale
8. Saints by Gene Luen Yang.
9. Boxers by Gene Luen Yang.
10. Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer's, My Mother and Me by Sarah Leavitt.
11. Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks.
12. Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel by Anya Ulinich.
13. The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg.
14. Roughneck by Jeff Lemire.
15. Poe: Stories and Poems by Gareth Hinds.
16. Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir by Stan Lee et al.
17. Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography by Chester Brown.
18. The Stone Heart by Faith Erin Hicks.
19. Doctor Strange: Season One by Greg Pak et. al.
20. Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection by Kate Beaton.
21. The Golden Compass: The Graphic Novel by Philip Pullman.
22. Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson.
23. Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" by Miles Hyman.
24. Pride and Prejudice: Manga Classics by Po Tse, Stacy King et al.
25. Habibi by Craig Thompson.
26. Skate Farm by Barzak.
27. The Mighty Thor Epic Collection by Stan Lee et al.
28. California Dreamin' by Penelope Bagieu.
29. Dragonslippers: This Is What an Abusive Relationship Looks Like by Rosalind B. Penfold.
30. Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? By Roz Chast.
31. The Castafiore Emerald by Herge.
32. Flight 714 To Sydney by Herge.
33. Tintin and the Picaros by Herge.
National Book Award for Young Adults.
1. March: Book Three by John Lewis et al.
2. When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin.
3. Bone Gap by Laura Ruby.
4. What I Saw and How I Lied by Ruby Blundel.
5. The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin.
6. Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Shienkin.
7. Okay For Now by Gary D. Schmidt.
8. Feed by M. T. Anderson.
Michael L. Printz Award.
1. Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger
2. Skellig by David Almond.
3. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green.
4. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour.
5. Your Own, Sylvia by Stephanie Hemphill.
6. A Wreath For Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson.
7. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds.
8. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison.
1. The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum.
2. Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly.
3. Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens by Patricia Lauber.
4. Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes.
5. Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson.
6. Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Gary D. Schmidt.
Catch-all Spot (for those books that won't fit anywhere else & some non-fiction).
1. Robert Burns: The Scottish Bard.
2. Signspotting by Doug Lansky.
3. The Firefly Letters by Margarita Engle.
4. A Time To Dance by Padma Venkatraman.
5. Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition by Paul Watson.
6. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur.
7. A Northern Woman by Jacqueline Baldwin.
8. Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor.
9. Mama's Bank Account by Kathryn Forbes.
10. The Lightning Dreamer by Margarita Engle.
1. And Everything Nice by Kim Moritsugu.
2. Sleep Like a Baby by Charlaine Harris.
3. Three Bedrooms, One Corpse by Charlaine Harris.
4. The Julius House by Charlaine Harris.
5. Dead Over Heels by Charlaine Harris.
6. Last Scene Alive by Charlaine Harris.
7. Poppy Done to Death by Charlaine Harris.
8. Peach Cobbler Murder by Joanne Fluke.
"The play's the thing..."
1. The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare.
2. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.
3. Le Cid by Pierre Corneille.
4. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard.
5. A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry.
6. Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet.
7. Betrayal by Harold Pinter.
8. Our Town by Thornton Wilder.
9. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare.
10. The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov.
11. No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre.
12. Arcadia by Tom Stoppard.
13. Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring.
14. Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare.
15. Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco.
16. For Coloured Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange.
17. Tea by Velina Hasu Houston.
18. Richard II By William Shakespeare.
19. Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare.
20. Henry IV: Part 1 by William Shakespeare.
21. 8 by Dustin Lance Black.
22. A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen.
23. Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw.
24. An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen.
25. Doctor Cerberus by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
26. Henry IV Part 2 by William Shakespeare.
27. A Lesson Before Dying by Romulus Linney.
28. Henry V by William Shakespeare.
29. All My Sons by Arthur Miller.
30. Becket, Or the Honor of God by Jean Anouilh.
31. Pride and Prejudice adapted by Christine Calvit.
32. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw.
33. Proof by David Auburn
34. The Devils Disciple by George Bernard Shaw.
35. Hay Fever by Noel Coward.
36. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells; adapted by Howard Koch.
37. The Living Room by Graham Greene
Hurray! A Doctor Who category! Looks like a great reading year ahead :)
That's an ambitious number of categories, and such varied reading! I'm bracing for book bullets.
Lots of great categories here that I am very interested in. Looking forward to seeing what you chose to read in 2018.
A high school librarian and a Dr. Who fan! My kind of people! I will look forward to seeing which YA books you get to read this year. Right off I'd like to recommend one I just read - Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu. (I hope the touchstone fixes itself eventually.)
eta - touchstone fixed
Hi, Karene! This is my first year in the group, so I've mostly been lurking round the threads to get my bearings, but I had to de-cloak to say that we have several categories in common: Newberys, Hugos, 1001 Children's Books, and Shakespeare!
I'll be watching the YA books you read for sure. I think some of the best books being published are YA right now.
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