Friday, October 30, 2009

Shelf Discovery Challenge -- My List!

Ok! I've decided on my list for the Shelf Discovery Challenge (well, kind of.) While I am so excited about this challenge, I admit that I have been procrastinating with selecting my six book. When I made the rules, I said that I wouldn't hold anyone to their list; but I'm still spending a lot of time picking mine. I found over ten books in our house, bought one book, and picked up another five books at the library yesterday (I've also reserved quite a few.)

So here's my (very) tentative list:

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin (re-read)












The Grounding of Group Six by Julian Thompson (re-read)












Jacob I Have Loved by Katherine Patterson (new-to-me, I think)












Are You There God, It's Me Margaret by Judy Blume (re-read)











A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle (new-to-me)











Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt (new-to-me)












I have pretty much decided that I am going to read these six books; however, what I'm also realizing is that I want to read a whole lot more of the books mentioned in SHELF DISCOVERY! There are just too many good ones!

Make sure you check out the original sign up post! I think this challenge is going to be a lot of fun, and I hope you'll consider joining us!

19 comments:

Pam said...

Westing Game and A Wrinkle in Time are on mine! Enjoy!

Beth F said...

The books mentioned in Shelf Discovery are all good! It wasn't easy to pick.

bermudaonion said...

I have a feeling you'll read way more than that! I'm going to start off with Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

Deborah said...

i've read all those except Grounding of Group Six. All classics!!

Ronnica said...

I loved several of those books growing up: Westing Game, Homecoming, Are You There, God?. Great choices!

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

I had a hard time deciding, so I left it up to random.org! Here are my final choices.

Allie said...

Oh wow! Jacob Have I Loved and Homecoming are two books I LOVED when I was a kid and haven't thought about in such a long time.

Kristen said...

You've chosen some wonderful books. I am still mulling over my options. Must decide soon!

holdenj said...

I loved The Westing Game!

Jen - devourer of books said...

I have a feeling I'll have to read more than just six books once I actually read Shelf Discovery, but I'm committed to my six because I just mooched them all and I don't have very many BookMooch points.

Natalie said...

oh my gosh, great list! i loved those homecoming books!!!

Amused said...

OMG I LOVED Are You There God It's Me Margeret! Good pick!!

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

Great list!

Books We Read said...

Talking about "shelf discovery"... I have my own discovery of great books that I would like to read and I posted them here in my blog:

http://mylastread.blogspot.com/search/label/Would%20Like%20To%20Read

I wonder how many of you have read any of them???

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I never heard of The Westing Game. It looks really interesting!

Laura said...

Every time I look at someone else's list, I want to read the books they picked too. I'm sure I'll end up reading more than six!

Kailana said...

I really like A Wrinkle in Time! I hope you do, too!

Christy said...

I am thinking about reading more than 6 as well. Choosing just six is proving much too hard.

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

I've read and loved all the books on your list except The Grounding of Group Six by Julian Thompson. I'll have to check that one out.