Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Beth Kephart Reading Challenge 2010

I am very excited about about My Friend Amy's Beth Kephart Reading Challenge 2010. I have loved Beth and her books ever since Amy turned me on to her, and I can't wait to read some more in 2010. I was lucky enough to have the chance to meet Beth at the Lititz KidLit Festival last month, and she truly is a remarkable woman!

Since I have already read and reviewed two of Beth's YA books, I have decided to sign up for the Mix 'n' Match Level -- Read any 4 books off the list.

Here are the specifics of the challenge straight from Amy:

Dates: Jan 1, 2010--June 30th, 2010.

Beth Kephart Newbie
-- Read one book out of any category. This level is not eligible for the prize.
YA Fan
--Read all the books categorized as YA. This level is eligible for the prize.
Memoir Fan
--Read all the books categorized as memoir. This level is eligible for the prize. Mix'n'match--Read any 4 books off the list. This level is eligible for the prize.
Entire Backlist
-- Read the entire backlist. Definitely eligible for the prize.

The prize is an ARC of
Dangerous Neighbors not due out until the fall!

In order to be eligible for the prize, you must complete the level you choose and link all of your reviews in the review linky that will go up on January 1st.

List of Beth Kephart's Books:

A Slant of Sun: One Child's Courage, W.W. Norton, 1998 (Memoir)
Into the Tangle of Friendship: A Memoir of the Things that Matter, Houghton Mifflin, 2000 (Memoir)
Still Love in Strange Places: A Memoir, W.W. Norton, 2002 (Memoir)
Seeing Past Z: Nurturing the Imagination in a Fast-Forward World, W.W. Norton, 2004 (Memoir)
Ghosts in the Garden: Endings, Beginnings, and the Unearthing of Self, New World Library, 2005 (Memoir)
Flow: The Life and Times of Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River, Temple University Press, 2007 (History)
House of Dance, Laura Geringer Books: HarperTeen, May 2008 (YA)
Undercover, Laura Geringer Books: HarperTeen, 2007 (YA)
Zenobia: The Curious Book of Business, Berrett-Kohler, January 2008 (YA)
"The Longest Distance," in No Such Thing as The Real World, HarperTeen, May 2009 (YA--short story)
Nothing But Ghosts, Laura Geringer Books: HarperTeen June 2009 (YA)
The Heart is Not a Size, HarperTeen, forthcoming, February 2010 (YA)
Dangerous Neighbors, Egmont, Fall 2010

Sounds great huh? Please help me spread the word about one of my favorite authors and join me in this challenge. I'll be reading the entire backlist. If you want to join, please write a post or mention this challenge in some way on your blog and put the link into Mister Linky. If you don't have a blog, please leave a comment with your level of participation. Once you choose a level of participation, you are expected to stick with it!

This is sure to be a wonderful challenge. I can assure you that Beth is a fantastic writer, and you will love her writing!


Beth Kephart said...

Thank you, Miss Julie!

bermudaonion said...

I'm really excited about this challenge! Good luck!

Beth F said...

I can't wait to get to this one.

Amy said...

Yay! :)