Ahhh... this blog's first challenge. I'm joining the Printz Award Challenge over at the hidden side of a leaf.
The challenge is to read 6 Printz winners or honor books between January 2008 and December 2008. It's a great chance to catch up on the Printz books that may have slipped under your radar or that you've always been meaning to read.
Here are my six books:
1. Surrender by Sonya Hartnett
2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak*
3. Black Juice by Margo Lanagan
4. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
5. Chanda's Secrets by Allan Stratton
6. Keesha's House by Helen Frost
and as an alternate, I'm including
7. Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going
*I will admit that I tried to read The Book Thief when it was getting so much buzz last year and I couldn't get into it. One of my coworkers just recently finished it and was raving about it and she's convinced me to give it another try. But I have an alternate just in case. ;)
Also, whether or not you're in the challenge, be sure and check out the Printz Award Challenge Blog. There's nothing up yet, but come January and throughout 2008 it'll be your key to reviews of Printz books.