Friday, December 14, 2007

Printz Award Challenge

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.


Christian said...

Personally, I really liked The Book Thief, though I will admit that it's slow getting into it. I feel the same way about this as I do about Hero in its YAness, though.

For me, Black Juice was much more difficult to get into than Thief, which worries me about a collection of stories.

Abby said...

I really honestly believe I have the potential to like The Book Thief. There is a great possibility that when I tried it before, I was simply in the wrong mindset or mood for it... After all, practically everyone loves it... So... we shall see. :)

As for Black Juice, Margo Lanagan is an author I've really wanted to try in the past couple of months and haven't yet gotten around to... Again... we shall see! :)

Dewey said...

I just got The Book Thief as a gift, and I'm not sure whether I chose it for this challenge or not. Excited to read it, though!

Thanks for joining. You may also be interested in the shared challenge blog at