Friday, April 27, 2007

Newbery Challenge

Who knew this blogging idea would lead me to challenge myself at such great lengths? I need more books to read like I need another hole in the head. Nevertheless, here I go with another challenge....The Newbery Challenge. Since I've read a majority of the winners from the last 15 years I chose to go further back in making my selections.

1. Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson (1981)
2. The Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars (1971)
3. Up A Road Slowly by Irene Hunt (1967)
4. Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes (1952)
5. Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer (1937)
6. Hitty: Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field (1930)

Visit Nattie Writes! for further details about her magnificent challenge.

7 comments:

amy said...

Great list...Just a reminder the scavenger starts on monday

booklogged said...

Oh, good - I haven't read any of the ones you've listed. Oh, bad - I bet I'll be adding most of them to my TBR list as you write about how good they are.

Here's to holes in the head, more challenges, and a never ending TBR list. I think we're all crazy! They say crazy people have more fun.

Nattie said...

Thank you for joining the challenge.

Stephanie said...

Cool! Great list. And you can borrow my Newberry button if you like!! I just wanted something to show!!

I was going to read Jacob Have I Loved, but I decided on The Bridge to Terabithia by the same author instead!

BookOkie said...

Bridge to Terabithia is a great read. I won't talk at great length about it since you haven't read it but I'm interested in your thoughts. I still haven't seen the movie but my little patrons keeping telling me to.

Bj said...

Oh-Jacob Have I Loved-I love this book. Probably read it four or five times in high school. Hope you enjoy!

BookOkie said...

bj,

I loved it! It's shame that I missed out on it as a child. But I'm glad that I finally read it.