2011 Debut Author Challenge

Today, after finishing a 2011 debut, I decided to join in the 2011 Debut Author Challenge (hosted by The Story Siren).  The goal of the Debut Author Challenge is to read at least 12 books by debut middle-grade or YA authors in 2011.  I hope to read at least 20 debuts this year, but right now I will be starting with just twelve. 🙂

Passing on the Love (of Books!) Challenge

I’ve decided to set a goal for myself this year.  I love reading new children’s and YA lit, but I also want to pass on my love of older books.  You know, those books I read as a child and then reread, over and over.  It’s time for me to reread some of those classic favorites and

pass them on to my students.  So my goal for 2010  is to read at least 5 of those favorites and then share them with my students.  As long as their awesomeness stands the test of time, I will booktalk them to my classes after completing them.

The 5 books I plan to read are:

  1. Anne of Green Gables
  2. Where the Red Fern Grows
  3. Emily of New Moon (Emily Novels)
  4. A Ring of Endless Light: The Austin Family Chronicles, Book 4
  5. Lyddie

Care to join me in the challenge?  Post your own list and link to it in the comments!