I'm doing it again, although this time with a smaller list than normal.
Without further ado... here is my list
Found by Karen Kingsbury (09/26/08) Family by Karen Kingsbury (09/27/08) Bachelor's Puzzle by Judith Pella (09/30/08) Death's Door by Betsy Byars (10/05/08) Disappearing Acts by Betsy Byars (10/10/08) Randall's Wall by Carol Fenner (10/04/08) The Ransom of Mercy Carter by Caroline B. Cooney (10/11/08) Shattered Justice by Karen Ball (10/25/08) The Great Bridge by David McCullough (10/28/08) Blue Like Jazz by Donald R. Morris (10/18/08) The Washing of the Spears by Donald R. Morris (11/06/08) The Revealers by Doug Wilhelm (11/07/08) Ice Story: Shackleton's Lost Expedition by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel (11/19/08) The Living Stone by Jane Orcutt (11/08/08) Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold by Jean Fritz (11/14/08) Hitch by Jeanette Ingold (11/17/08) Secrets of a Wildlife Watcher by Jim Arnosky (11/07/08) My Face to the Wind by Jim Murphy (11/02/08) Hope was Here by Joan Bauer (11/18/08) Backwater by Joan Bauer (11/21/08) The Haunting by Joan Lowery Nixon (12/04/08) A Family Apart by Joan Lowery Nixon (11/25/08) A Place to Belong by Joan Lowery Nixon (11/24/08) Circle of Love by Joan Lowery Nixon (12/03/08) A Dangerous Promise by Joan Lowery Nixon (11/29/08) In the Face of Danger by Joan Lowery Nixon (12/01/08) David's Search by Joan Lowery Nixon (12/02/08) Nobody's There by Joan Lowery Nixon (12/05/08) Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (12/11/08) Last Shot by John Feinstein (12/10/08) A Separate Peace by John Knowles (12/09/08)
Books added after the contest started Brisingr by Christopher Paolini (12/09/08) What Jesus Demands from the World by John Piper (12/09/08) Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal by J. K. Rowling (12/10/08) Social Studies in the 21st Century by Jack Zevin (12/12/08) My Heart is on the Ground by Ann Rinaldi (12/12/08) Rain Song by Alice J. Wisler (12/15/08) A Rush of Wings by Kristen Heitzmann (12/16/08) We Are Patriots by Kristiana Gregory (12/20/08) The Edge of Recall by Kristen Heitzmann (12/20/08) Little Wizard Stories of Oz by Frank L. Baum (12/20/08)
Posted below is my updated list for the books that I read as part of this challenge. I definitely read more than I thought I would be able to during the majority of the challenge although I had to slow down once my practicum started in August.
I have to say that the author I discovered and loved the most is Cornelia Funke. I absolutely fell in love with her Inkheart trilogy and cannot wait for the third book to come out.
The most disappointing find out of all the books I read was David Almond. All of his books were so focused on death and darkness that they depressed me. I cannot imagine assigning any of those books to young adults.
Chicken Boy by Frances O'Roark Dowell (06/20/08) Nightjohn by Gary Paulsen (06/21/08) Mr. Tucket by Gary Paulsen (06/22/08) Tucket's Ride by Gary Paulsen (06/22/08) Call Me Francis Tucket by Gary Paulsen (06/22/08) Tucket's Gold by Gary Paulsen (06/22/08) Tucket's Home by Gary Paulsen (06/22/08) Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (06/24/08) A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway (06/26/08) The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood (06/26/08) Shakespeare's Spy by Gary Blackwood (06/27/08) Shakespeare's Scribe by Gary Blackwood (06/29/08) The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux (06/29/08) It's My Life by Melody Carlson (06/25/08) Who I Am by Melody Carlson (07/04/08) On My Own by Melody Carlson (07/10/08) I Do by Melody Carlson (07/26/08) My Name is Chloe by Melody Carlson (07/15/08) Sold Out by Melody Carlson (07/21/08) Road Trip by Melody Carlson (07/25/08) Face the Music by Melody Carlson (07/26/08) Just Ask by Melody Carlson (07/27/08) Meant to Be by Melody Carlson (07/28/08) Falling Up by Melody Carlson (07/28/08) That was Then... by Melody Carlson (07/29/08) Middlemarch by George Eliot (08/07/08) Eyes of the Emperor by Graham Salisbury (06/29/08) What-the-Dickens by Gregory Maguire (07/06/08) Fair Warning by Hannah Alexander (06/30/08) Grave Risk by Hannah Alexander (06/30/08) Note of Peril by Hannah Alexander (07/01/08) Necessary Measures by Hannah Alexander (07/01/08) A Boy at War by Harry Mazer (06/29/08) Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau (07/06/08) J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography by Humphrey Carpenter (06/30/08) The Smugglers by Iain Lawrence (07/11/08) Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt (07/09/08) The Journal of Jasper Jonathan Pierce by Ann Rinaldi (07/08/08) King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild (07/19/08) Idylls of the King by Alfred Tennyson (07/15/08) Lady of Palenque by Anna Kirwan (07/24/08) Victoria: May Blossom of Britannia by Anna Kirwan (07/25/08) A Corner of the Universe by Ann Martin (07/10/08) Lord Kirkle's Money by Avi (07/15/08) Mick Harte was here by Barbara Park (07/07/08) Elisabeth: The Princess Bride by Barry Denenberg (07/12/08) The Journal of William Thomas Emerson by Barry Denenberg (07/20/08) So Far from Home by Barry Denenberg (07/16/08) Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen (07/12/08) A Murder for Her Majesty by Beth Hilgartner (07/20/08) A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (07/20/08) A Girl from Yamhill by Beverly Cleary (07/21/08) Voyage of Slaves by Brian Jacques (07/22/08) Night Hoops by Carl Deuker (07/22/08) Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (07/06/08) Inkspell by Cornelia Funke (07/13/08) The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke (07/23/08)
Books Added after the Beginning of the Challenge The Journal of Wong Ming-Chung by Laurence Yep (07/01/08) Survival in the Storm by Katelyn Janke (07/05/08) The Journal of Douglas Allan Deeds by Rodman Philbrick (07/05/08) Standing in the Light by Mary Pope Osborne (07/05/08) The Escape From Home by Avi (07/14/08) Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (07/24/08) Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis (07/27/08) Perelandra by C. S. Lewis (07/29/08) That Hideous Strength by C. S. Lewis (07/31/08) Five Smooth Stones by Kristiana Gregory (07/31/08) The Journal of Sean Sullivan by William Durbin (08/01/08) Westward to Home by Patricia Hermes (08/01/08) A Perfect Place by Patricia Hermes (08/02/08) Valley of the Moon by Sherry Garland (08/02/08) The Journal of Otto PeItonen by William Durbin (08/02/08) The Dark Stairs by Betsy Byars (08/03/08) Dead Letter by Betsy Byars (08/03/08) King of Murder by Betsy Byars (08/04/08) The Black Tower by Betsy Byars (08/04/08) Skellig by David Almond (08/05/08) Bound by Donna Jo Napoli (08/05/08) Kit's Wilderness by David Almond (08/06/08) The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare (08/06/08) Silent to the Bone by E. L. Konisburg (08/07/08) The Calico Captive by Elizabeth George Speare (08/07/08) The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio by Lloyd Alexander (08/08/08) Airman by Eoin Colfer (08/08/08) The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker by Cynthia DeFelice (08/09/08) Shen of the Sea by Arther Bowie Chrisman (08/10/08) Dreamers by Angela Hunt (08/10/08) Brothers by Angela Hunt (08/11/08) The Immortal by Angela Hunt (08/11/08) Roanoke by Angela Hunt (08/12/08) Jamestown by Angela Hunt (08/12/08) Hartford by Angela Hunt (08/13/08) Rehoboth by Angela Hunt (08/14/08) Punished! by David Lubar (08/15/08) From Rage to Hope by Crystal Kuykendall (08/15/08) Freedom Train by Dorothy Sterling (08/16/08) Fairest by Gail Carson Levine (08/16/08) The Hollow by Agatha Christie (08/17/08) Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (08/19/08) On the Far Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George (08/20/08) Heaven Eyes by David Almond (08/23/08) Secret Heart by David Almond (08/24/08) Kaiulani: The People's Princess by Ellen Emerson White (08/24/08) Meet Me in the Middle by Rick Wormeli (08/24/08) The Joy of Fearing God by Jerry Bridges (08/24/08) Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce by John Piper (08/26/08) In Darkness, Death by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler (08/28/08) Kaleidoscope Eyes by Karen Ball (08/31/08) Silent Star by Tracie Peterson (09/06/08) Beloved Stranger by Judith Pella (09/06/08) Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ by John Piper (09/06/08) When the Darkness Will Not Lift by John Piper (09/10/08) Tools for Teaching by Fred Jones (09/13/08) The Innocent Libertine by T. Davis and Isabella Bunn (09/13/08) The Night Angel by T. Davis and Isabella Bunn (09/18/08) A Lady of High Regard by Tracie Peterson (09/20/08)