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10 April 2008 @ 05:20 pm
SO HEY. Check this out, it's cool.

mekosuchinae is pimping this reading challenge that's being hosted by heyheyrenay and I, a person who enjoys books, have decided to participate. And you should, too! It's easy-peasy.

STEP 1: Sign up! heyheyrenay explains how to do so here.
STEP 2: Make a list of ten books that you looooove and share it with the world!
STEP 3: Read at least three books that other participants have recommended (preferably ones you've never read before) and review them. Share the reviews just like you shared the list.
STEP 4: There is no step four! You're done!

That being said, here is my list!

  1. Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo*† by Obert Skye
  2. Twilight*† by Stephenie Meyer
  3. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
  4. Inkheart*† by Cornelia Funke
  5. Stargirl† by Jerry Spinelli
  6. City of Masks* by Mary Hoffman (Stravaganza)
  7. Artemis Fowl*† by Eoin Colfer
  8. The Lightning Thief*† by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
  9. The Princess Bride† by William Goldman
  10. Mister Monday* by Garth Nix (Keys to the Kingdom)

Books with an asterisk next to their titles are the first volumes of series that are incomplete as of today. Books with the little † next to them have movie adaptations, either already released, in production, or in negotiations. (The majority fall under the last two statuses.)

I've included links to each book's Wikipedia article, as well as the series name in small text (if it differs from the actual title of the book), to assist you in finding them. If you do check out a book from a series, I'd advise you to also look up the series's main article, as the entries for the books themselves tend to be rife with spoilers.

YES, I realize that the majority of the books above are below my estimated reading, not to mention age, level. I like children's lit, okay? DON'T JUDGE ME.

Anyway. Now's your turn! GET CRACKING, INTERNET.
Renayheyheyrenay on April 12th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
Hey! Thanks for taking part. :D

I am eying your recommendations of The Lightning Thief. Maybe I will take pity on the poor YA librarian who keeps urging me to read it. >.>
the great lyzzizzle: unless they're a pretty treelyzzle on April 12th, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)
Thanks for making such an awesome challenge! :D

You totally should! It's awesome, especially if you like Greek mythology and stuff like that.
☆彡 viktória: yes way: psych colourfulmain_titles on May 12th, 2008 08:51 am (UTC)

Stargirl's ending makes me so sad. ;__;

An Artemis Fowl has been in talks for years. LOLZ. I don't want to see it on film, so I'm very happy about this.
the great lyzzizzle: this is my nerdy iconlyzzle on May 12th, 2008 11:26 am (UTC)

Omg, I knooow. D: You know there's a second book now? I bought it, but I haven't been able to bring myself to read it yet.

....I do. :( As long as they don't screw it over like they did Alex Rider.