Summer Reading challenge to myself
I’ll be trying out a bingo game as part of my Summer Reading Program for the first time. By reading books that fall into various categories and getting a bingo, teens can win additional prizes. The game is hopefully easy enough for teens to win a couple more prizes without much effort, since one book can apply to multiple categories, but broad enough that if they want to win all five prizes, they’ll probably have to stretch themselves. Since I know that I should do some genre-stretching myself, I thought, “Hey, maybe I should try to do this, too.”
So, excluding the “Newspaper, Magazines, or Website” category and the three “Received Week ___ Prize” opportunites, because they’re pretty much gimmes, my goal is to cross off every one of these categories that may appear on the bingo cards between the start and end of the Summer Reading Program.
Hardcover bookThe Falconer’s Knot by Mary Hoffman Paperback bookSuch a Pretty Girl by Laura Wiess Manga or graphic novelThe Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg Not a manga or graphic novelSuch a Pretty Girl Part of a seriesYakitate!! Japan vol. 3 by Takashi Hashiguchi Not part of a seriesThe Falconer’s Knot
FantasyGeneral Winston’s Daughter by Sharon Shinn MysteryThe Falconer’s Knot
- Science fiction
RomanticBook of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
- Horror/Scary/Ghost story
Historical fictionThe Falconer’s Knot Set outside the United StatesYakitate!! Japan vol. 3
- About or set in Hawaii
Story takes place during summerRucker Park Setup by Paul Volponi
- 2007 Teens’ Top Ten nominee
- BBYA winner (any year)
- Turned into TV show or movie
About music or a musicianBeige by Cecil Castellucci About sports or an athleteRucker Park Setup
- About an actor or actress
As with the teens, I’ll count one book toward multiple categories when applicable. However, while teens can pretty much list any book they want, I’ll limit myself to YA books that I haven’t read before. Summer Reading starts next week, so let’s see if I can do it.
Oops! Edited 7/26/07 to add: Summer Reading is over, and I didn’t cross off all the categories. Maybe next year.