Reading Challenges

2014 Reading Challenges
War Challenge with a Twist 
War Through the Generations
World War I: Stay Where You Are & The Leave by John Boyne
French and Indian War: Seeds of Rebellion by Teresa Irvin

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge (15 books)
Historical Tapestry
1- The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
2- Speaking From Among the Bones by Alan Bradley
3- No Surrender Soldier by Christine Kohler
4- The Children of the King by Sonya Hartnett
5- The Dead in their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley
6- Stay Where You Are & Then Leave by John Boyne
7- The One I Was by Eliza Graham
8- Vango: Between Sky and Earth by Timothee de Fombelle
9- Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
10- The Winter Horses by Philip Kerr
11- The Only Thing to Fear by Caroline Tung Richmond
12- Playing for the Commandant by Suzy Zail

European Reading Challenge (at least 5 books)
Rose City Reader 
1- Hidden Like Anne Frank by Marcel Prins (Holland)
2- Odin's Promise by Sandy Brehl (Norway)
3- The One I Was by Eliza Graham (England)
4- Vango: Between Sky and Earth by Timothee de Fombell (France)
5- Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman (Germany)
6- The Winter Horses by Philip Kerr (Ukraine)
7- Playing for the Commandant by Suzy Zail (Hungary/Poland)

Crusin' Thru the Cozies 
Socrates' Book Reviews
1- Speaking From Among the Bones by Alan Bradley
2- The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley


2013 Reading Challenges 
American Revolution Reading Challenge (4-10 books)
War Through the Generations
1- Sophia's War by Avi
2- Felicity, An American Girl 1775 (Film)
3- Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
4- Friends of Liberty by Beatrice Gormley

Historical Fiction Reading Challenge (15 books)
Historical Tapestry
1- A Parachute in the Lime Tree by Annemarie Neary
2- The Long Way Home by Margot Benary-Isbert
3- Sophia's War by Avi
4- Tamar, a Novel of Espionage, Passion and Betrayal by Mal Peet
5- Passing through Havana by Felicia Rosshandler
6- His Majesty's Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal
7- Auslander by Paul Dowswell
8- Rising Sun, Falling Star by Vickie Hall
9- The Bear Makers by Andrea Cheng
10- Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
11- The War Within These Walls by Aline Sax
12- N or M? by Agatha Christie
13- The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartmett
14- I Go by Sea, I Go by Land by P.L. Travers
15- Leaving China by James McMullan

European Reading Challenge (5 or more Books)
Rose City Reader
1- A Parachute in the Lime Tree by Annemarie Neary (Ireland)
2- Tamar, a Novel of Espionage, Passion and Betrayal by Mal Peet (Holland)
3- His Majesty's Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal (Germany)
4- Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Special Agent by Pearl Witherington Cornioley, edited by Kathryn J. Atwood (France)
5- The Bear Makers by Andrea Cheng (Hungary)
6- The War Within These Walls by Aline Sax (Poland)

Cruisin' with the Cozies (6 or more books)
Socrates' Book Reviews
1- His Majesty's Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal
2- Nancy Drew: The Quest of the Missing Map by Carolyn Keene
4- N or M? by Agatha Christie

Pre-1960 Classic Children's Books Reading Challenge (any amount of books)
Turning the Pages
1- The Long Way Home by Margot Benary-Isbert
2- Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss
3- Biggles Defies the Swastika by Captain W.E. Johns (1941)
4- The Quest of the Missing Map by Carolyn Keene


2012 Reading Challenges
Holiday #Readathon
I completed the Holiday #Readathon on December 4, 2011
Total Pages Read: 1003 @ 5¢ per page, to be donated to the Salvation Army.
Total Books Read: 9, donation to the Bowery Mission, NYC

Cozy Mystery Reading Challenge (4-6 Books)
1- The Girl is Trouble by Kathryn Haines Miller
2- Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal
3- Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal

European Reading Challenge (5 or more Books)
1- My Brother's Shadow by Monika Schröder (Germany)
2- Night by Elie Wiesel (Romania)
3- Far from My Home, Never to Return by Nadia Seluga (Poland)
4- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Britain and France)
5- Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (Danemark)
6- Shadow on the Mountain by Margi Preus (Norway)

Hisrorical Fiction Challenge (15 Books)
1- My Brother's Shadow by Monika Schröder
2- Private Peaceful by Michael Mopurgo
3- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein 
4- Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
5- The Girl is Trouble by Kathryn Haines Miller
6- The Other Half of Life by Kim Ablon Whitney
7- Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal
8- Shadow on the Mountain by Margi Preus
9- Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
10- Violins of Autumn by Amy McAuley
11- Rowan Farm by Margot Benary-Isbert
12- Black Radishes by Susan Lynn Meyer
13- Becoming Clementine by Jennifer Niven
14- The FitzOsbornes at War by Michelle Cooper
15- Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal


World War I Reading Challenge (4-10 Books)
1- My Brother's Shadow by Monika Schröder
2- Private Peaceful by Michael Mopurgo
3- The Poppy Lady by Barbara Elizabeth Walsh
4- Truce: the Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting by Jim Murphy


The Sir Terry Prachette Reading Challenge (any number of books is ok)
Once Upon a Time
1- Dodger by Terry Prachette

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Reading Challenge (any number of books is ok)
Man of la Book


2011 Reading Challenges
Holiday #Readathon 
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Completed December 5, 2010
Total Pages - 888 at 5¢ per page donated to the Salvation Army
Total Books 11 donated to a food bank TBD

YA of the 80S AND 90S Challenge 2011
The Story Siren
1- Gentlehands by M.E.Kerr
2- Don't Say a Word by Barbara Gehrts
3- Back Home by Michelle Magorian
4- The Exeter Blitz by David Rees
5- A Song for Summer by Eva Ibbotson

East and Southeast Asia Challenge 2011
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(3 Books from 3 Countries) Completed
1- Sons of the Dragon by Phyllis Ayer Sowers (China)
2- Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society by Adeline Yen Mah (China)
3- When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park (Korea)
4- Elephant Run by Roland Smith (Burma)
5- So Far from the Bamboo Grove by Yoko Kawashima Watkins   (Korea/Japan)

British Books Challenge 2011
The Bookette
(12 Books) Completed
1- Mystery at Witchend by Malcolm Saville
2- Worrals of the WAAF by W.E. Johns
3- Back Home by Michelle Magorian
4- Run Rabbit Run by Barbara Mitchelhill
5- The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo
6- Strangers at the Farm School by Josephine Elder
7- The Exeter Blitz by David Rees
8- The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall
9- Rowan the Strange by Julie Hearns
10- The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
11- The Dolphin Crossing by Jill Paton Walsh
12- Pamela G.M. by Florence Gunby Hadath

US Civil War Reading Challenge 2011
War Through the Generations
(3-5 Books)
1- Girl in Blue by Ann Rinaldi

Forgotten Treasures Challenge 2011
(25 Books) (This wasn't completed because the person who was hosting it is no longer blogging)
1- Mystery at Witchend by Malcolm Saville
2- Worrals of the WAAF by W.E. Johns
3- Incident in Yorkville by Emma Gelders Sterne
4- Back Home by Michelle Magorian
5- On the Edge of the Fjord by Alta Halverson Seymour
6- Uncle Misha's Partisans by Yuri Suhl
7- Strangers at the Farm School by Josephine Elders
8- Sons of the Dragon by Phyllis Ayer Sowers
9- The Exeter Blitz by David Rees
10- The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall
11- The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
12- Sparky Ames and Mary Mason of the Ferry Command by Roy J. Snell
13- The Dolphin Crossing by Jill Paton Walsh
14- Pamela G.M. by Florence Gunby Hadath
15- The Gremlins by Roald Dahl
16- Time to Go Back by Mabel Esther Allan
17- Winter in Wartime by Jan Terlouw

YA Historical Fiction Challenge 2011
YA Bliss
15 Books) Completed
1- A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper
2- Gentlehands by M.E Kerr
3- Worrals of the WAAF by W.E. Johns
4- Don't Say a Word by Barbara Gehrts
5- Someone Named Eva by Joan M. Wolf
6- Traitor by Gudrun Pausewang
7- Incident in Yorkville by Emma Gelders Sterne
8- Back Home by Michelle Magorian
9- On the Edge of the Fjord by Alta Halverson Seymour
10- Run Rabbit Run by Barbara Mitchelhill
11- The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurg
12- Uncle Misha's Partisans by Yuri Suhl
13- Who Was That Masked Man, Anyway? by Avi
14- Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
15- Strangers at the Farm School by Josephine Elders

Holocaust Remembrance Week
May 1-8, 2011
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(Completed)
1- The Children We Remember by Chana Byers Abells
2- Jacob the Liar by Jurek Becker
3- The Shadow Children by Steven Schnur

Harry Potter Read Along and Giveaway (Completed)
1- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
2- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
3- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Askaban
4- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
5- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
6- Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
7- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

German Literature Month
November 2011
All TBR in November (Completed)
1- The Oppermans by Lion Feuchtwanger
2- Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner
3- A Song for Summer by Eva Ibbotson
5- When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr
6- Dark Hours by Gudrun Pausewang