Shelf Discovery Challenge

shelfdiscoverytileadI have been reading about a lot of people who love Shelf Discovery by Lizzie Skurnick.  It happened to be on the shelf at my library so I flipped through it this morning and found six books to read for the Shelf Discovery Challenge at Booking Mama’s blog.  As Michelle over at My Books. My Life. noted, many of these books were before my time as my formative Young Adult reading years were in the late 80’s and early 90’s.  However, there were a few classics that were still popular in my day so I found six to read for the challenge.  I found it interesting that a lot of these “teen classics” she listed are actually shelved in the Youth section at most libraries.

Here is a blurb about the challenge:

The Shelf Discovery Challenge will run for six months (November 1, 2009 – April 30, 2010). To join me in this challenge, all you need to do is grab a copy of SHELF DISCOVERY and pick out what six books you want to read (of course, you can read more than six!) Then, after you read a book, just write a “book report” to share your thoughts with others!

My six choices are, drumroll please…

  1. Jacob, Have I Loved – Katherine Paterson
  2. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
  3. Bridge to Terabithia – Katherine Paterson
  4. A Wrinkle in Time – Madeline L’Engle
  5. Harriet the Spy – Louise Fitzhugh
  6. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. – Judy Blume

I’m going to cheat and add a bonus teen book that was not listed in Shelf Discovery – Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.  A list of “teen classics” is incomplete with nothing by Laurie Halse Anderson.

I was trying not to pick two books by the same author, but I forgot that my first and third choices were both by Katherine Paterson.