Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Middle Grade Book Challenge

I love waking up in the morning and getting excited about books. That's what happened today. I'm supposed to be getting ready for work but I was taking some time to read through other people's book blogs and found this lovely challenge:

Linda Ellen at Bambi Reads is hosting the Middle Grade Book Challenge.

While I dutifully try to branch out and read a variety of books, I have a soft spot for children's literature - especially the books I remember reading when I was younger. I had told myself that since I just started this blog I wouldn't overwhelm myself with too many things all at once. Then I realized that being overwhelmed by books and reading couldn't possibly be a bad thing :)

Here are the guidelines for the challenge:

1. Anyone can join.

2. Read 12 middle grade novels (Challenge 1) or read 25 MG books (Challenge 2). You can read comics too, or listen to audio books. These can be in any language. You don't have to make a reading list now; you may select them as you go and you're free to make changes to your list.

3. The challenge begins September 1st, 2009 through August 31st, 2010.

4. You can join anytime between now and August 31st, 2010.

5. When you sign up with MckLinky on Linda Ellen's blog, you will be redirected to another page. Type in your name, followed by the name of your blog. [e.g.: Linda Ellen (Bambi Reads)]. Then type in your blog's URL. Please follow these instructions or your link will be removed.

That's it folks! I know there must be other people who love reading middle grade books as well. So if you do, go sign up!

  1. Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  2. Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone by J.K. Rowling


  1. Good morning Cynthia,

    Yay! I'm so glad you've signed up! You're absolutely right that middle grade books are those that are geared towards readers around the ages of 8 to 12. I think I'll write a post with book suggestions later on. I'm very excited. =)

  2. Sounds like a fun challenge!!
    Maybe I'll sign up. :)

  3. Linda Ellen - Book suggestion posts are made of win =) I think the hard part will be having to decide which books to read because there are so many great ones to choose from!

    Jessica - The more the merrier :)

  4. Even though I'm into adult lit right now, this contest sounds great!!