But this year I'm focused on Generosity; including cutting myself some slack. Doing #bookaday has reminded me that the journey counts just as much as the outcome. So, here are some challenges that I'm joining in 2011:
POC Challenge - it's important that I continue to diversify my reading but in addition i need to write about the books I read. I'll be joining at Level 5 and here are some of the books I plan on reading:
- Latte Rebellion
- The Trouble With Half a Moon
Great Wall of Lucy Lu
- What Can't Wait
- Red Scarf Girl
- The Kayla Chronicles
- Revolution is not a Dinner Party
- Hole in My Life
- A Girl Named Mister
- Windup Girl
- Does My Head Look Big in This
- We Could Be Brothers
- Where the Streets Had a Name
- Bitter Melon
- Standing Against the Wind
update 12/12/11 Terrible. Only 3 titles.Books I Should Have Read In School - Each year the 8th graders have to read and debate whether a known classic should continue being read. It's been a long time since I've had to read these and I need a refresher and I need to expand my knowledge so that I can book talk more choices. I'm entering this one at the Graduate School level.
- Little Women
- A Tale of Two Cities
- Adventures of Tom Sawyer
- Anne of Green Gables
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
- To Kill A Mockingbird
update 12/12/11 NONE!
Graphic Novels Challenge - This a tough format for me because I don't come across them as much as I do ebooks since not all books make good graphic novels. I know many students become hooked once they discover this area so I need to bone up for book talks. I'm going for the Expert level.
- Secret Science Alliance
- Cloud Searchers (I've read and loved the first two)
Athena The Unsinkable Walker Bean
- The Sons of Liberty
update 12/12/11 only 40% - fail.
Debut Author Challenge - I like new: new clothes, new books, new authors. This is purely for fun! Finding new writers and then watching their careers is mighty awesome let me tell you. This list will change the most!
The False Princess Water Wars Great Wall of Lucy Liu Here Lies Bridget Ten Miles Past Normal
- The Latte Rebellion
- Trouble with Half a Moon
- What Can't Wait
- Sequins, Secrets and Silver Linings
UPDATE: 12/12/11 actually read more - they are just not listed! Will plan better next year.
One,Two Theme - seems like an interesting way to learn more about things. This will also help me increase my nonfiction readings.
- Education 1 book
- Race Relations 2 books
- Poverty 3 books
update: another fail.
12.12.11 Update - All in all - I need to plan out this better. I know what my reading normally looks like - I just need to expand in some areas and pull back in others. I'll join these same challenges if they are open next year.