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Setting a Personal Goal...

Posted by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:14 PM
Max
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I've decided that I am going to read all the Newbery Award winning books over the next few years.

This is the list. I have highlighted the ones I've already read. 

2012: Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

2011: Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool 
2010: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead 
2009: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, illus. by Dave McKean 
2008: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz 
2007: The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron, illus. by Matt Phelan 
2006: Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins)
2005: Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster)
2004: The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamillo (Candlewick Press) 
2003: Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
2002: A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
2001: A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck 
2000: Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis 
1999: Holes by Louis Sachar  
1998: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse 
1997: The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg 
1996: The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman 
1995: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
1993: Missing May by Cynthia Rylant 
1992: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor 
1991: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli 
1990: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry 
1989: Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices by Paul Fleischman 
1988: Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman 
1987: The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman 
1986: Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan 
1985: The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley 
1984: Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary 
1983: Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt 
1982: A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers by Nancy Willard 
1981: Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson 
1980: A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832 by Joan W. Blos
1979: The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin 
1978: Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson 
1977: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor 
1976: The Grey King by Susan Cooper 
1975: M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton 
1973: Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George 
1972: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien 



There are some I should reread because I haven't read them since I was a kid. There are also some I think I read but wasn't sure. LOL

How many have you read?

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maxswolfsuit
by Max on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:15 PM
  • I had to cut the bottom of the list off because the post was too long. They go all the way back to 1922. I've only read a couple of the older ones. I have a lot of reading to do. LOL
Idntreallycare
by Bronze Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:17 PM
I read like 4 of those
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maxswolfsuit
by Max on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:19 PM


Quoting Idntreallycare:

I read like 4 of those

I know I've read more than most people because I'm a teacher. 

maxswolfsuit
by Max on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:20 PM
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Maybe my goal should be to real all the ones written since I was born. That would be a little easier. LOL

1plustwinsmommy
by Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:25 PM
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I've read 20 of the ones you posted. Woot woot! I may take up your goal. Hmm
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maxswolfsuit
by Max on Oct. 6, 2012 at 1:27 PM


Quoting 1plustwinsmommy:

I've read 20 of the ones you posted. Woot woot! I may take up your goal. Hmm

I really thought I would have read more of them. I was surprised when I looked at the list. 

Tracys2
by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Cool! Sadly, this list is exactly books written since I was born.

I've only read one, but I never went for them on purpose. I've read a LOT more of the BBC "100 best books of all time" list. Still, wouldn't hurt. I bet I could read 10 books in the time it takes to read just one 1000+ page adult book, and then could recommend to my kids when they're just a little older (oldest is now 7)

maxswolfsuit
by Max on Oct. 6, 2012 at 3:07 PM


Quoting Tracys2:

Cool! Sadly, this list is exactly books written since I was born.

I've only read one, but I never went for them on purpose. I've read a LOT more of the BBC "100 best books of all time" list. Still, wouldn't hurt. I bet I could read 10 books in the time it takes to read just one 1000+ page adult book, and then could recommend to my kids when they're just a little older (oldest is now 7)

There are two on here written before I was born. LOL


GwenMB
by Gwen on Oct. 6, 2012 at 5:14 PM

The only one I'm sure I've read is Bridge to Terabithia.  Loved that book!  I may have read others, sometimes I have to read the summary or start to read it to remember.

I'd have to add 3 to get all the ones since I was born - or since my birth year since I was born in December. :)

That does seem like a fun goal.  I may have to join you as well.

Pink_Love
by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 6:21 PM
Are any of em available for kindle????
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