Thursday, February 14, 2008

2008 Genre Challenge

I have mapped out what genres I need to read for 2008 to meet my goal of reading one of everything. Here are the genres I need:

Gentle Reads
Literary Fiction

I have also decided to start reading all of the Newbery and Caldecott winners. I have read a lot of the Newberry winners over the years since I was a teacher. I think that this should be a lot of fun. I can get through at least one Caldecott a week and hopefully one Newbery each month. I'll let you know how I do.

Right now I am reading a couple of books to review for the Historical Novel Society. The reviews should be out in the March issue of their magazine. The three books I have read so far for 2008 have all been excellent. I will definatley read more of Robin Maxwell. I loved The Secret Life of Bees. It reminded me a bit of To Kill a Mockingbird since it was a coming of age story set in the South.