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One thing I love about this challenge is that it is pushing me to read a bigger variety of books. Up until recently I was just choosing books I wanted to read and then hoping I could find a category that they fit in. Now, I'm choosing books specifically because they match something on the list. And while I have always loved books by Avi (True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle and Something Upstairs were two of my favorite books ever when I was younger), I don't think I ever would have read Seer of Shadows if I hadn't been specifically looking for a thriller or mystery.
There are some categories that I am having trouble figuring out what to read for them. I want to stick to mostly books that I can recommend to fourth-sixth graders, but that makes some categories (a classic romance?) harder to plan. If anyone has any recommendations for any of the categories I still need to read, please leave me a comment!!
Ones I'm finding tricky:
- a classic romance
- a book written by someone under 30
- a book that came out the year you were born (1981,
go ahead and do the math)
- a book with bad reviews
- a book set during Christmas
- a book originally written in a different language