Reading Challenges

Here are various reading challenges I'm participating in:

AAR's Top 100 Romance Books (2010)


1.  The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn
2. Heaven, Texas by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
3. The Duke and I by Julia Quinn
4. Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas
5. Seduce Me At Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas
6. It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
7. Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas
8. Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas
9. Kiss An Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
10. Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas
11. Scandal in Spring by Lisa Kleypas
12. Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas
13. It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas
14. The Bride by Julie Garwood
15. The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley

1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up


1. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren  (5 stars)
2. The Three Robbers by Tomi Ungerer  (5 stars)
3. Doctor DeSoto by William Steig  (5 stars)
4. The Three Pigs by David Wiesner  (5 stars)
5. Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins  (5 stars)
6. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aardema  (5 stars)
7. The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! by Jon Scieszka  (5 stars)
8. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey  (5 stars)
9. Amos and Boris by William Steig  (5 stars)
10. Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman  (5 stars)
11.Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst  (5 stars)
12. Flotsam by David Wiesner  (5 stars)
13. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans  (5 stars)
14. The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco  (5 stars)
15. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman  (5 stars)
16. Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems  (5 stars)
17. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems  (5 stars)
18. Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg  (5 stars)
19. The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg  (5 stars)
20. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems  (5 stars)
21. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick  (5 stars)
22. Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola  (5 stars)
23. In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak  (5 stars)
24. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss  (5 stars)
25. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss  (5 stars)
26. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka (5 stars)
27. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak  (5 stars)
28. Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe  (5 stars)
29. The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton  (5 stars)
30.  Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton  (5 stars)
31. Lon Po Po by Ed Young  (5 stars)
32. Hey, Al by Arthur Yorinks  (5 stars)
33. Stellaluna by Janell Cannon  (5 stars)
34. Wolves by Emily Gravett  (4 stars)
35. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery  (5 stars)
36. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown  (5 stars)
37. A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon  (5 stars)
38. Crictor by Tomi Ungerer  (5 stars)
39. Owl Moon by Jane Yolen  (5 stars)
40. The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble  (5 stars)
41. Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes  (5 stars)
42. Morris's Disappearing Bag by Rosemary Wells  (5 stars)
43. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle  (5 stars)
44. The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese  (5 stars)
45. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey  (5 stars)
46. The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats  (5 stars)
47. Olivia by Ian Falconer  (5 stars)
48. Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold  (4 stars)
49. Miss Nelson is Missing! by Harry Allard (5 stars)
50. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett (5 stars) 
51. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein (5 stars) 
52. One Morning in Maine by Robert McCloskey  (5 stars) 
53. The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper (4 stars)
54. Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig (5 stars) 
55. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier (4 stars)
56. Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish (4.5 stars)
57. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch (5 stars) 

58. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. (5 stars) 
59. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch (5 stars) 
60. The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown (4.5 stars)
61. Swimmy by Leo Lionni (5 stars) 
62. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss (4 stars)
63. Hiznobyuti by Claude Ponti (5 stars) 

1001 Books to Read Before You Die


1. Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren  (5 stars)

Challenges Completed:


1. I Love Picture Books 2015 Challenge Wrap Up!


2016 Reading Challenges Wrap Up!


Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 15 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

1. Bout of Books (15) Wrap Up!
2. Bout of Books (16) Wrap Up! 
3. Bout of Books (18) Wrap Up!
4. Bout of Books (19) Wrap Up!
5. Bout of Books (20) Wrap Up!
6. Bout of Books (21) Wrap Up!

**This is the overall list for the challenges offered during Bout of Books 21. Make sure you check the blog each day of the read-a-thon for instructions and details on how to complete the daily challenges**

Personal Challenges:

2018 Reading Challenges:

Bookish Bingo: Spring 2018

Hosted by Pretty Deadly

 Time: March 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018

2018 Comic Book Bingo Challenge 

Hosted by: Rabbit Ears Book Blog  

1.  OTHER COMIC BOOK PUBLISHED COMPANY:  Jughead Volume 2 by Chip Zdarsky and Ryan North : Completed: 1/18/2018 ★ ★ ★  
2. IMAGE PUBLISHED COMIC:  Alex + Ada Volume 1 by Jonathan Luna and Sarah VaughnCompleted: 2/17/2018 ★ ★ ★  ☆ 1/2

2018 Discussion Challenge

Hosted by: Feed Your Fiction Addiction  and It Starts at Midnight

1. ☀Daily Book Chat #22: ☀ New Year...What do you hope to accomplish...reading wise?
2. ☀Daily Book Chat #23: ☀ 20 Books for Black History Month that I Need to Read! 
3. ☀Daily Book Chat #24:☀ Romance Triggers…What annoys you about romance in novels?
Monthly Key Word Challenge 2018


2018 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge

Hosted by: Escape With Dollycas

AA Monster Calls by Patrick Ness: Completed: 2/23/2018 ★ ★ ★  ★ 1/2
B -
C - 
D -
E -
F -
G -
H -
I -
J - 
K -
L -
M The Martian by Andy Weir : Completed: 1/29/2018 ★ ★ ★  
N -
O -
P -
Q - 
R -
S -
T -
U -
V -
W -
X -
Y -
Z -

2018 European Reading Challenge

Hosted by: Rose City Reader

1.  A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness: Completed: 2/23/2018 ★ ★ ★  ★ 1/2

Pop Sugar Reading Challenge 2018

Hosted by: Pop Sugar

1. A Book Set on a Different Planet:  The Martian by Andy Weir : Completed: 1/29/2018 ★ ★ ★  
2. A Book About Death or Grief:   A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness: Completed: 2/23/2018 ★ ★ ★  ★ 1/2

Full House Reading Challenge 2018

1. ADAPTED TO A MOVIE:  The Martian by Andy Weir : Completed: 1/29/2018 ★ ★ ★  
2. UNDER 250 PAGES:  A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness: Completed: 2/23/2018 ★ ★ ★  ★ 1/2

Humor Reading Challenge 2018

1. Jughead Volume 2 by Chip Zdarsky and Ryan North : Completed: 1/18/2018 ★ ★ ★  

2018 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge

2018 Picture Book Reading Challenge

Option 1: Read six picture books of your choice.
Option 2: Choose one author to focus on. Perhaps read through an entire author's work. 
Option 3: Read as few as six, or as many as you like, from the checklist below

Feel free to copy/paste this. You can replace the _ with an X or a ✔ (copy/paste it) when you finish reading a book. If you list the books you read, that may help other people decide what to read.

_1. Title beginning with A
_2. Author beginning with A
_3. Title beginning with B
_4. Author beginning with B
_5. Title beginning with C
_6. Author beginning with C
_7. Title beginning with D
_8. Author beginning with D
_9. Title beginning with E
_10. Author beginning with E
_11. Title beginning with F
_12. Author beginning with F
_13. Title beginning with G
_14. Author beginning with G
_15. Title beginning with H
_16. Author beginning with H
_17. Title beginning with I
_18. Author beginning with I
_19. Title beginning with J
_20. Author beginning with J
_21. Title beginning with K
_22. Author beginning with K
_23. Title beginning with L
_24. Author beginning with L
_25. Title beginning with M
_26. Author beginning with M
_27. Title beginning with N
_28. Author beginning with N
_29. Title beginning with O
_30. Author beginning with O
_31. Title beginning with P
_32. Author beginning with P
_33. Title or Author beginning with Q
_34. Title beginning with R
_35. Author beginning with R
_36. Title beginning with S
_37. Author beginning with S
_38. Title beginning with T
_39. Author beginning with T
_40. Title or Author beginning with U
_41. Title or Author beginning with V or W
_42. Title or Author beginning with X or “Ex”
_43. Title beginning with Y
_44. Author beginning with Y
_45. Title or Author beginning with Z
_46. An alphabet book
_47. A counting book
_48. A color word in the title
_49. A number word in the title
_50. Concept book of your choice— picture book
_51. Concept book of your choice — board book
_52. bedtime book —board book
_53. bedtime book — picture book
_54. book that rhymes —picture book
_55. book that rhymes — early reader OR board book
_56. holiday of your choice — board book or early reader
_57. holiday of your choice — picture book
_58. wordless picture book
_59. new to you author
_60. new to you illustrator
_61. favorite author
_62. favorite illustrator
_63. free choice
_64. fairy or folk tale adaptation 
65. fairy or folk tale traditional : The Princess and the Pea by Janet StevensCompleted: 2/27/2018 ★ ★ ★  
_66. a title with the word “first” in it 
_67. a book set in the state you live
_68. a book set in a place you’d like to visit
_69. a book set in an imaginary place
_70. a book set in the past — fiction or nonfiction
_71. a book set in the present
_72. picture book for older readers — fiction
_73. picture book for older readers — nonfiction
_74. early reader — fiction
_75. early reader — nonfiction
_76. picture book with photographs
77. one word title - Hiznobyuti by Claude Ponti : Completed: 2/10/2018 ★ ★ ★  
_78. long title (four or more words)
_79. oversized book
_80. tiny book
_81. a book about playing (hide and seek, tag, or peekaboo, etc.)
_82. a book about school
_83. a book about hobbies (art, dance, music, crafts, sports)
_84. a title that is a question
_85. a title that is an exclamation
_86. an award winner or an honor book
_87. a collection (of poems OR stories)
_88. a book with animals (fiction)
_89. a book with animals (nonfiction)
_90. a book about books or reading
_91. a book celebrating family
_92. first book in a series
_93. any book in a series
_94. book with an adventure or misadventure
95. a book about a pet  : Scout's Heaven by Bibi Dumon Tak Completed: 3/20/2018 ★ ★ ★  
_96. A title with the word “yes” or “no” in it
_97. A title with the word “big” or “little” in it: My Little Heart, Ruthie by Toni JannottaCompleted: 2/21/2018 ★ ★ ★  
_98. a classic published before 1968
_99. a book you think should be considered a classic
100. Out of print : Farmer Goff and His Turkey Sam by Brian Schatell : Completed: 1/14/2018 ★ ★ ★  
_101. Library book
_102. Impulse Pick
_ 103. Board book published in 2018
_ 104. Picture book published in 2018 

2018 Beat the Backlist

1. The Martian by Andy Weir : Completed: 1/29/2018 ★ ★ ★  
2. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness: Completed: 2/23/2018 ★ ★ ★  ★ 1/2

2018 Discussion Challenge

  • Dewey Decimal: Read 12 books
  • Thrifty Reader: Read 24 books
  • Overdrive Junkie: Read 36 books
  • Library Addict: Read 48 books
  • Library Card on Fire: Read 60+ books

1. Jughead Volume 2 by Chip Zdarsky and Ryan North : Completed: 1/18/2018 ★ ★ ★  
2. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness: Completed: 2/23/2018 ★ ★ ★  ★ 1/2
3. Alex + Ada Volume 1 by Jonathan Luna and Sarah VaughnCompleted: 2/17/2018 ★ ★ ★  ☆ 1/2
4. Alex + Ada Volume 2 by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn: Completed: 2/20/2018 ★ ★ ★  ★ 1/2

Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2018

Bronze – 10 Books
Silver – 25 Books
Gold – 50 Books
Platinum – 75 Books

Diamond – 100 Books

1. Hiznobyuti by Claude Ponti : Completed: 2/10/2018 ★ ★ ★  ★  (EDELWEISS)
2.  My Little Heart, Ruthie by Toni JannottaCompleted: 2/21/2018 ★ ★ ★  ☆ (EDELWEISS)
3Scout's Heaven by Bibi Dumon Tak Completed: 3/20/2018 ★ ★ ★  (NETGALLEY)

2018 11th Annual Graphic Novel / Manga Challenge


Modern Age: read and review 12 books during the year (that's only 1 book a month)

Bronze Age: read and review 24 books during the year (Can you handle 2 books a month.)

Silver Age: read and review 52 books during the year (Are you up to a book a week!)

Golden Age: read and review 104 books during the year (Are you addicted? 2 books a week!)

1.  Jughead Volume 2 by Chip Zdarsky and Ryan North : Completed: 1/18/2018 ★ ★ ★  
2.  Alex + Ada Volume 1 by Jonathan Luna and Sarah VaughnCompleted: 2/17/2018 ★ ★ ★  ☆ 1/2
3.  Alex + Ada Volume 2 by Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn: Completed: 2/20/2018 ★ ★ ★  ★ 1/2

Book Bingo 2018

1. FREE SPACE: The Martian by Andy Weir : Completed: 1/29/2018 ★ ★ ★  
2. A GRAPHIC NOVEL:  Jughead Volume 2 by Chip Zdarsky and Ryan North : Completed: 1/18/2018 ★ ★ ★  
3. A LIBRARY BOOK: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness: Completed: 2/23/2018 ★ ★ ★  ★ 1/2

Bookish's 2018 Reading Challenge

Join in the conversation and share your reading challenge progress by using #killyourtbr on social media.
1. A book whose title uses alliteration
3. A book you regret not reading last year
4. A book with the moon or stars on the cover
5. The first book in a series
7. A book published the year you were born
8. A book featuring a character with a disability
9. A book you picked up based on the title
10. A book recommended by a librarian
11. A book won in a BookishFirst raffle
12. A book told through letters
13. A book from an independent publisher
15. A book with a five-word title
17. An #ownvoices book
18. A book whose cover features nature
19. A book written by an immigrant
20. A book you’ve lied about reading
21. A book that has fewer than 200 pages
22. A book whose title begins with K, Q, J, X, or Z
23. A book given to you by a friend
27. A book that addresses mental illness
29. A book with a one-word title
30. A book by an author from your state
31. A book whose cover is your favorite color
32. A collection of short stories from a genre you are unfamiliar with
33. An author’s debut book
34. A book with a pun in the title
35. A book with a biracial main character
36. A book by an author who uses a pen name
37. A book with an LGBTQ character on the cover
38. A book inspired by Asian mythology or folklore
39. A book with a number in the title
40. A book by a South American author
41. A book whose cover uses three or fewer colors
42. A book that explores the concept of beauty
43. A book about intersectional feminism
44. A book that has more than 500 pages
45. A book with an animal on the cover
46. A book with a character’s name in the title
47. A book set in a country you’ve never been to
48. A novel inspired by true events
49. A book written by a Native American author
50. A book with a character of color on the cover
51. A book that has been banned in your state
52. A book whose title includes an ampersand

2018 Color Coded Reading Challenge

Once again the categories will be more open--the color may either be named in the title or it may appear as the dominant color for the cover of the book. For "implies color" the image implying color should dominate the cover--for instance a large rainbow, a field of flowers, or the image of a painter.  Get ready for a rainbow of reading in 2018. 

Once I have a chance to look over my TBR list I'll see if I'm able to do the colors this year. It's getting harder and harder to do that from my own stacks. Once again there will not be a prize offered for this particular challenge this year. 

Here are the rules:

*Read nine books in the following categories.
1. A book with "Blue" or any shade of Blue (Turquoise, Aquamarine, Navy, etc) in the title/on the cover. 
2. A book with "Red" or any shade of Red (Scarlet, Crimson, Burgandy, etc) in the title/on the cover.
3. A book with "Yellow" or any shade of Yellow (Gold, Lemon, Maize, etc.)in the title/on the cover.
4. A book with "Green" or any shade of Green (Emerald, Lime, Jade, etc) in the title/on the cover.
5. A book with "Brown" or any shade of Brown (Tan, Beige, Sand etc) in the title/on the cover.
6. A book with "Black" or any shade of Black (Jet, Ebony, Charcoal, etc) in the title/on the cover. : A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness: Completed: 2/23/2018 ★ ★ ★  ★ 1/2
7. A book with "White" or any shade of White (Ivory, Eggshell, Cream, etc)in the title/on the cover.
8. A book with any other color in the title/on the cover (Purple, Orange, Silver, Pink, Magneta, etc.).
9. A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.).
* Any book read from January 1 through December 31, 2018 will count.
*Crossovers with other challenges are fine.
*Please post about the challenge on your blog. Sign ups accepted until Nov 1, 2018.
*Please sign up using the Linky below. Give your name & blog (Example: Bev @ My Reader's Block) and use a direct link to your challenge post as your url. Please don't connect to just your home page.  Links to a list on GoodReads or other social media sites are also acceptable.
*Please use the Review Headquarters Page (sidebar link coming in January) to post review links and a final wrap-up post when you finish the challenge.  [Reviews are not required--but we'd love to see what you think about the books that you've read if you do review.]

*No blog or GoodReads site? That's okay. Post a comment here to announce your entry into the challenge and when you have completed the challenge just post a comment at the review site with a list of your books.
2018 Blogger Shame Challenge

2018 Dystopia Reading Challenge

  • This challenge will run from January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.
  • You can join at anytime before November 1, 2018.
  • Books must be read and reviewed in 2018 (exceptions will be read-a-long books).
  • Audiobooks, re-reads, short stories, and crossovers are fine.
  • You don't have to be a book blogger to participate! You can track your progress on Goodreads, Shelfari, Booklikes, etc.
  • Sign up below with your post, shelf, etc. and leave a comment letting us know what your personal goal is. 
  • Link up your reviews each month on the post we'll provide!

2018 Reading Bingo Challenge

1. A BOOK WITH A MALE PROTAGThe Martian by Andy Weir : Completed: 1/29/2018 ★ ★ ★  
2. A BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY:  A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness: Completed: 2/23/2018 ★ ★ ★  ★ 1/2

2018 Reading Challenge Addict

2018 Read it Again, Sam


Déjà vu: Reread 4 books
Feeling Nostalgic: Reread 8 books
A Trip Down Memory Lane: Reread 12 books
Living in the Past: Reread 16+ books

1.  Farmer Goff and His Turkey Sam by Brian Schatell : Completed: 1/14/2018 ★ ★ ★  
2.  The Princess and the Pea by Janet StevensCompleted: 2/27/2018 ★ ★ ★  
3.  More Spaghetti, I Say! by Rita Golden GelmanCompleted: 3/30/2018 ★ ★ ★  

2018 Try Something New Challenge


First book in a series
Debut book
A new genre or trope.
A new to you author or series.
An author switching genres
A new book format
or unique storyline element.


Level 1: 1-10 books
Level 2: 11- 20 books
Level 3: 21-40 books
Level 4: 41-60 books
Level 5: 61+ books

1.  The Martian by Andy Weir : Completed: 1/29/2018 ★ ★ ★  
2.  A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness: Completed: 2/23/2018 ★ ★ ★  ★ 1/2

2018 Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge

  1. A book published posthumously
  2. A book of true crime
  3. A classic of genre fiction (i.e. mystery, sci fi/fantasy, romance)
  4. A comic written and drawn by the same person
  5. A book set in or about one of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, or South Africa)
  6. A book about nature
  7. A western
  8. A comic written or drawn by a person of color
  9. A book of colonial or postcolonial literature
  10. A romance novel by or about a person of color
  11. A children’s classic published before 1980
  12. A celebrity memoir
  13. An Oprah Book Club selection
  14. A book of social science
  15. A one-sitting book
  16. The first book in a new-to-you YA or middle grade series
  17. A sci fi novel with a female protagonist by a female author
  18. A comic that isn’t published by Marvel, DC, or Image Jughead Volume 2 by Chip Zdarsky and Ryan North : Completed: 1/18/2018 ★ ★ ★  
  19. A book of genre fiction in translation
  20. A book with a cover you hate
  21. A mystery by a person of color or LGBTQ+ author
  22. An essay anthology
  23. A book with a female protagonist over the age of 60
  24. An assigned book you hated (or never finished)

Newbery Medal Challenge

2017: The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
2016: Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña
2015: The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
2014: Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
2013: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
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
2008: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! by L.A. Schlitz
2007: The Higher Power of Lucky by Susan Patron
2006: Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins
2005: Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
2004: The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
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. Konigsb
1996: The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman
1995: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
1994: The Giver by Lois Lowry
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 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 by Nancy Willard
1981: Jacob Have I Loved by Katherine Paterson
1980: A Gathering of Days 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 M.D. Taylor
1976: The Grey King by Susan Cooper
1975: M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton
1974: The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox
1973: Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
1972: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by R.C. O'Br
1971: Summer of the Swans by Betsy Byars
1970: Sounder by William H. Armstrong
1969: The High King by Lloyd Alexander
1968: From the Mixed-Up Files... by E.L.Konigsburg
1967: Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt
1966: I, Juan de Pareja by Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
1965: Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska
1964: It's Like This, Cat by Emily Neville
1963: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
1962: The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
1961: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
1960: Onion John by Joseph Krumgold
1959: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by E.G. Speare
1958: Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith
1957: Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen
1956: Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
1955: The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong
1954: ...And Now Miguel by Joseph Krumgold
1953: Secret of the Andes by Ann Nolan Clark
1952: Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes
1951: Amos Fortune, Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
1950: The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
1949: King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry
1948: The Twenty-One Balloons by W. Pène du Bois
1947: Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
1946: Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski
1945: Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson
1944: Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
1943: Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray
1942: The Matchlock Gun by Walter Edmonds
1941: Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
1940: Daniel Boone by James Daugherty
1939: Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright
1938: The White Stag by Kate Seredy
1937: Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer
1936: Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
1935: Dobry by Monica Shannon
1934: Invincible Louisa by Cornelia Meigsl
1933: Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by E. Lewis
1932: Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer
1931: The Cat Who Went to Heaven by E. Coatsworth
1930: Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field
1929: The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly
1928: Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon by D.G. Mukerji
1927: Smoky, the Cowhorse by Will James
1926: Shen of the Sea by Arthur Bowie Chrisman
1925: Tales from Silver Lands by Charles Finger
1924: The Dark Frigate by Charles Hawes
1923: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
1922: The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon


  1. Love that list of top 100 romance books. I am looking forward to the one Lisa Kleypas has out this year to go with her 3 listed in this list for the Travis family. Thanks for joining in the Full House challenge. :)

  2. Thanks for joining the Banned Books Challenge! Good luck & happy reading :)

  3. Way to go Ronyell! The Day the Crayons Quit was really fun. Did you see The Day the Crayons Came Home? Fun but not as fun as when they quit.

    1. Thanks! I need to check out the Day the Crayons Came Home!

  4. Thanks for joining the Summer Reading Challenge. Great book choices!
    Good luck!

  5. SO glad to have you joining The Monthly Keyword Reading Challenge Ronyell! I hope all is well with you :) Happy Holidays!

  6. Best of luck with all your challenges, especially What's In A Name!

  7. I have updated the picture book checklist to now include numbers 20-29! (Don't know how I goofed up!)

  8. Thanks for joining my Humor Reading Challenge.