1010 Category Challenge (2010)

1010 Category Challenge

Click the link to read the review for each book. The completion date follows the book title in parentheses.

Category 1: Young Adult Fiction (10/10)

Novels that are suitable for high-school aged students. Purposely excluding graphic novels since they have their own category below.

Completed:

  1. Alibi Junior High by Greg Logsted (February 16, 2010)
  2. Stuffed by Eric Walters (March 31, 2010)
  3. Iqbal by Francesco D’Adamo (April 10, 2010)
  4. November Blues by Sharon Draper (April 11, 2010)
  5. The Deep End Gang by Peggy Dymond Leavey (April 12, 2010)
  6. The Lit Report by Sarah Harvey (April 14, 2010)
  7. You Can Run by Norah McClintock (April 19, 2010)
  8. Last Chance by Norah McClintock (April 20, 2010)
  9. Spanking Shakespeare by Jake Wizner (May 9, 2010)
  10. Forged by Fire by Sharon Draper (May 17, 2010)

Category 2: Challenged Books (8/10)

Books on the 2000-2009 challenged book list from Freedom To Read.

Completed:

  1. Three Wishes: Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak by Deborah Ellis (March 11, 2010)
  2. The Shepherd’s Granddaughter by Anne Laurel Carter (April 25, 2010)
  3. The Wars by Timothy Findley (July 6, 2010)
  4. Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro (July 15, 2010)
  5. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (September 22, 2010)
  6. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (September 17, 2010)
  7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (September 18, 2010)
  8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (September 22, 2010)

Possible Candidates:

Category 3: Marquis de Sade (0/10)

Books written by, or about, de Sade.

Completed:

Possible Candidates:

Category 4: Sexuality (8/10)

Fiction or non-fiction dealing with sexuality issues.

Completed:

  1. Thanks for Coming: One Young Woman’s Quest for an Orgasm by Mara Altman (January 3, 2010)
  2. Chasing Lolita: How Popular Culture Corrupted Nabokov’s Little Girl All Over Again by Graham Vickers (June 4, 2010)
  3. Lovely by Kris Starr (June 6, 2010)
  4. My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands by Chelsea Handler (July 26, 2010)
  5. Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur’an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence by Kecia Ali (September 5, 2010)
  6. Tell It Slant by Beth Follett (October 9, 2010)
  7. Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi (October 17, 2010)
  8. Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution by Sara Marcus (November 30, 2010)

Possible Candidates:

Category 5: Classics (7/10)

Things that I should have read by now, but haven’t.

Completed:

  1. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (March 29, 2010)
  2. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran (April 10, 2010)
  3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (June 8, 2010)
  4. A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith (October 5, 2010)
  5. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (October 9, 2010)
  6. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (November 2, 2010)
  7. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (November 5, 2010)

Possible Candidates:

Category 6: Contemporary “Must-Reads” (10/10)

Almost like the “classics” from above, but more recent.

Completed:

  1. The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill (January 23, 2010)
  2. Prisoner of Tehran by Marina Nemat (February 3, 2010)
  3. The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan (March 19, 2010)
  4. In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan (April 3, 2010)
  5. Food Rules by Michael Pollan (April 11, 2010)
  6. Locavore: From Farmers’ Fields to Rooftop Gardens – How Canadians are Changing the Way We Eat by Sarah Elton (May 7, 2010)
  7. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (June 18, 2010)
  8. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink (June 22, 2010)
  9. Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama (July 22, 2010)
  10. Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen (December 1, 2010)

Category 7: Classic Sci Fi and Fantasy (2/10)

“Important” sci fi and fantasy books, either because they’re somewhat considered canon or for other reasons.

Completed:

  1. The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Golding (October 25, 2010)
  2. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd (November 24, 2010)

Possible Candidates:

Category 8: Fairy Tale Re-Tellings (1/10)

Re-told stories from the popular remembering.

Completed:

  1. Beastly by Alex Flinn (September 24, 2010)

Possible Candidates:

Category 9: Canadiana (10/10)

Things written by Canadians that I should have read.

Completed:

  1. Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje (January 18, 2010)
  2. Chokecherry by Norma Hawkins (February 12, 2010)
  3. Memory Book by Howard Engel (February 25, 2010)
  4. The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley (March 5, 2010)
  5. Open Arms by Marina Endicott (March 5, 2010)
  6. Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro (April 10, 2010)
  7. Of Hockey and Hijab: Reflections of a Canadian Muslim Woman by Sheema Khan (April 22, 2010)
  8. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (August 1, 2010)
  9. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood (August 5, 2010)
  10. Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley (September 4, 2010)

Category 10: Graphic Novels (10/10)

For the graphic novels challenge.

Completed:

  1. Safe Area Gorazde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995 by Joe Sacco (January 6, 2010)
  2. Sentences: The Life of M.F. Grimm by Percy Carey & Ronald Wimberly (January 13, 2010)
  3. Bone, Volume 1: Out of Boneville by Jeff Smith (April 6, 2010)
  4. Batman: Year One by Frank Miller, with David Mazzucchelli, Richmond Lewis, and Todd Klein (April 13, 2010)
  5. Watchmen by Alan Moore (April 30, 2010)
  6. The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (May 2, 2010)
  7. Avril Lavigne’s Make 5 Wishes, Volume 1 by Camilla D’Errico and Joshua Dysart (May 10, 2010)
  8. Tyranny by Lesley Fairfield (June 17, 2010)
  9. Drop-In by Dave Lapp (June 19, 2010)
  10. The Little Prince Graphic Novel by Antoine St. Exupery, with Joann Sfar, Sarah Ardizzone, and Brigitte Findakly (July 24, 2010)
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