01 September 2009

Book list - Aug 09

Strawberry Girl - children's, by Lois Lenski (Newbery Medal, 1946) *
The Grey King - children's modern fantasy, by Susan Cooper (Newbery Medal, 1976)
Tomorrow's Magic - fantasy, by Pamela F Service
Daniel Boone - children's biography, by James Daugherty (Newbery Medal, 1940)
Winter in Thrush Green - fiction, by Miss Read
The Spartacus War - ancient history, by Barry S Strauss
Battles at Thrush Green - fiction, by Miss Read
The Last Thing I Remember - YA thriller, by Andrew Klavan
Driving Like Crazy - automobiles, by P J O'Rourke
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler - children's, by E L Konigsburg (Newbery Medal, 1968) *
Battleship Bismarck: A Survivor's Story - WW II, by Burkard Freiherr von Müllenheim-Rechberg
A Wrinkle in Time - children's, by Madeleine L'Engle (Newbery Medal, 1963) *
The Tomorrow Code - YA SF, by Brian Falkner
Many Skies: Alternative Histories of the Sun, Moon, Planets, and Stars - AH/astronomy, by Arthur R Upgren
Saint Antony's Fire - AH/SF, by Steve White
Ordinary Jack - children's, by Helen Cresswell
Time Out - children's time travel, by Helen Cresswell
Shelter Me - YA historical fiction, by Alex McAulay
Gateway - SF, by Frederik Pohl
Absolute Zero - children's, by Helen Cresswell
A Wind in the Door - children's, by Madeleine L'Engle

21 books this month, with three rereads. To reach my goal of 209 books this year, I have to average 17.417 per month, so I'm currently three behind track. Almost caught up!

When I finished reading Daniel Boone on 7 August, it meant that I had read all 88 winners of the John Newbery Medal. Finishing my reread of A Wrinkle in Time on 21 August meant that I had finished reading all 88 within the last two and a half years. I commented on them here.

No Carnegie Medal winners this month, so I'm still at 16 of 70. It's been suggested that I should start reading the Caldecott Medal winners next. Perhaps....

1 comment:

Buck said...

BISMARK was an interesting book, far different from the dry histories typically available on the subject.

I think it's interesting to organise your reading the way you do. Interesting enough that I might try it myself.