Scott Westerfeld Mini-Challenge


My friend Angela posted this challenge on Kepler's teen blogsite and I could not resist. Yes, I know...how could I join another challenge? This one was too good and easy to resist. The challenge is hosted here and the rules are thus:

The Scott Westerfeld Mini-Challenge will be for 2009.
January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009.
The goal of this one is to read TWO of his books.

His YA books include:

So Yesterday (2004)
Midnighters: The Secret Hour (2004)
Midnighters: Touching Darkness (2005)
Midnighters: Blue Noon (2006)
Uglies (2005)
Pretties (2005)
Specials (2006)
Extras (2007)
Peeps (2005)
The Last Days (2006)
He also has a handful of adult titles.

I will begin (Angela also) with Peeps. I have had this book for a while and what better opportunity but to read it NOW? Anyone interested in joining me?

5 comments on "Scott Westerfeld Mini-Challenge"

Bookgeek wrote: January 9, 2009 at 8:55 PM

So glad you joined too. And, as you know, I'm also starting with Peeps. Antonia tells me it is a VERY different vampire novel.


Darling Diva wrote: January 9, 2009 at 9:45 PM

Thank you for informing me about this challenge. I like the fact that it is only 2 books. I think that I can manage that fine. *goes back to reading*


sharonanne wrote: January 10, 2009 at 6:35 AM

I'll join you. I read Uglies last week and I want to read Pretties and Specials.


Darling Diva wrote: January 10, 2009 at 9:20 AM

Yeay!! I have to look at what other books I have. I know I own two more. It is just a matter of locating and making a decision.


Eli wrote: May 26, 2009 at 3:26 PM

I would love to do this challenge, but I've already read 8/10 books you have listed! He is an phenomenal author and I love all of his books. I cannot wait till Levianthan comes out!


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