Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Mission: #ROCTBF2016 Already!! (#NaBloPoMo)

Each year we have an annual event in Rochester called the Teen Book Festival. I say "we," but I really have nothing to do with it, except that I volunteer every year. It's kind of a big deal. Here's a recap from a real life teen, Emily (whom I know not), of last year's event. She did a great job, and this is her pic of the opening ceremony, also known as Truth or Dare with the authors. 

Last year, I challenged myself to read one book by each of the 30 authors that were scheduled to present in what I called Mission: RocTBF2015 (click for my recap). Genius title, right? I almost made it, too, if it weren't for those meddling kids and their dog! Oh, wait. That was something else. Anyway,

This year is Mission: RocTBF2016! The confirmed author list is up to 25 already!! I've read books by six of the authors and pending how I do with the rest of them, I might challenge myself to read a new one by each of them. Here is my pre- Mission prep table. Clearly, It's a work in progress. #JudgeMe

Top Picks
Jesse Andrews

Me, Earl and the Dying Girl (own)
Cathleen Davitt Bell

I Remember You
Charles Benoit*
Fall from Grace

Anna Breslaw

Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here
Tim Federle

Tequila Mockingbird
K. L. Going

Pieces of Why, Garden of Eve
Harriet Reuter Hapgood

The Square Root of Summer

Rachel Hawkins

Hex Hall
Ellen Hopkins*     

A. S. King*
Reality Boy; Ask the Passengers

Justine Labalestier

Mercedes Lackey

Carolyn Mackler     

Kekla Magoon

How it Went Down (own)
Ridley Pearson

Disney After Dark
Tamora Pierce*
Song of the Lioness 1-4

Gary Schmidt     

Ok for Now, Orbiting Jupiter
Steve Sheinkin

Alan Sitomer

Jessica Spotswood

Born Wicked
Robin Talley

Lives We Tell Ourselves, What We Left Behind
Janet B. Taylor

Terry Trueman*
Stuck in Neutral

Scott Westerfeld*
Uglies, Afterworld, Peeps

Suzanne Young

The Program

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