For May and June, we decided to add to our Whodunit Database by featuring books on suspense, mystery, crime, whodunit! For those who still wish to join, our Reading Challenge is still open until 30 June 2011. We have announced our first batch of winners here and we hope to announce our final batch of winners (three possible winners in all) by the first week of July.
We are a tad excited about this theme because finally we get to read quite a bit of YA literature and it would truly be a challenge to find picture books with this kind of theme. If you have suggestions, we’d be happy to hear them. I have found several helpful websites that pointed me to the right direction. We’re exploring titles from The Edgar Award for Best YA Mystery Novel, we’re digging into our own TBR stack, and of course books that we can borrow (and are available) from the library.
I’ve been on a book borrowing frenzy from our libraries and here are some photos taken of books that I hope to/would like to read for our bimonthly theme. Good intentions count for something, right? Given my crazy schedule this May/June, I sincerely doubt I can manage to cover all, but it’s good to aim for the stars.
Since I found it hard to find picture books that deal with suspense and mystery, I’d try to squeeze in the strange, the missing, the lost, the mysterious, the indecipherable to make up for the lack of murder and crime in these picture books.
I actually have a few more tucked in my bookshelves like The End of Mr. Y, the Alex Rider Series, Pseudonymous Bosch Books 1-3 and The Mysterious Benedict Society Series, but I have to be realistic here. We shall see how it goes.
Now, these are my dreaded books – I borrowed them, yes, but I have serious doubts I can read them all, yikes! I am halfway through The Maze of Bones Book 1. The reading part I can easily manage (like Fats and Mary, I read really really really fast), it’s really the sitting down and generating my ideas/thoughts about the book and sourcing for reference materials that kind of gets to me.
If you have suggestions for our Bimonthly theme, we’d be happy to hear them!