Thursday, September 1, 2011

Battle of the Books

It usually takes me getting excited about something to revitalize one of my blogs, and this case is no exception.  The sheer number of book reviews I have to catch up on is daunting-  I guess I've been avoiding this blog...until {loud voice-over} 


Basically, each of Loudoun County's twelve(?) high schools builds a team of bibliophiles, kind of like a book club.  Except these book clubs compete against other book clubs in the spring in a trivia tournament based on a pre-selected list of books put out in the fall.  I'm thinking I would have been the Hermione Granger type on the team had my high school had this in the early 90s.  I'm not working in the county at the moment, but I'm still excited about the concept and intend to follow along.  This may be the year the two-time champion Dominion High School is upset, and I'm putting my money on Woodgrove or Freedom.

Following is this year's list of books.  Those I've read are in pink, and if you have anything to offer on any of the titles, I'm all ears.  Thanks for reading my blog!

Battle of the Books List
The Alchemyst by Michael Scott (currently reading)
Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James Swanson
Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
Knights of Hill Country by Tim Tharp
Morpheus Road:  The Light by D.J. MacHale
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskein
Wesley the Owl by Stacey O'Brien