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2023 52 Club Reading Challenge

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

A Card Coincidence, or Why I'm Taking On Another Reading Challenge

I saw this announcement in the Book Nook section of the newest BYU Magazine: Orson Scott Card's Saints has been reissued. I've been looking for this novel about Joseph Smith and the experience of the early Saints for awhile now. Interestingly, Becky over at Becky's Book Reviews just announced she is sponsoring a new open-ended reading challenge, Cardathon. The coincidence seemed like a sign, so I ordered Saints (remember, I vowed not to buy any books after August 31) and took on the challenge. If you're interested in joining, you can get all the info on Becky's site. Here's my list (so far):

Saints - Orson Scott Card
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
Fablehaven - Brandon Mull
Rachel & Leah - Orson Scott Card
Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson
Heart-Shaped Box - Joe Hill
Mayflower - Nathaniel Philbrick
A Storyteller in Zion - Orson Scott Card
The Watchman - Robert Crais
Because of Winn-Dixie - Kate DiCamillo
Everlost - Dale Shusterman
Einstein Never Used Flash Cards: How Our Children Really Learn - Kathy Hirsh-Pasek & Roberta Michnick Golinkoff


Ella Enchanted - Gail Carson Levine
The Bone Doll's Twin - Lynn Flewelling
The Princes of Ireland - Edward Rutherford
The Rebels of Ireland - Edward Rutherford
The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis - Alan Jacobs
Hidden Talents - David Lubar

Like I said, I may change it, but for now I think this is a good list.


  1. Great list :) I have a bunch of these on my list too including Saints, Rachel & Leah, and Bridge to Terabithia. I read Fablehaven and absolutely loved it! It's sequel is great too. Is this your first time reading Ender's Game? If so, you're in for a treat!

  2. No, I've never read Ender's Game. At least I don't think so. I've read Lost Boys and The Seventh Son (of the Seventh Son?), I think, as well as the first two in his series about Biblical women. So, I have a lot of catching up to do!

  3. Hi my name is Patrick Muir, I'm the publicist for Brandon Mull, author of Fablehaven. I like sending books to people that blog regularly and review books. If you email me at, I'll send you a copy of Fablehaven if you haven't bought it yet and add you to my list of bloggers I send free books out for review.


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