Saturday, July 31, 2010

2010 GLBT Challenge

(In an effort to clean up my sidebar, I am moving all the information about my challenges from the sidebar to a page)

The Challenge That Dare Not Speak Its Name
runs from Jan. 1, 2010-
Dec. 31, 2010

I'm reading all poc GLBT YA books. I'm going to aim for the highest level which is the Rainbow Level (12 books). This list could change depending on availability of the books (it's incredibly hard to find books about teens of color who are GLBT). Books I have completed will be linked to their reviews.

1. The Necessary Hunger by Nina Revyor

2. So Hard To Say by Alex Sanchez

3. Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger

4. Love & Lies: Marisol's Story by Ellen Wittlinger

5. M+0 4EVR by Tonya Hegamin

6. Last Night I Sang To the Monster by Benjamin Alire Saenz

7. The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd

8. Punkzilla by Adam Rupp

9. The House You Pass On the Way by Jacqueline Woodson

10. Orphea Proud by Sharon Dennis Wyeth

11. Love is the Higher Law by David Levithan

12. A Map of Home by Randa Jarr

13. Dramarama by E. Lockhart (off color)


1. Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea

2. Babyji by Abha Dawesar

3. What Night Brings by Carla Trujillo

4. My Invented Life by Lauren Bjorkman (Is this book about a person of color?)
Wish me luck!

*I am out of town from July 24-August 1, 2010. I will have no Internet access but I look forward to reading and replying to all comments and emails upon my return.


  1. I'm doing this challenge too! You have (off color) next to Dramarama. I'm reading Dramarama now and would like to point off that it is in fact a book that features a POC character. Their are two main characters, Sayde and Demi. Demi is a black teenage guy. I haven't got that far in, but you will love it since E. Lockhart is an amazing writer!

  2. M+O 4EVR is so good but so sad! You'll love it. :)

    Also, I haven't read Vast Fields of Ordinary yet, but I did get to meet Nick Burd at ALA. He's probably the cutest, most awkward guy ever. And really beautiful. Not that any of that will make his book good, but I've heard it's great anyway.

  3. I am participating in this challenge as well. I like that you're doing all POC. On your list I've only read Vast Fields of Ordinary and Love is the Higher Law, both of which I liked. A few more are on my TBR list. Have fun with the challenge!

  4. I'm going to look these up and put them on my wish list, but I don't know if I'll finish in 2010.


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