Welcome to the Summer of Shelf Discovery Readalong, where every week we’ll be reading one chapter of Lizzie Skurnick’s bookish memoir Shelf Discovery: The Teen Classics We Never Stopped Reading along with ONE of the books she writes about in each chapter.
This week, read Chapter 1, “Still Checked Out: YA Heroines We’ll Never Return”, and one of these:
Starring Sally J Freedman as Herself by Judy Blume
Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
The Great Brain by John D.Fitzgerald
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Ludell by Brenda Wilkinson
Or read a book you enjoyed as a teen that has a memorable heroine, or a modern book that you think belongs in this “canon.” Then join us next Monday June 11 where we’ll discuss the chapter and the books we read in the comments.
This is not one of those reading challenges with lots of rules–I hope this will be a fun and easy way for many of us to live the joy of re-reading that Skurnick writes about.