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Friday, November 27, 2009

2010 Challenges

The following is a list of all 2010 challenges that I plan to participate in. Note that my personal book choices are subject to change.

2010 Debut Author Challenge
Hosted by: The Story Siren


What is the 2010 Debut Author Challenge?

•The objective is to read a set number of YA (Young Adult) or MG (Middle Grade) novels from debut authors published this year.* I'm going to challenge everyone to read at least 12 debut novels! I’m hoping to read at least 30! You don’t have to list your choices right away, but if you do feel free to change them throughout the year. I will also be focusing on mostly Young Adult novels.

•Anyone can join, you don’t need a blog to participate. If you don’t have a blog you can always share your views by posting a review on Amazon.com/BarnesandNoble.com/GoodReads/Shelfari, or any other bookish site.

•The challenge will run from January 1, 2010- December 31, 2010. You can join at anytime!

Sign Up Here!

So far, this is the list of books I'm planning to read for this challenge:

  1. Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin
  2. The Naughty List by Suzanne Young
  3. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
  4. A Golden Web by Barbara Quick
  5. Oriana's Eyes by Celeste Simone
  6. Heart with Joy by Steve Cushman
  7. Angel Star by Jennifer Murgia
  8. Firelight by Sophie Jordan
  9. Awakened by Ednah Walters
  10. Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien
  11. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  12. Restoring Harmony by Joelle Anthony
  13. Solid by Shelley Working
  14. The Line by Teri Hall
  15. Arson by Estevan Vega


2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge
Hosted by: J Kaye's Book Blog

1. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate.
--Non-Bloggers: Post your list of books in the comment section of the wrap-up post. To learn how to sign up without having a blog, click here.

2. There are four levels:
--The Mini YA Reading Challenge – Read 12 Young Adult novels.
--Just My Size YA Reading Challenge – Read 25 Young Adult novels.
--Stepping It Up YA Reading Challenge – Read 50 Young Adult novels.
--Super Size Me YA Reading Challenge – Read 75 Young Adult novels.

3. Audio, eBooks, paper all count.

4. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.

5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2010.

My level of choice is Stepping It Up. Read so far are:
  1. A Golden Web by Barbara Quick
  2. The Pace by Shelena Shorts
  3. Restoring Harmony by Joelle Anthony
  4. A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker
  5. Forever Changes by Brendan Halpin
  6. Dancing with Ana by Nicle Baker
  7. The Den of Shadows Quartet by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
  8. Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten
  9. The Heart is Not a Size by Beth Kephart
  10. Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
  11. Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
  12. Merlin's Harp by Anne Eliot Crompton
  13. Darklight by Lesley Livingston
  14. Angel Star by Jennifer Murgia
  15. Me, the Missing, and the Dead by Jenny Valentine
  16. Kiss Me, Kill Me by Lauren Henderson
  17. Purge by Sarah Darer Littman
  18. Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien
  19. The Miles Between by Mary E. Pearson
  20. Firespell Chloe Neill
  21. Break by Hannah Moskowitz
  22. Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto by Eric Luper
  23. Wicked Girls by Stephanie Hemphill
  24. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  25. And Then Everything Unraveled by Jennifer Sturman
  26. The Broken Lake by Shelena Shorts
  27. Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey
  28. And Then I Found Out the Truth by Jennifer Sturman
  29. Ghost Ride by Marina Cohen
  30. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
  31. The Queen's Daughter by Susan Coventry
  32. White Cat by Holly Black
  33. Bloodmaiden by Christine E. Schulze
  34. Tangled by Carolyn Mackler
  35. Firelight by Sophie Jordan
  36. Heart with Joy by Steve Cushman
  37. Girl, Stolen by April Henry
  38. Awakened by Ednah Walters
  39. Father of Lies by Ann Turner
  40. Mermaid Park by Beth Mayall
  41. Lure by Deborah Kerbel
  42. Kisses and Lies by Lauren Henderson
  43. Solid by Shelley Workinger
  44. Arson by Estevan Vega
  45. Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst
  46. The Naughty List by Suzanne Young
  47. I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder
  48. Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder
  49. Kiss in the Dark by Lauren Henderson
  50. Arctic Thunder by Robert Feagan
  51. Oriana's Eyes by Celeste Simone
  52. Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers
  53. Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin

Awesome Author Challenge 2010
Hosted by: At Home With Books
The idea behind this challenge is to read works by authors who have been recommended to you time and again, yet somehow you haven't managed to read any books by those authors. These are the authors that everyone else tells you are awesome, thus the "Awesome Author Challenge" title.

The Rules:
The challenge starts January 1, 2010 and ends December 31, 2010.

Crossover from other challenges is allowed.

Choose the level at which you would like to participate, post about it and come back and leave a link to your post in Mister Linky.

Titles and authors do not have to be predetermined, and can change at any time.

Books can come from any genre or reading level, the only requirement is that you have heard great things about the author, but haven't yet read any of their works.

The Levels:
Easy: Choose three authors and read at least one title from each author.
Moderate: Choose six authors and read at least one title from each author.
Challenging: Choose ten authors and read at least one title from each author.
Over-Achieving: Anything over ten authors.

My Level of Choice: Challenging
The following are my authors of choice based on rules:
  1. John Green
  2. Simone Elkeles
  3. Holly Black
  4. Maureen Johnson
  5. James Patterson
  6. Suzanne Collins
  7. Meg Cabot
  8. Cassandra Clare
  9. Libba Bray
  10. Richelle Mead



    Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2010
    Hosted By: Royal Reviews


    Challenge Guidelines:
    1. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate.
    --Non-Bloggers: Include your information in the comment section.

    2. There are four levels:
    -- Curious – Read 3 Historical Fiction novels.
    -- Fascinated – Read 6 Historical Fiction novels.
    -- Addicted – Read 12 Historical Fiction novels.
    -- Obsessed – Read 20 Historical Fiction novels.

    3. Any book format counts.

    4. You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.

    5. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2010

    Sign Up Here

    I am going with Fascinated and here are my 6 books:

    1. A Golden Web by Barbara Quick
    2. Wicked Girls by Stephanie Hemphill
    3. The Queen's Daughter by Susan Coventry
    4. Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir
    5. The Red Queen's Daughter by Jacqueline Kolosov
    6. Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier



6 comments:

The Story Siren said...

YAY! Thanks for joining the challenge! It's going to be so much fun! And what a great list! Happy reading!

pirate penguin said...

Dang. That's a LOT of reading you've got ahead of you! I'm only participating in the story siren's challenge... Wait, you haven't read any books by Meg Cabot? That's insanity! That's gotta change, Bri. D: I've never read anything by John Green (even though his books are everywhere I go... urgh). I've never read a James Patterson novel either; he just doesn't catch my attention ;P As for Maria V. Synder.... I actually read one of her books (Poison Study) and was completely blown away! Recommend it ;)

Oh and as for that hush hush bookmark I've got... I'd be willing to trade it for a Sea bookmark :D Hmm, I think your luck's siesta is over because my luck's waned (a.k.a. the natural balance in the world is restored...)

J. Kaye said...

Welcome to the Young Adult Reading Challenge. I am so glad you decided to take the plunge. It’s going to be a fun year. I can just feel it.

Alyce said...

Thanks for joining the Awesome Author Challenge! I have read books by several of the authors on your list. I loved Princess Academy by Shannon Hale. Good luck with all of your challenges!

Daisy Whitney said...

2010 is going to be a fantastic year for teen lit. I LOVE Elizabeth Scott as well.

Karen Kincy said...

Thanks so much for adding OTHER to your list! Allow me to direct you to my virtual party favors: www.karenkincy.com/?page_id=659

Karen Kincy

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