Wednesday, January 6, 2010

2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge

Host: J. Kaye of J. Kaye's Book Blog

Details: For more details, including rules and how to sign yourself up, visit J. Kaye at 2010 Young Adult Reading Challenge.

Challenge: I joined "The Mini" Young Adult Reading Challenge which is to read 12 young adult novels in 2010. Reviews are optional.

This was the only challenge that I completed successfully last year and even came in ahead with having read 14 young adult novels, so I definitely wanted to join again. Not only do I have at least a dozen young adult novels on my bookshelves at home that I want to read, but the library has at least a few dozen more that are on my list as well. The first book that I plan to read for this challenge is Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. I've heard some very positive reviews for it around and am drawn to the dark fantasy in a small Southern town setting. I'm really looking forward to it, and it's a long one coming in at 563 pages.

1. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
2. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
3. Nothing But Ghosts by Beth Kephart
4. Beastly by Alex Flinn
5. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
6. My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent
7. Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater
8. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
9. Looking for Alaska by John Green
10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
11. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater 
12. Stringz by Michael Wenberg

****** CHALLENGE COMPLETED OCTOBER 29, 2010 *******

13. No Such Thing as the Real World anthology by An Na, M.T. Anderson, K.L. Going, Beth Kephart, Chris Lynch and Jacqueline Woodson
14. "Winter's Passage" novella by Julie Kagawa
15. Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon
16. Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
17. The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson


  1. Welcome to the Young Adult Reading Challenge. I dearly love YA novels and can't wait to see what titles you read this year!

  2. Sounds like a challenge I could partake in. I just read a cute YA titled Fat Cat and even wrote a review for it on my wordpress blog. Good luck!

  3. Thanks for the welcome, J. Kaye! I'm looking forward to all of the challenges I joined with you.

    Brandy, DO IT WITH ME! Please?

  4. Okay. I signed up for the mini challenge. I'll have to figure out how to do the linkys later. *g*

  5. Wow. That was easy. I thought I was going to maybe have to twist your arm. ;)

    Thanks for joining with me. :)

  6. You put it all in caps, how could I resist? *G*

  7. I'm just so irresistible. What can I say? LOL

  8. Oh, have been hearing good things about Firespell by Chloe Neill.

  9. Brandy, I just read a stellar review for Firespell today, too. I'm going to have to keep my eye out for that one! I hope my library gets it.


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