Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2010 Book Challenges

somehow, i came upon GAL Novelty, a blog that reviews books that they've read, and i found her post about book challenges. the challenges sounded really interesting, but i already know that i cant complete that many (or the types of the challenges she joined), so i only decided to do these 5 instead. :D

2010 Debut Authors Challenge
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* 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!
-quick note: i am a VERY broke high school student, i have no idea how i'm gonna pay for all of these books ^^"

my list of books that's most likely to change as the year goes on

[x] 1) Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
2) Mistwood by Leah Cypess
3) Dirty Little Secret by C.J. Omololu
4) All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab
5) Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis
6) The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell
7) Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn
8) The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
9) The Turning Book 1: What Curiosity Kills by Helen Ellis
[x] 10) Happyface by Stephen Emond
11) A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley
[x] 12) Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
[x] 13) Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
[x] 14) Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
[x] 15) Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
[x] 16) The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
[x] 17) Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White
[x] 18) Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
[x] 19) Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
[x] 20) The Unidentified by Rae Mariz
[x] 21) The DUFF by Kody Kiplinger
[x] 22) Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Fantasy Reading Challenge
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The Fantasy Reading Challenge can include YA Fantasy or Historical Fantasy, Science Fiction Fantasy or any other sub genre of Fantasy. There really are no limits to this challenge as Fantasy is such a wide and varied genre. Just enjoy and have fun!
i'm doing the curious level just because i dont have much time to read that many books this year. but if i can, i'll change it to the fascinated level because i'm a big fantasy fan.

[x] 1) Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde
[x] 2) Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
[x] 3) Fang by James Patterson
{x} 4) The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
{x} 5) The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
{x} 6) Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
{x} 7) Need by Carrie Jones
{x} 8) Wondrous Strange by Lesley Linvingston
{x} 9) Wings by Aprilynne Pike
{x} 10) Dragon Sword and Wind Child by Noriko Ogiwara
{x} 11) Evernight by Claudia Gray
{x} 12) A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
{x} 13) Stargazer by Claudia Gray
{x} 14) Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara
{x} 15) Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
{x} 16) Dull Boy by Sarah Cross
{x} 17) The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
{x} 18) Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
{x} 19) The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
{x} 20) Cast in Courtlight by Michelle Sagara
{x} 21) The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong
{x} 22) Lord of Snow and Shadow by Sarah Ash
{x} 23) The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
{x} 24) Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
{x} 25) Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner
{x} 26) The Swan Kingdom by Zoe Marriott
{x} 27) Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells
{x} 28) Lament: the Faerie Queen's Deception by Maggie Stiefvater
{x} 29) Violet Wings by Victoria Hanley
{x} 30) Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder
{x} 31) Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
{x} 32) Ruined by Paula Morris
{x} 33) Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
{x} 34) The Thin Executioner by Darren Shan
{x} 35) Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
{x} 36) Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder
{x} 37) Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda
{x} 38) Ash by Malinda Lo
{x} 39) Epic by Connor Kostick
{x} 40) Hourglass by Claudia Gray

Finish That Series Challenge
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This is an opportunity for you to finish all of those series that have been sitting on your book shelf looking at you. I don't know about you but I have quite a few. With this challenge you count series completed, not books read. I have a series with 20 books in it, although I'm not sure I'll include this one, it doesn't matter how many books are in the series or if you've read most of them and only have one or two left to read. The object of this challenge is to finish the series.
i'm only doing curious because i know that it'll kill me trying to finish a series that i actually like.

 [x] 1) Inkheart trilogy by Cornelia Funke
[x] 2) The Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong
{x} 3) The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray
{x} 4) Study Series by Maria V. Snyder

Wish I'd Read That Challenge
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This challenge is for all those books you wish you'd read. It might be Pride and Prejudice, War and Peace, a Nora Roberts Romantic Suspense, the Outlander series or a childhood classic Winnie the Pooh. These don't have to be books you currently own, you can buy them, borrow them or beg for them. This is a great challenge for getting those TBR piles reduced. So go have a look at what you might read and challenge yourself.
curious level, again, maybe upgrade to fascinated since i have such a large list of books i want to read.

[x] 1) The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
2) Firebird the anthology by various artists
3) Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carol

Romance Reading Challenge
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This challenge includes all sub genres of Romance i.e. paranormal, young adult, historical etc. So this should give you plenty of options.
i figured i'd sign up for this one too since most of the books i'm reading are going to have romance in them anyways, so it'd be killing two birds with one stone. :P i'm doing the fascinated level for this one :D

[x] 1) Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
[x] 2) Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
[x] 3) Need by Carrie Jones
[x] 4) Evernight by Claudia Gray
[x] 5) Stargazer by Claudia Gray
[x] 6) Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
{x} 7) The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott
{x} 8) Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz
{x} 9) The Everafter by Amy Huntley
{x} 10) Night's Rose by Annaliese Evenas
{x} 11) The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray
{x} 12) Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
{x} 13) Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott
{x} 14) Keeping It Real by Justina Robson
{x} 15) Candor by Pam Bachorz
{x} 16) The Swan Kingdom by Zoe Marriott
{x} 17) Lament: the Faerie Queen's Deception by Maggie Stiefvater
{x} 18) Shrinking Violet by Danielle Joseph
{x} 19) Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder
{x} 20) Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
{x} 21) Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
{x} 22) Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
{x} 23) Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder
{x} 24) Perfect Chemistry by Siimone Elkeles
{x} 25) Ash by Malinda Lo
{x} 26) Hourglass by Claudia Gray
{x} 27) Hate List by Jennifer Brown
{x} 28) The Glass Maker's Daughter by V. Briceland
{x} 29) Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
{x} 30) Entr@pment by Michael Spooner

so yeah, i figured why not when i saw these challenges. i'm a bookworm, i blog about everything i like/dislike, i can use a challenge. ^__^

[x] means that i've finished reading the book
{x} means that i've went over my set goals

1 comment:

  1. thanks for signing up for the debut author challenge! it should be a lot of fun! can't wait to see your list! good luck!