Friday, December 30, 2011

Challenge List for 2012!

Aneeqah's Not So Real Life

Hey guys! I'm really excited to be joining some challenges in 2012. There's SO many that I want to do, but here are the ones I've chosen:

2012 YA Contemporary Challenge
My goal for this challenge is to read 10 young-adult contemporary books. I usually read a lot of fantasy and dystopia, so I think this challenge will help me to branch out a little with my reading. Here is [so far] the list of books I plan on reading:

1. The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenburg
2. Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay
3. The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
4. The Fine Art of Truth and Dare by Melissa Jensen
5. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
6. Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti
7. Pizza, Love, And Other Stuff That Made Me Famous by Kathryn Williams
8. Flirting In Italian by Lauren Henderson
9. Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig
10. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

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2012 Stand-Alone Challenge
The goal for this challenge is to read 15 young-adult stand-alone books. I've only read a few stand-alone books in the past, because I like series better. But with all these cliffhanger endings in books lately, I think reading stand-alone books could really save me some anticipation! =) Here's my tenative list as of right now:

1. Struck by Jennifer Bosworth
2. The Raft by S.A. Bodeen
3. 52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody
4. Fracture by Megan Miranda
5. Slide by Jill Hathaway
6. The Catasrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
7. Above by Leah Bobet
8. Gilt by Katherine Longshore
9. This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers
10. When the Sea Is Rising Red by
11. Something Strange and Deadly
12. The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long
13. ??
14. ??
15. ??

Debut Author Challenge
The goal for this challenge is to read 12 books by a first-time author. I've never kept track of authors before, really, so I'm interested to see how many debuts I can read this year! My list:
1. Fracture by Megan Miranda
2. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
3. Harbigner by Sara Wilson Etienne
4. Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
5. Slide by Jill Hathaway
6. Struck by Jennifer Bosworth
7. The Selection by Kiera Cass
8. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
9. Gilt by Katherine Longshore
10. Everneath by Brodi Ashton
11. The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges
12. Above by Leah Bobet

Of course, I'm sure these lists will change dramatically over the course of 2012! These are just the ones I think I might read during the year. 2012 should be a great year for reading! [And, hopefully, the world won't end. Because there are just too many books I'm waiting for that come out in 2013!!]


  1. I love a series too, but sometimes it is such a relief to enjoy a standalone. I would recommend Five Flavors of Dumb (contemporary) by Antony John and Ship Breaker (dystopian) by Paolo Bacigalupi. I am looking forward Born Wicked! Good luck with your challenges! Happy New Year!

  2. I'm a fan of Morgan Matson, so I may put Second Chance Summer on my TBR list. I enjoyed Fracture and look forward to reading your thoughts on it. You almost make me want to add the Debut Challenge, almost...

  3. @rockyriverteenlibrarian- Thank you for the suggestions! I will add those to my list.

    @Ms. B- You've read Fracture? When did you get an ARC? And add the Debut Author Challenge! It was definitely the easiest list of books to come up with.

  4. These are great challenges! I love them. I also am trying to step outside my comfort zone in my reading this year. Good luck!

  5. Thanks for signing up for the SARC!

  6. I really loved Ten Miles Past Normal if you want a YA stand alone book for your list (and you haven't read it yet).

  7. @Christina- Thank you, and good luck to you too!

    @Britta- It was my pleasure! Thanks for hosting a great challenge.

    @PragmaticMom- Thank you for the great suggestion! I will check it out and add it to my list. =)


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