For What It's Worth

Monday, January 10, 2011

2011 YA Contemporary Challenge

I have to admit I'm not a big fan of book reading challenges. Once I sign up I feel pressured to read the books in a hurry and I usually can't complete the challenge and feel like a total loser.
The only one a signed up for this year was the Story Siren's Debut Author Challenge.

Then I came across this one hosted by Reggie from The Undercover Book Lover.

I LOVE this one! She will be focusing on Young Adult Contemporary books as a way to spotlight some of the great books that are out there that may be overshadowed by the plethora of paranormal YA's.

Here's a little bit of info about the challenge from Reggie's blog:

What is contemporary? It's the genre wherein the events can happen in real life at the present time. The characters in the novel can be present in real life.

Goal: To read a minimum of thirteen young adult contemporary novels published in 2011.
(my favorite part - I can TOTALLY read 13 books in a year!!)

Reggie has a list of books to get you started - a sign up form and a Mr. Linky to post your reviews throughout the year. She will also be having tri-monthly giveaways for the people who link their reviews.

If you're interested, go sign up HERE and try to get some attention for a few great books that might slip through the cracks otherwise!!

And THANK YOU Reggie for hosting this!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, that looks lovely! I'm definitely going to be reading more contemporaries this year--there's still a lot of freshness in the sub-genre, so I look forward to some new finds. At the same time, I find myself fearing to commit to any challenges at all... *fear*