Monday, December 7, 2009

TwentyTen Reading Challenge

I found the challenge here - Read 2 books from each category, making a requirement of 20 books total.The categories are intended to be loose guidelines only, if you decide it fits, then it fits. (Apart from those marked **) Categories marked with ** have tighter rules, and these must be followed. Each book can only qualify for one category. Crossovers with other challenges are allowed. Books read from 01/01/2010 to 31/12/2010 are eligible. So, on with the categories And the books I chose:

1. Young Adult: Any book classified as young adult or featuring a teenage protagonist counts for this category. This one should be easy enough since most the books I read are considered YA anyway.

1. After by Amy Efaw
2. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Nelson

2. T.B.R. **: Intended to help reduce the old T.B.R. pile. Books for this category must be already residents of your bookshelves as of 1/11/09.

1. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
2. Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies by Erin Pionne

3. Shiny and New: Bought a book NEW during 2010 from a bookstore, online, or a supermarket? Then it counts for this category. Second-hand books do not count for this one, but, for those on book-buying bans, books bought for you as gifts or won in a giveaway also count!

1. TBD
2. TBD

4. Bad Blogger’s ***: Books in this category, should be ones you’ve picked up purely on the recommendation of another blogger count for this category (any reviews you post should also link to the post that convinced you give the book ago). *** Bad Bloggers: Is hosted by Chris of Stuff as Dreams are Made on.

1. The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had by Kristin Levine (I got this from The Book Nut's Blog)
2. The Mailbox by Audry Shafer (I got this from The Book Blog)

5. Charity: Support your local charity shops with this category, by picking up books from one of their shops. (Again, for those on book-buying bans, books bought for you as gifts also count, as long as they were bought from a charity shop.)

1. TBD
2. TBD

6. New in 2010: This category is for those books newly published in 2010 (whether it be the first time it is has been released, or you had to wait for it to be published in your country, it counts for this one!)

1. Love Sucks by Melissa Francis
2. MockingJay by Suzanne Collins

7. Older Than You: Read two books that were published before you were born, whether that be the day before or 100 years prior! Guess that means I'll be looking for books with a publish date before April 2005.

1. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien published September 1937
2. Stillwatch by Mary Higgins Clark published 1984

8. Win! Win!: Have a couple of books you need to read for another challenge? Then this is the category to use, as long that is, you don’t break the rules of the other challenge by doing so!

1. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
2. The Compound by S.A. Bodeen

9. Who Are You Again?: This one isn’t just for authors you’ve never read before, this is for those authors you have never even heard of before!

1. Hero by Perry Moore
2. Saving Zoe by Alyson Noel

10. Up to You!: The requirements for this category are up to you! Want to challenge yourself to read some graphic novels? A genre outside your comfort zone? Something completely wild and wacky? Then this is the category to you. The only requirement is that you state it in your sign-up post.

I am using this section to challenge myself to read a couple of graphic novels. I won't know if I like them if I never try them.

1. Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale - Illustrated by Nathan Hale
2. Calamity Jack by Shannon Hale

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