Monday, August 27, 2012

Reading Challenges Update

I haven't updated the challenge page or done a challenge update in forever, so I thought I would do a little post and let everyone know how I was doing on my challenges. I chose three challenges for 2012, and I'm managing to do great on two of them.

Read 50 books in a year.

Books read for challenge: (so far)

1. Night by Elie Wiesel
2. Every You, Every Me by David Levithan
3. Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
5. Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
6. The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
7. Sailor Moon V.3. by Naoko Takeuchi
8. Perfect by Ellen Hopkins
9. Caged Moon by Rachel Deagan
10. The Night She Disappeared by April Henry
11. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
12. The Eternal Smile: Three Stories by Gene Luen Yang
13. Fruits Basket V. 1 by Natsuki Takaya
14. Fruits Basket V. 2 by Natsuki Takaya
15. Embrace by Jessica Shirvington
16. Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber
17. Lessons From A Dead Girl by Jo Knowles
18. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
19. Every Which Way But Dead by Kim Harrison
20. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
21. Bloody Chester by J.T. Petty
22. Watch Me by Lauren Barnholdt
23. The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
24. Legends of Zita The Space Girl by Ben Hatke
25. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 4  by Naoko Takeuchi
26. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
27. Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
28. Harmony by Sonya Bria
29. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
30. Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
31. Defy The Stars by Stephanie Parent
32. The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
33. The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket
34. A Bad Day For Voodoo by Jeff Strand
35. A Wrinkle In Time (The Graphic Novel) by Madeleine L'Engle Adapted by Hope Larson
36. Every Day by David Levithan

The Contemp Challenge: Read X number of books that are YA comtep from 2010, 2011, 2012. The number I chose is 5, so I read 5 books from 2010, 5 from 2011, and 5 from 2012.

Books read for challenge: (so far)

2010: Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King, Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

2011: Every You, Every Me by David Levithan, The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler, Perfect by Ellen Hopkins, Watch Me By Lauren Barnholdt

2012: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, The Night She Disappeared by April Henry, Defy The Stars by Stephanie Parent,

**Debut Author Challenge: Read at least one YA debut novel in every month of the year and review it on my blog, with a minimum of 12 books in the year.

Books read for challenge: (will be updated as the year goes on)














Have you read any of the books I have this year? Which is your favorite? If not, what is your favorite read of the year so far? Please let me know down in the comments. :)


Monica Wolfson said...

I like to think of myself as a big reader too. I think I finish about two books a month. But I've only read one on your list, the new Cassandra Clare book.
Anyway, I'll be contacting you soon with a request to review my book. I know you are busy and I appreciate any reading time you can give me.
If your followers would like to check out the first two chapters of my diaspora novel it can be found at
My disclaimer is that I've been working on this book for FIVE YEARS, long before this end of the world theme became a trend. Alas, I feel like I'm trendy by association.

DMS said...

Overall it looks like you are doing very well with your challenges. I read Night and was very moved by it. I also read the first 3 books in the Series of Unfortunate Events series. I liked the first one the best. A Wrinkle in Time was one of my favorite books when I was growing up. I have been wanting to read The Fault in Our Stars. Thanks for sharing and good luck!

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