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Sunday, December 19, 2010

2011 Young Adult Reading Challenge


NOTE: Thanks to The Book Vixen for letting me use this AWESOME SAUCE button!

Last year I participated in the Young Adult Challenge that J. Kaye's book blog was hosting.  But from what I can see J. Kaye isn't blogging anymore and I really wanted to do this challenge again.  So here it is...with a wonky button to start off with...but it's here.

Here are the rules:

1. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate.  Create a post about the challenge and link your challenge post up in the linky below.

--Non-Bloggers: Post your list of books in the comment section of the wrap-up post.

2. There are four levels:

--The Mini YA Reading Challenge – Read 12 Young Adult novels.

--The "Fun Size" YA Reading Challenge – Read 20 Young Adult novels.

--The Jumbo Size YA Reading Challenge – Read 40 Young Adult novels.

--The Mega size YA Reading Challenge – Read 50+ Young Adult novels.

3. Audio, eBooks, paper, re-reads all count.

4. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.

5. The Challenge starts on January 1, 2011 and goes until December 31, 2011.





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57 comments:

Amy J - Book Addict said...

YAY!!! I almost hosted this one as well! Glad you hosted it! New follower and now signed up for the challenge! TY for hosting!
PS...I am hosting J. Kayes 100+ Challenge for the year!

La Coccinelle said...

I was wondering if this was going to turn up somewhere. Thanks for hosting it!

Steph said...

lol thank you for telling me about the updated button. Looks much better :P

MoonStar said...

Is it okay if the books are used in more then one challenge??
Because I have already entered 3. But think this one is a great challenge :)

Beverly said...

This sounds fun - I have linked to my blog homepage - I will be listing my books in my sidebar and reviewing them as I finish them - I hope that is okay. I will try to link the titles to the review posts. Happy Holidays.

Lale said...

I'm sorry, I completely spaced and accidentally put in my homepage link- here's my link for my post: http://thelifeoflale.blogspot.com/2010/12/2011-young-adult-reading-challenge.html

Teddyree said...

Yay, I'll be back to Mr Linky as soon as I've done my post :)

Amanda B. said...

I put my homepage link too. Sorry. I made a separate page for the contest though: http://manda-b.blogspot.com/p/questions-comments.html

Teddyree said...

Thanks for hosting, I adore YA. I've linked my post :)

Faithe said...

Love YA fiction and looking forward to this challenge. Faithe

Melissa said...

I'm in:) All linked up!! Can't wait to start reading:)

Braiden said...

Please remove listing #42. I have now got my blog post for my status.

Tif said...

Thanks for hosting this one! It was one of my favorites and I'm glad to be back again . . . with hopefully, better results!! :)

Cheree said...

Great challenge. Finally I'll have a reason to keep my head in a book.

52 Faces said...

Thanks for taking up the mantle! And I love the new and improved book counts that are now attainable...yay!

Rae Lori said...

I'm glad you're picking it up for this year. I definitely need a boost for my YA reading!

Rae :-)

Andraea Lynne said...

Just discovered you (as well as a couple other book blogs) today, and I'm definitely in on this ;)

purplg8r said...

Thanks for hosting this! Will there be a place to link each review?

AnimeGirl said...

Thanks for hosting it!! :D I hope I can outdo myself reading this year! And good luck to everyone.

Aleksandra said...

I just signed up! Thanks for hosting :)

mountie9 said...

Thanks for hosting I signed up for the Fun Size

I love these challenges
Jen

Booksnob said...

Thanks for hosting the challenge!

Jordan said...

Cool I totally sholud of entered a challenge last year, in 2010 I read a total of 75 books, hopefully again!

Melissa Walker said...

Love it!

purplg8r said...

Will there be separate posts each month for us to link our reviews to?

25kati said...

I joined!

Jody said...

I love this challenge. Thanks for taking over the hosting!

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

thank you for hosting Jamie!! I'm happy to be participating again this year! :)

Ria said...

I have so many challenges that I'm participating in this year, but what the heck, one more won't kill me! Thanks for hosting this!

Lisa Jayne said...

Okay i am completely confused!! Someone help!! Haha sorry for the blonde moment but i entered my blog page. Is that not what i am meant to do? i just started my blog and am a lttle lost as to how to list my books and what not!!!!! Sorry to be a pain!!

dampscribbler said...

Question: do Alex Award winners count? If so, I'll sign up for 20! Yikes!!

Diane said...

i love this challenge and thanks for hosting!

Kari said...

Thanks for hosting! Can't wait to get started!

Beverly said...

Greetings - I am #22 on the linky - my link goes to my blog, but not to my YA Challenge post - sorry - is that okay or would it be better if it went to the post? Can you edit or do I have to sign up again if it should change? Please let me know. Here is the post link in case you can edit:
http://wormyhole.blogspot.com/2011/01/2011-ya-challenge.html
Thanks - Beverly @ The Wormhole

Jason said...

Hi there! I'd be happy to donate free digital copies of my book Covert Youth Agency, The Case of Tangled Love to 2011 Young Adult Reading Challenge participants.

Just email me through my site: www.jasonancona.com (under "contact") and reference the 2011 YA Reading Challenge.

Also, book bloggers, please let me know if you'd like to review my latest YA novel: Debugging Tori Redding. Info about it on my site.

Thanks!
Jason

Alley said...

Since I'm late in joining and the Linky stuff doesn't work anymore, I hope it's ok I sign up in a comment.

Alley @ A Plethora of Challenges

Hannah (Paperback Treasures) said...

Is it still possible to sign up for this challenge?

Alley said...

I have completed the "Fun Size" challenge!

Alley@Plethora

mountie9 said...

Not sure where to post my reviews for the challenge so here is mine for The Big Crunch by Pete Hautman

http://www.bookchickcity.com/2011/03/post-your-reviews-100-books-in-year.html

Lieder Madchen said...

http://liedermadchen.blogspot.com/2011/02/young-adult-reading-challenge-2011.html Here is my post! I will keep updating as I go. Great challenge! :)

Marla said...

I just came across this challenge and would love to join in. Here is my post on the challenge:

http://startingthenextchapterbooks.blogspot.com/2011/03/2011-ya-reading-challenge.html

soulunsung said...

I really love the idea of this challenge, since what I mostly read are YA books with a select few from other genre's and whatnot in general fiction. So, I wouldn't have any problem with this, as it would go right along with another book reading challenge that I have going for this year. So, yays.

I found my way over here through Step at Short & Sweet, which is just sort of awesome because I've enjoyed reading her blog and being new it's nice to see the other blogs potential followers are following with things in common.

So, I'm totally now following you as well. And I really have enjoyed what I've seen of your blog so far. :)

Suz @ A Soul Unsung

soulunsung said...

I love the idea of this challenge and it's a totally easy one for me, since the majority of the books that I read are ya. lol. So, yay. Oh, and definitely a new follower. :)

Suz @ A Soul Unsung

soulunsung said...

I'm sorry maybe I'm missing it, but I didn't see the linky you were talking about so I'm just going to go ahead and post again with the link to my actual post for this challenge: A Soul Unsung's 2011 YA Challenge Post

WVRed said...

Here we go. I have been reading YA books all year but only now am beginning to post my reviews. Yes I am a total slacker. Since I have named April "Spring Cleaning" month on West Virginia Red Reads, you should come by and check out all the pretty new reviews going up. My first one for this challenge is here.

jay.walle said...

I'd love to join in this challenge =)
http://jaywalle.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

Hmm, I can't seem to find the linky either! I guess I'll just be linking to my challenge page then.

Ursula Kerr said...

I couldn't find the link either, unfortuantely, but here is the link. I forgot to post it when I started.

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I just discovered this reading challenge, wrote and posted about it, and now can't find a Mister Linky here. Have you closed the challenge? Here's the link to my post:

http://bonniesbooks.blogspot.com/2011/04/2011-ya-reading-challenge.html

mountie9 said...

I'm going to have to change my challenge I have completed the fun size already -- now I am going to up to Jumbo Size

Mickey @ imabookshark said...

I'm joining!! Here's my list: YA Reading Challenge

purplg8r said...

Hi! Can you please put up the spot for May books? Thanks!

Kiwi Ivashkov said...

I know i am 5 months late but i want to sign up too! :D
Thanks for hosting! :D
YA 2011 Challenge

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Hi! :) I was wondering if you have a link to the May book posting. I can't seem to find it. :) Thank you!

Darlene said...

I just came across this challenge, and I'd love to join! I could not find the "linky" to sign up with, but here is the link to the challenge on my blog: http://darlenesbooknook.blogspot.com/2011/01/2011-ya-reading-challenge.html

TheReadingOwl said...

Oh! This is the perfect challenge for me! I didn't see the linky you were talking about though :/

http://gracefulreads.blogspot.com/p/challenges.html

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Is there a link for June posts yet? Thank you!