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Subject: 2013 Young Adult Reading Challenge - LISTS ONLY
Date Posted: 12/3/2012 10:08 AM ET
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This thread is for everyone to keep up with their progress.  For questions and discussion, see the 2013 YA Challenge Discussion Thread.

The rules:  A book has to be a book you've never read before.  A book may only be used once, but a series can be used multiple times.  For instance, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone could fill the fantasy category and Chamber of Secrets could fill male protagonist, but Sorcerer's Stone can't fill both.  There will be two settings to this challenge, light and regular.  Light will be reading six books in each category, for a total of eighteen books all year.  Regular will be reading a book for every category, or all thirty three books.

Genre Categories 

  1. Realistic Fiction/Social Issues
  2. Romance
  3. Fantasy
  4. Science Fiction
  5. Apocalyptic/Dystopia
  6. Mystery/Thriller
  7. Classic
  8. Adventure 
  9. Poetry/Free Verse or Graphic
  10. Anthology

 

Setting/Narrator Categories

  1. Female protagonist
  2. Male protagonist
  3. One or More Characters are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender
  4. Non-human protagonist
  5. Involves a family conflict
  6. Takes place in a School
  7. Takes place off the Earth's surface (outerspace or underground)
  8. Contemporary Historical Novel (book written recently set prior to 1970)
  9. Book set in a country other than US/GB/Aus/Canada
  10. First Person Narrator
  11. Third Person or Multiple-perspective Narrator

 

Author/Award Categories

  1. Work by an author you have never read before
  2. Debut Author in 2012 or 2013
  3. Michael L. Printz Award Winner/Finalist
  4. William C. Morris YA Debut Award Winner/Finalist
  5. Alex Awards Winner/Finalist
  6. Cybils Award YA Winner/Finalist
  7. Young Reader's Choice Award Winner/Finalist
  8. YALSA Teens' Top Ten List Book
  9. Book that has or is being made into a movie
  10. First or Last book in a Series
  11. Title from a high school Reading List  (Fiction or Non-Fiction)
  12. Oldest YA Book on your TBR (one you've had for a long time or one you've wanted to read for a long time)
Date Posted: 12/3/2012 10:10 AM ET
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Progress: 25/33

Genre Categories 

  1. Realistic Fiction/Social Issues - Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park (5/4/13)
  2. Romance - The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, Bk 3) by Richelle Mead (6/1/13)
  3. Fantasy - The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (10/20/13)
  4. Science Fiction - Light by Michael Grant (7/28/13)
  5. Apocalyptic/Dystopia - The Selection by Keira Cass (1/26/13)
  6. Mystery/Thriller - Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter (4/11/13)
  7. Classic - The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (1/7/13)
  8. Adventure - The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan (4/27/13)
  9. Graphic - Frostbite: The Graphic Novel by Richelle Mead (1/20/13)
  10. Anthology

 

Setting/Narrator Categories

  1. Female protagonist - The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen (7/21/13)
  2. Male protagonist - The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (11/16/13)
  3. One or More Characters are GLBT - Fear (Gone, Bk 5) by Michael Grant (3/2/13)
  4. Non-human protagonist - Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix (10/8/13)
  5. Involves a family conflict - Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally (1/27/13)
  6. Takes place in a School - Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley (3/21/13)
  7. Takes place off the Earth's surface - Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols (9/30/13)
  8. Contemporary Historical Novel - Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys (5/26/13)
  9. Book set in a country other than US/GB/Aus/Canada
  10. First Person Narrator - The Elite by Kiera Cass (5/5/13)
  11. Third Person or Multiple-perspective Narrator - At Somerton: Cinders & Sapphires by Leila Rasheed (2/6/13)

 

Author/Award Categories

  1. Work by an author you have never read before - The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spalding (7/1/13)
  2. Debut Author in 2012 or 2013 - The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell (4/28/13)
  3. Michael L. Printz Award Winner/Finalist - Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (2/2/13)
  4. William C. Morris YA Debut Award Winner/Finalist - The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (4/21/13)
  5. Alex Awards Winner/Finalist - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  6. Cybils Award YA Winner/Finalist
  7. Young Reader's Choice Award Winner/Finalist
  8. YALSA Teens' Top Ten List Book - Rebel Angels
  9. Book that has or is being made into a movie - The 100
  10. First or Last book in a Series - The Diviners by Libba Bray (7/25/13)
  11. Title from a high school Reading List  (Fiction or Non-Fiction)
  12. Oldest YA Book on your TBR (one you've had for a long time or one you've wanted to read for a long time) - Little Brother


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Date Posted: 12/3/2012 9:36 PM ET
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Progress: All Finished! 11/25/13

Genre Categories

  1. Realistic Fiction/Social Issues - Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
  2. Romance - With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent
  3. Fantasy - Boundless by Cynthia Hand
  4. Science Fiction - Sever (Chemical Garden #3) by Lauren DeStefano
  5. Apocalyptic/Dystopia - Middle Ground by Katie Kacvinsky
  6. Mystery/Thriller - Crossy My Heart, Hope To Die (The Lying Game #5) by Sara Shepard
  7. Classic - Anne Frank The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  8. Adventure - If I Should Die by Amy Plum
  9. Poetry/Free Verse or Graphic - Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay
  10. Anthology - Secrets & Lies by Kody Keplinger

Setting/Narrator Categories

  1. Female protagonist - Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  2. Male protagonist - Will by Maria Boyd
  3. One or More Characters are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender - Undone by Cat Clarke
  4. Non-human protagonist - Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
  5. Involves a family conflict - Ali's Pretty Little Lies by Sara Shepard
  6. Takes place in a School - School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins
  7. Takes place off the Earth's surface (outerspace or underground) - Shades of Earth (Across the Universe #3) by Beth Revis
  8. Contemporary Historical Novel - Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
  9. Book set in a country other than US/GB/Aus/Canada - Die For Me by Amy Plum
  10. First Person Narrator - Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
  11. Third Person or Multiple-perspective Narrator - Beautiful Days by Anna Godbersen

Author/Award Categories

  1. Work by an author you have never read before - Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
  2. Debut Author in 2012 or 2013 - OCD, the Dude, and Me by Lauren Roedy Vaughn
  3. Michael L. Printz Award Winner/Finalist - Looking for Alaska by John Green
  4. William C. Morris YA Debut Award Winner/Finalist - Between Shades of Gray by Ruth Sepetys
  5. Alex Awards Winner/Finalist - Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
  6. Cybils Award YA Winner/Finalist - Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
  7. Young Reader's Choice Award Winner/Finalist - The Giver by Lois Lowry
  8. YALSA Teens' Top Ten List Book - Son by Lois Lowry
  9. Book that has or is being made into a movie - The Fault in our Stars by John Green
  10. First or Last book in a Series - Requiem by Lauren Oliver
  11. Title from a high school Reading List  (Fiction or Non-Fiction) - Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  12. Oldest YA Book on your TBR (or one you've wanted to read for a long time) - Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz


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Date Posted: 12/3/2012 10:02 PM ET
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My spot!

Genre Categories

  1. Realistic Fiction/Social Issues
  2. Romance
  3. Fantasy
  4. Science Fiction
  5. Apocalyptic/Dystopia
  6. Mystery/Thriller
  7. Classic
  8. Adventure
  9. Poetry/Free Verse or Graphic
  10. Anthology

 

Setting/Narrator Categories

  1. Female protagonist
  2. Male protagonist
  3. One or More Characters are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender
  4. Non-human protagonist
  5. Involves a family conflict
  6. Takes place in a School
  7. Takes place off the Earth's surface (outerspace or underground)
  8. Contemporary Historical Novel (book written recently set prior to 1970)
  9. Book set in a country other than US/GB/Aus/Canada
  10. First Person Narrator
  11. Third Person or Multiple-perspective Narrator

 

Author/Award Categories

  1. Work by an author you have never read before
  2. Debut Author in 2012 or 2013
  3. Michael L. Printz Award Winner/Finalist
  4. William C. Morris YA Debut Award Winner/Finalist
  5. Alex Awards Winner/Finalist
  6. Cybils Award YA Winner/Finalist
  7. Young Reader's Choice Award Winner/Finalist
  8. YALSA Teens' Top Ten List Book
  9. Book that has or is being made into a movie   Perks of Being A Wallflower
  10. First or Last book in a Series
  11. Title from a high school Reading List (Fiction or Non-Fiction)
  12. Oldest YA Book on your TBR (one you've had for a long time or one you've wanted to read for a long time)
Date Posted: 12/5/2012 9:46 PM ET
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My Progress:  33/33 Read (completed)

 Mini Challenge completed:  2/27/13

Full Challenge completed: 4/8/13

Genre Categories (Category completed 2/27/13)

  1. Realistic Fiction/Social Issues Torn - Stephanie Guerra 2/7
  2. Romance Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles book #2) - Marissa Meyer 2/4
  3. Fantasy The Lost Prince (Iron Fey book #5) - Julie Kagawa 1/19
  4. Science Fiction Middle Ground (Awaken book #2) - Katie Kacvinsky 1/3
  5. Apocalyptic/Dystopia Reached (Matched book #3) - Ally Condie 1/9
  6. Mystery/Thriller Deadly Little Lessons (Touch book #5) - Laurie Faria Stolarz 1/26
  7. Classic The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson 2/22
  8. Adventure The Kiss (Witch & Wizard book #4) - James Patterson & Jill Dembowski 2/27
  9. Poetry/Free Verse or Graphic Graveyard Games (Vampire Kisses:  Blood Relatives book #1) - Ellen Schreiber 2/11
  10. Anthology Foretold - edited by Carrie Ryan 1/27

 

Setting/Narrator Categories (Category completed 3/21/13)

  1. Female protagonist The Lonely Hearts Club - Elizabeth Eulberg 3/5
  2. Male protagonist The Hunt - Andrew Fukuda 3/8
  3. One or More Characters are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender Ask the Passengers - A.S. King (lesbian) 3/5
  4. Non-human protagonist The Call of the Wild - Jack London (dog) 3/1
  5. Involves a family conflict The Lifeguard - Deborah Blumenthal 1/30
  6. Takes place in a School  Easy - Tammara Webber 2/12
  7. Takes place off the Earth's surface (outerspace or underground) Shades of Earth (Across the Universe book #3) - Beth Revis (outer space) 2/23
  8. Contemporary Historical Novel (book written recently set prior to 1970)  Out of the Easy - Ruth Sepetys (1950's) 1/16
  9. Book set in a country other than US/GB/Aus/Canada The Glass Collector - Anna Perera (Egypt) 3/21
  10. First Person Narrator Immortal Hearts (Vampire Kisses book #9) - Ellen Schreiber 2/24
  11. Third Person or Multiple-perspective Narrator Last Rite (Personal Demons book #3) - Lisa Desrochers 2/27

 

Author/Award Categories (Category completed 4/8/13)

  1. Work by an author you have never read before Me, Him, Them and It - Caela Carter 2/6
  2. Debut Author in 2012 or 2013 My Life Next Door - Huntley Fitzpatrick (2012) 1/11
  3. Michael L. Printz Award Winner/Finalist The First Part Last - Angela Johnson (2004 Winner) 2/5
  4. William C. Morris YA Debut Award Winner/Finalist The Everafter - Amy Huntley (2010 Finalist) 3/11
  5. Alex Awards Winner/Finalist Pure (Pure book #1) - Julianna Baggott (2013 Winner) 4/8
  6. Cybils Award YA Winner/Finalist Anya's Ghost - Vera Brogsol (2011 Graphic winner) 2/4
  7. Young Reader's Choice Award Winner/Finalist McElligot's Pool - Dr. Seuss (1950 Winner) 2/4
  8. YALSA Teens' Top Ten List Book Cinder (Lunar Chronicles book #1) - Marissa Meyer (2012 Finalist) 1/23
  9. Book that has or is being made into a movie Warm Bodies - Issac Marion (Amazon has it tagged as teen -- even though in book R is older, movie is aimed at young adult audience) 2/15
  10. First or Last book in a Series Dark Waters (Siren book #3) - Tricia Rayburn (last in series) 1/29
  11. Title from a high school Reading List (Fiction or Non-Fiction) The Giver - Lois Lowry 1/31
  12. Oldest YA Book on your TBR (one you've had for a long time or one you've wanted to read for a long time) Gotcha - Shelley Hrdlitschka (since 2008) 1/28


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I'd like to do this.  I will update my challenge specs later.

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Date Posted: 12/10/2012 3:19 PM ET
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I will give it shot probably be the light  version

1/33 done

Genre Categories

  1. Realistic Fiction/Social Issues
  2. Romance  Dead of Night by Lynn Viehl done 4/2
  3. Fantasy   Wake by Amanda Hocking done 1/28
  4. Science Fiction Million Sons by Beth Revis done 5/5
  5. Apocalyptic/Dystopia Poison Princess done 3/7
  6. Mystery/Thriller Death and the Girl Next Door done 4/3
  7. Classic
  8. Adventure Friday Society by Adrienne Kress done 5/13
  9. Poetry/Free Verse or Graphic
  10. Anthology

 

Setting/Narrator Categories

  1. Female protagonist Rift by Andrea Cremer done March 2nd
  2. Male protagonist
  3. One or More Characters are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep done 7/28
  4. Non-human protagonist
  5. Involves a family conflict
  6. Takes place in a School- Chosen at Midnight by cc Hunter
  7. Takes place off the Earth's surface (outerspace or underground) Shades of Earth by Beth Revis done 5/12
  8. Contemporary Historical Novel (book written recently set prior to 1970) Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers set in 1485 done 3/1
  9. Book set in a country other than US/GB/Aus/Canada Cascade by Lisa T Bergren, Italy done 6/25
  10. First Person Narrator  - Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes done 1/7
  11. Third Person or Multiple-perspective Narrator Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder done 3/19

 

Author/Award Categories

  1. Work by an author you have never read before  Shadowcry by Jenna Burtenshaw done 6/28
  2. Debut Author in 2012 or 2013  Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield done 7/8
  3. Michael L. Printz Award Winner/Finalist
  4. William C. Morris YA Debut Award Winner/Finalist  Seraphina by Rachel Hartman done 7/12
  5. Alex Awards Winner/Finalist
  6. Cybils Award YA Winner/Finalist
  7. Young Reader's Choice Award Winner/Finalist
  8. YALSA Teens' Top Ten List Book
  9. Book that has or is being made into a movie
  10. First or Last book in a Series The Diviners by Libba Bray (book one )  Done Jan 13th
  11. Title from a high school Reading List  (Fiction or Non-Fiction)
  12. Oldest YA Book on your TBR (one you've had for a long time or one you've wanted to read for a long time)


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Yay!

 

Genre Categories 

  1. Realistic Fiction/Social Issues
  2. Romance
  3. Fantasy
  4. Science Fiction
  5. Apocalyptic/Dystopia
  6. Mystery/Thriller
  7. Classic
  8. Adventure 
  9. Poetry/Free Verse or Graphic
  10. Anthology

 

Setting/Narrator Categories

  1. Female protagonist
  2. Male protagonist
  3. One or More Characters are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender
  4. Non-human protagonist
  5. Involves a family conflict
  6. Takes place in a School
  7. Takes place off the Earth's surface (outerspace or underground)
  8. Contemporary Historical Novel (book written recently set prior to 1970)
  9. Book set in a country other than US/GB/Aus/Canada
  10. First Person Narrator
  11. Third Person or Multiple-perspective Narrator

 

Author/Award Categories

  1. Work by an author you have never read before
  2. Debut Author in 2012 or 2013
  3. Michael L. Printz Award Winner/Finalist
  4. William C. Morris YA Debut Award Winner/Finalist
  5. Alex Awards Winner/Finalist
  6. Cybils Award YA Winner/Finalist
  7. Young Reader's Choice Award Winner/Finalist
  8. YALSA Teens' Top Ten List Book
  9. Book that has or is being made into a movie
  10. First or Last book in a Series
  11. Title from a high school Reading List  (Fiction or Non-Fiction)
  12. Oldest YA Book on your TBR (one you've had for a long time or one you've wanted to read for a long time)
Date Posted: 12/12/2012 2:48 PM ET
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Finished it all.  Didn't think I would do it but I did.  WOW!

Genre Categories

  1. Realistic Fiction/Social Issues:  Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, 3/20/2013, 4 stars
  2. Romance:  Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti, 4-24/2013, 4 stars for me and for YA
  3. Fantasy:  Wings by Aprilynne Pike, 3/9/2013, 2.5 stars, Talking to Dragons by Patricia Wrede, 4/22/2013, 4 stars
  4. Apocalyptic/Dystopia:  The Dirt Eaters by Dennis Foon, post apocalyptic, 9/21/2013, 4.5 stars
  5. Mystery/Thriller:  The Twin Dilemma by Carolyn Kenne (A Nancy Drew Mystery - none of which I've ever read), 8/6/2013, 3 stars
  6. Classic:  The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain (H), 8/29/2013. 4.5 to 5  stars, Very well done
  7. Adventure:  Jamrach's Menagerie A Novel by Carol Birch, 10/18/2013, 3 stars
  8. Poetry/Free Verse or Graphic:  Death by Neil Gaiman, 6/25/2013, 4 stars
  9. Anthology:  America Street edited by Anne Mazur, 1/2/2013 3.5 stars

Setting/Narrator Categories

  1. Female protagonist:  Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt, 2/5/2013, 5 stars
  2. Male protagonist:  Seventeen by Booth Tarkington, 8/10/2013, 3 stars
  3. One or More Characters are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender:  City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare, 4 stars
  4. Non-human protagonist:  Brisingr by Christopher Paolini, 12/18/2013, 4 stars
  5. Involves a family conflict:  Jacob I Have Loved by Katherine Paterson (conflict between sisters), 4/25/2013, 4.5 stars
  6. Takes place in a School:  Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix by J.K. Rowling, 8/19/2013, 5 stars and more!
  7. Takes place off the Earth's surface (outerspace or underground):  Shades of Earth (Across the Universe #3) by Beth Revis, 11/28/2013, 3.5 stars.
  8. Contemporary Historical Novel (book written recently set prior to 1970):  The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare, 10/29/2013, 4 stars
  9. Book set in a country other than US/GB/Aus/Canada:  Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins, 12/24/20132, 4 stars.
  10. First Person Narrator:  Bitter in the Mouth by Monique Truong, 4 stars
  11. Third Person or Multiple-perspective Narrator:  The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klouse,9/2/2013, 3.5 stars

Author/Award Categories

  1. Work by an author you have never read before:  Love and Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson, 3 stars
  2. Debut Author in 2012 or 2013:  My Life Next Door - Huntley Fitzpatrick, 9/3/2013, 2 stars 
  3. Michael L. Printz Award Winner/Finalist:  A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly, 4 stars
  4. William C. Morris YA Debut Award Winner/Finalist:  Me, the Missing, and the Dead by Jenny Valentine, 4 stars
  5. Alex Awards Winner/Finalist:  Ready Player One by Ernest Kline (2012). 8/4/2013. 5 stars, well done
  6. Cybils Award YA Winner/Finalist:   Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. 3 stars because of my aversion to horror, 8/25/2013
  7. Young Reader's Choice Award Winner/Finalist:  The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares, 10/15/2013, 3.5 stars
  8. YALSA Teens' Top Ten List Book:  Cinder (Lunar Chronicles book #1) by Marissa Meyer. 9/2/2013. 4 stars
  9. Book that has or is being made into a movie:  The Perks of Being a Wallflower by stephen chbosky, 3.5 stars, 1/25/2013 
  10. First or Last book in a Series: The Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede (first of series), 3 stars,, 11/1/2013 
  11. Title from a high school Reading List  (Fiction or Non-Fiction):  The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, Stanley Cornngold (translator), 9/15/2013, 3 stars
  12. Oldest YA book on your TBR (one you've had for a long time or one you've wanted to read for a long time):  The Squire's Tale by Gerald Morris, 3/21/2013, 3 stars, should be fun for younger YA readers)

     



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Genre Categories 

  1. Realistic Fiction/Social Issues
  2. Romance
  3. Fantasy
  4. Science Fiction  Micheal Vey (Prisoner in Cell 25) by Richard Paul Evans
  5. Apocalyptic/Dystopia   Reached by Ally Condie
  6. Mystery/Thriller
  7. Classic
  8. Adventure (removed Graphic)
  9. Poetry/Free Verse or Graphic (added Graphic)
  10. Anthology

 

Setting/Narrator Categories - removed non industrialized country

  1. Female protagonist
  2. Male protagonist
  3. One or More Characters are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender
  4. Non-human protagonist -Sleepless by Cyn Balog (Sandman)
  5. Involves a family conflict
  6. Takes place in a School
  7. Takes place off the Earth's surface (outerspace or underground) (new)
  8. Contemporary Historical Novel (book written recently set prior to 1970)
  9. Book set in a country other than US/GB/Aus/Canada (new) Steel by Carrie Vaughn (the Caribbean)
  10. First Person Narrator
  11. Third Person or Multiple-perspective Narrator (combined third person categories)

 

Author/Award Categories - removed Best/recommended for boys/girls, removed international author (added international setting above), added debut author, removed Boston Globe-Horn Book Award

  1. Work by an author you have never read before
  2. Debut Author in 2012 or 2013 (new)
  3. Michael L. Printz Award Winner/Finalist
  4. William C. Morris YA Debut Award Winner/Finalist
  5. Alex Awards Winner/Finalist (new)
  6. Cybils Award YA Winner/Finalist   The Future of Us by Jay Asher
  7. Young Reader's Choice Award Winner/Finalist
  8. YALSA Teens' Top Ten List Book (new)
  9. Book that has or is being made into a movie
  10. First or Last book in a Series
  11. Title from a high school Reading List  (Fiction or Non-Fiction)
  12. Oldest YA Book on your TBR (one you've had for a long time or one you've wanted to read for a long time) (new)



 



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The rules:  A book has to be a book you've never read before.  A book may only be used once, but a series can be used multiple times.  For instance, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone could fill the fantasy category and Chamber of Secrets could fill male protagonist, but Sorcerer's Stone can't fill both.  There will be two settings to this challenge, light and regular.  Light will be reading six books in each category, for a total of eighteen books all year.  Regular will be reading a book for every category, or all thirty three books.

Genre Categories 

  1. Realistic Fiction/Social Issues
  2. Romance
  3. Fantasy
  4. Science Fiction Death Sentence: Escape from Furnace 3 Author: Alexander Gordon Smith
  5. Apocalyptic/Dystopia The Giver Author: Lois Lowry
  6. Mystery/Thriller
  7. Classic
  8. Adventure 
  9. Poetry/Free Verse or Graphic
  10. Anthology

 

Setting/Narrator Categories

  1. Female protagonist
  2. Male protagonist
  3. One or More Characters are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender
  4. Non-human protagonist
  5. Involves a family conflict
  6. Takes place in a School
  7. Takes place off the Earth's surface (outerspace or underground)
  8. Contemporary Historical Novel (book written recently set prior to 1970)
  9. Book set in a country other than US/GB/Aus/Canada
  10. First Person Narrator
  11. Third Person or Multiple-perspective Narrator

 

Author/Award Categories

  1. Work by an author you have never read before
  2. Debut Author in 2012 or 2013
  3. Michael L. Printz Award Winner/Finalist
  4. William C. Morris YA Debut Award Winner/Finalist
  5. Alex Awards Winner/Finalist
  6. Cybils Award YA Winner/Finalist
  7. Young Reader's Choice Award Winner/Finalist
  8. YALSA Teens' Top Ten List Book Divergent (Divergent, Bk 1) Author: Veronica Roth
  9. Book that has or is being made into a movie
  10. First or Last book in a Series
  11. Title from a high school Reading List  (Fiction or Non-Fiction)
  12. Oldest YA Book on your TBR (one you've had for a long time or one you've wanted to read for a long time)


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My YA Reading Challenge Details for 2013:              My Progress: 8/33 Books Read (see below)

Genre Categories 

  1. Realistic Fiction/Social Issues
  2. Romance
  3. Fantasy
  4. Science Fiction
  5. Apocalyptic/Dystopia
  6. Mystery/Thriller
  7. Classic
  8. Adventure 
  9. Poetry/Free Verse or Graphic
  10. Anthology

 

Setting/Narrator Categories

  1. Female protagonist
  2. Male protagonist
  3. One or More Characters are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender
  4. Non-human protagonist
  5. Involves a family conflict
  6. Takes place in a School
  7. Takes place off the Earth's surface (outerspace or underground)
  8. Contemporary Historical Novel (book written recently set prior to 1970)
  9. Book set in a country other than US/GB/Aus/Canada
  10. First Person Narrator
  11. Third Person or Multiple-perspective Narrator

 

Author/Award Categories

  1. Work by an author you have never read before
  2. Debut Author in 2012 or 2013
  3. Michael L. Printz Award Winner/Finalist
  4. William C. Morris YA Debut Award Winner/Finalist
  5. Alex Awards Winner/Finalist
  6. Cybils Award YA Winner/Finalist
  7. Young Reader's Choice Award Winner/Finalist
  8. YALSA Teens' Top Ten List Book
  9. Book that has or is being made into a movie
  10. First or Last book in a Series
  11. Title from a high school Reading List  (Fiction or Non-Fiction)
  12. Oldest YA Book on your TBR (one you've had for a long time or one you've wanted to read for a long time)

 

Books Read:  
Order Read Book's Title Applicable Genre Categories
1 Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, Bk 3) by Kristin Cashore Fantasy, Gay Character, 1st Person, Female Protagonist, Family Conflict, Last Series' Book, any Book Awards?
2 Masque of the Red Death (Bk 1) by Bethany Griffin Sci Fi, Dystopia, Romance, 1st Person, Female Protagonist, Family Conflict, 1st Book Read by Author, 1st Book in Series
3 Gravity (The Taking, Bk 1) by Melissa West  Fantasy, 1st Person, Female and non-Human Protagonist, Family Conflict, Debut Author, 1st Book in Series
4 Flat-Out Love by by Jessica Park

Realistic, Romance, Family Conflict, 3rd Person, Female Protagonist, 1st Book Read by Author, any Book Awards?

5 Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein Realistic, Mystery, Hisorical, France, 3rd Person, Female Protagonists, 1st Book Read by Author, any Book Awards?
6 Starters (Starters and Enders, Bk 1) by Lissa Price Fantasy, Dystopia, 1st Person. Female Protagonist, Debut and New to Me Author, First Series' Book, on any Book Lists?
7 Ashfall (Ashfall, Bk 1) by Mike Mullin Realistic, Apocalyptic, Dystopia, Adventure, Male Protagonist, 1st Person, New to me Author, 1st Book in Series, any Book Awards?
8 The Devil's Breath (Danger Zone, Bk 1) by David Gilman Social Issues, Thriller, Adventure, Male Protagonist, Other Country (Namibia), 3rd Person, New to me Author, 1st Book in Series
 
 


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My Post Continued, and jic



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I'm going to reserve my spot, JIC.

Progress: 0/33

Genre Categories 

  1. Realistic Fiction/Social Issues
  2. Romance
  3. Fantasy
  4. Science Fiction
  5. Apocalyptic/Dystopia
  6. Mystery/Thriller
  7. Classic
  8. Adventure 
  9. Poetry/Free Verse or Graphic
  10. Anthology

 Setting/Narrator Categories

  1. Female protagonist
  2. Male protagonist
  3. One or More Characters are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender
  4. Non-human protagonist
  5. Involves a family conflict
  6. Takes place in a School
  7. Takes place off the Earth's surface (outerspace or underground)
  8. Contemporary Historical Novel (book written recently set prior to 1970)
  9. Book set in a country other than US/GB/Aus/Canada
  10. First Person Narrator
  11. Third Person or Multiple-perspective Narrator

 Author/Award Categories

  1. Work by an author you have never read before
  2. Debut Author in 2012 or 2013
  3. Michael L. Printz Award Winner/Finalist
  4. William C. Morris YA Debut Award Winner/Finalist
  5. Alex Awards Winner/Finalist
  6. Cybils Award YA Winner/Finalist
  7. Young Reader's Choice Award Winner/Finalist
  8. YALSA Teens' Top Ten List Book
  9. Book that has or is being made into a movie
  10. First or Last book in a Series
  11. Title from a high school Reading List  (Fiction or Non-Fiction)
  12. Oldest YA Book on your TBR (one you've had for a long time or one you've wanted to read for a long time)



 

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