2009 YA Challenge

2009 YA Challenge

Being fairly new to the whole book blogging thing I have been pretty careful on which Challenges I have signed up for.  Now that I am a bit more comfortable and have a good feel for the reading that I am currently doing and the genres that are interesting me at this time, I am a bit more open to try some of these out.

Over at J Kaye’s Blog I was looking into the challenges that she is leading and this YA caught my eye.  In the last few months I have had the opportunity to read some wonderful YA books and have discovered I really enjoy this genre!

The challenge is to read 12 YA books in 2009.

Guidelines for 2009 Young Adult Book Challenge

1. Anyone can join. You don’t need a blog to participate.

2. Read 12 Young Adult novels. 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.

3. Challenge begins January thru December, 2009.

4. You can join anytime between now and December 31, 2009.

So here we go!

1.  Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

2.  New Moon by Stephanie Meyer

3.  Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer

4.  breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer

5.  The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

6.  Nothing But Ghosts by Beth Kephart

7.  North!  Or be Eaten! by Andrew Peterson

8.  Dreaming Anastasia by Joy Preble

9.  Bran Hambric by Kaleb Nation

10.  ALVOR by Laura Bingham



Any great ones I have missed this year?  Please leave a comment to let me know!  🙂

16 thoughts on “2009 YA Challenge

  1. Book Thief is great — so lyrical and visual.
    You’ve missed a real treat by not reading the Twilight series yet. Loved it.

    I have Alvor on my TBR list because of your review. Thanks

    1. HI Kim, I did read the Twilight series – they are the first 4 books listed. 🙂

      Glad you have ALVOR on your list – I would like to read what you think of it.

  2. I agree about trying the Collins books if they interest you. Also, What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell. It’s a period piece, set just after WWII and won the National Book Award last year for YA lit. Also, I just read Impossible by Nancy Werlin, it was really good too.

    Your list looks great! I still need to dip into Nothing But Ghosts!

  3. I agree with The Hunger Games and Catching Fire!! Awesome books! I also have a givaway on my blog going with two other wonderful YA reads!

    It looks as though you are doing a wonderful job with this contest, good luck!

  4. I recommend Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. I loved it! Also, “If I stay” by Gayle Forman is a really good book too.

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