2011 Challenge

These are all the things I am going to challenge myself to read this year!

TBR Challenge Have fewer books TBR on 12/31/2011 than on 1/1/2011 – this is way out of date because I stopped adding things to my Goodreads profile as I received them.  But suffice to say I didn’t complete it! :)  I may clean out some TBR and take them to the UBS.

  • TBR 1/1/2011: 232
  • Current TBR: 245
  • Books Read: 95

Pick An Author Challenge – Melina Marchetta (read all of her books this year) – Complete!

  • Jellicoe Road (2010)
  • Saving Francesca
  • The Piper’s Son
  • Finnikin of the Rock
  • Looking for Alibrandi

Nonfiction Challenge – Read 4 Nonfiction books this year

  • The Girl Who Was on Fire edited by Leah Wilson
  • Love Wins by Rob Bell
  • Columbine by Dave Cullen

PBS YA Reading Challenge – Read at least one book in every category – Complete!

Genre Categories

  1. Realistic Fiction – Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
  2. Romance – The Half-life of Planets by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin
  3. Fantasy – Magic Study (Study, Bk 2) by Maria V. Snyder
  4. Science Fiction – Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill
  5. Non-Fiction – The Girl Who Was on Fire edited by Leah Wilson
  6. Dystopia – Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  7. Mystery – A Spy in the House (The Agency, Bk 1) by Y.S. Lee
  8. Classic – The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  9. Graphic Novel – American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
  10. Poetry – Shakespeare Bats Cleanup by Ron Koertge
  11. Horror – Bloodlust (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan’s Diaries, Bk 2) by Kevin Williamson

Setting/Protagonist Categories

  1. Female protagonist – Fire Study (Study, Bk 3) by Maria V. Snyder
  2. Male protagonist – Will by Maria Boyd
  3. Gay/Lesbian protagonist – Pink by Lili Wilkinson
  4. Non-human protagonist – Misguided Angel (Blue Bloods, Bk 5) by Melissa de la Cruz
  5. Involves a family conflict – Sister Wives by Shelley Hrdlitschka
  6. Takes place in a boarding school – Only The Good Spy Young (Gallagher Girls, Bk 4) by Ally Carter
  7. Takes place in a non-industrialized country – Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins
  8. Historical fiction – The Education of Bet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
  9. Told from a first-person perspective – Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
  10. Told from a third-person omniscient perspective – The Van Alen Legacy (Blue Bloods, Bk 4) by Melissa de la Cruz
  11. Told from a third-person limited, multi-perspective viewpoint – The Keys to the Golden Firebird by Maureen Johnson

Author/Award Categories

  1. New to Me Author – Trash by Andy Mulligan
  2. Anthology – Zombies vs. Unicorns by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier
  3. International Author – Violence 101 by Denis Wright
  4. Michael L. Printz Award – Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
  5. Margaret A. Edwards Award – Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher
  6. Boston Globe-Horn Book Award – The Schwa Was Here by Neal Shusterman
  7. Cybils Award – American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
  8. Young Reader’s Choice Award – Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, Bk 1) by Eoin Colfer
  9. Book made into a movie – The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries, Bk 1) by Meg Cabot
  10. First book in series – Origins (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan’s Diaries, Bk 1) by Kevin Williamson
  11. Book off of a high school reading list – Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

I am also participating in these challenges:

Previous Challenges:
2010 Challenge

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