Saturday 1 January 2011

2011 Reading Challenges!

I am signing up for three reading challenges this year as my success at the 2010 Debut Author Challenge has made me confident I can do more this year! Though I am going to overlap books for my challenges!

2011 Debut Author Challenge (COMPLETED)
The Challenge is to read 12 books from 12 debut authors. Here is my list so far:

1. Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf - Curtis Jobling
2. Entangled - Cat Clarke
3. Across the Universe - Beth Revis
4. Small Blue Thing - S.C. Ransom (did not finish)
5. Flawless - Lara Chapman
6. Here Lies Bridget - Paige Harbison
7. Blood Red Road - Moira Young
8. Blood Magic - Tessa Gratton
9. Dark Inside - Jeyn Roberts
10. Undead - Kirsty McKay
11. Fury - Elizabeth Miles
12. Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor
13. The Goddess Test - Aimee Carter
14. Glow - Amy Kathleen Ryan
15. Ashes - Ilsa J Bick

British Books Challenge 2011 (COMPLETED)
I will be entering this in the Home Grown category and aim to read 12 books by British authors. Here's my list so far:

1. Wereworld: Rise of the Wolf - Curtis Jobling
2. Entangled - Cat Clarke
3. Small Blue Thing - S.C. Ransom (did not finish)
4. Kiss, Date, Love, Hate - Luisa Plaja (date moved to 2012)
5. If I Could Fly - Jill Hucklesby
6. The Queen's Lady - Eve Edwards
7. David - Mary Hoffman
8. The Rogue's Princess - Eve Edwards
9. Baby Be Mine - Paige Toon
10. Jessie Hearts NYC - Keris Stainton
11. There is No Dog - Meg Rosoff
12. Undead - Kirsty McKay
13. Naked- Kevin Brooks
14. Verity Fibbs - Cathy Brett
15. Northern Lights - Philip Pullman

YA Historical Fiction Challenge (COMPLETED)
I am going to join this at level one and endeavor to read 5 YA historical fiction novels. Here is my rather sparse list so far:

1. Bright Young Things - Anna Godbersen
2. The Queen's Lady - Eve Edwards
3. The Rogue's Princess - Eve Edwards
4. David - Mary Hoffman
5. A Tangle of Magicks - Stephanie Burgis
6. Velvet - Mary Hooper
7. Beautiful Days: A Bright Young Things Novel - Anna Godbersen
8. This Dark Endeavour - Kenneth Oppel
9. Clockwork Prince - Cassandra Clare

Dystopian Challenge 2011
I am joining this late (July! eek!) at the Contagion level which is to read 15 dystopian novels. Luckily I've already read and reviewed quite a few this year!

1. Inside Out - Maria V. Snyder
2. A Small Free Kiss in the Dark - Glenda Millard
3. Divergent - Veronica Roth4. Outside In - Maria V. Snyder
5. Bumped - Megan McCafferty
6. Blood Red Road - Moira Young
7. Rip Tide - Kat Falls
8. Dark Inside - Jeyn Roberts
9. Ashes - Ilsa J Bick

Wish me luck!



  1. Goodluck with these, l would love to do the British Autor challenge but l have entered so many already!

  2. Ooh I'm doing the Debut Author challenge and British Books Challenge, I have loads of the same books on my list. Good luck love!x

  3. I've signed up for the BBC too. :)
    Good luck with the challenges and happy reading!
    (And thank you for listing my book!)

  4. Thanks for joining my challenge! Good lucjk and wonderful 3 picks ;)

  5. Good luck, Sophie! Great challenges :D

  6. Good luck with all these Soph. You can do it!

  7. Goodluck with your challenges, I've signed up for two of them too! and Happy New Year x

  8. Ooh, now I feel tempted by the Historical YA one but I think I need to keep things manageable.

    Thanks so much for signing up to the British Books Challenge. It is fab to have your support Sophie. Best of luck and enjoy.

  9. Good luck with all your challenges I am with you on the Historical fiction and the Debut Author challenge, and will be looking forward to all your reviews.

  10. thanks so much for joining the challenge!! happy reading and good luck!


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