Sunday, January 2, 2011

The TwentyEleven Challenge

Steph Su introduced me to this challenge, and I think it sounds really fun. Hosted by Bart's Bookshelf, this challenge requires participants to read 20 books in 11 different catagories. I'm going to list the catagories below and then put the books I read under them. For more information, visit the challenge post.

1. To YA or Not YA (If you read more YA, read something non-YA, and vice versa)
The Virgin's Lover by Philippa Gregory [adult]
The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley [adult]

2. ...With a Twist (sub-genres)
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare [historical fiction fantasy]
Across the Universe by Beth Revis [science fiction mystery]

3. Hot off the Presses (published in 2011)
Drought by Pam Bachorz
The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal

4. It Wasn't Me! (aka Bad Bloggers) (Books you read based on a recommendation from another blogger)
The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee [ Steph Su Reads]
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins [Frenetic Reader]

5. Show It Who is Boss! (books in your TBR pile published before 2011) Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr [2007]
Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr [2008]

6. Bablefish (Books translated from another language)
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy [Russian to English]
Nothing by Janne Teller [Danish to English]

7. Will Power? What Will Power? (books purchased in 2011)
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter

8. Mind The Gap (book read to finish a series/trilogy)
Violet in Private by Melissa Walker

9. Back in the Day (reread a favorite book)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita

10. Way Back When (read a book published before you were born)
Summer of Fear by Lois Duncan [1976]
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell [1936]

11. Slim Pickings (read a novella between 90 and 150 pages)
Animal Farm by George Orwell [138 pages]



Anonymous said...

This sounds pretty cool! Right now i have such a big tbr pile i don't think i would be able to complete this, but i can't wait to see which books you use.

Darren @ Bart's Bookshelf said...

Welcome aboard! I hope you have a lot of fun with the challenge. :)