January 7, 2012

2011 Reading Challenges

I took part in a few reading challenges throughout 2011, and for the most part I did pretty well on them. Here are the results for my records and your perusal.

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The Contemps
  1. The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
  2. Losing Faith by Denise Jaden
  3. Freefall by Mindi Scott
  4. Girl, Stolen by April Henry
  5. The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
  6. Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler
  7. Trapped by Michael Northrop
  8. Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott
  9. The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder
  10. Sharks & Boys by Kristen Tracy
  11. Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt
  12. Rival by Sara Bennett Wealer
  13. Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker
  14. Family by Micol Ostow
  15. Back When You Were Easier to Love by Emily Wing Smith
  16. Pearl by Jo Knowles
  17. Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard
  18. Want to Go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman

Didn't quite make it for this one. So close, too! I just had too many other books I was more interested in reading.

2011 YA Historical Fiction Challenge
  1. Everlasting by Angie Frazier
  2. The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell
  3. Cate of the Lost Colony by Lisa Klein
  4. The Betrayal of Maggie Blair by Elizabeth Laird
  5. The Outside Boy by Jeanine Cummins
  6. Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury
  7. Steel by Carrie Vaughn
  8. The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
  9. Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren
  10. Cascade by Lisa T. Bergren
  11. Karma by Cathy Ostlere
  12. Walk the Wild Road by Nigel Hinton
  13. Threads and Flames by Esther Friesner
  14. Torrent by Lisa T. Bergren
  15. Goliath by Scott Westerfeld
  16. The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton

My goal was to read 10 YA historicals, so I definitely made this one! Through keeping track of these titles I learned that I like reading in the historical genre, but mostly when it's combined with fantasy or something similar; only 6 of these are strictly historical fiction.

2011 Debut Author Challenge
  1. Wither by Lauren DeStefano
  2. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  3. Bumped by Megan McCafferty
  4. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
  5. Girl Wonder by Alexa Martin
  6. Sixteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton
  7. The Liar Society by Lisa & Laura Roecker
  8. Clarity by Kim Harrington
  9. Enclave by Anne Aguirre
  10. Possession by Elana Johnson
  11. Blood Red Road by Moira Young
  12. The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
  13. Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren
  14. Karma by Cathy Ostlere
  15. A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
  16. Wildefire by Karsten Knight
  17. The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle
  18. Fury by Elizabeth Miles
  19. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
  20. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
  21. Lie by Caroline Bock
  22. Rival by Sara Bennett Wealer
  23. Sophie & Carter by Chelsea Fine
  24. Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez
  25. Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
  26. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  27. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  28. I'm Not Her by Janet Gurtler
  29. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
  30. The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher
  31. Saving June by Hannah Harrington
  32. Flyaway by Helen Landalf
  33. The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton

Wow, how many great YA debut novels were there last year?! I actually read 49 debuts, but didn't review all of them on the blog. Here's hoping there are just as many great YA debuts in 2012. I know I've already read a few great ones!


  1. Looks like you had a good year reading challenge wise!
    The fact that you learned something about your reading preferences re the historicals is an added bonus :)

  2. You had an awesome year! I see several historicals on your list that I want to read this year such as the Waterfall series. I really failed in that challenge!
    Hope 2012 is another well-read year for you :)

  3. Good job!!! I love your list of Debut author reads. I failed my YA Historical challenge :( Are you doing all three challenges again in 2012?

  4. New Follower :) I really want to read The Duff. It sounds super interesting and I had actually never heard of the phrase before this book came out. And congratz to you!

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  5. Wow! it looks like you did well over all!
    I'm really not doing any challenges this year! other than the movie one I co-host, mostly because I feel pressured to read certain stuff.

  6. I did all 3 of these challenges as well, so much fun!


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