Saturday, January 01, 2011

2011 TwentyEleven Challenge

2011 TwentyEleven Challenge

Bart's Bookshelf is hosting the 2011 TwentyEleven Challenge. The goal is to read a total of 20 books from 11 different categories. You must read a minimmum of one book and a maximum of two books per category, meaning you can choose two categories to read only one book. Click here to sign up!

And the categories for TwentyEleven are:

To YA or not YA…Okay, this one works like this… Tend to read more Young Adult than Adult Fiction books then read one or two adult fiction titles, vice-versa if you don’t tend to read much Young Adult.
I read a pretty good mix, so I'm reading one of each.
01. Kiss of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning
02. Red Moon Rising by Peter Moore

…With a Twist.
This one focuses on sub-genres, read a lot of chick-lit, then try a paranormal romance! Fantasy? Why not give some Steampunk a go, like a bit of Space-Opera in your Sci-Fi then pick up a military Sci-fi book. Like your Contemporary Literature, give a Young Adult Contemporary a chance. Well hopefully you get the idea!

01. Historical/Highlander: Beyond the Highland Mist by Karen Marie Moning
02. Contemporary romance: Nerds Like It Hot by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Hot off the Presses.Read a book published (in your country) in 2011? Then it counts for this category.
01. A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang
02. Raziel by Kristina Douglas

It Wasn’t Me! (aka Bad Bloggers*)Books in this category, should be ones you’ve picked up purely on the recommendation of another blogger count for this category (any reviews you post should also link to the post that convinced you give the book ago).
* Bad Bloggers: Is hosted by Chris of Stuff as Dreams are Made on.

01. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
02. Free Range Kids by Lenore Skenazy

Show it Who is Boss!
Tackle that overflowing T.B.R. pile! Books for this category must be already residents of your bookshelves as of 1/12/10.
01. To Tame a Highland Warrior by Karen Marie Moning
02. The Highlander's Touch by Karen Marie Moning

Read books that are translated from a language that is not your own.


Will-Power? What Will-Power? (aka: The Henry Ward Beecher Memorial.)You know that quote I have in my blog-header… “Where is human nature so weak as in a bookstore?” Recognise yourself in it? Then this is the one for you! Bought a book NEW during 2011? Then it counts for this category. Second-hand books do not count for this one, but, for those on book-buying bans, books bought for you as gifts or won in a giveaway also count.
01. Vesper by Jeff Sampson
02. The Winter of Our Disconnect by Susan Maushart

Mind the Gap.
Need just one more book to compete that duology/trilogy/series then read it for this one! (Obviously as this is for that final book you need to complete it, then you can’t read two books from the same series! And it clearly can’t be your first or penultimate read!)
Because not everyone reads a series in order, this is for the last book you need to read, not necessarily the last book in the series…

01. My Nerdy Valentine by Vicki Lewis Thompson
02. Chick with a Charm by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Back in the Day.Re-read an old favourite or two for this category.
01. Animorphs #1: The Invasion by K.A. Applegate
02. Animorphs #2: The Visitor by K.A. Applegate

Way Back When.
Read books that were published before you were born for this one, whether that be the day before or 100 years prior!

Got a novella you want to read? Then this one is the one for you! Any books between 90-150 pages count.

01. Into the Dreaming by Karen Marie Moning
02. Baseball in April and Other Stories by Gary Soto

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