Sunday, January 9, 2011

YA Contemporary YA Challenge 2011

What is contemporary? It's the genre wherein the events can happen in real life at the present time. The characters in the novel can be present in real life.

Goal: To read a minimum of thirteen young adult contemporary novels published in 2011.

- All contemporary books must be in the Young Adult genre
- Books have to be published in 2011
- Open to everybody. Please fill in the form to enter.
- You can join whenever you want
- If you want to enter with your blog link, you have to post about the challenge.
- Link your reviews of 2011 Contemporary books in the MisterLinky below.


As an Australian resident, I may add or retract titles, based on their published Australian release dates. However, if I read a book that has been released in the US in 2011, it also counts towards the challenge.

What's on my radar? 
 ( ordered by release date--some may be incorrect.
Email me with any titles I may have missed, that I'd be interested in. ;) )

??/?? Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King
           Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez
           Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe
           C-Side Tales by Tara Kelley
01/01 Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg
           Trapped by Michael Northrop *
           See What I See by Gloria Whelan #
           Rhymes with Cupid by Anna Humphrey *
04/01 Darlings are Forever by Melissa Kantor *
          The Education of Hailey Kendrick by Eileen Cook
           Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors
06/01 XVI by Julia Karr *
11/01 Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal *
??/02 Being Here by Barry Jonsberg
08/02 Pink by Lili Wilkinson *
15/02 Rival by Sara Bennett Wealer *
22/02 Exposed by Kimberly Marcus *
01/03 Playing Hurt by Holly Schindler
           Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers #
           Entangled by Cat Clarke #
           The Espressologist by Kristina Springer #
           Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt *
           Illegal by Bettina Restrepo *
           The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker *
03/03 Girl Wonder by Alexa Martin *
08/03 Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard *
15/03 Subway Girl by P. J. Converse *
           Miles from Ordinary by Carol Lynch Williams
01/04 Then I Met My Sister by Christine Hurley Deriso
           I'm Not Her (The Weight of Bones) by Janet Gurtler *
04/04 The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder *
05/04 Where She Went by Gayle Forman
19/04 Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz *
           Stay by Deb Caletti
26/04 Family by Micol Ostow
28/04 Back When You Were Easier to Love by Emily Wing Smith
??/05 Saving June by Hannah Harrington *
01/05 Instructions for a Broken Heart by Kim Culbertson
           Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler #
03/05 Moonglass by Jessi Kirby *
           So Much Closer by Susanne Colasanti
08/05 Popular by Alissa Grosso *
           But I Love Him by Amanda Grace * (pseudonym for Mandy Hubbard)
10/05 The Lucky Kind by Alyssa B. Sheinmel *
           What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
           My Not-So-Still Life by Liz Gallagher
           Incredibly Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
24/05 Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott
04/06 Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma *
09/06 Displacement by Thalia Chaltas
14/06 Dead End by Jason Myers
           All the Things You Are by Courtney Sheimmel
20/06 Watch Me by Lauren Barnholdt
??/07 Clean by Amy Reed
12/07 Sometimes it Happens by Lauren Barnholdt
           Dreams of Significant Girls by Cristina Garcia
19/07 Pearl by Jo Knowles
??/08 Want to Go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman *
29/08 Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
??/09 My Beating Teenage Heart by C.K. Kelly Martin
           Delinquents by Susanne Young
10/09 As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott
01/10 The History of Luck by Jandy Nelson
08/10 Don't Breath A Word by Holly Cupala
19/12 Broken Wings by Helen Landalf

* denotes a debut novel
# denotes Aussie release (date)

This is a very rough list, but it took a long time indeed. Hopefully this'll help y'all see how much of a contempo nut I am! And also to see that there are so many great titles and authors featured for 2011. :D

What I have read

As there is no way I'm going to be able to read all these great books, I will maintain an ongoing list. This will be updated on my challenges page, when I finally get around to fixing it up for all the challenges I'm parttaking in for 2011. Stay tuned, and happy weekend!

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