16 December 2010

TwentyEleven Challenge

Title: 2011 Challenge
Host: Darren at Bart's Bookshelf
Timeframe: 2011

Requirements: Read 20 books from 11 categories, 1-2 books for each category. Books cannot overlap categories.

Books Read: 20

And the categories for TwentyEleven are:
  1. 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. Nocturne by Syrie James and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes by Loren D. Estleman
  2. …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! This Girl is Different by JJ Johnson and Anastasia's Secret by Susanne Dunlap  (non-SFF YAL)
  3. Hot off the Presses.
    Read a book published (in your country) in 2011? Then it counts for this category. Jane Austen Biography, Lost Voices,
  4. 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). Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver and The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
    * Bad Bloggers: Is hosted by Chris of Stuff as Dreams are Made on.
  5. 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.  City of Bones (and Ashes) by Cassandra Clare
  6. Bablefish.
    Read books that are translated from a language that is not your own. A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
  7. 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. Fablehaven by Brandon Mull and Knightley Academy by Violet Haberdasher
  8. 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… Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness
  9. Back in the Day.
    Re-read an old favourite or two for this category. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman and The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  10. 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! A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft and The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mills
  11. Slim-Pickings
    Got a novella you want to read? Then this one is the one for you! Any books between 90-150 pages count. Dead(ish) by Naomi Kramer and The Vampyre by John Polidori

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