Saturday, January 22, 2011

Book Challenge: The TwentyEleven Challenge

The TwentyEleven Challenge is a super cool and it's hosted by Bart over at Bart's Bookshelf.  I found this challenge a few weeks ago but I closed the browser before I could make a post or anything. So I'm super excited to have found it again.

The rules are simples: you have to read 20 books that fall under these 11 categories. They 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.

If I Stay by Gayle Foreman
The Boy Next Door by RL Stine

…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!
 Little Bee by Chris Cleave (Contemporary Lit)
Need by Carrie Jones

Hot off the Presses.
Read a book published (in your country) in 2011? Then it counts for this category.

Sweet Jiminy by Kristin Gore (Published April 2011)

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.

Still Missing by Chevy Stevens (recommended by Life...With Books)

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.

Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich
Tick-Tock by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

Read books that are translated from a language that is not your own.
The Boy Who Wasn't There by Hans Wilhelm
The Royal Raven by Hans Wilhelm

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. 

Trapped by Michael Northrop
Divergent by Veronica Roth

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…

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
Forever Princess by Meg Cabot

Back in the Day Re-read an old favourite or two for this category.
The Giver by Lois Lowry

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! 
Betsy and Billy by Carolyn Haywood
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Got a novella you want to read? Then this one is the one for you! Any books between 90-150 pages count.
1922 (Full Dark, No Stars) by Stephen King
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar by Roald Dahl
I will pick the books as I go along, list them here and link them to the review!


  1. I quite wanted to try this challenge, but though I had already signed up for too many. Remember to have some fun with it! Good Luck!! :D

  2. Thanks Night Owl!!! I think I'm in over my head with all these challenges but I'm going to try to pace myself and do A LOT of crossing over!


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