Sunday, December 07, 2008

Young Adult Book Challenge

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* Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate.
* Read 12 Young Adult novels. You may list your chosen books any time during the year. Change the list if needed.
* Challenge begins January thru December, 2009.
* You can join anytime between now and December 31, 2009.

My list:
1. Aquamarine, Alice Hoffman
2. Audrey, Wait!, Robin Benway
3. Bingo Brown's Guide to Romance, Betsy Byars
4. Enthusiasm, Polly Shulman
5. The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Ann Brashares
6. Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood, Ann Brashares
7. Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood, Ann Brashares
8. Taffy Sinclair Strikes Again, Betsy Haynes
9. Taffy Sinclair, Queen of the Soaps, Betsy Haynes
10. Taffy Sinclair and the Romance Machine Disaster, Betsy Haynes
11. Blackmailed by Taffy Sinclair, Betsy Haynes
12. Taffy Sinclair, Baby Ashley, and Me, Betsy Haynes
13. Taffy Sinclair and the Secret Admirer Epidemic, Betsy Haynes
14. The Truth About Taffy Sinclair, Betsy Haynes

14 / 12 - I'd say I'm done! Some of those were really short, though, so I probably shouldn't count them as a whole book. Plus, it's not like I'm going to stop reading YA for the rest of the year...


Veens said...

I have been thinking about this one. But then I don't really know if I know the catogerization. I mean..

Just Listen By Sarah Dessen, is that YA?
Nicholas Novels ?
I have a difficult time knowing that :(

Alea said...

Yay! I have Looking for Alaska on my list too!

Veens- Sarah Dessen is definitely YA, not sure about the other one you mentioned!

jessi said...

I agree, Dessen is definitely YA and will probably end up on my list. I'm not familiar with Nicholas Novels, though.

Veens said...

Nicholas Sparks - the guy writes lots of Romance stuff.

Veens said...

Alea and Jessi - thanks Girls.
So i can drop here and ask you both :)

Alea said...

Has Nicolas Sparks written YA, I think it's more considered Adult right?

Veens said...

ohh :(
I had True Believer with me - may be it is Adult then :)

What about Skinny Dip by Carl Hiassen?!

Veens said...

what do u think about Twilight? Ain't it YA?

Alea said...

Twilight is definitely YA. I think Skinny Dip is adult but I think that author does have at least one YA title.

Veens said...

cool then!!
Alea, where do u go to confirm if a book is a YA?! I m sorry if this sounds like a silly question [ J Kaye told me about a site, but i went there it was a kinda a bookmooch site if i remember correctly, and i didn't understand the site at all!)!
can u tell me?!

Alea said...

I figure it out by the price usually. Teen paperbacks are always under 10 dollars and the hardcovers I think usually 17 dollars. They are way cheaper! And sometimes you can tell my the publisher, if you know what kind of books the publisher publishes- sometimes it will be part of the name "So and so for Young Readers" that kind of thing. I usually go to to figure it out :D hope that helps!

Veens said...

Thanks Alea!
Amazon here I Come!

Nymeth said...

Can't wait to read your thoughts on Looking for Alaska. I bet you'll love it.

I'm really tempted to join this challenge. I joined last year and I enjoyed it so much. But I kind of want to try to avoid going overboard with challenges yet again.

J. Kaye Oldner said...

Wanted to stop in and welcome you to this challenge. If you haven't already, feel free to join us at the Yahoo Groups where others are participating in this challenge as well as others.