This challenge is being run over on the twenty ten post on Bart’s bookshelf. The aim is to read a total 20 books, 2 each in ten categories, in 2010.
- Young Adult
Any book classified as young adult or featuring a teenage protagonist counts for this category.
Intended to help reduce the old T.B.R. pile. Books for this category must be already residents of your bookshelves as of 1/11/09.
- Shiny & New
Bought a book NEW during 2010 from a bookstore, online, or a supermarket? 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!
- Bad Blogger’s
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).
Support your local charity shops with this category, by picking up books from one of their shops. Again, for those on book-buying bans, books bought for you as gifts also count, as long as they were bought from a charity shop.
- New in 2010
This category is for those books newly published in 2010 (whether it be the first time it is has been released, or you had to wait for it to be published in your country, it counts for this one!)
- Older Than You
Read two books that were published before you were born, whether that be the day before or 100 years prior!
- Win! Win!
Have a couple of books you need to read for another challenge? Then this is the category to use, as long that is, you don’t break the rules of the other challenge by doing so!
- Who Are You Again?
This one isn’t just for authors you’ve never read before, this is for those authors you have never even heard of before!
- Up to You!
The requirements for this category are up to you!
This is my list
1. Young Adult – This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer
2. Young Adult – Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
3. TBR – Kitty Goes to Washington by Carrie Vaughn
4. TBR – Death of a Celebrity by M. C. Beaton
5. Shiny and new – The Accidental Bestseller by Wendy Wax
6. Shiny and new – Gone by Michael Grant
7. Bad blogger – The Lacemakers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri
8. Bad blogger – Poison Study by Maria V Snyder
9. Charity – Peony in Love by Lisa See (Red Cross)
10. Charity – The Two Princesses of Bamarre by Gail Carson Levine (Red Cross)
11. New in 2010 – The Forest Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan (April 2010)
12. New in 2010 – Kiss of Death by P. D. Martin (Jan 2010)
13. Older than you (pre 1956) – The Crysalids by John Wyndham (published 1955)
14. Older than you (pre 1956) – Eight Cousins by Louisa M Alcott (published 1875)
15. Win! Win! – Water by Peter Dickinson and Robin McKinley (Also Fantasy Reading Challenge)
16. Win! Win! – Farmer in the Sky by Robert Heinlein (also YA Challenge)
17. Who Are You Again? – Sophie and the Rising Sun by Augusta Trobaugh
18. Who Are You Again? – Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
19. Up to you (Mystery novels) – Loyalty in Death by J.D. Robb
20. Up to you (Mystery novels) – Vanish by Tess Gerritsen