Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Contemps Challenge

 I am taking the challenge, The Contemps Challenge. Actually, I've been taking the Challenge. I started this post back in August (has it really been 3 months already) and I never finished it. 

My favorite books are YA contemporary, so this was a no-brainer for me. Some of the books were already on my radar, so I immediately signed up. Plus with a chance to win all of these exciting titles, how could I pass it up? I wasn't one of the winners, but who cares, I was just thrilled that a contest like that even existed! 

My goal is to read at least 18 of the 21 titles released within the next year. I'm not going to stress over it if I don't. I just hope that I can find some of these books at my library. Up to this point, I've purchased all of the books I've read.

If any of my readers are participating in The Contemps Challenge, please leave a comment so that I can visit your blog, check out your reading list, reviews and reactions.

Books I've Read: highlighted in GREEN
* Books purchased
**Books from library

Losing Faith by Denise Jaden (Simon Pulse: September 7, 2010)*
The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger (Little, Brown/Poppy: September 7, 2010)*
Girl, Stolen by April Henry (Henry Holt: September 28, 2010)
Freefall by Mindi Scott (Simon Pulse: October 5, 2010)*
The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney (Little, Brown: November 2, 2010)*
Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler (Little, Brown: December 15, 2010)
Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers (St. Martin's Press: December 21, 2010)
Trapped by Michael Northrop (Scholastic: January 2011)
Rival by Sara Bennett Wealer (HarperTeen: February 15, 2011)
Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsey Leavitt (Bloomsbury: March 1, 2011)
Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard (Random House/Delacorte: March 8, 2011)
Family by Micol Ostow (Egmont USA: April 26, 2011)
Back When You Were Easier to Love by Emily Wing Smith (Dutton: April 28, 2011)
Pearl by Jo Knowles (Henry Holt: Spring 2011)
Saving June by Hannah Harrington (Harlequin Teen: May 2011)
The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder (Simon Pulse: June 2011)
Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott (Simon Pulse: June 2011)
Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker (Bloomsbury: July 19, 2011)
The third book in the Carter series by Brent Crawford (Summer 2011)
Sharks & Boys by Kristen Tracy (Disney-Hyperion: Summer 2011)
Want to Go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman (Scholastic Press: August 2011)

Are you ready to Embrace the Real?!

    1 comment:

    1. I am also participating, but have only read two of the books: The DUFF and The Mockingbirds. Losing Faith and Freefall are in mail and I should get them soon. And, I've signed up for a blog tour for Rival and Trapped. So, I'm feeling like I'm off to a good start, especially since most of them have not even been published yet!

      Thanks for updating us on your progress. I hope you loved The DUFF as much as I did!


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