Monday, January 10, 2011

2011 Young Adult Contemporary Challenge!

Most books that I read and review fall under the paranormal, fantasy and dystopian genre pool. I’m fond of reading extraordinary stories and mythology-related tales. But in my almost one year of blogging, I’ve learned to love some contemporary novels of 2010 like The Julian Game by Adele Griffin, Winter Longing by Tricia Mills, Sing Me to Sleep by Angela Morrison and Songs for a Teenage Nomad by Kim Culbertson! For this reason, I’ve decided to give this a shot and join her challenge. Maybe it’s time for me to appreciate another face of YA.

My good blogger friend, Reggie from the Undercover Booklover is hosting 2011 Young Adult Contemporary Challenge! She listed some of the upcoming contemporary releases of 2011, you can use that as a guide.

The Details:

What is contemporary? It's the genre wherein the events can happen in real life at the present time. The characters in the novel can be present in real life.

Goal: To read a minimum of thirteen young adult contemporary novels published in 2011.

- All contemporary books must be in the Young Adult genre.
- Books have to be published in 2011.
- Open to everybody. Please fill in the form to enter.
- You can join whenever you want.
- If you want to enter with your blog link, you have to post about the challenge.
- Link your reviews of 2011 Contemporary books in the MisterLinky at Reggie’s Challenge Post.

I’ll try my best to read 13 contemporary novels. I hope to read any of the following (the ones in bold are the novels that I have a copy of; the other titles that are not in bold are the ones that I hope I'll have a copy of in the future):

Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard
Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg
Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors
Pink by Lili Wilkinson
Playing Hurt by Holly Schlindler
So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti
The Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra Elan Mcvoy
Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott
The Locket by Stacey Jay
The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder
Will Work for Prom Dress by Aimee Ferris
Boyfriends with Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez
Stay by Deb Caletti
Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker
Starstruck by Cyn Balog
Pearl by Jo Knowles
Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance by Emily Franklin


  1. I confess, I am a huge fan of contemporary fiction, too. So I decided to participate in this awesome reading challenge. Heehee

  2. Good luck, Precious! I too mainly read paranormal and dystopian, but the contemporary ones I have read have been brilliant. With the likes of Simone Elkeles, Sarah Dessen, Sara Zarr, Lucy Christopher... just some of the authors who's contemp books I've loved. I hope you have fun reading!