Participating in challenges is one of my reading and blogging goals for 2008, and I’ve decided to start one of my own. If anyone cares to join me, let me know.
I’m going to read at least 28 books that are the YA or MG debuts of authors published this year–like those from the Class of 2k8. There are 28 authors there, but I’m going to extend my own challenge to include authors and books who fit those criteria but are not members of that group, just in case I can’t get my hands on all of their books. I don’t have a list of what books those will be, but I love finding new authors, so this should be fun. If you can’t find enough books at the Class of 2k8, you’ll have to do your own research to make sure authors fit the criteria, but some places to start for books that come out in 2008 are Little Willow’s booklist, the YA Lit book release calendar, my Upcoming YA Books wiki, and YA ARCs.
Special thanks also to the Class of 2k8 for writing such great books, and the Class of 2k8 authors who have commented, and their blog for mentioning my challenge!
For anyone who decides to join me:
I don’t have any really strict rules because this is mostly a way for me to find new books, but if you want to join in, that’d be awesome. And by posting this here for all to see, I’m more likely to finish it myself!
Set your own number, at least 8 books, as 28 is too much for some people. Read them all by the end of 2008. You can post a list now if you like, or you can wait and see what great books you come across. They count for other challenges, too.
Post reviews, on your blog if you’re a blogger or on a site like Amazon if you’re not.
I want to see what books you find, so come back here and leave me a comment linking to your review! I’ll also be linking to the participants and any relevant posts they make on the 2k8 Participants page.
Maybe we can even come up with some prizes for people who finish the challenge, but I’m not sure yet. If anyone wants to donate prizes or anything, let me know. Also, if anyone wants to participate and you’re good at this sort of thing, making a logo would be much awesome. You’d have my eternal gratitude!