YA Book Club – Quarterly Challenge #6 (June 2012 – August 2012)

Posted June 16, 2012 by Bonnie in Reading Challenges / 2 Comments

I’m really pushing myself lately because I’ve gotten a bit lazy with reading and blogging and now that it’s summertime (even though I do still work full-time) I have a lot less stuff going on. So! I’m pushing myself to do yet another Reading Challenge. 🙂

This reading challenge is a part of the YA Book Club on Goodreads. If you’re interesting in joining and taking part in the Reading Challenge too check out all the details here


Rules

  • Duration: June 1, 2012 – August 31, 2012. (Please feel free to take extra 10 days to compensate for the delay in posting this challenge.
  • We are a YA Book Club, so all books should be young adult.
  • You have 3 months to read 10 YA books that satisfy following requirements:

1) Read a book which was nominated for or won the Cybils award. This award given each year by bloggers for the year’s best children’s and young adult titles. Information about the award is here.

I’m actually in the middle of Graceling right now and know that if I don’t continue on with the series I’ll forget about it. Really enjoying Graceling, hope I enjoy Fire!

2) Read a book that is a new release published in June, July or August of 2012. Goodreads offers lists of the most popular new releases by month, they might help you to make your choices – June, July and August.

I’ve been hearing such glorious amazing spectacular things about this book and it FINALLY got published so there’s hope I’ll be able to get my hands on it soon!
3) Read a book with a cover that has a boy/young man featured on it, his face, silhouette, body.
I read the rest of this series and loved it but haven’t wanted to read the final one because there’s no date to look forward to the next one! But I suppose it’s time that I finish up the available books so I can suffer right along with everyone else. 🙂

4) Read a book whose title starts with one of the letters of the word SUMMER.

Miss Wendy Darling recommended this to me a while back and it really does look like a great book.  
5) It’s time to go through books that have been on our TBRs for a LONG time again. Read one of the 10 YA books that have been on your to-read list the longest.
Considering that this has been on my TBR shelf since I joined Goodreads March 16, 2011… well, I think it’s about time I get around to finally reading this. 🙂

6) Read a book with a character who likes to do what are considered nerdy things – reading, knitting, sewing, playing Dungeons & Dragons, etc.

Wasn’t too sure if this qualified but I’m going with it. People keep telling me what an amazing book this is and I own it so… what’s stopping me?

7) Read a book that belongs to high or urban fantasy genre.

This one looks like a fabulous YA and I’m simply taking too long to get around to it on my own so sticking it in this Reading Challenge should fix that. 🙂

8) Read a book set in a war zone or in a politically unstable place, with fighting or unrest involved. 

I’m always ready for a good dystopian. Also helping matters was Seanan McGuire’s insistence on its awesome-ness. 

9) Read a book with a character who plays sports. 

Ruby Oliver plays lacrosse, so this one qualifies for this category. (I couldn’t find ANY sports books I wanted to read!) So many people have had nothing but amazing things about this but I’ve gone back and forth on it so much worrying about whether it’ll be too immature… well I figure it’s at least worth a shot.

10) Read a book that has been turned or was optioned to be turned into a movie or a TV show. 

So, I read the little prequel novella story and then this one unfortunately got shuffled around so much I promptly forgot about it. And THEN I find out that there’s going to be a movie. Considering I’m big on reading before watching I figure I need to get on it!

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2 responses to “YA Book Club – Quarterly Challenge #6 (June 2012 – August 2012)

  1. miss_bonnie13

    I can't wait to get my hands on Shadow and Bone. I wish I would have been able to snag it on Netgalley but at least it sounds like it'll be worth the wait!

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