2012 Sophomore Reading Challenge
Jaime of Two Chicks On Books told me that there was another reading challenge this year that I might be interested in called the Sophomore Reading Challenge hosted by Chick Loves Lit. Of course I was all over it. I mean, with all the 2011 Debut books I fell in love with, how could I not want to read each author’s sophomore effort?
I checked out the list on Goodreads and aside from a few that I just hadn’t added to my TBR yet, there was only one book I hadn’t heard of. In fact, there are actually quite a few not on the list that I plan on reading, so I’m sure by year-end, I’ll be way ahead of the ten books I’m picking here.
It was fairly easy to pick ten knowing that I’ll be reading way more than ten this year. These were just the first ten books that came to mind. (And I don’t believe the date has been yet set for the sequel to Shatter Me, so that’s not on the list YET.)
If I do read any of these before 2012, I have plenty to supplement the list with, such as:
My Supplemental Sophomore Picks
1. Arise by Tara Hudson
2. Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh
3. A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton
4. Perception by Kim Harrington
5. The Wood Queen by Karen Mahoney
6. Mirage by Kristi Cook
7. Crown of Embers by Rae Carson
8. Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
9. Thumped by Megan McCafferty
10. In Honor by Jessi Kirby
11. Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
[Note: Yes, there are 11 there. I couldn't just stop at 10!]
So, these are just my initial picks and a few books that will supplement my list if I read any early. I plan on reading Divergent, so I’m sure Insurgent will be on this list, as will Timepiece by Myra McEntire once I read Hourglass.
So, I’m sure by year-end I’ll have read at least thirty sophomore efforts. After all, I can’t possibly not read the follow-up books from some of my favorite new authors, now can I?
If you’d like to participate in the challenge, head over to Chick Loves Lit by clicking the button above, which will take you directly to the sign-up post.