For the 2nd year in a row I’m joining Katie’s Book Blog’s YA Contemporary Challenge, which is being co-hosted with The Book Belles this year.
While I wasn’t very good about linking up or shelving my contemporary reads and reviews on Goodreads… or reviewing most of the contemporary YA books I read, I did meet my goal of reading 5 books. That’s something, right?
Of course they weren’t the five books I’d planned on reading in 2013. Oops.
This year I’m increasing the number to 20 books, though in all likelihood I’ll be reading more. Sadly two of the books on this year’s list in the Goodreads Group – AFTERPARTY by Ann Redisch Stampler and PANIC by Lauren Oliver were ones I read last year so I can’t count them.
But it’s not like there aren’t a ton of awesome books I do plan on reading this year.
The books I plan to read (in no particular order) for this year’s challenge are…
HEARTBEAT by Elizabeth Scott – READ
ANYTHING TO HAVE YOU by Paige Harbison
SOMETHING REAL by Heather Demetrios – READ & REVIEWED
AND WE STAY by Jenny Hubbard
TAKE ME ON (Pushing the Limits #4) by Katie McGarry – READ & REVIEWED
ON THE FENCE by Kasie West – READ
MAGNOLIA by Kristi Cook
#scandal by Sarah Ockler – READ
WICKED GAMES by Sean Olin
17 FIRST KISSES by Rachael Allen – READ & REVIEWED
HOW TO MEET BOYS by Catherine Clark
THE SOUND OF LETTING GO by Stasia Ward Kehoe
GREAT by Sara Benincasa
THROUGH TO YOU by Lauren Barnholdt – READ
LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD by Ava Dellaira
THE MOMENT BEFORE by Suzy Vitello
WHERE YOU’LL FIND ME by Erin Fletcher
THE IMPOSSIBLE KNIFE OF MEMORY by Laurie Halse Anderson
FAKING NORMAL by Courtney C. Stevens
THE SECRET DIAMOND SISTERS (The Secret Diamond Sisters #1) by Michelle Madow – READ
And a few others that I am desperately hoping to read are…
THE HALF LIFE OF MOLLY PIERCE by Katrina Leno
THIS SIDE OF SALVATION by Jeri Smith-Ready
BEING SLOANE JACOBS by Lauren Morrill
DON’T LOOK BACK by Jennifer L. Armentrout
TEASE by Amdana Maciel – READ and REVIEWED
DON’T CALL ME BABY by Gwendolyn Heasley – READ & REVIEWED
NOW AND FOREVER by Susane Colasanti
BLIND by Rachel DeWoskin – READ & REVIEWED
ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER by Stephanie Perkins – READ & REVIEWED
FALLING INTO PLACE by Amy Zhang – READ & REVIEWED
ADRENALINE CRUSH by Laurie Boyle Crompton – READ & REVIEWED
THE PERFECTIONISTS by Sara Shepard – READ & REVIEWED
BREAKING THE RULES by Katie McGarry – READ & REVIEWED
As I read each of the above books I’ll write READ next to them. If I manage to write a review, then I’ll leave a link to my review next to that. Otherwise, my thoughts about the books I’ve read will be on each title on my 2014 YA Comtemps Shelf on Goodreads.
If you’d like to participate in this challenge, be sure to head over to Katie’s Book Blog to find out the deets and to link up. Just click below.
I am so excited to be a part of the challenge this year I just had to have my very own graphic designed. Thanks once again to Parajunkee Design for creating it just for me!
And thank you so much Katie for hosting this awesome event again this year!