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2014 YA Contemporary Challenge

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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.

2014…

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…

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

Also read…

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

The Plan…

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.

Anyway…

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!