Tuesday, January 13, 2009

2009 YA Challenge

The challenge is to read 12 YA novels in 2009.  I'm pretty sure I won't have any trouble with this one.  Here's some books that qualify on my TBR:
  • Uglies
  • Poison Study
  • Hattie Big Sky
  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox
  • The Loser's Guide to Life and Love
  • My Most Excellent Year:  A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park
  • Suite Scarlett
  • How I Live Now


Emilia said...

Tricia-I recommend the audio recording of "how I live now". Kim Mai Guest reads it and is Amazing. (Kim Mai Guest does a lot of voice over work and was given the compliment of being "the first girl to make a female character's death not sound orgasmic".)

Chantele Sedgwick said...

I'm doing this one as well! I love YA novels!;)

Irish said...

I'm doing this challenge as well. Like you I think it will be easy since I really enjoy YA lit.

I read Uglies a few months ago and look forward to seeing what you think about it.

Renee said...

Loved the Uglies series.

Can I recommend adding Cory Doctorow's Little Brother to the list? Stayed up all night (on a work night) reading it.

Tricia said...

Irish: Have you read the rest of the series too?

Renee: Leave me recommendations any time. PLEASE!

Ladytink_534 said...

I really liked Uglies and I plan to finish the rest of the series eventually. I've had Magic Study on my shelf for a couple of years now but haven't gotten around to reading it yet :(

Anonymous said...

Wanted to stop in and welcome you to this challenge. If you haven't already, feel free to join us at the Yahoo Groups where others are participating in this challenge as well as others.

Also, the links to post your reviews are up in the right sidebar at J. Kaye’s Book Blog.

Anonymous said...

I'm in the middle of this one, too :) I actually have to invest in more YA, though -- I only have two more titles in my TBR pile that would qualify! I'm usually reading contemporary fiction. I don't think I'll have a hard time buying more books, though. :) Good luck!

Irish said...

I've read the 3 books that make up the core trilogy. I loved them all. But my faves were 1 and 2. I still have yet to read the 4th book Extras - a stand along book in the same universe which is set a few years after Specials ends and takes place in a different city. I hope to get to it this year though.

For the core books I ended up reading them all in just a few days. I took the advice of a friend to get all 3 at once and I didn't regret it...I was so glad to be able to read them all straight through.