So I’m introducing
So basically, these are my personal goals. Totally based on things I’ve thought about but never really had time, book reading wise. But now it's summer so yay for reading time! I've created them into mini-challenges, so if you are feeling particularly a wave of internal competitiveness...
-Pick however many mini-challenges you want to do, then ready, set, READ!
No need to post about it or sign up, though go ahead if you’d like to spread the word— go right ahead :) This is more like a personal challenge for me that I'm sharing and encouraging you guys to participate in, so it's very informal.
-A book can be used towards a maximum of 2 mini-challenges. Example: You can used Pride and Prejudce for challenges 3 & 4, but NOT 3, 4 and 7.
-You don't need a blog or anything to enter. If you are participating and do have a blog, feel free to drop a link in the comments and I'll stop by.
-runs from June 16 to August 31
-winners get a congratulatory virtual handshake, hug, pat on the back, and a prize of internet-ual value equating to the monetary sum of zero.
The Mini Challenges
My suggestions for you are in blue, and my choices for me are in red. This list will be updated through the summer.
1. Read 4 Books you have never heard of before. You should probably just go to the library (Yes! The library!) for this one, I know I am. Books I’ve never known about before, inspired by my post, “do you miss it?”.
2. Start and finish a series or trilogy. Any genre. Maybe it’s one that you’ve always wanted to try but never have, maybe it’s one you just didn’t have time to tackle, and the 'finish' part is important.
My suggestions: Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray
Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
3. Read that book. Yes, you know, that book. The one that you’ve been meaning to get around for forever and that is just staring at you forlornly on your shelf. The one you’ve been setting aside for ages because something just a tad sparklier has come your way and you’re like “yes, I’ll read that next” but never do.
My choices: Rotters by Daniel Krauss. The Candidates by Inara Scott.
4. Read ONE classic. Yeah. Just one! ONLY one! *fist bump* for low standards. I am terrible at getting around to this, I started Jane Eyre ages ago but never got past page 30. I’ll try to finish it this summer.
My choice: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
5. Read 2 books for one of those other challenges that you signed up for and realized you actually haven’t gotten very far into completing it.
6. Read the book you’ve been avoiding because of hype. Anna and the French Kiss—I know you’ve been putting it off… but trust ME, it’s as good as they say it is.
My suggestions: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
7. Read a book published before year 2000. Yes. YA is not just a thing invented after the explosion of Twilight.
My choice: The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
8. Read 3 stand-alone books by the same author. These books can NOT be part of a series!
My suggestions: John Green, Sarah Dessen, Melina Marchetta, Courtney Summers. Oh look! My holy trinity-plus-one of YA authors! Wow, what a coinkydink!
My choice: D-d-d-david Levithan, BOOYA.
9. Read a summer-related book. Self-explantory. You can be the judge of this, but try to make sure the book takes place during the summer.
My suggestions: Along for the Ride, That Summer, This Lullaby, The Truth About Forever (haha bsically all of them) by Sarah Dessen xD
10. Buy a book for yourself as a prize for something (for surviving Monday? Yep, that counts!) and read it!
**And that's it! I think we can all do challenge #10, right?. I personally will be going for all 10, so maybe you should too ;)
*cheers* for a kick-off to an Awesome Awktopus Summer of YA Lit!!
*just wanted to point out how unlucky I am with receiving contest winnings... again :p I'll probably end up buying this one.