There aren't many challenges I've turned my head to lately, but this one has definitely caught my eye. Hosted by Montana @ The Book Belles and Jillian @ Jillian's Books, I present the 2016 Contemporary Challenge.
I read 9 contemporary books out of 85 in 2015 and that is definitely not okay. The only way to get myself jumpstarted into reading more contemporary is to challenge myself. This is exactly the kind of incentive I've been looking for! Just because I don't find myself particularly reading contemporary on a daily basis, doesn't mean it shouldn't be apart of my balanced bookish diet. I plan on making more than half the books I read this year contemporary books. So if you have any suggestions, just leave me some in the comments below.
RULES AND CHALLENGE DETAILS
- You can read any YA contemporary novel, and it doesn't necessarily have to be published in 2016. (The 2016 YA Scavenger Hunts will be exclusive to authors of YA contemporaries published in 2016.) But for the challenge, you're welcome to read any contemporaries you'd like.
- Everyone who either has a Goodreads account or some platform to review on (e.g. blog, YouTube, etc.) is eligible to participate!
- For a book to count in the challenge, you must read and review it between January 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016.
- Both the challenge and the monthly giveaways are international.
- You'll get one entry for each review posted to the linky in the monthly prize pack drawings. If you link up one review, you'll get one entry; two reviews equate to two entries, and so on.
- The review linky and giveaway will be posted on the 15th of each month in both here and on The Book Belles.
- Poppy: 1-5 books
- Carnation: 6-10 books
- Peony: 11-15 books
- Lily: 16-20 books
- Tulip: 21-25 books
- Rose: 26+ books
MINI-CHALLENGESThis year, Montana and I created 12 mini-challenges for the scavenger hunt. There will be bonus entries in the giveaways for anyone who completes one or more of these challenges. Here they are:
- Read a contemporary from an author you've never heard of
- Read one that features mental illness
- Read a contemporary book with only one (1) word as its title
- Read one with watercolors on its cover
- Read one that you borrowed from the library
- Read a contemporary novel with more than 400 pages
- Read a contemporary book with a cover that features your favorite color
- Read a contemporary by a 2016 debut author
- Read a contemporary that's been on your TBR for 1+ year
- Read a contemporary that starts with the same letter of your first name
- Read a contemporary that's a standalone
- Read a contemporary recommended to you by someone else (friend, family member, blogger, etc.)
WHY YOU SHOULD PARTICIPATE
Contemporary YA has some incredible books and authors! If not just for that, there will also be awesome challenges and giveaways throughout the year.
Furthermore, the YA Contemporary Scavenger Hunt will be back at the end of January, and Contemporary Challenge participants may just have an extra entry in that giveaway, too! 2016 is going to be such a great year if you join in and read with us all some lovely contemporary novels.
Books I plan to read
- All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (fulfills a contemporary that starts with the same letter of your first name)
- Dumpin by Julie Murphy (fulfulls the contemporary with a one word title)
- Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
- I Was Here by Gayle Forman (fulfills the contemporary that has been on my TBR for a year +)
- The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (fulfills the contemporary that's a standalone challenge)
- Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer (fulfills the contemporary from an author I've never heard of)
- Just One Day by Gayle Forman
- Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson (fulfills a book that was recommended to me by a friend)
- Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn
- Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover (Breaking the rules with NA heheh) (fulfills a book that has a cover that features my favorite color *blue*)
- None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio