Ok so I found another 2012 challenge I will be signing up for. The Alex Awards Challenge. This one is hosted by Lorren of The Story Girl.
The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing.
This will be a good way for me to mix the adult and YA genres and keep my reading lists fresh. I am definitely an eccletic reader and need to mix things up from time to time.
What are the rules? It's pretty simple -- read Alex Awards winners! She will also count nominees. You can find lists here.
There are four levels - 1-3 books, 4-6 books, 7-9 books, or 10+ books.
You are not required to post reviews, but on January 1, 2012 Lorren will put up a linky for participants to post their reviews.
I'm going to go ahead and challenge myself to read 7-9 books.
I've listed below some of the titles I plan on reading (starting in Jan) for the challenge.
The Reapers Are the Angels by Alden Bell
The Radleys by Matt Haig
32 Candles by Ernessa T. Carter
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow
My Abandonment by Peter Rock
Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
Color of the Sea by John Hamamura
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro