2012 YA Contemporary Challenge!

Posted November 27, 2011 by Kaitlynn in YA Contemp Challenge / 25 Comments

Contemporary YA has always been my favorite genre. Sarah Dessen is really the author that got me into reading. My blog would not exist without her books so I figure this is the perfect way to honor those books! So with the help of Angela from Reading Angel, I introduce to you the 2012 YA Contemporary Challenge!

Level 1: 5+ books
Level 2: 10+ books
Level 3: 15+ books

You can read any contemporary YA novel that is published between January 1, 2012 and December 30, 2012 but you must read them in 2012! (All formats accepted: paperback, ARC, e-book)

Books included:
We have created a spreadsheet (organized by release date) for contemporary YA books published in 2012. If there is a book that is not on the spreadsheet that you know fits the guidelines, let us know and we will add it.  There is also a Goodreads list.  You can use either one.  Currently the spreadsheet has more books on it.


Goodreads list

If you have a contemporary YA book coming out in 2012 we would love it if you would participate. We would love it if you would be interested in donating swag/books or being featured here on Katie’s Book Blog or Reading Angel. If you are interested, fill out the form here! (You can also email me!)

Anyone who has a blog or a Goodreads where they can post reviews is eligible to participate.

Why you should participate:
Contemporary YA is an awesome genre. Isn’t that enough of a reason?
If not, there will also be giveaways throughout the year as well as one grand prize giveaway at the end of the year. Does that motivate you? =)

How to sign up:
Create a list on your blog or Goodreads with your list of books. You can create a list of books that you want to read or start a blank list and add the books as you read them. Once you have created your list come back here and add it to the linky below! Make sure that you post it on the same blog/Goodreads that you are going to post your reviews on throughout the year.

Sign-ups end May 1, 2012

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25 responses to “2012 YA Contemporary Challenge!

  1. Yay! I was just saying last month how I need to read more contemp bc I’m getting tired of paranormal & stuff so this would be great! Signing up now! Thanks Katie!

  2. I love reading YA contemporary so this wouldn’t really be a challenge for me but I’m glad you’re hosting it since I think everyone should love and read YA contemporary books, =).

    Happy reading and good luck to everyone participating!

    • As long as you can still get books that are released in 2012 so they fit the requirements, sure. International bloggers are more than welcome to join!

  3. I’m loving this challenge! But I did have a question about a book that’s not on the list. I’m not exactly sure what your guidelines for “contemporary” are, but wouldn’t DARK EYES by William Richter fit the bill? It comes out March 15th.

  4. This is a brilliant idea! I’m adding your button to my blog.( henrycircle.blogspot.com ) I friggin’ love your blog! I’m writing so I can’t start the challenge until I finish the project I’m working on, but I absolutely love the idea! Kudos to you!


  5. I just found your blog through Twitter today. Obviously it’s too late for this year’s Challenge but will you be doing it again for 2013?

  6. Hi! Just found your blog today and this is a lovely challenge! I would love to participate in this, so will you be doing this challenge again for 2013?

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