2014 YA Contemporary Challenge!

Posted January 5, 2014 by Kaitlynn in 2014, YA Contemp Challenge / 12 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 for the third year, I will be hosting the YA Contemporary Challenge and this year I have a new co-host, Montana from The Book Belles.  I wouldn’t be doing this without her help!  

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

Rules:
You can read any contemporary YA novel that is published between January 1, 2014 and December 30, 2014 but you must read them in 2014! (All formats accepted: paperback, ARC, e-book)

Books included:
I have created a Goodreads group for the challenge.  Included in the group is a shelf where I have added and will continue to add contemporary YA books being published in 2014. Members of the group can also add books if they are missing. 

Goodreads group

Authors:
If you have a contemporary YA book coming out in 2014 I would love it if you would participate. I would love it if you would be interested in donating swag/books or being featured here on Katie’s Book Blog or over on The Book Belles. If you are interested, email me at katieb206 at gmail dot com or Montana at bookbelles at gmail dot com.

Participants:
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, 2014.

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12 responses to “2014 YA Contemporary Challenge!

  1. Christina Kit.

    LOVE how this genre is getting so much love! It wasn’t always the case, even with Sarah Dessen’s awesomeness topping the bestseller list 🙂

    • Kaitlynn

      Sure! The linky is already closed but feel free to enter the giveaways each month when they go up and just link to your reviews then!

    • Kaitlynn

      The goal of this challenge is to bring some attention to new contemporary releases, a lot of which are debuts so people sometimes miss out on those. I’m sorry that you would like it to include previous years releases but for now that’s not how it works. I’ll take your idea into consideration when I plan for next years challenge.

  2. I just found this challenge today, and I’m bummed that I missed the linky sign up. However, I think that I will still do this challenge since I am a huge fan of YA contemps and would love to read some of the new releases this year!

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