2013 YA Contemporary Challenge!

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 second year, I will be hosting the 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, 2013 and December 30, 2013 but you must read them in 2013! (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 2013. Members of the group can also add books if they are missing.

Goodreads group

If you have a contemporary YA book coming out in 2013 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. If you are interested, email me at katieb206 at gmail dot com.

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, 2013.

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  1. Thank you for being SO awesome Katie, and doing this again even though you’re so busy!! I’d love to help in any way possible and will try concocting some more buttons for the challenge. πŸ˜‰

    Here’s to a new year filled with fabulous contemps!

  2. I agree; it’s so awesome of you to host this! Contemporary has to be my favorite genre (although all the others are close seconds), so I have a lot on my TBR. This will be fun:)

  3. Awesome! I have already signed up. (Forgot to do so last night when I created the page. Or more like, I created it too close to midnight πŸ˜‰ ) I hope to be able to read quite a few books off my shelves that way.
    Thanks, Katie!

  4. Oh my gosh Katie I am so excited to participate in this! I’d been looking for a contemporary challenge and seeing yours just made my day πŸ™‚ I wasn’t too big a fan of contemporaries till a few months ago when I read Sarah Dessen and became hooked. Now I have the chance to explore the genre more while doing a fun challenge. So thank you!

  5. I read so much contemporary, I think I need to participate! I’ve also already read a couple 2013ers so I could easy do level 1. I’ll check back in this weekend!

  6. Thank you so much for hosting this challenge! I’m starting at Level 1 but I hope to end up at Level 3 by year end. I really need to read more contemporary novels and I think the only way I will do it is as part of this challenge.

  7. This sounds like so much fun. I just joined πŸ™‚ I used to be mostly only a YA fantasy/sci-fi/paranormal girl, but last year YA contemporary really grew on me. Now I’m hocked.