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Thursday, January 1, 2009

YA Book Challenge

So as the beginning of a new year, I've decided to join in on one of these reading challenges. To start off slow, I've chosen something that I know I can accomplish!

Guidelines for 2009 Young Adult Book Challenge

1. Anyone can join. You don't need a blog to participate.

2. Read 12 Young Adult novels. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.

3. Challenge begins January through December, 2009.

4. You can join anytime between now and December 31, 2009.

This challenge is being hosted by J. Kaye's Book Blog!

My List:
  1. Mistletoe by by Hailey Abbott, Melissa de la Cruz, Aimee Friedman, Nina Malkin
  2. Heartsinger by Karlijn Stoffels
  3. Purge by Sarah Littman
  4. Tallulah Falls by Christine Fletcher
  5. Meridian by Amber Kizer
  6. You Are So Undead To Me by Stacey Jay
  7. Need by Carrie Jones
  8. Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz
  9. North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley
  10. Taken By Storm by Angela Morrison
  11. Hot Mess by Julie Kraut, Shallon Lester
  12. The ABC's of Kissing Boys by Tina Ferraro
  13. Sea Change by Aimee Friedman
  14. A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker
  15. Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
  16. The School for Dangerous Girls by Eliot Schrefer
  17. What Would Emma Do? by Eileen Cook
  18. Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith
  19. Bones of Faerie by by Janni Lee Simmer
  20. Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee
  21. Raven by Allison van Diepen
  22. Zombie Queen of Newbury High by Amanda Ashby
  23. Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
  24. Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott
  25. Anatomy of Wings by Karen Foxlee
  26. Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog
  27. Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell
  28. Shelter Me by Alex McAulay
  29. Dead Girl Walking by Linda Joy Singleton
  30. Everything Is Fine. by Ann Dee Ellis
  31. Chasing Boys by Karen Tayleur
  32. Wake by Lisa McMann
  33. Fade by Lisa McMann
  34. Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
  35. Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
  36. The One by Ed Decter
  37. Crash Into Me by Albert Borris
  38. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
  39. Evermore by Alyson Noël
  40. Breathing by Cheryl Renee Herbsman
  41. Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender
  42. Play Me by Laura Ruby
  43. I Know It's Over by C.K. Kelly Martin
  44. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  45. To Be Mona by Kelly Easton
  46. Kissing Booth by Lexie Hill
  47. The Guardian by Joyce Sweeney
  48. Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund
  49. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  50. Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty by Jody Gehrman
  51. Triple Shot Bettys in Love by Jody Gehrman
  52. Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
  53. A Map of the Known World by Lisa Ann Sandell
  54. You've Got Blackmail by Rachel Wright
  55. Faery Rebel by R.J. Anderson
  56. Five Minutes More by Darlene Ryan
  57. Say the Word by Jeannine Garsee
  58. Shrinking Violet by Danielle Joseph
  59. Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
  60. Undone by Brooke Taylor
  61. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
  62. Cold Hands, Warm Heart by Jill Wolfson
  63. The Diamonds by Ted Michael
  64. Band Geek Love by Josie Bloss
  65. Band Geeked Out by Josie Bloss
  66. Mercelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
  67. A Street Car Named Desire by Tennesse Williams
  68. Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  69. The Beef Princess of Practical County by Michelle Houts
  70. Brutal by Michael Harmon
  71. Riding the Universe by Gaby Trina
  72. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
  73. Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman
  74. Sleepaway Girls by Jen Calonita
  75. Girlfriend Material by Melissa Kantor
  76. Destroy All Cars by Blake Nelson
  77. Airhead by Meg Cabot
  78. Fire by Kristin Cashore
  79. The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
  80. Being Nikki by Meg Cabot
  81. Soulstice by Simon Holt
  82. The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
  83. One Lonely Degree by C.K. Kelly Martin
  84. Cathy's Book by Jordan Weisman, Sean Stewart, Cathy Brigg
  85. Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
  86. The Demon's Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
  87. What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
  88. My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters by Sydney Salter
  89. Cathy's Key by Jordan Weisman, Sean Stewart, Cathy Brigg
  90. Cathy's Ring by Jordan Weisman, Sean Stewart, Cathy Brigg
  91. Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott
  92. Beautiful World by Anastasia Hollings
  93. Slept Away by Julie Kraut
  94. Wings by Aprilynne Pike
  95. Castration Celebration by Jake Wizner
  96. It's Not You, It's Me Kerry Cohen Hoffmann
  97. Tempo Change by Barbara Hall
  98. Unraveling by Michelle Baldini and Lynn Biederman
  99. Swoon by Nina Malkin
  100. Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle
  101. Secrets of Truth and Beauty by Megan Frazer
  102. Sprout by Dale Peck
  103. Perfect Fifths by Megan McCafferty
  104. Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz
  105. The Lost Summer by Kathryn Williams
  106. Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
  107. Fat Cat by Robin Brande
  108. Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley
  109. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  110. The Book of Luke by Jenny O'Connell
  111. Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
  112. Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
  113. Are U 4 Real? by Sara Kadefors
  114. Waiting For You by Susane Colasanti
  115. Psych Major Syndrome by Alicia Thompson
  116. As You Wish by Jackson Pearce
  117. Second Skin by Jessica Wollman
  118. Unclaimed Hearts by Kim Wilkins
  119. And Then Everything Unraveled by Jennifer Sturman
  120. Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives Vol. 2 by Ellen Schreiber
  121. Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert
  122. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  123. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
  124. Daddy's Little Angel: Bedeviled by Shani Petroff
  125. Little Black Lies by Tish Cohen
  126. The Sweet Life of Stella Madison by Lara M. Zeises
  127. Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles
  128. Touch by Francine Prose
  129. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  130. Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
  131. Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys by Kate Brian
  132. Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
  133. Wicked Lovely: Desert Tales--Sanctuary by Melissa Marr
  134. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  135. Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr
  136. Bite Me! by Melissa Francis
  137. Ash by Malinda Lo
  138. Exclusively Chloe by J.A. Yang
  139. The Amaranth Enchantment by by Julie Berry
  140. The Musician's Daughter by Susanne Dunlap
  141. Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
  142. Gert Garibaldi's Rants and Raves: One Butt Cheek at a Time by Amber Kizer
  143. I Can't Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs by Teens Famous & Obscure edited by Larry Smith
  144. Give Up The Ghost by Megan Crewe
  145. The The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove by Lauren Kate
  146. Scones and Sensibility by Lindsay Eland
  147. The Comeback by Marlene Perez
  148. Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman
  149. Ghost In The Machine by Patrick Carman
  150. Behind Every Illusion (The GreenEarth Series, #1) by Christina Harner
  151. Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis
  152. Food, Girls, & Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff
  153. The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy
  154. Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd edited by Holly Black
  155. Candor by Pam Bachorz
  156. After by Amy Ewaf
  157. The Hollow by Jessica Verday
  158. Snap by Carol Snow
  159. Viola in the Reel Life by Ardiana Trigiani
  160. Sisters of Misery by Megan Kelley Hall
  161. The Lost Sister by Megan Kelley Hall
  162. Ruined: A Ghost Story by Paula Morris
  163. TwiLite: A Parody by Stephen Jenner
  164. Feels Like Home by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo
  165. How To Take The Ex Out Of Ex-Boyfriend by Janette Rallison
  166. Girl v. Boy by Yvonne Collins & Sandy Rideout
  167. You Are Here by Jennifer E. Smith
  168. Two-way Street by Lauren by Barnholdt
  169. Top Ten Uses For An Unworn Dress by Tina Ferraro
  170. How To Hook A Hottie by Tina Ferraro
  171. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
  172. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkelse
  173. Once A Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
  174. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
  175. Club Dead by Charlaine Harris
  176. Cashing In by Susan Colebank
  177. Darklight by Lesley Livingston
EDIT: I'll probably end up surpassing the required amount...and I did...


  1. Yay! I'm doing this one too!

  2. Wanted to stop in and welcome you to this challenge. If you haven't already, feel free to join us at the Yahoo Groups where others are participating in this challenge as well as others.