January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012
This is a challenge to get people reading moreContemporary/Realistic Fiction.
There are two possible ways to participate:
The first is simple- Read Contemporary YA. Every single Contemporary counts. Challenge yourself to read moreContemporary YA than normal. If you never read it, add a few next year. If you are new to it, try for one a month. Or two a month. Or even more!
The second is the same basic idea (read more) but it adds variety to what you pick. Instead of reading any Contemporary, this gets you to mix-it up. There are so many sub-genres within Contemporary that I want to encourage people to try more of them. This is a good place for those who already read a lot of Contemporary.
If you want to participate in option 2, you can make it as strict or asflexible as you'd like. If you only read YA Romantic Comedies, reading one book about grief or even a romantic drama can qualify you for the second group. Reading to me is very personal, and Contemporary more so, IMO, than any other genre, so I'm letting that carry over into how you set your goals for this challenge.
There will be monthly updates and mini-challenges and giveaways going up around the first of each month. Each month will be something different and (hopefully) fun. Participation in mini-challenges is optional. Some of the monthly challenges and 'games' will be the same between challenge group 1 & 2 and other months they will be different.
Books must be read between January 1, 2012 and December 31st 2012.
Any Contemporary YA book will count toward this challengeregardless of publication date.
There will be a weekly link up for reviews. Reviews are not mandatory, but are strongly encouraged (spread the word!!) and extra entries into all relevant giveaways will be given for each review.
Reviews can be posted to a blog, goodreads or, for those who don't use either, guest review options will be available as well.
Extra entries for giveaways during any future Contemporary Event will also be awarded to participants of the challenge.
You do not need to be a blogger to participate. Internationalparticipants are completely welcome and although every giveaway will not be available to you, I will make sure that there are some open to you too.
For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.