13 May 2013

2013 "New Adult" Reading Challenge!


At the beginning of the year I signed up for the "New Adult" Reading Challenge. Since I haven't done a post at all about it, I figured it would be perfect to set up and post while I'm away on vacation.

So, what is this challenge all about you ask? Well, it's co-hosted by my friend Tara from Tater's Tall Tails and a few other bloggers/Author(s) - Danya at A Tapestry of Words, Victoria at Confessions of a Twenty Something Fiction Writer and Barbara at Basia's Bookshelf. The object of this challenge is to read books that fit into the "New Adult" category.


Here's all the rules & fun stuff right from Tara herself! Thanks for letting me borrow this Tara!

Challenge Objective: Read more books about "New Adult" novels! Books with protagonists in their late teens or early twenties (18-30 or even some mature YA books), post-graduation, fending for themselves in the adult world they have been pushed into.
Runs From: Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013.
Books that count: 

  • The book must feature a protagonist who is past the average age for graduation from high school (18 in most places) and all the way up to age 30. 
  • If they're sitting on the fence at precisely age 18, then you can make the judgment call on whether it is more YA or New Adult. (If the majority of it is set in high school, I'd classify it as YA.) 
  • The protag should be 30 or younger, just to give a maximum limit as well (otherwise we're getting into Not-So-New Adult literature!)
  • They don’t have to be contemporaries! Fantasy, dystopian and paranormal fans rejoice, your books count too. As long as the characters fall into the comparative age group on whatever planet or in whatever world, it works
  • You don’t have to have a blog to participate, but you must post your reviews somewhere accessible online (like Goodreads)

Crossover Challenge? YES

Levels 

Just Graduated: Read a minimum of 5 New Adult books
Moving Out: Read a minimum of 10 New Adult books
Living On Your Own: Read a minimum of 20 New Adult books
Fully Independent: Read a minimum of 30 New Adult books



So, I'm going for - Fully Independent: Read a minimum of 30 New Adult books

Check out my Goodreads Shelf: New Adult & New Adult Challenge Read - 2013

And here's the titles for the Challenge that I've read so far:

1. Tidal By: Emily Snow
Add to: Goodreads Purchase on: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

2. If You Stay (Beautifully Broken #1) By: Courtney Cole
Add to: Goodreads Purchase on: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

3. Deeper We Fall (Fall and Rise #1) By: Chelsea M. Cameron
Add to: Goodreads Purchase on: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

4. Focus (The Crescent Chronicles #2) By: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Add to: Goodreads Purchase on: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

5. Strength (Mark of Nexus #1) By: Carrie Butler
Add to: Goodreads Purchase on: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

6. A Song for Julia (Thompson Sisters) By: Charles Sheehan-Miles
Add to: Goodreads Purchase on: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

7. Picture Perfect By: Alessandra Thomas
Add to: Goodreads Purchase on: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

8. REAL (Real, Raw & Ripped #1) By: Katy Evans
Add to: Goodreads Purchase on: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

9. Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2) By: Jamie McGuire
Add to: Goodreads Purchase on: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

10. Drowning in You (Finding Forever in Us #1) By: Rebecca Berto
Add to: Goodreads Purchase on: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

11. Falling Into You (Falling #1) By: Jasinda Wilder
Add to: Goodreads Purchase on: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

12. The Only Exception By: Magan Vernon
Add to: Goodreads Purchase on: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

13. Broken at Love (Whitman University #1) By: Lyla Payne
Add to: Goodreads Purchase on: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

14. The Space Between (Space) By: Victoria H. Smith
Add to: Goodreads Purchase on: Amazon

15. The Space Between (The Book of Phoenix #1) By: Kristie Cook
Add to: Goodreads Purchase on: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

16. Suddenly Royal By: Nichole Chase
Add to: Goodreads Purchase on: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

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Extras to help:

Goodreads Very Own NA Genera Page, New Adult/Post HS Books, New Adult Literature, New Adult Contemporary, New Adult of 2012 (includes some good paranormal and fantasy), New Adult Dark & Gritty, Speculative New Adult Fiction, New Adult Fantasy Series’, College Romance And the best resource of them all, NA Alley.

Keep up to date and connect with other NA LIt lovers in our Reading Challenge Group (it's currently set up for 2012 but we are working on changing that soon!) Goodreads New Adult Reading Challenge Group.

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