Friday, December 23, 2011

The TwentyEleven Challenge Wrap-Up

I completed the TwentyEleven Challenge. Yay! And it was fun. I hope Bart's Bookshelf will host it again in 2012. Here are the 20 books I read for the required 11 categories:

1. To YA or not YA…Okay, this one works like this… Tend to read more Young Adult than Adult Fiction books, then read one or two adult fiction titles, vice-versa if you don’t tend to read much Young Adult. decided to read more YA.
2. …With a Twist: This one focuses on sub-genres, read a lot of chick-lit, then try a paranormal romance! Fantasy? Why not give some Steampunk a go, like a bit of Space-Opera in your Sci-Fi then pick up a military Sci-fi book. Like your Contemporary Literature, give a Young Adult Contemporary a chance. Well hopefully you get the idea! I decided to read a Steampunk book and a Contemporary Adult since I tend to read more contemporary middle grade.
3. Hot off the Presses: Read a book published (in your country) in 2011? Then it counts for this category. I'm Canadian and these books were published in 2011.
4. It Wasn’t Me! (aka Bad Bloggers*) Books in this category should be ones you’ve picked up purely on the recommendation of another blogger. (Any reviews you post should also link to the post that convinced you give the book ago).* Bad Bloggers: Is hosted by Chris of Stuff as Dreams are Made on.
5. Show it Who is Boss! Tackle that overflowing T.B.R. pile! Books for this category must be already residents of your bookshelves as of 1/12/10.
6. Bablefish: Read books that are translated from a language that is not your own.
7. Will-Power? What Will-Power? (aka: The Henry Ward Beecher Memorial.)You know that quote I have in my blog-header… “Where is human nature so weak as in a bookstore?” Recognize yourself in it? Then this is the one for you! Bought a book NEW during 2011? Then it counts for this category. Second-hand books do not count for this one, but, for those on book-buying bans, books bought for you as gifts or won in a giveaway also count.
8. Mind the Gap: Need just one more book to compete that duology/trilogy/series then read it for this one! (Obviously as this is for that final book you need to complete it, then you can’t read two books from the same series! And it clearly can’t be your first or penultimate read!) Because not everyone reads a series in order, this is for the last book you need to read, not necessarily the last book in the series…
9. Back in the Day: Re-read an old favourite or two for this category. It was fun re-reading this old favorite!
10. Way Back When: Read books that were published before you were born for this one, whether that be the day before or 100 years prior! I am not going to state the year I was born, but these books were published way before that date!
11. Slim-Pickings: Got a novella you want to read? Then this one is the one for you! Any books between 90-150 pages count. This was a hard category.

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