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    As a board we are going to participate in the TwentyEleven Reading Challenge from Bart's Bookshelf http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url...ven-challenge/

    Thanks Laura T for bringing this one to our attention!

    Here are the details!

    So, the challenge becomes TwentyEleven and therefore the requirement will be a total of 20 books from 11 categories, this means there will be a slight changes to the rules though.
    Rather than read 2 books in every category, you will need to read a minimum of 1 and a max of 2 in each. (Essentially meaning you can choose two categories where you only need to read one book.)
    I’ve also decided to mix the categories up a little bit this time around, keeping some of the popular ones and throwing a few new ones in there to keep it fresh.
    As always though, the categories are intended to be loose guidelines only, if you decide it fits, then it fits!
    The only other things I think you need to know are:
    • Each book can only qualify for one category.
    • Crossovers with other challenges are allowed.
    • Books read from 01/01/2011 to 31/12/2011 are eligible.
    And the categories for TwentyEleven are:
    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.
    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!
    3. Hot off the Presses.
      Read a book published (in your country) in 2011? Then it counts for this category.
    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 count for this category (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?” Recognise 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.
    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!
    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.

    Go ahead and claim your space here to participate in this fun challenge! You may also use your space for any other challenges you might be working on in 2011, or just to keep a list of the titles you read!

    As always, please create a new thread to discuss/comment on the challenges/reading selections of participants, and do not place those comments on this stickied thread!

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    Kelly's TwentyEleven Challenge Space
    1. To YA or not YA…I need 2 non YA books -Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian & Lavender Morning by Jude Deveraux
    2. …With a Twist.
    3. Hot off the Presses. Sing You Home - Jodi Picout (released March 1, 2011) These Things Hidden - Heather Gudenkauf (Jan 18, 2011)
    4. It Wasn’t Me! (aka Bad Bloggers*) Wither - Lauren DeStefano http://www.missliterati.com/2011/02/book-preview-wither.html , The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane - Katherine Howe http://fyreflybooks.wordpress.com/2009/05/20/katherine-howe-the-physick-book-of-deliverance-dane/
    5. Show it Who is Boss!
    6. Bablefish.
    7. Will-Power? What Will-Power? The Midwife's Confession - Diane Chamberlain, The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian
    8. Mind the Gap. The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong (Darkest Powers #3), Splendor (Luxe #4)
    9. Back in the Day.
    10. Way Back When.
    11. Slim-Pickings - Dream Dark (Caster Chronicles 2.5) - Garcia/Stohl
    Other Challenges I'm participating in:
    What's in a Name 4
    *updated link* http://whatsinaname4.blogspot.com/

    A book with a number in the title:
    A book with jewelry or a gem in the title:
    A book with a size in the title:
    A book with travel or movement in the title: Fly Away Home - Jennifer Weiner
    A book with evil in the title: Time of the Wiches by Anna Myers
    A book with a life stage in the title: Bad Girls Dont Die by Kate Alender


    Books Read in 2011:
    Beautiful Creatures - Garcia/Stohl
    The Awakening (Darkest Powers #2) - Kelley Armstrong
    Secrets of Eden - Chris Bohjalian
    Beautiful Darkness - Garcia/Stohl
    Time of the Witches - Anna Myers
    The Luxe - Anna Godbersen
    Rumors (Luxe #2) - Anna Godbersen
    Lavender Morning - Jude Deveraux
    The Reckoning (Darkest Powers #3) - Kelley Armstrong
    Envy (Luxe #3) - Anna Godbersen
    Bad Girls Don't Die - Kate Alender
    Sing You Home - Jodi Picoult
    Splendor (Luxe #4) - Anna Godbersen
    These Things Hidden - Heather Gudenkauf
    My Name is Mary Sutter - Robin Oliveira
    Reckless - Cornelia Funke
    Wither (Chemical Garden#1)- Lauren DeStefano
    The Midwife's Confession - Diane Chamberlain
    The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes - Diane Chamberlain
    The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane - Katherine Howe
    Fly Away Home - Jennifer Weiner
    Cypress Point - Diane Chamberlain
    A Discovery of Witches - Harkness
    Dream Dark (Caster Chronicles 2.5) - Garcia/Stohl
    The Night Strangers - Chris Bohjalian
    Last edited by Finzmom4; 11-01-2011 at 09:35 PM. Reason: adding to my list

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    To YA or not YA…

    Torn
    Awakened, House of Night series

    …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.
    Magic Bites
    Magic Burns

    Hot off the Presses
    . published in 2011
    Iron Crowned (release date 3/1/11)
    This Side of the Grave
    - Night Huntress series (release date 2/22/11)

    It Wasn’t Me!
    Books should be ones you’ve picked up purely on the rec of another blogger
    Morning Star
    Plain Jane

    Show it Who is Boss!
    Books must be on your TBR pile as of 1/12/10.
    The Other Mr. Darcy
    Her Only Hope

    Bablefish
    .Read books that are translated from a language that is not your own.
    *The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    *The Hangman's Daughter


    Will-Power? What Will-Power?
    Bought NEW during 2011
    *tons to fit this

    Mind the Gap.
    Need just one more book to compete that series then read it for this one!
    Summer Sunsets (October Breezes sequel)
    Shadowfever (final in Fever series)

    Back in the Day. Re-read an old favourite or two for this category.
    Darkfever, Bloodfever, Faefever, and Dreamfever
    One Foot in the Grave, Halfway to the Grave, At Grave's End, Destined for an Early Grave

    Way Back When.
    Read books that were published before you were born
    *Cotillion (1953)

    Slim-Pickings
    Any novella between 90-150 pages count.
    Letters to Elise: A Peter Townsend Novella
    To Love a Witch


    *Planned books


    Kelly, I'm stealing your other challenge!!

    What's in a Name 4
    http://abookloverforever.blogspot.co...challenge.html

    A book with a number in the title: Matchmakers 2.0, One Hit Wonder
    A book with jewelry or a gem in the title: Iron Crowned
    A book with a size in the title: *My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon
    A book with travel or movement in the title: Switched
    A book with evil in the title: Devil's Eye
    A book with a life stage in the title: Leaving The Nest
    Last edited by LauraT; 08-07-2011 at 12:07 AM.

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    Stephanie's TwentyEleven Challenge Space

    1. To YA or not YA…
    Blood Promise
    Spirit Bound
    2. …With a Twist.
    Horns (horror)
    The Thank You Economy (Business)
    3. Hot off the Presses.
    A Discovery of Witches
    City of Fallen Angels
    4. It Wasn’t Me! (aka Bad Bloggers*)
    The Tales of Beedle the Bard - http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url...ven-challenge/
    5. Show it Who is Boss!
    A Complicated Kindness
    Witching Hour
    6. Bablefish.
    7. Will-Power? What Will-Power?
    Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale
    [To Read - - Awakenings]
    8. Mind the Gap.
    Last Sacrifice
    Mini Shopaholic
    9. Back in the Day.
    10. Way Back When.
    The Wizard of Oz
    11. Slim-Pickings

    Other Challenge

    What's in a Name 4
    I am also going to steal this one Kelly! I like it too.

    A book with a number in the title: Three Cups of Tea
    A book with jewelry or a gem in the title:
    A book with a size in the title: Life is Short, Wear Your Party Pants
    A book with travel or movement in the title: Escape (You definitely have to move to escape!)
    A book with evil in the title:
    A book with a life stage in the title:- Shopaholic and Baby

    Books Read in 2011:
    1. The Gift of an Ordinary Day: A Mother's Memoir by Katrina Kenison
    2. Some Girls: My Life in a Harem by Jillian Lauren
    3. Shopaholic and Baby by Sophie Kinsella
    4. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson
    5. A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
    6. Escape by Carolyn Jessop
    7. Triumph: Life After the Cult--A Survivor's Lessons by Carolyn Jessop
    8. Spindle's End by Robin McKinley
    9. Blood Promise by Richelle Mead
    10. The Witching Hour by Anne Rice
    11. Life Is Short, Wear Your Party Pants by Loretta LaRoche
    12. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
    13. The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
    14. Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
    15. Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
    16. A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay
    17. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling
    18. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
    19. Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead
    20. When You Are Engulfed in Flames
    21. Columbine
    22. Mini Shopaholic
    23. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
    24. Lasher
    25. Chalked Up: Inside Elite Gymnastics' Merciless Coaching, Overzealous Parents, Eating Disorders, and Elusive Olympic Dreams
    26. The Red Queen
    27. The Summoning
    28. The Awakening
    29. Beastly
    30. The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red
    31. The Peach Keeper
    32. Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs
    33. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary
    34. Room
    35. Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later
    36. The Reckoning
    37. Under the Banner of Heaven
    38. The Moral Lives of Animals
    39. When Men Become Gods: Mormon Polygamist Warren Jeffs, His Cult of Fear, and the Women Who Fought Back
    40. Red Riding Hood
    41. Taltos
    42. A Discovery of Witches
    43. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
    44. The Girl Who Played with Fire
    45. Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale
    46. City of Fallen Angels
    47. Sh*t My Dad Says
    48. Wondrous Strange
    49. The Mermaid Chair
    50. The Thank You Economy
    51. Horns
    52. Darklight
    53. The Lake of Dead Languages
    54. At Home: A Short History of Private Life
    55. The Ridge
    56. Don't Breathe a Word
    57. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
    58. Demon Seed
    59. Beauty Queens
    60. The Birth House
    61. Never Knowing
    62. The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
    63. Me Talk Pretty One Day
    64. Wishful Drinking
    65. Forever
    66. The Breadwinner
    67. Parvana's Journey
    68. Mud City
    69. The Luxe
    70. Book of Shadows
    71. Divergent
    72. The Coven
    73. The Glass Castle
    74. A Million Little Pieces
    75. The Silent Boy
    76. Blood Witch
    77. Dark Magick
    78. The Gargoyle
    79. Darkfever
    80. Awakening
    81. Wicked Bugs
    82. Secret Daughter
    83. Spellbound
    84. Rumors
    85. Envy
    86. Come Back: A Mother and Daughter's Journey Through Hell and Back
    87. The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear
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