Friday, January 1, 2010

TwentyTen Reading Challenge

I think this will be one of the most challenging reading challenge in 2010 but it sounds so interesting that simply couldn't pass it up. TwentyTen is hosted by Bart's Bookshelf. Here are the rules:

The aim is to read a total 20 books, over ten categories, in 2010.


Read 2 books from each category, making a requirement of 20 books total.

The categories are intended to be loose guidelines only, if you decide it fits, then it fits. (Apart from those marked **)

Categories marked with ** have tighter rules, and these must be followed.

Each book can only qualify for one category.

Crossovers with other challenges are allowed.

Books read from 01/01/2010 to 31/12/2010 are eligible.

I. Young Adult

Any book classified as young adult or featuring a teenage protagonist counts for this category.

1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

II. T.B.R. **

Intended to help reduce the old T.B.R. pile. Books for this category must be already residents of your bookshelves as of 1/11/10.

1. The Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama (on my shelf since Sept. 2007)
2. The Ghostwalk by Rebecca Stott (on my shelf since sometime in 2008)

III. Shiny & New

Bought a book NEW during 2010 from a bookstore, online, or a supermarket? 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!


IV. Bad Blogger’s ***

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.

V. Charity

Support your local charity shops with this category, by picking up books from one of their shops. Again, for those on book-buying bans, books bought for you as gifts also count, as long as they were bought from a charity shop.


VI. New in 2010

This category is for those books newly published in 2010 (whether it be the first time it is has been released, or you had to wait for it to be published in your country, it counts for this one!)

1. The Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
2. The Swimming Pool by Holly LeCraw

VII. Older Than You

Read two books that were published before you were born, whether that be the day before or 100 years prior!

1. Emma by Jane Austen (first published in 1816)

VIII. Win! Win!

Have a couple of books you need to read for another challenge? Then this is the category to use, as long that is, you don’t break the rules of the other challenge by doing so!


IX. Who Are You Again?

This one isn’t just for authors you’ve never read before, this is for those authors you have never even heard of before!


Up to You! (I am going for Romance, completely out of my comfort zone).

The requirements for this category are up to you! Want to challenge yourself to read some graphic novels? A genre outside your comfort zone? Something completely wild and wacky? Then this is the category to you. The only requirement is that you state it in your sign-up post.