Friday, October 12, 2007

YA Challenge 2008


SWEET AND SIMPLE:

~ Choose 12 Young Adult novels
(you may switch novels at any time)

~ Link your YAC list from your blog onto Mister Linky
(and subsequent monthly reviews)

~ Read them during 2008
(you may read them at your own pace)


NEED IDEAS?

Thanks to Becky's Book Reviews, here are some sites to browse:

Semicolon has pointed out that it's Teen Read Week (Oct. 14 - 20). I thought all you YA readers might be interested in the site:


You can click
here to see my
List of Possibilities.


YAC 2008 PARTICIPANTS:

132 comments:

  1. I might be interested in joining too! Will have to have a think about my books!!!

    Some YA I loved when I was younger was

    Looking for Alibrandi- Melina Marchetta

    Alison- Margaret Watts

    Dear Venny Dear Saffron- Libby Hathorn

    They are all Australian books. So if anyone is looking for books to add to their lists, they are all good!!!

    Happy reading!!!

    (Can books we are reading in another challange be crossed over into this one too??)

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  2. Lulu ~ Thanks for the suggestions! :) And, yes, books can be crossed over.

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  3. Hi Joy,

    I've always read a LOT of YA, as they're great for quick comfort reads. If you want some recommendations I'd be happy to oblige, but don't want to overwhelm you by too long a list un-requested ;-)

    Maria (maria.elmvang at gmail dot com)

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  4. Oh, come on! Do you really have to keep coming up with all these great challenges?!! No point in even trying to resist this one...I'll be back later with my list.

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  5. Maria ~ I seem to have too many now! :) All I did was look up YA books on Barnes & Noble and was flooded with new titles. Some of them I had seen before and forgot about and others were brand new to me. What fun! It'd be great if you would take a quick look at my list of possibilities and share your thoughts. Thanks again, Maria. :)

    Debi ~ *snicker* I'm gearing this coming year to books I really want to read ... not "broadening my horizons" as I did this year. YA books have been one genre that keeps popping up. I'll stop by your blog when you have a list ready. :)

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  6. hey, thanks for letting me know about this challenge. somehow i'd missed it! :)

    i would definitely like to join in. i'm still working on sorting out my 2008 challenges, but i'll be back with a list sometime soon.

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  7. Alisonwonderland ~ Oh good! See you soon. :)

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  8. Hi Joy! This will be my first reading challenge. I love YA books so I bet this is going to be a fun challenge! Do I have to list out my books now?

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  9. Josette ~ Hooray! Glad you're jumping in! No, you don't have to have your list now, but when you do, you or I can link that post to Mister Linky, so others can see it too.

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  10. Hoping joining will get my TBR pile down

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  11. I have always wondered what adults see in chilren's literature. Guess I will find out.

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  12. Suefitz ~ I hope it has given you some incentive. :)

    Grilsgood ~ I understand your thought process. :) Have you read The Book Thief (Zusak)? That's a great example of a YA book that's excellent.

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  13. I can't understand the snobbery some adults express when they see me reading a YA novel. They imply that they understand that I'm only reading it because I'm a secondary teacher....

    No. I'm reading it because it's a good story. A good story resonates, no matter which age it's pitched at. So I'm in. Yippee!

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  14. Frogdancer ~ Glad you're joining us. I look forward to seeing your list!

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  15. I love YA Literature and really believe it is some of the best reading material being written today.

    This should be a great challenge.

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  16. Pam ~ Hooray! Glad to have you. I've enjoyed the YA books I have read thus far and look forward to reading the ones on my list. Now I have another list to peruse. :)

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  17. I love having an excuse to read even more Young Adult Books - I've posted a list and really look forward to taking part and reading everyone else's comments and recommendations. Now I just have to be patient until January!

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  18. GeraniumCat ~ I'm happy to give you an excuse to read more YA. :) I'll be by to check out your list.

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  19. I don't normally take on challenges as I have to read so much for work I can't guarantee completing them but given that my work involves Children's Literature there's no excuse for missing this one. I look forward to seeing what everyone choose to read.

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  20. Ann ~ No worries! It's just for fun. :) I love seeing what everybody chooses, too. And what they think of them afterwards. I'm keeping my eyes open for your list!

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  21. I'm in! This one sounds great Joy and it will clear lots of space off of my TBR Bookshelf!

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  22. Chris ~ Hooray! :)

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  23. Of course I'll join! I'll make the list now, but it won't take too long, most of the books I have on my TBR pile are young adult so easy peasy!

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  24. Valentina ~ Yippee skippee! Glad to have you with us. :)

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  25. I'm in. I just have to think of the 12 books.

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  26. I've added my link. Thanks for hosting this challenge. Young adult literature helps cleanse the palate after some of those more grown-up novels.

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  27. N.Vasillis ~ Oh good! I sent you an e-mail regarding the In Their Shoes blog.

    Framed ~ I'm really just discovering and appreciating their value. :) I've opened a HUGE door!

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  28. This will be my first challenge. I just started my blog. Very excited and can't wait to start. =)

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  29. Chefgirly ~ Oh good! I'm glad you jumped right in. I'll come by to see your new blog!

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  30. Hi Joy :) This is a great idea for a challenge - count me in! Thank you for hosting it!

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  31. i've posted my list - with six alternates! there are just so many interesting YA books out there. my TBR list is growing - and it's all your fault. :)

    thanks again for hosting this terrific challenge!

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  32. Woo, super idea, count me in! I will have NO problem finding books for this one. The problem will be limiting it to 12! :)

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  33. Alison ~ Woo Hoo! I'm coming over to see. :)

    I haven't read too many YA books, so this has opened up a whole new world. I can't wait to start reading them!

    Tiny ~ I've discovered the limitation problem as well! :)

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  34. NYMETH! ~ I'm sorry! How did I miss your comment??? I'm so glad you are joining us. Can't wait to see your list.

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  35. thanks for the welcome, joy! lookng forward to this challenge ... i have quit a number of YA books piled up already!

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  36. It's ok - you can relax now - I am here - LOL!!!!

    List will come later but i am in :)

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  37. Sally ~ Phew! I'm so glad! :) I'll be by soon to see what you've chosen.

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  38. Come on back and visit Joy - I have 8 up on my list - will save 4 spots for anything that catches my eye next year :)

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  39. Hi Joy,
    I'm playing too. It was Framed's comment about cleansing the palate that made me realize I would be reading these anyway. It's at the point with these challenges where keeping track is harder than the reading of the books.

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  40. Sally ~ I've been back!

    Raidergirl3 ~ Yippee! I know what you mean about keeping track. I have coded my lists and cross-challenged almost all my choices. It's the only way I could participate in them without over booking myself. (That pun was not intended, but I like it.)

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  41. I just posted my list (also posted on my blog at http://laurabaas.com/books-buzz/blog-book-challenge/). I'm excited to begin.

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  42. Laura ~ I'll be by for a visit very soon. I'm excited, too! :)

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  43. ok, now you're just making me read more. i can't help it. it is like gravity is sucking me in.

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  44. Melanie ~ That's a good thing right!?! :)

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  45. I am quite interested in doing this challenge. I will post my list on my blog soon, as soon as I sort out a few more YA books to read.

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  46. Trinah ~ I commented on your blog. Would you like me to link your name with your post on Mister Linky?

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  47. Yes, please link my name with the post on Mister Linky. I'm new the the Mr Linky thing so I'm not exactly sure what to do yet.

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  48. I'm keen to give a reading challenge a go. I've never done this before. I've been a member of groups on yahoo for a long time. Quite new to blogging and the intricacies involved here. I was making my list and feel that some may be more kids books than strict YA. Any rules about that?

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  49. Louise ~ I'm so glad this challenge has caught your eye! :) It's been fun discovering all the YA readers.

    In answer to your question, I'm going to leave that decision up to you; however, Young Adult (YA) books are usually geared towards the teen years. You might find it helpful to look up your choices on Amazon; it often indicates whether a book is YA or not.

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  50. I found too many books I want to read and have sitting at home. It's going to be hard to narrow it down. I'm looking forward to this challenge!

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  51. Juli ~ Welcome! I'm so glad you are joining us.

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  52. Hurrah! I read a great deal of teen fiction. Yay for all of the new folks dipping their toes in the YA water.

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  53. Little Willow ~ I know!!! Isn't it great! AND...I'm one of the newbies of teen fiction. I'm very excited for the challenge to begin. Are you joining us?

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  54. Sarcastic Red Head ~ Hi and Welcome! I couldn't leave a comment on your site, so I wanted to make sure you knew that I know you are here! :)

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  55. MichelleD ~ Welcome to the YA Challenge! I'm unable to post on your site, but I saw your list. Looks like a good one!

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  56. I am joining! I love YA lit, plus as a high school teacher it makes sense for me to keep up with YA novels!

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  57. Lisalit ~ Welcome! I look forward to seeing your list. :)

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  58. This is a such a great challenge...I love YA books!

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  59. Amanda ~ I'm so glad; the more the merrier! :)

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  60. This sounds like so much fun... !!! It will help me keep up with my students!

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  61. Just posted my list!

    http://lisalit.blogspot.com/2007/12/young-adult-challenge.html

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  62. Jill ~ Glad you're joining us!

    Lisalit ~ I'll be by soon to check it out. :)

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  63. I revised my list... new list posted here: http://pilliebeebooks.blogspot.com/2007/12/young-adult-book-challenge-revised.html

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  64. I am looking forward to actually participating (and finishing) this challenge. I just posted my list, but, after attending a YA literature workshop next month, I am sure there will be changes.

    http://lovethejourney.blogspot.com/2007/12/young-adult-challenge-2008.html

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  65. Jill ~ I took a peek ... looks great! :)

    Care020 ~ Ewww, the workshop sounds like fun! You are welcome to make changes as you see fit. :)

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  66. hye! well i am interested in this very much and i have many idea of what to read and i will look at the websites in case need any more ideas. :]

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  67. Alylovezu2 ~ Sounds like a plan. Welcome! :)

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  68. Cool! I'll have to come up with a list!

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  69. Tammy ~ I look forward to seeing it! :)

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  70. Okay - just posted my list. Subject to change, of course :) Now I just have to get to the library and get them!

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  71. Ooops! Can you remove #63? Thanks! What a great challenge!

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  72. Tammy ~ I'm going to come by and see. :)

    Angi ~ All fixed! Glad you like the challenge. I'm going to start another book soon and I'm really looking forward to it.

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  73. Hi! I just joined. I'm 3/4 of the way through my first read, The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray. I'm excited to get my list together!

    Tammy M. in TN

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  74. Thanks for the websites to check out for ideas. I have my list started but I am hoping to fill it in with more books as I get ideas.

    http://boldblueadventure.blogspot.com/2008/01/yet-more-resolutions.html

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  75. Taminator ~ I'm looking forward to seeing your list! :)

    Bold Blue Adventure ~ You're welcome and I'm glad you decided to join us in this adventure. :)

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  76. I need to withdraw from this challenge. I think I misundersood what the age group was. Sorry

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  77. Hi Joy,

    Am I too late to join in this challenge I haven't really rwad that much YAF just Harry Potter and Philip Pullman but I have too new books and after doing a little research there are lots I'd like to read.
    Thanks
    Alix

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  78. Girlsgood ~ Oh, I'm sorry you changed your mind, but it's no problem. I hope you find what you are looking for.

    Alix ~ NO! You're not too late. We'd love to have you join us. Sign up! :)

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  79. Great thanks Joy!

    I have posted my list but managed to link to the wrong post the first time so please can you remove my first link no 67 - thank you!

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  80. do you think it would be alright to swap one book with another even if the challenge has started already?

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  81. Valentina ~ Absolutely...go for it! :)

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  82. Hi! I'm really excited to take part in your contest. Thanks for hosting! I posted my list... I'm the #68 Megan, not #17 :P

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  83. I just joined - I think this will be a great challenge.

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  84. This is a brilliant idea. Can't wait to post on it on the Maelstrom! 12 book list ready in a whirlwind.

    *Aella Siofra*

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  85. My list shall be up... soon... xD

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  86. Megan #68 ~ :) I'm excited that you have joined us! Welcome!

    Kris ~ I hope all your book choices are great!

    TMT ~ Brilliant!?! I like that! :) Glad you are joining us, Aella.

    Nicole B. ~ Hooray! It's fun to see everybody's choices.

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  87. Hi, sign me up! I'm still getting my list together.

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  88. Diana ~ Woo Hoo! I look forward to seeing your list. :)

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  89. Sounds like fun. I'm in.

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  90. Bookwormwhit ~ Glad to see you. For me, thus far, the YA books have been a lot of fun. :)

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  91. Pussreboots ~ Great! :) I put your link on the YA Challenge January Reads Mister Linky. For later reference, you can find the link to it on the first post of this blog.

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  92. I decided to join the challenge! I look forward to reading and sharing all of these books with you.

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  93. Tasha ~ Hooray! :)

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  94. Hi Joy,

    I've already signed up for this challenge! I'm on number 8 in the list. Anyway, this is my list of books.

    Thank you! =D

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  95. Count me in! I'm already reading YA fiction, so this is just the encouragement I need to actually post reviews about the books.

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  96. Hayden ~ Yay! Welcome! :)

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  97. Robin Marie ~ I relinked your sign up name to go to your list. :)

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  98. I made a mistake on the first link I left (72). It takes you to a different challenge. My second link (80)takes you to my book lists and reviews. thanks

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  99. Diana ~ All fixed! :)

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  100. I've signed myself up for this. I am joining late but went ahead and picked 12 books that I have not read yet this year. Young Adult has been one of my favorite genres ever since I was a young adult!

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  101. Jeanette ~ GREAT! You can count any other YA books you read since January 1 as long as you have a link to their review.

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  102. Pussreboots ~ If you go to the first post (STICKY POST) of this blog, you'll see the YA button. Click the button and it'll take you to where you can link your current review. :)

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  103. I am only three months late to this challenge! This seems to be a theme with me.

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  104. Bottle of Shine ~ No problem! Glad you signed up. :)

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  105. This sounds like so much fun. I am super excited to get reading.

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  106. Julie ~ We are super excited that you joined us! :)

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  107. So, am I WAY to late to join? Can I give it a try??? :)

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  108. Corinne ~ Nope...it's not too late! Sign up and join in the fun! :)

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  109. this is too fun! corinne (above) is actually my sister. :) thanks for letting us join in!

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  110. Erin ~ No problem. We're glad to have you (both)! :)

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  111. Joy - HA!! I totally thought I had signed up. In my mind, I was completely legit : ) Thanks for the reminder!

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  112. WHat are some good books that you would suggest for this challenge?

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  113. Kyle ~ Here's what I suggest you do - click on YA/"C" in the categories of this post and all my posts AND all the Mister Linkies for this challenge will come up. You can read my thoughts (or just scroll to see the ones that are rated highly) and click on the links of others to get suggestions. That should give you many to choose from. :)

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  114. I don;t read a lot of YA books, but I'd like to read more, so I'm going to sign up for this challange and do just that.

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  115. KH7133 ~ When you get a post up regarding this challenge, please come back and link it. We will be happy to have you join us! :)

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  116. I started awhile ago but am just now posting to link my new blog.

    I did however up the challenge to 50 for myself. Thanks for the great motivation!

    Heather (The Revolving Bookshelf)

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  117. I'm am totally late for signing up for this challenge - I'm new to the blogging world, but I've been an avid reader all my life.

    Sign me up for the challenge!

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  118. Heather ~ Have fun reading all 50! of those YA books. :) I am glad that you are enjoying them.

    Bobbi ~ You're in. :) Happy Reading!

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  119. Ooh please sign me up to join the challenge :)

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  120. Carol ~ Glad you found us and signed up! Welcome! Don't forget to come back and link your monthly reviews on Mister Linky. You can locate the YA Challenge Mister Linky for the current month on the first page of this blog. Happy Reading! :)

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  121. I have just completed the Young Adult Challenge. Here is my link:
    http://bobbisbooknook.blogspot.com/2008/09/young-adult-challenge-2008.html

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  122. Bobbi ~ Congratulations!!!

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  123. Ok I'm joining this challenge very late but I'm looking forward to it :) I'll probably end up stumbling over a million other books and read those as well. Haha.

    My current list of 12 books I plan to read is here:
    http://jayelle86.livejournal.com/2191.html

    If anyone has any suggestions for me, feel free to come and comment. Would love to meet some fellow readers. They're hard to come across now days.

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  124. Hi Joy - I read many YA novels as a a young adult and many more when I taught Year 12 students for the Australian New South Wales Higher School Certificate exam.

    Looking forward to post my list soon at http://RightReads.com

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  125. Jayelle86 ~ Welcome! You may be able to find many YA recommendations that strike your fancy by clicking on the Category YA at the bottom of this post. All the YA posts will come up including all the links to the challenge participants' monthly reads.

    Kittycat ~ Happy to have you join us! I've read more as an adult than as a YA. :)

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  126. Joy - I'm back with my list of "Young Adult lit at Right Reads".

    It's got a mix of American, Australian, Chinese, Malaysian and Singaporean titles.

    Have only reviewed 4/12 which means I've got 8 more to go until Dec 31, 2008! I've got to run :)

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  127. KittyCat ~ Oh great! I relinked your sign up name to that post. I was unable to leave you a comment there, so I'll say it here . . . I officially welcome you to the YA Challenge! Happy Reading! :)

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  128. Already getting started! Thanks!

    book-therapy.blogspot.com

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  129. A ~ Glad to have you!

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