Sunday, February 10, 2013

And So It Begins Reading Challenge

Hey all! So, yes, I've created another YA reading challenge. There are ones out there for debuts and my End of the Series Reading Challenge, Thuy from Nite Lite Book Reviews, Crystal and I had the idea that there should be a challenge for the start of any YA series. And so, we decided to create our own challenge. It doesn't matter to me if no one signs up because I'm mostly doing this for myself. Sadly there are no prize packs, as we can't afford them, so this is just for fun.

  • What are the rules of this challenge?
    • Your goal is to read seven (7) books that are the first books in the series that come out any year that you have read in 2013. To participate, you need a blog or a Goodreads account. Your reviews need to be written in English. One of us will write up a post at the end of every three months where everyone participating can link up their reviews for these books and we can all check them out! And yes, books from other challenges count, just as long as they are the first in a series.
  • What books are on the ASIB list?
    • The first book published in a YA series. I have made a Goodreads group for this challenge, which has a list of books that will count for the challenge. This list may not be accurate as the publishers may not actually picked up the second book and therefore it would not be part of series. If there is an error, I will delete the book and that book will not count for the challenge anymore. I know this is slightly haphazard but hopefully it won't be too much of a problem.
  • Why should you join this challenge?
    • Because challenges are awesome! I love starting new series, but sometimes it's daunting when you realize how many books in the series are already out. One of the reasons I wanted to do this challenge is that I know some people hold off on starting a series because they need the push to make the commitment to start something new.
  • How long does the challenge run?
    • Any books read from January 1st, 2013 - December 31st, 2013 count for this challenge. This means that if you read the first book in a series before January 1st or after December 31st, then it doesn't count. This also means ARCs that you may have already read this year.
  • What should you do if you're an author coming out with the final novel in your series?
    • I would love to feature your book on the challenge list! Just make sure it fits within the rules of this challenge. Please e-mail me [mainardi(dot)nicole(at)gmail(dot)com] or comment on the group page and let me know if you want your book put on the list.
  • How do you join?
    • Join below! Put in the URL to your blog or Goodreads page. I'd also love it if you made a list of what books you're going to be reading for this challenge in a post or your own list on Goodreads (you can simply send me a link to the tag labeled End of the Series Reading Challenge or the like), but it's not required.
Here are the books I plan on reading for this challenge. A lot of them I've already read. There are many more on the Goodreads list.

Mind Games (Mind Games #1) by Kiersten White
Pivot Point (Pivot Point #1) by Kasie West
Immortal City (Immortal City #1) by Scott Speer
Bloodlines (Bloodlines #1) by Richelle Mead
MILA 2.0 (MILA 2.0 #1) by Debra Driza
Half-Blood (Covenant #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Don't worry, I'll be adding more. I'm still working on the bookshelf in the Goodreads group, but here's the link to the group:

Here's the button to put on your blog should you be so inclined!
Are you guys ready? Here's where you sign up!


    1. Do books published before 2013 count?

      1. Actually, I just saw it. Sorry, I looked in the wrong section lol :P

      2. Yes of course, you just have to have read them in 2013.


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