Given my awful/terrible/horrendous/sad/pathetic streak at reading challenges, I thought, "why not sign up for more?!" You can see it's this type of superb logic was how I got into university.
The New Adult Challenge is hosted by the lovely Danya from A Tapestry of Words!!
Having graduated from high school and going through my first year of university (and the somewhat extreme highs, lows, and stressful times), New Adult (with characters my age) has been a genre I've been looking into for quite a while and I'm always wishing there were more books in this 'genre'. I feel the reason I have been drawn to YA these years is because I relate to the story and the characters, so I'd love to read more about characters that are in situations like mine or are my age. This is such a rambly paragraph, let's just move on to the
RULES (taken from Danya's blog)
- The book must feature a protagonist who is past the average age for graduation from high school (18 in most places). If they're sitting on the fence at precisely age 18, then you can make the judgment call on whether it is more YA or New Adult. (If the majority of it is set in high school, I'd classify it as YA.) The protag should be younger than 30, just to give a maximum limit as well (otherwise we're getting into Not-So-New Adult literature!)
- This does *not* mean the book must be of the contemporary genre. If it's a fantasy or dystopian or something and there *is* no concept of "graduation" in that world, then just go by our world's standards in deciding if it counts.
Just Graduated: read a minimum of 3 New Adult books
Moving Out: read a minimum of 6 New Adult books
Living On Your Own: read a minimum of 9 New Adult books
Fully Independent: read every single New Adult book you can get your hands on
You don't have to have a blog to participate, but you must post your reviews somewhere accessible online (eg. Goodreads).
For ideas of books to read, check out this Goodreads list (begun by Chachic of Chachic's Book Nook): New Adult Literature. And you might find this list helpful too.
The challenge will run from Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2012. Sign up HERE to participate in the quest to discover more New Adult books (and encourage authors and publishers to produce more!)
A HUGE thank you again to Danya who's hosting this challenge!
I will be attempting the level "Moving Out"-- reading 6 New Adult books... good luck to me?
AND YOU SHOULD TOTALLY JOIN BECAUSE YEAH IT IS AWESOME AND STUFF.