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June 22, 2011

Awesome Awktopus Summer of YA Lit Challenge

The Awesome Awktopus Summer of YA List Challenge is hosted by Audrey @ holes In My brain. I need an extra push to read, and I thought this challenge would be the perfect way. It's basically a challenge to complete personal goals :)
-Pick however many mini-challenges you want to do, then ready, set, READ! No need to post about it or sign up, though go ahead if you’d like to spread the word— go right ahead :) This is more like a personal challenge for me that I'm sharing and encouraging you guys to participate in, so it's very informal.
-A book can be used towards a maximum of 2 mini-challenges. Example: You can used Pride and Prejudice for challenges 3 & 4, but NOT 3, 4 and 7.
-You don't need a blog or anything to enter. If you are participating and do have a blog, feel free to drop a link in the comments and I'll stop by.
-Runs from June 16 to August 31
-Winners get a congratulatory virtual handshake, hug, pat on the back, and a prize of internet-ual value equating to the monetary sum of zero.
That's it! I'm not sure I'm going to be able to participate after my graduation (july, 21th) but I'll try! Anyway, the mini challenges I picked are:

- Start and finish a series or trilogy. Any genre. Maybe it’s one that you’ve always wanted to try but never have, maybe it’s one you just didn’t have time to tackle, and the 'finish' part is important.

How about The Hunger Games? I haven't read it and everybody keeps telling me it's good.

The Hunger GamesCatching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3)

- Read 2 books for one of those other challenges that you signed up for and realized you actually haven’t gotten very far into completing it.

I'll pick two book from my Cozy Mysteries ChallengeIf Walls Could Talk (Haunted Home Repair Mystery) by Juliet Blackwell and The Missing Ink (A Tattoo Shop Mystery) by Karen E. Olson.

If Walls Could Talk: A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery (Haunted Home Repair Mystery)The Missing Ink: A Tattoo Shop Mystery

- Read 3 stand-alone books by the same author. These books can NOT be part of a series!

I have 3 books from L.M. Preston on my TBR pile. I think it's time to read them: THE PACKExplorer X - AlphaBandits.

THE PACK (Fantasy)Explorer X - AlphaBandits

- Buy a book for yourself as a prize for something (for surviving Monday? Yep, that counts!) and read it!

This one is my favorite :) I'll buy one as a graduation's prize!

Easy right? In case you want to participate, there are more mini challenges here.


  1. What a fun challenge. I haven't read the Hunger Games trilogy yet either but my girls have discovered them and are reading a book a day - should finish the trilogy today. They must be good!

  2. Yes! The Hunger Games. I only read it a few weeks ago and I'm so glad I did. Awesome :) Donna

  3. I like chanllenges :-)
    I have to read the Hunger Games trilogy!!everyone is freaking out with them!!Maybe I will do the challenge as well :)

  4. Thank you for participating in this little shin-dig :p I can't believe you haven't read The Hunger Games!! *casually shoves the book under your nose for the rest of the summer* GoOD LUCK! =D