Tuesday, December 01, 2009

TwentyTen Reading Challenge and Dewey's Mini-Challenge

I wasn't going to join anymore challenges until 2010 was started, but then I remembered I meant to join Darren's challenge and hadn't yet, so first I should do that! (Also, I plan to join a graphic novel challenge and an essay challenge, so I suppose that will be before January, too.)

The aim is to read a total 20 books, over ten categories, in 2010. (Was this challenge based solely around the name? I’ll let you decide!)


  • 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.
Young Adult
1. The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
2. Lament: The Faerie Queene's Deception by Maggie Stiefvater

T.B.R. **
1. Industrial Magic (Women of the Otherworld Series, Book 4) by Kelley Armstrong
2. Broken (Women of the Otherworld Series, Book 6) by Kelley Armstrong

Shiny & New
1. The Fall - Book II of The Strain Trilogy by Guillermo Del Toro & Chuck Hogan
2. The Matter With Morris by David Bergen

Bad Blogger’s ***
1. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
2. Soulless (An Alexia Tarabotti Novel, Book 1) by Gail Carriger

(This is the only one I am not sure of. We don't have a charity shop here that sells books... Have to figure something out.)

New in 2010
1. Dracula in Love by Karen Essex
2. Mr. Shakespeare's Bastard by Robert Wright

Older Than You
1. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
2. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Win! Win!
1. Maps and Legends by Michael Chabon
2. Manhood for Amateurs by Michael Chabon

Who Are You Again?
1. A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
2. Down the Coaltown Road by Sheldon Currie

Up to You! - Books in On-Going Series
1.Frostbitten (Women of the Otherworld series, Book 10) by Kelley Armstrong
2. Tales of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong

To get an explanation for each category, just head to Darren's blog!

Don't forget that the Virtual Advent starts today! Very exciting!

Also, here is the linky for the Dewey Reading Challenge Mini-Challenge. (Click on the link for the details.)


  1. I've joined this challenge also. Good luck.

  2. Have fun and happy reading for your challenge! :D

  3. I was going to suggest you could fill the charity slot with books that donate some/all of their proceeds to charity, but... Apparently I can't.

    There's the second-hand books you can buy on Oxfam Unwrapped UK, though, that I think ship internationally too, that you might want to consider looking at as an alternative. *doesn't know, hopes she's being helpful*

    Have fun with the challenge, though! ^-^

  4. I'm definitely intrigued by the categories, I'm going to have to pop over to the other blog to satisfy my curiousity! :)

  5. Okay, that just sounds like too much fun. I'm in!

  6. I think for the charity one, if you don't have a local shop with a decent selection, you could either donate a couple of books to your nearest shop from your TBR pile or give a couple of bookmooch points away to a bookmooch charity. As I said in my post, I'm not strict with the rules, so if you think it counts it does!

    Oh, and welcome to the challenge!

  7. I'm toootally in on the TwentyTen challenge. I haven't signed up yet, but that's high on my to-do list.

  8. Oh I like this one! It sounds pretty easy to complete too. Oh with the charity thing, couldn't you just read a book that has charity at the center of the plot?

  9. I'm excited to take this one on myself! Good luck to you, much success :)

  10. Uh oh. I think I hear this challenge calling my name!!! Thanks for posting about it.....now start thinking about categories.....they're irresistible, aren't they, challenges?


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