- 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.
- The Book of Everything by Guus Kuijer
- Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
- Finding George Orwell in Burma by Emma Larkin
- The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama by Gwen Ifill
Shiny & New
- Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
- Bite Me by Christopher Moore
Bad Blogger’s ***
Books in this category, should be ones you’ve picked up purely on the recommendation of another blogger count for this category (any reviews you post should also link to the post that convinced you give the book a go).
- Into the Wild by Sarah Beth Durst: Recommended by Bookfoolery and Babble
- Crossing Washington Square by Joanne Rendell: Recommended by Amy Reads Good Books
*** Bad Bloggers: Is hosted by Chris of Stuff as Dreams are Made on.
Support your local charity shops with this category, by picking up books from one of their shops.
- The Last Time I Wore a Dress by Dylan Scholinski
- Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representations by bell hooks
New in 2010
- Angel of Death Row: My Life as a Death Penalty Defense Lawyer by Andrea Lyon
- Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford
Older Than You
Read two books that were published before you were born, whether that be the day before or 100 years prior!
- Emma by Jane Austen
- The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis
Have a couple of books you need to read for another challenge? Then this is the category to use, as long that is, you don’t break the rules of the other challenge by doing so!
Who Are You Again?
This one isn’t just for authors you’ve never read before, this is for those authors you have never even heard of before!
- Black Hole by Charles Burns
- Upstate by Kalisha Buckhanon
Up to You!–Recommendations from Ethan
- Lost In a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
- Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde