Twenty in Ten Challenge

aha!  I signed up for this in my mind last month (and officially yesterday) and now that I reread the criteria, I see that I have failed on a few points…

Allow me to get it straight:

Rules:   (copied directly from Bart’s Bookshelf’s Official TwentyTen Challenge)

  • 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.

So, on with the categories…

  1. Young Adult
    Any book classified as young adult or featuring a teenage protagonist counts for this category.
  2. T.B.R. **
    Intended to help reduce the old T.B.R. pile. Books for this category must be already residents of your bookshelves as of 1/11/09.
  3. Shiny & New
    Bought a book NEW during 2010 from a bookstore, online, or a supermarket? Then it counts for this category. Second-hand books do not count for this one, but, for those on book-buying bans, books bought for you as gifts or won in a giveaway also count!
  4. 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 ago).
    *** Bad Bloggers: Is hosted by Chris of Stuff as Dreams are Made on.
  5. Charity
    Support your local charity shops with this category, by picking up books from one of their shops. Again, for those on book-buying bans, books bought for you as gifts also count, as long as they were bought from a charity shop.
  6. New in 2010
    This category is for those books newly published in 2010 (whether it be the first time it is has been released, or you had to wait for it to be published in your country, it counts for this one!)
  7. Older Than You
    Read two books that were published before you were born, whether that be the day before or 100 years prior!
  8. Win! Win!
    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! ;)
  9. 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!
  10. Up to You!
    The requirements for this category are up to you! Want to challenge yourself to read some graphic novels? A genre outside your comfort zone? Something completely wild and wacky? Then this is the category to you. The only requirement is that you state it in your sign-up post.


1.   YA  – Paper Towns by John Green
2.   YA – An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
3.   my <2010 tbr:  Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vowell
4.  my <2010 tbr:   Sons & Lovers by DH Lawrence  (oldest unread book on my shelves)
5.  Purchased New:
6.  Purchased New:   possibly for IRL Book Club THE BOOKIES
7.  Bad Blogger Blame:   anyone want to influence me?
8.  Bad Blogger Blame:
9.  Does the Library Sale count?   Guns Germs & Steel maybe
10.  Charity Purchase:
11. New in 2010: Jennie Nash’s The Threadbare Heart (May)
12. New in 2010: Tana French’s ??
13. Older Than Me:    maybe just maybe Moby Dick or Ethan Frome
14. Older Than Me:   Jamaica Inn by Daphne DuMaurier
15. Other Challenge: John Cusack: Franny and Zooey / JDSalinger
16. Other Challenge: Deliberate Reading: Watership Down
17. Unknown-to-me Author: ??? Likely a CitznRdr BkMenage…
18. Unknown-to-me Author: ???
19. My Choice: a Graphic Novel
20. My Choice: a Graphic Novel


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13 Responses to “Twenty in Ten Challenge”

  1. 1 Eva January 12, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Jamaica Inn is so good! As is Paper Towns! And you know how I feel about Moby Dick and Ethan Frome. :D

  2. 2 thekoolaidmom January 12, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I saw this one and ran in terror! I’m already over-booked, and this one looked like fun! With all the ARCs, most are books where the author is new to me, and none are books that are older than me, of course. Moby Dick is good, and I loved Franny and Zooey when I read it in high school. And I loved Watership Down and thought the cartoon-movie was a good rendering. I wouldn’t mind re-reading it again, either.

    Good luck :-D

  3. 3 Jenny January 12, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Read Sons and Lovers first! Sons and Lovers! I want to read DH Lawrence but I am intimidated and I would prefer for somebody else to try it before I do, like sending canaries down into the mines. :)

  4. 4 Dorte H January 13, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    An interesting challenge. On the whole it tempts me, but I don´t like young adults books (never have, not even when I was young).

  5. 5 Lisa January 13, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Here’s where I once again pimp David Benioff’s City of Thieves. I really should be getting a kick back from the man.

  6. 7 litlove January 13, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    You know I’d love to influence you as an incorrigibly bad blogger! I’m just reading a novel by Lissa Evans called Their Finest Hour And A Half, about a propaganda film being made in England during the Second World War, and it’s wonderful – funny and poignant and engrossing. I’m also about to read Meg Wolitzer’s The Ten Year Nap, which strikes me as a good Women Unbound Challenge book. That’s also going to be a very funny and fun read, I think.

  7. 9 Marie January 13, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Oy, challenges. I signed up for ONE and that’s all I can take! :-)

  8. 11 nat @ book, line, and sinker January 13, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    yipes! this challenge needs a cheat sheet. i wish you luck–i’m reading a john green novel right now! enjoy the challenge.

  9. 13 Amused January 14, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Yeah I have to keep track of this one on paper but it looked like too much fun for me to pass up! Hope you have fun doing it too!

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