2012 Challenges

Debut Author Challenge

12 Debut Novels (Tentative List)

  • Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans
  • Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Wolf
  • If I Lie by Corrine Jackson
  • Fall to Pieces by Vahini Naidoo
  • Cracked by K.M. Walton
  • Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
  • Trafficked by Kim Purcell
  • Butter by Erin Lange
  • Getting Somewhere by Beth Neff
  • Personal Effects by E.M. Kokie
  • Counting Backwards by Laura Lascarso
  • This is not a Drill by Beck McDowell

Sophomore Reading Challenge

10 Sophomore Novels (Tentative List)

  • A Million Suns by Beth Revis
  • Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  • Fever by Lauren DeStefano
  • The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
  • The Right and the Real by Joelle Anthony
  • In Honor by Jessi Kirby
  • Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
  • Never Enough by Denise Jaden
  • Don’t Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala
  • Try Not to Breathe by Jennifer Hubbard

New Adult Challenge

Just Graduated Level: Read a minimum of 3 New Adult books

  • The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
  • Psych Major Syndrome by Alicia Thompson
  • Something Like Normal by Trish Doller

Completely Contemp Challenge

At least 5 per year from the following tentative lists


  • Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers
  • A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley
  • The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells
  • Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots by Abby McDonald
  • A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler
  • Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John
  • The Snowball Effect by Holly Hoxter
  • Split by Swati Avasthi
  • Mostly Good Girls by Leila Sales
  • Stolen by Lucy Christopher


  • Saving June by Hannah Harrington
  • Amplified by Tara Kelly
  • The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
  • The Sweetest Thing by Christina Mandelski
  • Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard
  • The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle
  • You Against Me by Jenny Downham
  • Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach
  • And Then Things Fall Apart by Arlaina Tibensky
  • Forgotten by Cat Patrick
  • I’m Not Her by Janet Gurtler
  • I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • The Summer I Learned to Fly by Dana Reinhardt
  • The Pull of Gravity by Gae Polisner
  • How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
  • Family by Micol Ostow
  • My Beating Teenage Heart by C.K. Kelly Martin
  • Winter Town by Stephen Emond
  • Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker
  • My Life, the Theater, and Other Tragedies by Allen Zadoff
  • Hooked by Catherine Greenman


  • Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
  • The Fault in our Stars by John Green
  • In Honor by Jessi Kirby
  • Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
  • The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
  • In Too Deep by Amanda Grace
  • Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
  • Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz
  • Try not to Breathe by Jennifer Hubbard
  • Cracked by K.M. Walton
  • Perfect Escape by Jennifer Brown
  • One Moment by Kristina McBride

One Response to "2012 Challenges"

  • Thanks for including LEVEL 2 on your reading list!! Hope you enjoy it 🙂

    1 Lenore said this (January 8, 2012 at 11:45 AM)