Wednesday, 8 December 2010

YA of the 80s and 90s Challenge: 2011

My New Years resolution is to get involved in the blogging world challenges a little more and I made the decision to do three official challenges this year - and this is my third challenge for 2011 - and probably the one I'm most looking forward to too! I saw this one at The Book Vixen a little while ago and jumped at the chance. I grew up in the 80s and 90s so I'm looking forward to recapturing a lot of the fiction that I read in those decades - long before the term YA came into common use! I even have some books on my shelves that I've saved from then that I plan to reread and will be scouring the second-hand book places for any others. I'd really like to find some Sweet Valley High books as I loved them for a time! I'm really looking forward to this challenge - and I'm having to stop myself from starting before January!

I'm aiming to read 12 books of YA from the 80s and 90s but if I can get more in then I will! :)

If you want to join check out the rules below and sign up over the Book Vixen here

YA of the 80s and 90s Reading Challenge
hosted by The Book Vixen
  • Runs January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011 (books read prior to 1/1/11 do not count). You can join at anytime. You can sign up on The Book Vixen’s blog.
  • Read as many YA books that were originally published in the 80s and 90s as your heart desires. The only requirement is that the book(s) have to have been first published sometime between 1980 – 1999.
  • Books can be any format (bound, eBook, audio).
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are fine.
  • You can list your books in advance or list them as you read them. It is not required that you review the books you read for this challenge but feel free to do so.
  • Post this reading challenge on your blog so you can keep a list of the books you’ve read for this challenge. Please include a link back to this post so readers can join the challenge too.
  • You do not have to be a book blogger to participate. You can keep tabs on books you’ve read for this challenge on Goodreads or LibraryThing if you’d like (maybe make a shelf for “YA of the 80s and 90s Reading Challenge”). If you are not on either of those sites then you can list the books you read for this challenge in the comments on my wrap-up post, which will be up at the end of 2011.


  1. What a fab challenege! I'm really looking forward to your reviews already :)

  2. Thanks for participating in the reading challenge! I can't wait to see what books you read :)

  3. Ooh, this one sounds fun! I think I'll add this one to my growing list of challenges for the coming year; thankfully overlap is allowed in all of them!