2011 Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge

Really, is there any better way to close out the first week of 2011 than with a new challenge?  I’m seriously going to have to make a spread sheet though, I’m awful about keeping track of what books qualify for what.  This looks especially fun though: the list of qualifying books is huge (413!) and I already have a several books in my TBR pile from it.  I’m officially keeping my expectations low though – shooting for Level II, which is 10 books.
The event is being hosted by Reading With Tequila, and here are the details:
The Levels:
Level I – Read 5 books from the 2010 Book Blogger Recommendation List
Level II – Read 10 books
Level III – Read 15 books
Level IV – Read 20 books
Level V – Read 20+ books
The Rules:
 *Challenge will run January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011.  Participants can join anytime throughout the challenge.
* Create an intro post, linking back to this post.
* Sign up with the McLinky below.  Please link to your challenge intro post, not your blog home page.
* Choose your own books from the list.  You can decide to read books only on the Top 25 list or from the entire recommendation list.  You do not have to make a list of books before the challenge begins.
* All forms of books are acceptable (audiobooks, eBooks, etc.).
* Rereads do not count towards the completion of the challenge.  The challenge is about discovering books that are new to you.
* You don’t need a blog to participate.
* Reviews, while always appreciated, are not mandatory.
 My list so far, mostly because it’s already nearly all in my TBR pile:
2. Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning
3. Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch
4. Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn
5. Sin Undone by Larissa Ione
6. Torment by Lauren Kate
7. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
9. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
10. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
Some maybes, additions or substitutions:
Fire by Kristin Cashore
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
Juliet by Anne Fortier
I don’t know what it says about my ability to pick ’em out of a crowd, but of the books that I wasn’t familiar with that I was looking at, nearly every one that I was checking out on Amazon was either a depressing or fantasy YA.  Must be my year for them, although I already can pick an urban fantasy out a mile away now (mostly because I have them all!).  Here’s the whole list:


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