Sunday, November 29, 2009

2010 Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge

Book bloggers are my favorite source of book recommendations. More than any other source, they consistently introduce me to books and authors that impact my life. Therefore, I have created the Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge.

The Top 25
  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling
  2. City of Bones - Cassandra Clare
  3. Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
  4. The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
  5. Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick
  6. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
  7. Graceling - Kristin Cashore
  8. Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
  9. Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien
  10. Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
  11. The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
  12. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
  13. Eragon - Christopher Paolini
  14. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
  15. A Wrinkle in Time - Madeleine L'Engle
  16. The Host - Stephenie Meyer
  17. The Thorn Birds - Colleen McCullough
  18. Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
  19. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling
  20. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
  21. The Clan of the Cave Bear - Jean M. Auel
  22. The Mists of Avalon - Marion Zimmer Bradley
  23. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  24. 11 Minutes - Paulo Coelho
  25. Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer
Click here to see the entire 2009 Book Blogger Recommendation List.

The Levels:
Level I - Read 5 books from the 2009 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, 2010 to December 31, 2010. Participants can join anytime throughout the challenge.
  • Create an intro post, linking back to this post.
  • Sign up with the MckLinky below. Please link to your challenge intro post, not your blog home page.
  • Chose 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 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.

Sign Up with the Linky below:

Link reviews below:


  1. Great Challenge! Sounds good!:)

  2. I was trying to think what you could do with the list, I was going to suggest 12 for the year :-) so I am going for Level III 15 books. How exciting, now let me go to the list. 2 challenges for 2010 I think that is fair hahahaha

  3. This is my 25th Challenge for 2010! There should be some kind of award for that, right? Anyway, I'm looking forward to going over the Recommendation List. I think I'll go for the middle level - Level III 15 books. I might read more, you never know.

    Thanks for hosting this challenge. What a great idea!

  4. This seems like a great challenge!

    I totally flubbed on the MckLinky(LOL)! It's Coffee, Books, and Laundry..I guess challenges were on my mind.

    Looking forward to this challenge.

  5. I think I'm a moron, I can't get the Mr. Linky to work! ACK! I am going to be doing this challenge, hopefully I can get the linky thingy to work. :0) I am going to do level II for 10 books! GREAT IDEA!!!

  6. I'm all in! There were a lot of books on the list that I've always wanted to read. This gives me the perfect opportunity to finally read them.

  7. Hi!
    Great idea for a reading challenge! I have joined up and posted about this at my place, Just Books. Have a great day!!

    Just Books

  8. I've already read a lot of the books on the list, but I'm going to take the challenge and go for Level III, 15 books!

  9. So....this sounds like a blast! I just signed up! And of course I have to go all out and do Level 5. Thanks so much for putting all the time and effort into compiling this list!

  10. Sounds like a great challenge! I didn't do too well with challenges in 2009, so officially going for Level 2, but secretly hoping to hit Level 5! *L*

  11. I totally joined up! I'm going for the Level V...Off to check out the entire list.

    Sorry I haven't been visiting like I should...Life's been kicking me in the pants lately.

  12. This sounds like a great challenge-I will go for at least 5-

  13. Finished my first read for this fun challenge-To Kill a Mockingbird by Heather Lee-review is on my blog

  14. I've also read my first book for the challenge, HUSH, HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick, and have a review on my blog.

  15. Finally, all signed up! Thanks Jennifer =O)

  16. Jen, does the list grow every month with the new recommendations?

    Or is this the set list for the year?

  17. Oops! I messed up when I linked last night. Please disregard my entry at #38--I am now signed up correctly at #39. Thanks!

  18. Looking forward to reading some new recommendations from other readers! Jen, will we see new recs every once in awhile, or is this it for the duration of the challenge? Thanks for the challenge!

  19. Hi Jennifer--little late, but I just finished my first book for this challenge. Is there a link to post our reviews?

  20. Great list!
    I have read 12 of the books in it^^
    Hope the people have fun participating!

    Yiota @ Splash Of Our Worlds