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2010 Holiday Reading Challenge

It's that time of year again! And this year, I've decided to start a little earlier than last. Starting November 15, 2010 (it's a Monday!) the Holiday Reading Challenge will commence.   That's right!  I'm starting earlier this year in order for you guys to have more chances at winning at the end of every week.  I'm still considering what the winners will get.  I'm thinking it doesn't all have to be about books (well, it does!), but I'm also thinking Christmas book marks, tote bags, mugs with hot chocolate, tea, etc.  What do you think?  Of course, I'll have to throw in books as well.  

Challenge Requirements:

1- Challenge will start Monday, November 15 and will end Friday, December 31.

2- You can read anywhere from 1 to 5 books for the challenge and, of course, if you're like me, you are more than welcome to surpass that number.

3- And now, here's the clincher... they must be holiday related books. That's right, the holiday doesn't really matter, but it would be more "jolly" if your choices were Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc.

4- The size of the book does not matter, nor does the genre. It is also okay for the book to overlap with other challenges. The only thing I ask is that they are not children's books. YA is okay. And so are re-reads. I for one tend to read the same books every Christmas - they are tradition.

5- To sign up - leave a link back to your challenge post. There will also be a post for review links as well as one for challenge wrap-ups.

6- And.... there will be goodies. That's right, we'll call them presents. At the end of every week that the challenge is running I will choose one winner from the review links.  Meaning the more books you read, review and link up, the more chances you have at winning a "present".

If you'd like to sign up for the 2010 Holiday Reading Challenge, please link up your challenge post with the list of books you plan to read (this list is not set in stone and can be changed as you please):

Click here to enter your link for the 
2010 Holiday Reading Challenge!

Come back on November 15 for links to review posting and wrap-ups.
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Feel free to grab the button for your blog posts.

Jolly Reading! 

76 comments:

Book ♥ Soulmates said...

How exciting :D

Seriously though...I cannot believe it's almost that time of year again! Wow, this year is just FLYING by!

♥Isalys

Danny said...

Gosh I'd need a list of book for this..
Awesome challenge!

Morgan said...

This challenge looks really fun! It'd be my first challenge, though- exciting!

Can you use books other than YA like biography's or Chicken Soup for the Soul books?

Thanks! :)

Nely said...

@Morgan - Yes! You are a-ok to do anthology's, memoirs, biography's, etc. as long as they are holiday related.

cutie said...

I totally agree with Danny!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Great idea!

I've started my holiday reads already :)

Chrystal said...

Great idea. I will make my post sometime this week and come back to add my link. :)

Karen (aka MrsB) said...

Nely, Can you delete my link and I'll relink to my actual post? Thanks.

Karen's Book Nook

Nely said...

@Karen: it's been deleted.

basma aal said...

Can you tell us a list of books related to the challenage?

Nely said...

@basama aal: I promise to have one up tomorrow

Brittanie said...

I love the button. I have several Christmas books I want to read this year. This is the perfect reading challenge for them. :)

Vickie said...

Excellent! I like to read quite a few holiday related books over the next two months. Mine will be mostly mysteries and paranormal...

sprite said...

I'll be in as soon as I can come up with a list of potential books. Or on Nov. 15, whichever comes first. =)

AlleluiaLu said...

I've been looking for this challenge to begin! Thanks for hosting it. I love Christmas and the holidays and it was no trouble at all coming up with a list. The members of our book club are reading a Christmas selection this month. We'll each read a different book and have a book talk about them December 1st.

Thanks again and Happy Holidays!

Lynne said...

One of my favorite challenges! I'm in - I'll post a list of books in the next few days.

busy91 said...

Yay, I love Holiday Reading Challenges. My post is up with books and all. As you can tell, I've been anticipating this!
My Holiday Book List

Morgan said...

Can you delete my link? I'll re-link to the actual blog post.

I also have another question. Can you use middle grade, or does that fall under childrens? Thank you!

Nely said...

@Morgan - Done :)

basma aal said...

Thanks :)

Missie said...

I love your generous heart! Thank you! I'm looking forward to this challenge, and I'm gonna try to make my reads holiday themed. :D

Mary said...

Oh great! I'll get a post up soon. Love the challenge button :)

Boo Bear's Place said...

hoping to join in on the challenge. I'm 9 months preggers and having my little boy via c section on Nov 16th if not before. Things will be crazy with having a new baby around, so want to try and read at least one holiday book.

Nely said...

@Boo Bear's Place - a new baby!! how exciting. I hope you can play along but you are definitely excused if you can't =D

Andrea said...

I love the button. Thanks for the challenge.

Nely said...

@Morgan - yes, feel free to read all the middle grade books you'd like for the challenge. My main concern is that people aren't reviewing picture books, because those are much quicker and easier to read/review then the rest of us who reading 100+ pages of each book.

....Petty Witter said...

I saw your challenge mentioned on Mary's (Bookfan) site and knew it was one for me. Can I ask one thing though - can we read a mix of holiday materials or do we have to pick just the one (say Christmas)?

Nely said...

@Petty Witter -You can read anything your little hear desires as long as a holiday is involved. Which holiday is up to you. I chose Christmas but that is just my personal choice. It can be Valentine's, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter, etc. :)

Sherri said...

I have seen some really good Christmas books out there and I'm in for the Challenge!

Kim said...

Sounds like fun so I am signing up! Thanks!

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Yay, thanks for organizing such a great reading challenge! I LOVE Christmas and reading challenges, so I'm very excited to combine the 2! :-)

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I don't know what to read yet. I'll have to come back to this!!

Marie said...

Yay!

I was just putting together a holiday reading list!

Melissa said...

I don't know what I am going to read, but I hope to go to the library and see if I can find a few in stock.

Melissa said...

Got my list; you can find it here.

RainyReader said...

Sounds fun! Count me in : )

Paula said...

Working on compiling my list this is a great challenge

Vanessa Book ♥ Soulmates said...

I cannot believe it's time to do this challenge again!! Eek! Where has the year gone?! LOL.

Love you!

Nanny said...

OH Goodie Goodie Gum Drops I'm so glad I stumbled on your blog off to set up a post. Thanks this looks like so much fun!

Su said...

Wow, what a great idea. I'm in... off to write the post now!

Jennifer-Girls Gone Reading said...

Excited to be a part of the challenge...Here is my post announcing my reads:
http://girlsgonereading.net/archives/1112

Jenn said...

Excellent! I've just signed up and I am glad we're starting a bit early this year. I'm in the Christmas mood.

Eclectic Book Worm said...

I just signed up!

Tea said...

Hi Nely,

I had fun last year. So, I couldn't resist this year. Thanx for giving it again.

Paula said...

here's the link for my picks

http://www.communitybookstop.com/2010/11/my-holiday-challenge-list.html

Thanks again for this great challenge!

Dana Wright said...

This sounds like a great reading challenge. I will have to round up a few titles to read tomorrow at the store. :) Will post back tomorrow! I am now following you on Google and on Network Blogs.

Best,

Dana @ Bookgirl Knitting

CLPCS said...

I have a stack of books ready to read. Finished The Christmas Cookie Club already....

Paula said...

http://www.communitybookstop.com/2010/12/deck-halls-book-review.html

my first book done :)

Ketutar said...

I'm a bit late, but better late than never, huh? :-D
A book a week shouldn't be a problem. :-) I should be able to read at least ONE book before 2011 :-D

Aisha said...

Here is my post for the challenge: I'm not sure where I was to put it:
http://bythebroomstick.blogspot.com/2010/12/yule-reading-fiction-burning-bright.html

thanks and BB

Paula said...

here's my next book finished :) http://www.communitybookstop.com/2010/12/plum-pudding-murder-by-joanne-fluke.html

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