I've been reading away for this challenge without ever officially signing up. I figure it's about time I remedy that problem and let those of you who are easily corrupted and have a yen for challenges in on what this one is all about. Here's what Bart says about his Twenty Ten Reading Challenge:
The aim is to read a total 20 books, over ten categories, in 2010. (Was this challenge based solely around the name? I’ll let you decide!)
Read 2 books from each category, making a requirement of 20 books total.
The categories are intended to be loose guidelines only, if you decide it fits, then it fits. (Apart from those marked **)
Categories marked with ** have tighter rules, and these must be followed.
Each book can only qualify for one category.
Crossovers with other challenges are allowed.
Books read from 01/01/2010 to 31/12/2010 are eligible.
So, on with the categories
Any book classified as young adult or featuring a teenage protagonist counts for this category.
Intended to help reduce the old T.B.R. pile. Books for this category must be already residents of your bookshelves as of 1/11/09.
Shiny & New
Bought a book NEW during 2010 from a bookstore, online, or a supermarket? Then it counts for this category. Second-hand books do not count for this one, but, for those on book-buying bans, books bought for you as gifts or won in a giveaway also count!
Bad Blogger’s ***
Books in this category, should be ones you’ve picked up purely on the recommendation of another blogger count for this category (any reviews you post should also link to the post that convinced you give the book ago).
*** Bad Bloggers: Is hosted by Chris of Stuff as Dreams are Made on.
Support your local charity shops with this category, by picking up books from one of their shops. Again, for those on book-buying bans, books bought for you as gifts also count, as long as they were bought from a charity shop.
New in 2010
This category is for those books newly published in 2010 (whether it be the first time it is has been released, or you had to wait for it to be published in your country, it counts for this one!)
Older Than You
Read two books that were published before you were born, whether that be the day before or 100 years prior!
Have a couple of books you need to read for another challenge? Then this is the category to use, as long that is, you don’t break the rules of the other challenge by doing so!
Who Are You Again?
This one isn’t just for authors you’ve never read before, this is for those authors you have never even heard of before!
Up to You!
The requirements for this category are up to you! Want to challenge yourself to read some graphic novels? A genre outside your comfort zone? Something completely wild and wacky? Then this is the category to you. The only requirement is that you state it in your sign-up post.
Like I mentioned, I've already been reading away for this one but I hadn't settled on the last category. Now I think I have. Since it's called Up to You!, I do believe I will let you, my readers, choose my final two books. The first two people to leave me suggestions I haven't read yet and already own (this is not a restrictive requirement at all, trust me--just take a gander at my tbr tagged books at LibraryThing where you'll find me under whitreidtan) will have determined the two books I read for this category. The last time I asked for suggestions (which I completely flouted, I might add), more than one person each recommended A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents, The Toss of a Lemon, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, and King Lear. I mention these for those of you who have no desire to wade through my LibraryThing list. Anyway, recommend away and this time, I will read your suggestions. I have to for the challenge, after all!