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2015 Contemporary Challenge

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to finally open sign-ups for the 2015 Contemporary Challenge, founded by Katie's Book Blog. Contemporary is my all time favorite genre, and it's amazing to host a challenge that spotlights its' books and authors. I'll be hosting it by myself this year, and I've made a few changes to the challenge. Here are the details for next year's challenge:

  • You can read any YA contemporary novel you'd like, and it doesn't necessarily have to be published in 2015. (The 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt will be exclusive to authors of YA contemporaries published in 2015, but for the challenge, you're welcome to read any contemporaries you'd like :)
  • For a book to count towards the challenge, you must read and review it between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.
  • You'll get one entry for each review posted to the link-up in the monthly prize pack drawings. If you link up one review, you'll get one entry, two reviews-two entries, and so on. 
  • Both the challenge and the monthly giveaways are international. 

  • Poppy: 1-5 Books
  • Carnation: 6-10 Books
  • Peony: 11-15 Books
  • Lily: 16-20 Books
  • Tulip: 21-25 Books
  • Rose: 26+ Books

More Details:
  • I'll post the review link-up and giveaway on the 25th of every month.
  • Everyone who has either a Goodreads or some platform to review on (blog, Youtube, etc). is eligible to participate! 
  • Sign-ups will stay open through January 31, 2015.
  • There's a Goodreads group for the challenge here and I'm working on adding all of the 2015 contemporary releases to the group's bookshelf. 

Why You Should Participate:
Contemporary YA has some incredible books and authors! If not just for that, there'll be awesome challenges and giveaways throughout the year. 

The YA Contemporary Scavenger Hunt will be back and Contemporary Challenge participants may just have an extra entry in that giveaway, too ;) 

Info For Authors:  
If you have a contemporary YA book coming out in 2015, and are interested in being featured in either the scavenger hunt or this year's challenge, email me at


For the following linky, please link the profile you'll be posting your reviews to (blog, Goodreads, etc.) I hope you join in and I'm excited for an amazing year in reading! :)

*Sign-ups are now closed, but if you'd like to be a participant in the challenge, email me at


  1. Okay I wasn't planning on doing any challenges this coming year but this is my favorite genre as well and this looks like it will be so much fun so I just might have to sign up for it!

  2. This is great! Just what I was looking for, definitely joining :)

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

  3. This is a great challenge! Good luck to everyone. :)

  4. How fun! Contemporary is one of my favorites. :)

  5. 'Tis the season for challenges! I'm only participating in one in 2015, and it's the Audiobook Challenge. Well, unless you count the GoodReads one too. I don't read Contemporary so this one's so not for me. I wish you the best of luck though with your goals, and happy (almost) New Year!

  6. This may be a dumb question but what exactly classifies as Contemporary. I am a little confused on this.

    1. It's not a dumb question at all! A contemporary is a realistic fiction novel. For this challenge, they have to be young adult. Some examples would be Anna and The French Kiss, The Fault in Our Stars, etc. :)

    2. Okay. That makes sense. Thanks for clearing that up. I thought that was correct but I wasn't sure and I didn't want to mess up.

  7. Wasn't planning on doing any more challenges but I can't pass this one up. I love contemporary too much.

  8. I usually dont do challanges because I fail at linking up. however I think I might can handle this one.


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