I haven't read much Aussie YA, but I have read a fair amount of KIWI YA, and it's awesome. (As, I'm sure is Aussie YA, and you should totally sign up for that challenge, too, and I'll shut up before I really make a dick of myself).
And so, here we are, with the first ever (I think) "official" year-long Kiwi YA Challenge.
I'm keeping things as simple as I can, so this is what it will look like:
The challenge will run from January 1 2011 to December 31 2011, and there will be four levels:
Level 1: Read three YA novels during the course of 2011 by Kiwi authors
Level 2: Read six YA novels during the course of 2011 by Kiwi authors
Level 3: Read nine YA novels during the course of 2011 by Kiwi authors
Level 4: Read twelve YA novels during the course of 2011 by Kiwi authors
Sign in with Mr Linky below, *fingers crossed that it works*, leave a link to your post in the comments, or just comment, if you want to participate but you don't have a blog. :-)
If you do have a blog, and you join in; put links to your reviews in the Mr Linky below - it's easier for me to keep everything in one place <s>because I have a short attention span</s>.
New Zealand has some great YA authors, so I hope this
Oh! And if this is too much/you don't have time to commit to a year-long challenge, I'll also be re-running the mini-challenge, which will look exactly the same as this: http://justaddbooks.blogspot.com/2009/09/business-time.html but be in March 2011 - that's when NZ Book Month is. You can use those buttons - from this post here: http://justaddbooks.blogspot.com/2009/09/badges-we-have-badges.html for the mini-challenge, and Tanabata of http://www.inspringitisthedawn.com/ has offered to make more for this challenge, and of course, I'm totally taking advantage of her good nature :)
I'll also do a second post in a bit, with a list of authors and recommended books, to get people started.
Questions/comments/what are you DOING, Maree? - leave 'em in the comments on this post, or ask me on twitter: http://twitter.com/justaddbooks
or here: http://twitter.com/kiwiyachallenge
And. Er. Welcome?