Chick Lit Challenge 2012: Sign Up!

I had such a fun time in 2011 hosting the Chick Lit Reading Challenge, I’ve decided to run it again! If you are interested in joining the challenge, please check out the rules below, and use the Mister Linky to sign up. Last year we had 112 challengers, and I’m hoping for another great turn-out. Welcome to the Chick Lit Reading Challenge for 2012!



Challengers will read 12 chick lit books throughout 2012. You can (obviously( read more books of other genres, but you need at least 12 chick lit to count for this challenge.

Two of the twelve books need to be from debut authors. The debuts should be released in 2012. I have a feature on my blog that will highlight new releases and debuts, so you can find suggestions there.

Post your own challenge article on your blog, and put the link in the Mister Linky below. This must be to the specific post mentioning the Chick Lit Plus Challenge, not just to your blog. The post can simply say that you have signed up for the challenge, and please include a link back to this page so your followers can join as well! If you do not have a blog but wish to sign up, just email me at Samantha (at) chicklitplus (dot) com and I will get you signed up. Also, if you don’t have a blog, please add your name to Mister Linky and a link to one of your social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, GoodReads, ETC. Thanks!

Please add my challenge button to your blog. You can copy the HTML code and add that to your sidebar.

Please send me an email when you start a new book for the challenge. I will have a specific section on CLP that will highlight books being read.

Starting in January, there will be a link specific to the challenge. Challengers can add their links to their book reviews.

Readers can join the challenge anytime between now and the later part of 2012. The books you read do not need to be selected beforehand, you can them add them as you go.


I have some fantastic authors that are willing to contribute their books to this challenge, along with some fun swag gifts along the way. There will be monthly prizes, and each reader who links over their reviews or emails me the book they are reading will be entered to win the monthly prize.


And that’s it! If you are wondering if a specific book will count towards chick lit, just send me an email and I will let you know. Also, if you have any trouble adding your URL below, send me an email with the link and I will get it added for you.

Please use the sign-up below to join the challenge. I will be placing all challengers in a special email group, and will alert you to when the sign-up sheet for January is ready for reviews!

**PLEASE NOTE** The Mister Linky below is to sign up only! Please do not post reviews below.


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  1. November 23, 2011 / 3:40 am

    Thanks for offering this challenge

  2. November 24, 2011 / 2:11 pm

    SO excited for this challenge! Thanks for taking the time to organize it!! 🙂

  3. Samantha
    November 26, 2011 / 7:46 pm

    Thanks to everyone who has signed up so far! If you didn’t leave a comment, please be sure to email me your email address so I can add you to the list to receive updates! And Marika- fixed it for you 🙂

  4. Gina B.
    November 27, 2011 / 2:12 am

    Thanks for offering the challenge once again. Looking forward to another great year of reading!! Just purchased your book for my Nook and can’t wait to start it as well!

  5. Ashley
    November 27, 2011 / 2:14 am

    The 2011 Challenge was fun. I’m looking forward to doing it again.

  6. November 27, 2011 / 2:43 am

    Thanks for the fix! And I am already picking my books … first up AGNES AND THE HITMAN !

  7. November 27, 2011 / 5:33 am

    Hi Samantha,

    Sorry, I posted incorrectly the first time. Link #19 should be the correct one. 🙂 Thanks!

  8. November 27, 2011 / 7:07 am

    Count me in. Look forward to reading 12 and more chick lit….this challenge was made for me….bookstores watch out!

  9. November 27, 2011 / 11:30 pm

    Just signed up for my very first Chick Lit Challenge – looks like fun!

  10. November 28, 2011 / 12:14 pm

    I’m only just getting into chicklit; spent a lot of years reading dark fantasy but I’m over that and really just want to do some lighter reading. There are a ew things on my list I will probably have to check with you about, whether or not they are “chicklit” or just novels. Looking forward to this!

  11. December 3, 2011 / 2:14 am

    Wahoo! Can’t wait for Chick Lit Challenge Round 2! 🙂

  12. Danielle Philpott
    December 3, 2011 / 8:58 am

    Looking forward to the reading challenge in 2012 xxx

  13. December 12, 2011 / 5:09 am

    I can’t wait for the Challenge to begin! What a wonderful idea! 🙂

  14. December 13, 2011 / 9:35 pm

    I’m gonna try this! Sounds like fun!!!

  15. December 14, 2011 / 9:07 am

    Hey Samantha! I was wondering does I think I love you by Allison Pearson count as chick lit? Also my first book is Agnes and The Hitman

  16. December 18, 2011 / 1:56 am

    I signed up! For some reason, the link to my blog up there in the linky goes to an old post. But anyways, I am ready to go! 😀

  17. December 18, 2011 / 1:15 pm

    I’ve never signed up for one of these before. Saw it on my daughter’s blog, StephtheBookworm. She’ll have to help me do the link. I am technically challenged. This should be fun!!

  18. December 22, 2011 / 2:52 pm

    Can’t wait!

  19. December 23, 2011 / 4:00 am

    Love this! So much fun! I can’t wait to get started! TY for hosting!

  20. December 26, 2011 / 5:48 pm

    I can’t wait to start this challenge!

  21. sheena
    December 26, 2011 / 9:58 pm

    Thanks again for putting together a great challenge! Can’t wait for next year to begin:)

  22. December 29, 2011 / 6:19 pm

    OK, so this past year’s challenge was probably fulfilled but I certainly didn’t keep up with posting over here. I resolve to remedy this behavior in 2012!
    Looking forward to another great year of chick lit!

  23. December 30, 2011 / 6:37 pm

    Hi, ive added to my site

  24. January 1, 2012 / 1:00 am

    looking forward to the challenge.

  25. January 2, 2012 / 10:19 pm

    Have just joined again for this year – will blog about it tomorrow as it is way past my bedtime and my book and bed are calling to me!!

  26. January 2, 2012 / 10:28 pm

    I discovered the 2011 challenge in October, so I’m excited to begin this one on time!

  27. January 3, 2012 / 2:32 pm

    I’m fairly new to blogging but have just signed up for the 2012 Chick Lit Reading Challenge.

    Will work out later what else I need to do!

  28. January 6, 2012 / 1:41 am

    Just signed up for my first Chick Lit challenge! So excited to get started – haven’t read much chick lit before so this should be an interesting year but I’m ready for it. Thanks for this challenge!

  29. January 12, 2012 / 1:25 am

    So excited to be here … hope I am doing it all right.

  30. January 17, 2012 / 4:11 pm

    All signed up! Can’t wait to get started

  31. January 21, 2012 / 9:19 pm

    Hello! Just wanted to pop in and let you know that I’ve joined the challenge. My website’s still in progress, but the chick lit challenge button is very much on display! 🙂

  32. January 27, 2012 / 10:29 am

    Hello ladies. I found out about this challenge from a fellow chick lit reader. Its a great idea and I reach chick lit anyways so lets see if I can read 12 books this year including 2 debuts. 🙂

  33. January 27, 2012 / 5:45 pm

    Sorry for signing up a little late, only just heard about this. I could not be more excited about it. Brilliant idea 🙂

  34. January 29, 2012 / 12:40 am

    I don’t have your email and I’d like to send you an email to ask about a book I want to review for the challenge…could I get it from you? My email is if you could send me the linky tool for the January review! Thanks!

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