Chick Lit Reading Challenge for 2011

December 12, 2010 by  
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I have been seeing a bunch of challenges popping up in the past week, but I have yet to see anything with just chick lit…so I decided to go for it and host my own! This will be my first year doing this, so there may be some bumps along the way, but I am excited to give it a try. So, welcome to the Chick Lit Plus Chick Lit Challenge for 2011!


Challengers will read 12 chick lit books throughout 2011. 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 2011. I am starting a new feature on my blog that will highlight new releases and debuts, so you can find suggestions there.

Start your own challenge post 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. This way, other challengers can link over to your page and see how you are doing! 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 be doing a weekly post on the challenge, and I will mention all the books that are being read by challengers.

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 2011. 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. 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.

So I think that is it, but like I said, this is my first challenge I’m hosting, so if I missed anything please let me know, or I might be adding some info along the way. I hope you sign up and enjoy the challenge, and hopefully find some great books, authors, and new friends!

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

Post reviews HERE

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109 Responses to “Chick Lit Reading Challenge for 2011”
  1. I just signed up! Looking forward to it. Thanks for organizing this!

  2. Kat says:

    Thank you for organizing this!
    I’m really looking forward to start!
    Kat recently posted..Chick Lit Challenge for 2011

  3. Christy says:

    Just signed up. Can’t wait to get started. Thanks for organizing such a fun challenge!!

  4. Roxanne says:

    I just signed up. This looks really fun.

  5. Bri says:

    I just joined! Thanks so much, this looks fun!

  6. Rita Garcia says:

    Signed up after reading Teri Wilson’s FB post!
    Rita Garcia recently posted..His Amazing Gift

  7. PatriciaWF says:

    Maybe I’ll be one of the debut authors of 2011. Wouldn’t that be cool?

  8. Samantha says:

    Thanks for joining Patricia! What is the title of your debut novel?

  9. PatriciaWF says:

    I’m still trying to find a home for it, but right now it’s “Worth the Weight.”

  10. I’ve been meaning to sign up but kept forgetting. Now I am in! Excellent. I’m especially interested in supporting the debut authors so I’m glad you’ll have a feature helping us find them. :)
    Heather Wardell recently posted..2011 Chick Lit Challenge – I am in!

  11. this is such a fun 2011 challenge, i blogged this, posted it in fb and twitter as well :)
    Pia Bernardino recently posted..The 2011 ChickLitPlus Challenge

  12. Joy Wolfe says:

    I am super excited to join this challenge!! Thanks so much!!1
    Joy Wolfe recently posted..Donations and Challenges

  13. Melissa M. says:

    I’m a little late, but I’m in, too. happy New Year!
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  14. Megan Just says:

    I just signed up and posted about the challenge on my blog:

    Can’t wait to start reading some of the debut chicklit authors. Maybe by the 2012 challenge (or later) I’ll be one of them, too!

  15. Justine says:

    Just signed up!! I am very excited to be part of the challenge!! Good luck everyone!!!

  16. The Jenn Jenn says:

    I just started the challenge. I am reading Just Jane by Nancy Moser. It’s the second in a series called Ladies of History. I have no idea what the other novels are in the series though. Perhaps, I should find out.
    So far so good.
    I’m really excited for the challenge!!

  17. Crystal says:

    I’m so excited to start this challenge! Thanks for hosting it! I can’t wait to start! It’s about time for me to start buying some chick lit books!
    Crystal recently posted..Chick Lit Plus Challenge for 2011!

  18. Quick Question…

    If I read more than 12 books required for the challenge, can I still count them? For example, if I read 3 or 4 books a month, and review them, can I be entered into the monthly challenge for each book, or does the monthly challenge only go for the first 12 books I read??
    Does this make sense??
    Joy=Onomatopoeia recently posted..Car- Couple Time- and Concert

  19. Kim says:

    I will really enjoy this challenge- particularly trying 2 debut authors.
    Kim recently posted..Wildlife shows

  20. Karen says:

    Saw this challenge whilst blog hopping and decided to sign up to encourage me to read some of the pile of unread books I have.
    Karen recently posted..Chick Lit Reading Challenge for 2011

  21. Rose says:

    Here it is…my 2nd book review. It seems that I am on a roll. LoL. However I am taking a break from Chick Lit to read a *sad* book about Dewey the library cat. Because that’s what I need to do, flood my bed with tears as you just know this isn’t going to be a *happy* book. LoL.
    Rose recently posted..Book Review- The Perfect Manhattan by Tracey Toomey and Leanne Shear

  22. Sunny says:

    I signed up. Sounds like a great idea!
    Sunny recently posted..Part 6- The Summation Of A Life Cut Short

  23. Tlatsetso says:

    I’ve just signed up for the Chick Lit Reading Challenge and can hardly wait!!
    This is such an amazing start to the year! :)

  24. Amanda says:

    I left the wrong link! I meant to link this up ( ). Let me know if I can edit it!
    Amanda recently posted..Chick Lit Plus Reading Challenge

  25. Samantha says:

    No problem Amanda, I got it changed!

  26. Teri says:

    Sounds fun..I’m in! My blog is brand new so this will certainly help with writer’s block :)
    Teri recently posted..Chick Lit Plus Reading Challenge for 2011

  27. Tiffany says:

    Thanks for this challenge!
    Tiffany recently posted..Enticing New Release

  28. Kari says:

    I am so excited to start this Challenge!!!

  29. Taren says:

    I’ve already read over 12 books but I don’t think I’ve read any debut authors yet!

  30. Jeanine says:

    @ Taren – I read a great book by a debut author I just happened upon. The book is Born Under a Lucky Moon by Dana Precious. I haven’t decided on my second debut author, but I highly recommend that book. I liked her writing style and, despite the craziness that ensues with her family, you can tell they all love each other.

  31. Debora Geary says:

    I’m in! And if anyone is needing a debut author book to read, I just published mine a month ago,

  32. Samantha says:

    Thanks for sharing Debora! I will be responding to your email shortly!

  33. Alicia says:

    Just finished A Werewolf in Manhattan. If you like chic lit that is humorous and steamy, then this is one you won’t wanna miss. I am definitely checking out more by Vicki Thompson :)

  34. A bit late signing up for the challenge, but I think I can handle it! I’m really looking forward to trying some debut authors!

  35. Samantha says:

    Thanks for signing up Sarah!

  36. Danielle says:

    I have just signed up and i cant wait

  37. Sarah says:

    I am so excited about starting this challenge and can’t wait to start reading!

  38. Amanda says:

    Woohoo! Signed up late, but I’ve already read tons of books. : )

  39. Just joined in! I have lots of catching up to do. But, I just downloaded Jennifer Weiner’s THEN CAME YOU and J. Courtney Sullivan’s MAINE, so I’ll be reading those two this week!

    Happy Reading!

  40. p.s. Does David Baldacci’s ONE SUMMER count? I just finished it and can do a review on that easily.

  41. Samantha says:

    Thanks for joining Heather, happy to have you! And we can count ONE SUMMER :)

  42. Samantha says:

    Glad you signed up Amanda, welcome aboard :)

  43. Amanda says:

    So I feel like a complete dork! I put the wrong link. : (

    Here’s the correct link:

  44. Samantha says:

    That’s okay about the link Amanda! Thanks for letting me know :)

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