Chick Lit Reading Challenge for 2011

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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  1. December 18, 2010 / 7:21 pm

    Resgined up with my goodreads link, where I will be posting my reviews of books for the challenge

  2. December 18, 2010 / 8:14 pm

    I’m in!

  3. Samantha
    December 19, 2010 / 6:59 pm

    Welcome to the challenge Jen and Jill!

  4. December 20, 2010 / 2:14 am

    I just signed up! Looking forward to it. Thanks for organizing this!

  5. December 21, 2010 / 11:18 am

    Thank you for organizing this!
    I’m really looking forward to start!

  6. December 22, 2010 / 12:38 pm

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

  7. Roxanne
    December 28, 2010 / 12:13 am

    I just signed up. This looks really fun.

  8. December 28, 2010 / 2:21 pm

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

  9. December 28, 2010 / 10:33 pm

    Signed up after reading Teri Wilson’s FB post!

  10. December 29, 2010 / 3:29 am

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

  11. Samantha
    December 29, 2010 / 3:34 am

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

  12. December 29, 2010 / 3:36 am

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

  13. December 29, 2010 / 11:05 pm

    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. πŸ™‚

  14. December 31, 2010 / 12:03 am

    this is such a fun 2011 challenge, i blogged this, posted it in fb and twitter as well πŸ™‚

  15. December 31, 2010 / 3:57 am

    I am super excited to join this challenge!! Thanks so much!!1

  16. January 1, 2011 / 5:13 pm

    I’m a little late, but I’m in, too. happy New Year!

  17. Justine
    January 3, 2011 / 3:34 am

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

  18. The Jenn Jenn
    January 3, 2011 / 5:00 am

    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!!

  19. January 3, 2011 / 9:37 pm

    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!

  20. January 5, 2011 / 3:41 am

    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??

  21. January 7, 2011 / 11:45 am

    I will really enjoy this challenge- particularly trying 2 debut authors.

  22. January 7, 2011 / 9:28 pm

    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.

  23. January 8, 2011 / 6:41 pm

    I signed up. Sounds like a great idea!

  24. Tlatsetso
    January 11, 2011 / 10:59 am

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

  25. Samantha
    January 17, 2011 / 11:34 pm

    No problem Amanda, I got it changed!

  26. January 25, 2011 / 3:06 am

    Sounds fun..I’m in! My blog is brand new so this will certainly help with writer’s block πŸ™‚

  27. February 6, 2011 / 10:29 pm

    Thanks for this challenge!

  28. Kari
    February 21, 2011 / 7:58 pm

    I am so excited to start this Challenge!!!

  29. March 14, 2011 / 4:44 pm

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

  30. Jeanine
    March 14, 2011 / 11:05 pm

    @ 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. March 16, 2011 / 11:32 pm

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

  32. Samantha
    March 17, 2011 / 1:03 am

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

  33. Alicia
    March 20, 2011 / 3:30 am

    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 πŸ™‚

  34. April 3, 2011 / 4:06 pm

    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
    April 3, 2011 / 6:47 pm

    Thanks for signing up Sarah!

  36. August 3, 2011 / 4:20 pm

    I have just signed up and i cant wait

  37. August 6, 2011 / 1:49 pm

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

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