Found this new challenge by the lovely  over at The Girl Who Read Too Much

Here are the categories for the 2017 New Adult Reading Challenge:

  • NA Newbie – 6 books
  • NA Initiate – 12 books
  • NA Intermediate – 24 books
  • NA Advanced – 36 books
  • NA Expert – 50 books
  • NA Queen/King (special category) – 100 books

I think I will be a NA Expert.:-) 50 New Adult books should be possible. Especially after I noticed how many NA authors/books are on my Goodreads shelf.

Love the idea of the BINGO too.


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  1. This is such a great idea! I was thinking of joining in, but then realized I’m moving more and more toward the contemporary romance side, although NA is still one of my fav genres. We’ll see, maybe I’ll just do the bingo.
    But wow, 50 is quite a number.
    Happy reading 🙂

    1. I didn’t realize how many books are considered NA. Elle Kennedy, Jay McLean, Sarina Bowen, Erin Watt, Penelope Douglas. I’ll see how far I get.:-) What are your usual genres?

      1. Contemporary, NA, a bit of PNR and Dark romance here and there, the occasional YA. I guess thinking of it there are more NA that I realized. For example, I always thought of Erin Watt’s as YA. I also plan on reading more of Bowen…
        Maybe I could go for an intermediate. I read around 100 books a year, so 1/3 of NA could be doable.

        1. I had to read up on what is NA and YA. Everyone says something else. But going by Goodreads NA shelfs, I follow quite a few authors that write in that genre.

            1. Next question would be, who decides which book goes on that shelf? I believe readers put those shells together, so at the end it’s pretty much open to interpretation, right?

              1. Thanks, that helped clear the fog.
                I always thought college setting + explicit sexual content = NA, but so many times the lines were blurred. It’s nice to think of these labels linked to the nature of the experiences and the events rather than such blunt criteria as age or setting.

              2. And about your previous question, yeah, readers are the real choosers in the end. I guess it also has a lot more to do with the “vibe” of a book. I mean, the hotness level of a Sorensen’s book, for example, is probably lower than Erin Watt’s Royals’ trilogy, yet the first is undoubtedly categorized under NA and the second has people split between YA and NA. It’s all he elements put together that give you the sensation of reading a NA or a YA. Oh and I was also thinking of Shielding Lily, by Ryley. High School setting, many first times, but I would still consider it a NA because it’s way too explicit to be YA. It’s clearly not meant for teens

                1. That’s right a High School setting doesn’t necessarily guarantee a YA book, even so the age group would fit. It drives me nuts. I really like clean lines. These grey areas confuse the heck out of me.:-) So having a guide like the Goodreads shelves helped a lot in deciding what is what. And at the end I hope someone will point it out to me if I put a YA novel on my NA pile:-)

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