Standalone Reading Challenge – Month Three

Welcome back to the third month of the first annual Standalone Reading Challenge!
If you’re not familiar with the challenge I am co-hosting with Britta from I Like These Books, read the full introductory post here. Once you sign up, be sure to pick up one of ten buttons here.

The 2012 Standalone Reading Challenge is basically what its name stands for: during the year 2012 you must challenge yourself to read Standalone novels. 15 to be exact. And they must all be a part of the YA genre.

Our February prize pack featured great new titles and swag, and the lucky winner will be announced soon. Thanks to all who posted their reviews for the past two months! Read on to see the great bookish things included in the March prize pack. Good luck to all, and we cannot wait to see what you think of the standalones you read this month!

(1) Hardcover ofย Rock On: A story of guitars, gigs, girls, and a brotherย by Denise Vega
(1) ARC of Beneath a Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson
(1) ARC of After the Snow by S.D. Crockett
(1) ARC of Life is But a Dream by Brian James

Other Goodies:
~ Don’t Breathe a Word swag
~ Dear Bully bookmark
~ Take a Bow bookmark
~ (Signed) Wonderlove bookmark

Special thanks to the donators:
Little, Brown Books
Holly Cupala
Elizabeth Eulberg
Kirsten Hubbard

But wait, there’s more! Throughout the year, Britta and I will be having a Standalone Spotlight, where we will feature a book a month. And of course, there will be chances to win ;)

So what are you waiting for? Read, Review, and Link up! {Book title & name please! Example: Wanderlove (Britta) or Harbinger (Icey Books)}. And if you still haven’t signed up, do so HERE.


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    March 1, 2012

    I didn't read any standalones in February. :( But I have a few lined up for March, so hopefully I'll get back on track!

    Angie @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

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    Nina Reed

    March 1, 2012

    I just realized I didn't link up any of my February reviews, and that linky is closed. Can I link them here, or should this only be for books reviewed in March?:)

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      Hafsah - IceyBooks

      March 1, 2012

      This should only be for March, but I'll make an exception. Go ahead any link them :)

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      Nina Reed

      March 2, 2012

      Thank you! I didn't realize the linky would be closing at the end of each month – I'll try to keep up from now on!:)

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    March 1, 2012

    Can't wait to read more Standalones this month =)

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

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    Mimi Valentine

    March 1, 2012

    Wow, this is such a great idea, Hafsah! It's so true that most books nowadays are part of a series LOL so I think it's perfect to have a challenge encouraging people to read more standalones! I'm definitely going to try and read some this month — really excited for it! :)

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    Addie R.

    March 1, 2012

    Great giveaway! But how do we enter…?

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    Jasmine Rose

    March 10, 2012

    What about Awkward by Marni Bates? I know it's supposed to have a companion, but doesn't that mean it can still standalone?