There are an endless number of challenges for those willing to look for them (for those with less time to wander the internet, I recommend A Novel Challenge which aggregates a great many such challenges). My two first are the Out with a Bang Read-a-thon and the Debut Author Challenge. There will be many more to come.
The first runs from December 29ht to 31st 2011. It encourages bloggers to read as many books as possible in the last few days of the year.
The Debut Author Challenge meanwhile encourages participants to read at least 12 novels by first-time YA authors. You can find the rules as well as a list of suggested titles at the Story Siren’s website.
Good reading everyone!