Sunday, January 31, 2010

2010 Debut Author Challenge

What is the 2010 Debut Author Challenge?

•The objective is to read a set number of YA (Young Adult) or MG (Middle Grade) novels from debut authors published this year.* I'm going to challenge everyone to read at least 12 debut novels! I’m hoping to read at least 30! You don’t have to list your choices right away, but if you do feel free to change them throughout the year. I will also be focusing on mostly Young Adult novels.

•Anyone can join, you don’t need a blog to participate. If you don’t have a blog you can always share your views by posting a review on / / GoodReads / Shelfari, or any other bookish site.

•The challenge will run from January 1, 2010- December 31, 2010. You can join at anytime!

This challenge is being hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren. I kept going back and forth between joining and not joining, but I finally decided to go ahead and participate. My hesitation was mostly based on the fact that I get most of my books from the library, and they don't always get new titles in very quickly. I also try not to buy books because if I did I'd soon be broke. However, this is supposed to be a challenge, right? So I caved and signed up.

So far, this is the list I've compiled for the challenge:

Wish by Alexandra Bullen
The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard
The Mark by Jen Nadol
The Wish Stealers by Tracy Trivas
Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
The Line by Teri Hall
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken

Want to join the fun? Sign up for the challenge here.


  1. Wish looks really good and a lot of people are talking about Hex Hall. Good luck on your goal.

  2. thanks for joining the challenge! you've got a fantastic list! i think it's going to be a lot of fun! hope you enjoy! happy reading and good luck!


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