Saturday, December 4, 2010

2011 Debut Author Challenge

One of the best experiences I've had this year as a blogger was participating in the Debut Author Challenge hosted by The Story Siren. Kristi does a fantastic job promoting debut YA and MG authors with over 350 participants already signed up for next year's challenge.

This year I read 16 novels by debut authors, so for next year's challenge I'd like to at least match that. Here's a list of titles I plan on reading:

The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher (1/1)
XVI by Julia Karr (1/6)
Across the Universe by Beth Revis (1/11)
Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal (1/11)
Timeless by Alexandra Monir (1/11)
Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley (2/1)
The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney (2/8)
So Shelly by Ty Roth (2/8)
Rival by Sara Bennett Wealer (2/15)
Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen (2/17)
A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford (2/22)
Falling Under by Gwen Hayes (3/1)
Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard (3/8)
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (3/22)
Wither by Lauren Destefano (3/22)
Bumped by Megan McCafferty (4/26)
Die for Me by Amy Plum (5/10)
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier (5/10)
Hourglass by Myra McEntire (5/24)
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini (5/31)
Hereafter by Tara Hudson (6/7)
BESTEST. RAMADAN. EVER. by Medeia Sharif (7/8)
Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris (7/12)

Titles in italics are ones I own, the ones that are bold I have read, and links will be added as reviews are posted. I will also be adding titles as they come to my attention and/or end up in my hands.

More information about the challenge, including where to sign up, can be found HERE.

6 comments:

  1. I love your choices!
    Bumped is a debut? I didn't think it was...

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  2. Exciting! I'm really debating whether or not to do this challenge, as my book budget is really low right now and not looking much better for next year, but I love the idea and have heard great things about it. Good luck, and I'll be signing up soon, too, I hope!

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  3. Hey there! Thanks for including RIVAL in your list. I hope you like it!

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  4. Love your list, but how does Bumped qualify as a debut??

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  5. thanks so much for joining the challenge! happy reading and good luck!

    (and to the comment above, yes Bumped is a debut, the Jessica darling books are not YA novels, they are adult fiction.)

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  6. an awesome selection of books - good luck with the challenge. I am a new follower!!

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