Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2010 Debut Author Challenge

Do you love a challenge?  I do, especially when it involves books.  When I read about this particular challenge, I decided it was the perfect way to kick off 2010. Let the reading begin. . .

What is the 2010 Debut Author Challenge?

The 2010 Debut Author Challenge is being hosted by The Story Siren. The objective is to read a set number of YA (Young Adult) or MG (Middle Grade) novels from debut authors published in 2010. The challenge will run from January 1, 2010- December 31, 2010.  You can find more information and guidelines at The Story Siren.

My 2010 Debut Author Challenge list:

1. Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves -- Simon Pulse, January 5
2. The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard -- Viking Juvenile, January 7
3. Wish by Alexandra Bullen -- Point, January 12
4. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa -- Harlequin Teen, Feb 1
5. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, -- HarperCollins, March 2
6. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins, -- Disney-Hyperion, March 2
7. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting, -- HarperCollins, March 16
8. Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken, -- EgmontUSA, March 23
9. The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy, -- EgmontUSA, April 13
10. Wolves, Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler, --Viking Juvenile, May 13
11. Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson, -- Simon Pulse, May 18
12. The Tension of Opposites by Kristina McBride, -- EgmontUSA, May 25
13. Sea by Heidi R. Kling, -- Putnam Juvenile, June 10
14. Other by Karen Kincy, -- Flux, July 1
15. The Ghost and the Goth by Stacy Kade, July 6
16. Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler, August 11
17. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White, September 21

Happy Reading



  1. YAY!! Thanks so much for joining the debut author challenge! it's going to be so much fun! you have a great list of books too! Good Luck!

  2. Thanks so much for including The Cinderella Society on your list! I hadn't heard of Wolves, Boys... so I'm off to check that out now. I love catching wind of new to me books in everyone's challenge lists. Thanks for the heads up!

  3. Thank you so much for including Sea. :)

  4. Thanks for the comments! I'm very excited about this challenge. I love reading books by debut authors and then being able to recommend them to my teen library patrons (and even adding them to our collection). :-)


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