Monday, November 22, 2010

2011 Debut Author Challenge

Can you believe that it's almost the end of 2010?  Just over a month left until January 1st and the start of the 2011 Debut Author Challenge.  Hosted  by The Story Siren, this challenge is a great way to learn about and read books by debut authors.

The goal of the challenge is to read at least 12 YA or MG debut novels.
The timeframe: January 1 to December 31, 2011
For more information hop on over to The Story Siren.

I'm currently participating in the 2010 Debut Author Challange and it has been so much fun.  I've found so many great books; books that I've loved and shared with the teens at the library.  This past year I read more debut books than I reviewed.  So, my personal goal for 2011 is to actually review all of the debut books I read.  Here's my preliminary list, I have a feeling that it will grow as the year goes on.  As I review each book, I'll link the review back to this page.

Across the Universe,  Beth Revis
Entangled,  Cat Clarke
The False Princess,  Eilis O'Neal
Other Words for Love,  Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
XVI,  Julia Karr

Angelfire,  Courtney Allison Moulton
Haven,  Kristi Cook
The Iron Witch,  Karen Mahoney
A Touch Mortal,  Leah Clifford
Where I Belong, Gwendolyn Heasley

Clarity,  Kim Harrington
Entwined,  Heather Dixon
Wither,  Lauren DeStefano

Blood Magic,  Tessa Gratton
Die for Me,  Amy Plum
Divergent,  Veronica Roth

Hereafter,  Tara Hudson
Hourglass,  Myra McEntire
Luminous,  Dawn Metcalf
Paper Covers Rock,  Jenny Hubbard
Possession,  Elana Jonhson
The Revenant,  Sonia Gensler

Vanished,  Sheela Chari
Wildefire,  Karsten Knight

Possess,  Gretchen McNeil
The Near Witch,  Victoria Schwab

September through December:
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer,  Michelle Hodkin
Queen of Glass,  Sarah J. Maas

Happy Reading!!


  1. I love seeing The Near Witch on this list! :) Thank you!!

  2. OMG, thank you SO MUCH for including THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER! I hope you enjoy it!!

  3. thanks so much for joining the challenge! hope you discover some great new authors in '11!! happy reading and good luck!

  4. Yay! Thanks for adding CLARITY! :) I hope you enjoy it!

  5. Dude, I'm excited to see Possession on your list! I hope you like it. :)

  6. So I've been seeing a lot about this Debut Author challenge. Unfortunately, my book Priscilla the Great comes out Dec. 15, 2010 so it won't be able to be included. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to read some debut authors. I think I'll take part in this challenge as well. We authors have to support each other! Where can I get that cool button for my blog?

  7. Wow that's quite a list! Good luck with it!


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