Saturday, November 28, 2009

2010 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, or any other bookish site.
  • The challenge will run from January 1, 2010- December 31, 2010. You can join at anytime!
* I would like to limit the novels to those released in 2010.

You’ll have to do all the research to make sure a novel meets the criteria for the challenge. I do have a few sites that can help with your search;
2010: A Book Odyssey, AuthorsNow & The Class of 2k10 (website to be launched).
There is more
information here and you can sign up by visiting this post.

So I will most certainly be participating in The Story Siren's 2010 Debut Author Challenge. So here's my list currently. Changes may be made as I see fit. I am hoping to read at least 20 books. Current status 27 read.

1. The Mark - Jen Nadol
2. Shadow Hills -Anastasia Hopcus
3. The Line - Teri Hall*
4. Dirty Little Secrets - C.J. Omulolu
5. The Secret Year - Jennifer Hubbard*
6. The Body Finder - Kimberly Derting
7. Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
8. Bleeding Violet - Dia Reeves
9. The Naughty List - Suzanne Young
10. Sea - Heidi R. Kling
11. The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin - Josh Berk
12. Plain Kate - Erin Bow
13.  Nightshade - Andrea Cremer*
14. The Good Girl's Guide to Getting Kidnapped - Yxta Maya Murray*
15. All Unquiet Things - Anna Jarzab*
16. Nevermore - Kelly Creagh
17. The Mockingbirds - Daisy Whitney*
18. Numbers - Rachel Ward*
19. Magic Under the Glass - Jaclyn Dolamore
20. Hex Hall - Rachel Hawkins*
21. Brightly Woven - Alexandra Bracken*
22. The Iron King - Julie Kagawa
23. Other - Karen Kincy
24. Mistwood - Leah Cypress
25. Guardian of the Dead - Karen Healey*
The Rise of Renegade X - Chelsea Campbell
 The Replacement - Brenna Yovanoff*
28. Whisper - Phoebe Kitanidis
29. Party - Tom Leveen
30. Thirteen Teasures - Michelle Harrison *
31. The Agency : A Spy in the House - Y.S. Lee
32. Paranormalcy - Kiersten White
33. Ship Breakers - Paolo Bacigalupi*
34. Girl Parts - John M. Cusick
35. No and Me - Delphine De Vigan
36. Prince of Mist - Carlos Ruiz Zafón*
37. Faithful - Janet Fox*
38. Wolves, Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me - Kristen Chandler*
39. Wish - Alexandra Bullen*
40. The DUFF - Kody Keplinger
41. Glimmerglass - Jenna Black
42. Ninth Ward - Jewell Parker Rhodes*
43. The Thirteenth Chime - Emma Michaels
44.  Infinite Days - Rebecca Maizel*
45. The Best and Hardest Thing - Pat Brisson*
46. Girl Saves Boy - Steph Bowe
47. The Ivy - Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur*
48. The Secret Society of the Pink Crystal Ball - Risa Green

*books I own
linked to review


  1. YAY! Thanks for joining the challenge! It's going to be so much fun! And what a great list! Happy reading!

  2. Ohh, nice list! I'm participating too, and I can't wait to read almost all of those books (haevn't heard of a few there). :)

  3. Hooray for THE NAUGHTY LIST and SEA! I love Suzanne and Heidi!

  4. Thanks so much for including Nightshade! 2010 is going to be a great year for books :)

  5. Ooh, the list keeps getting better! Thanks for including THE MOCKINGBIRDS on it!


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