Saturday, November 28, 2009

2010 Debut Author Challenge

Next year, The Story Siren is hosting the 2010 Debut Author Challenge.
Here is a bit about the 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!

So far, I have read The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard, The Naughty List by Suzanne Young, Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, The Mark by Jen Nadol, Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount-White, The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting, The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy, The Dark Divine by Bree Despain, and I think that is all.

Some of the books that I want to read are (bolding the ones, I have):
1. The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell
2. Dirty Little Secrets by CJ Omololu
3. Everlasting by Angie Frazier
4. The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk
5. Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
6. The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
7. Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
8. Sea by Heidi R. Kling
9. The Duff by Kody Keplinger
10. A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker
11. Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
12. Leaving Gee's Bend by Irene Latham
13. Other by Karen Kincy
14. Princess for Hire by Lindsey Leavitt
15. Anna and the Boy Masterpiece by Stephanie Perkins
16. The Daykeeper's Grimoire by Christy Raedeke
17. Tortilla Sun by Jennifer Cervantes
18. Losing Faith by Denise Jaden
19. Three Rivers Rising by Jame Richards
20. The Snowball Effect by Holly Hoxter
21. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
22. The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
23. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
24. Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
25. Palace Beautiful by Sarah DeFord Williams
26. Plain Kate by Erin Bow
27. A Most Improper Magick by Stephanie Burgis
28. Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis
29. Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
30. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
31. The Absolute Vaule of -1 by Steve Brezenoff
32. Vanished by Sheela Chari
33. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
34. Mistwood by Leah Cypess
35. Inconvenient by Margie Gelbwasser
36. The Line by Teri Hall
37. All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab
38. The Witch's Alphabet by Caitlin Kittredge
39. Escaping the Tiger by Laura Manivong
40. Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien


  1. So feeling blogger love today!! Thanks for including INCONVENIENT on your list!!

  2. Hi Sarah! Thanks SO MUCH for including THE MOCKINGBIRDS in your challenge! Cannot wait for you to get your hands on it!

  3. This challenge seems like a lot of fun. I may have to try this one out. Now I guess it's time to start looking at the books I want for next year...hmmmm

  4. Thank you so much for including NIGHTSHADE on your list. 2010 will be an amazing year for books!

  5. Hi - Thank you for adding VANISHED! My book actually comes out in 2011, but hopefully you will have a 2011 challenge as well. :-) There are some great debut books coming out then, which I can't wait to read.

  6. Wow, that's some glad to be included. And I read Dirty Little Secrets already, and it's incredible!

  7. thanks for joining the challenge! you have a great list! i think it's going to be a lot of fun! hope you enjoy all of your books! happy reading and good luck!


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