Saturday, November 27, 2010

2011 Debut Author Challenge

Saturday, November 27, 2010
Last year I joined in on the 2010 Debut Author Challenge late, so I am happy to be among the many signing up for this great challenge early.

In 2010 I read 36 books by debut author and going back over the list I realized that some of my favorite books were written by bright new stars in the YA genre. Here is a list of some of those that I count as favs this year:

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Summer of My Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Shade by Jeri Smith Ready
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
Virals by Kathy Reichs
Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan
FreeFall by Mindi Scott

Anyway once again The Story Siren is hosting this fabulous challenge so if you are interested in signing up, go and check out the post here and get all the facts and details you need to be a part of this challenge.

Trust me when I say this is a fun challenge and one you will thoroughly enjoy all year long.


Nomes said...

wow - thats impressive stats for you reading debut authors this year :)

i read a fair few debut authors as well - although some of the books didn't come out this year...

i should join this challenge. just feeling lazy at the mo :)


Mrs. DeRaps said...

Great reads! I found so many that were debut authors. At first, it didn't seem like I'd be able to read 12, but I think I've exceeded that amount. Thanks for sharing this year's list and best wishes for next year!

Melissa said...

Wow! well done this year, Jan! I wish I was dedicated enough to participate in challenges haha my book tastes are all over the place though! :)

Staci said...

I should have signed up for this one too as I have read a ton of new authors!! Will keep it in mind when I'm picking my poisons for next year!!!

chelleyreads said...

Great job, Jan, for all those great reads you discovered this year. Some of them are my favorites, too, and some I still need to read. Really looking forward to them!

Also really excited about this challenge. My sister has signed us up for it, too.

Happy reading!

the story siren said...

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

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