Monday, November 30, 2009

2010 Debut Author Reading Challenge

Kristi over at The Story Siren is hosting the 2010 Debut Author Challenge which I have decided to join. She challenges everyone to read at least 12 books- a simple one a month- but after looking at her posted list, I am going to challenge myself to read 50. I think this challenge is a fantastic one- what better way to spread word about new authors than to promote their books through a challenge devoted to them?

Full details can be found here on Kristi's blog but the basic idea is to read a set number of young adult or middle grade novels, debuted in 2010 and the challenge will run from Jan 1, 2010 to Dec 31, 2010.

There is a link to this post on the left hand side of my blog, corresponding to the button that will link you right to Kristi's blog so you can quickly find this post- I will update my progress on here as I go but my list thus far follows.

If you're doing this challenge too, leave me a comment and a link to your thread so we can help encourage each other and compare reviews!

The List (I will put the books in either bold or a different color as they are read).

  1. Of All The Stupid Things by Alexandra Diaz
  2. All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab
  3. Exit Strategy by Ryan Potter
  4. Split by Swati Avathi
  5. Party by Tom Leveen
  6. Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
  7. Dirty Little Secrets by CJ Omololu
  8. The Secret Year: Jennifer Hubbard
  9. Firespell: Chloe Neill
  10. Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien
  11. She Thief by Daniel Finn
  12. The Beautiful Between by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
  13. Bullet Point by Peter Abrahams
  14. The Body Finder: Kimberly Derting
  15. Tell Me A Secret by Holly Cupala
  16. The Tension of Opposites by Kristina McBride
  17. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
  18. The Beautiful Between by Alyssa B. Scheinmel
  19. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
  20. The Owl Keeper by Christine Brodien-Jones
  21. The Emerald Talisman by Brenda Pandos
  22. Knight Angels by Abra Ebner
  23. Change of Heart by Shari Maurer
  24. Firelight by Sophie Jordan
  25. The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
  26. Everlasting by Angie Frazier
  27. Crossing the Tracks by Barbara Stuber
  28. Tweet Heart by Liz Rudnick
  29. Hannah by Hannah Westberg
  30. Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers
  31. The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell
  32. Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis
  33. Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
  34. Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
  35. The Absolute Value of -1 by Steve Brezenoff
  36. The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
  37. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
  38. Freefall by Mindi Scott
  39. The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
  40. Tyger, Tyger by Kersten Hamilton
  41. You by Charles Benoit
  42. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  43. The Second Base Club by Greg Trine
  44. Adios Nirvana by Conrad Wesselhoeft


  1. Thank you so much for including PROPHECY OF DAYS! I'm so flattered to see it on your list!


  2. Haha no problem! It looks very interesting and is one I am certainly looking forward to. =)

  3. Wow you have some good books on that list. I really want to read The Body Finder, Sea, and Guardian Of The Dead. Great list!

  4. Thanks so much for selecting Nightshade! I'm thrilled to be on your list :)

  5. YAY! Thanks for joining the challenge! It's going to be so much fun! And you've got a great list of books! Good luck!

  6. I am so excited that you're excited to read RIVAL! Unfortunately, it'll have to be part of a 2011 challenge. (I'm hoping you'll have one!) My book now comes out in winter 2011. Darn!

    Sara Bennett Wealer

  7. As a debut author, I would like to offer my services if anyone is interested in reading my book for this challenge. Leave a comment on my blog!

  8. I just came across your blog and I'm so excited to see that Shadow Hills made your Debut Challenge list!

  9. Carrie Vaughn is such an excellent writer. I hope you have fun with her new YA novel Voices of Dragons! I'm looking forward to reading that one, myself! :)