Sunday, November 21, 2010

2011 Debut Author Challenge

I did it for 2010, and I'm doing it for 2011. Yep, the debut author challenge, spotlighting all the great debut books coming out. It's hosted by The Story Siren, with a prize pack each month up for grabs. For full details, check it out here, and make sure to join!

I challenged myself to 30 for 2010, and hit that pretty early on so why not go for a nice minimum of 75 for 2011? Yes, the logic of that eludes me too... Though, I am going for just 75 debuts, including the ones I've read in 2011 because frankly, a 2011 debut is still a 2011 debut, in my opinion, regardless of whether it's read in ARC form in 2010.

So without further ado.... here is at the least the start of my working list (these are basically in order of release month):

  1. Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton (Read in 2010)
  2. A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford (Read in 2010)
  3. Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer (Read in 2010)
  4. Divergent by Veronica Roth (Read in 2010)
  5. Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard (Read in 2010)
  6. Vesper: Jeff Sampsen
  7. Warped: Maurissa Guibord
  8. Unearthly: Cynthia Hand
  9. Head Games: Keri Mikulski
  10. XVI: Julia Karr
  11. Across the Universe: Beth Revis
  12. The Water Wars: Cameron Stracher
  13. Choker: Elizabeth Woods
  14. Rival: Sara Bennet-Wealer
  15. Leverage: Joshua C. Cohen
  16. Haven: Kristi Cook
  17. Here Lies Bridget: Paige Harbison
  18. Where I Belong: Gwendolyn Heasley
  19. Darkness Becomes Her: Kelly Keaton
  20. The Iron Witch: Karen Mahoney
  21. Exposed: Kimberly Marcus
  22. The Demon Trapper's Daughter: Jana Oliver
  23. So Shelly: Ty Roth
  24. The Fourth Stall: Chris Rylander
  25. I Am J: Cris Beam
  26. Wake Unto Me: Lisa Cach
  27. Wither: Lauren Destefano
  28. Popular: Alissa Grosso
  29. Clarity: Kim Harrington
  30. Falling Under: Gwen Hayes
  31. What Can't Wait: Ashley Hope Perez
  32. Those That Wake: Jesse Karp
  33. Ten Miles Past Normal: Frances O'Roark
  34. Illegal: Bettina Restrepo
  35. Liar Society: Lisa and Laura Roecker
  36. Between Shades of Grey: Ruta Sepetys
  37. Unlocked: Ryan G. Van Cleave
  38. End of the Line: Angela Cerrito
  39. The Year We Were Famous: Carole Estby Dagg
  40. Blood Magic: Tessa Gratton
  41. The Lipstick Laws: Amy Holder
  42. Future Imperfect: K Ryer Breese
  43. Momento Nora: Angie Smibert
  44. How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend: Gary Ghislain
  45. I'll Be There: Holly Goldberg Sloan
  46. Saving June: Hannah Harrington
  47. Awaken: Katie Kacvinsky
  48. The Sweetest Thing: Christina Mandelski
  49. Hourglass: Myra McEntire
  50. Die For Me: Amy Plum
  51. The Pull of Gravity: Gae Polisner
  52. Vicious Little Darlings: Katherine Easer
  53. Stupid Fast: Geoff Herbach
  54. Paper Covers Rock: Jenny Hubbard
  55. Hereafter: Tara Hudson
  56. Possession: Elana Johnson
  57. Luminous: Dawn Metcalf
  58. Forgotten: Cat Patrick
  59. Ashes, Ashes: Jo Treggiari
  60. Bad Taste in Boys: Carrie Harris
  61. Wildefire: Karsten Knight
  62. The Book of the Concealed: Sang Kromah
  63. Lost Voices: Sarah Porter
  64. Vanished: Sheela Chari
  65. Dark Parties: Sara Grant
  66. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer: Michelle Hodkin
  67. Witch Eyes: Witch Eyes
  68. Never Eighteen: Megan Bostic
  69. Virtuosity: Jessica Martinez
  70. Dearly, Departed: Lia Habel
  71. A Beautiful Dark: Jocelyn Davies
  72. Flawless: Lara Chapman
  73. Human.4: Mike Lancaster
  74. Banish: Gretchen McNeil
  75. Dead Rules: Randy Russell
  76. Frost House: Marianna Baer
  77. Girl Wonder: Alexa Martin


  1. Wow... you've got a great set up!!=)

    I only choose 12 but hoping to read more. We do have a few overlaps=)

    Happy Reading!

  2. wow nice! i only chose 12 because ive already got about 68 pdfs on my kindle to read, and about 20 on my paperbackswap im waiting for lol.

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

  4. Thanks again for adding HOURGLASS! I hope you love it!

  5. Thanks so much for adding VANISHED to your list! Hope you enjoy it. :-) And now I hope I can read so many books in 2011, too!

  6. Woohoo! Illegal (#30) is on your list. It will be out on 3-11-11, and I'll be excited to hear what you have to say about it. Thanks so much for putting Illegal on your list.


  7. I'm aiming for 50...congrats on doing 75! =)

    We have a lot in common too! But I did notice "Here Lies Bridget" is listed by the wrong author. It's Paige Harbison, not Elsbeth Edgar. I know because I have it on my list too!

    So many good books to look forward to next year!

  8. OMG- thank you SO SO SO MUCH for including THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER on your list! I hope you enjoy it!

  9. Wow, that is a LOT of books. I'm still working on my list, but I might pinch a few ideas from yours :)

  10. Wow, that's a big challenge. Thank you for including my novel. I've got many of those on my reading list as well for next year. :D

  11. Dude, I'm honored to have Possession as part of your list! I hope you like it! :)

  12. Thanks for adding me to this list, and good luck with your challenge! Oh, and my book title has been changed from The Subrosa Semesters to Popular.

  13. Wow, you are nuts. :) But, you are a fast reader so I'm sure you'll knock them out fast!

  14. WOW *bows down to you* You are a fast reader and I know you'll do it… Good Luck!!

  15. wow, thats an amazing list!! there are just so many exciting books coming out!

  16. that's a whopping list. :) I'm honored to be on it. Look forward to reading about your progress.

    Gae Polisner
    The Pull of Gravity

  17. Thank you for including The Year We Were Famous on your list of books to read next year! I read over 100 books a year, too, so I understand your addiction.

    Happy Reading,
    Carole Estby Dagg

  18. 75 books?!?! You are a reading wiz! Thanks for including The Lipstick Laws! :) You rock!

  19. I am so honored to be a part of your list. THANK YOU!!!

  20. Thanks so much for putting Exposed on your list!

  21. I'm so excited to see RIVAL on your list. Thanks for adding my book - I hope you like it!!

  22. Thanks so much for adding WITCH EYES to your list, Kari! There's lots of good stuff on there!

    I hope you enjoy it!

  23. Wow, with such a long list, you'd better make sure you know What Can't Wait...

    Sorry, I couldn't resist the pun... but seriously: thanks for including me, and I hope you enjoy the book. Holler my way when you finish it!