Tuesday, November 23, 2010

2011 Debut Author Challenge

Even though I'm still working on the 2010 Debut Author Challenge, I enjoyed it so much that I'm going to go ahead and sign up for the 2011 one!

Here is the challenge description from The Story Siren:

2011 Debut Author Challenge participant information:
  • The objective of the DAC is to read at least twelve novels from Young Adult or Middle Grade Authors. While twelve is the minimum there is no maximum limit! I encourage readers who can read more than twelve to do so!
  • Anyone can join. You don't have to be a blogger, and you don't have to live in the United States.
  • You do not have to have an blog written in English to participate.
  • You can join at anytime. The challenge runs from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011.

Qualifying books:
  • Books must be a Young Adult or Middle Grade novel.
  • DO NOTE: Just because a book has a teen character or is about a teen, does not mean that it is necessarily a Young Adult novel. 
  • This must be the authors debut with a release date in 2011. They cannot have a prior middle grade or young adult title released.
  • If an author has a previous novel published under adult fiction/nonfiction or children's fiction/nonfiction, they can still qualify for the challenge if they are releasing their YA or MG debut.

Go here for all the details, a book list, and to sign up!

My Book List:
  1. Warped by Maurissa Guibord
  2. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
  3. Timeless by Alexandra Monir
  4. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  5. Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
  6. A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford
  7. The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
  8. The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver
  9. Wither by Lauren DeStefano
  10. Entwined by Heather Dixon
  11. Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
  12. Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
  13. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
  14. So Shelly by Ty Roth
  15. Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
  16. Born at Midnight by C. C. Hunter
  17. Hereafter by Tara Hudson

This list may change or get longer as I hear about new debut titles, but it's a starting place =)

I definitely recommend signing up for this challenge! It's a lot of fun, and debut authors are so nice and talented that it makes for a great experience!

Thanks to Lindsi at Books, Sweets and Other Treats for the sweet button!


Ava said...

I have a lot of the same books on my list- they look really good!

danya said...

Yay, you're doing this challenge too! Definitely looking forward to several on this list, especially Entwined and Lost Voices. Also the cover for Hereafter is so gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

YAY! I'm so glad you signed up :) We have a few similar choices! Maybe we can read them together? I hope you enjoy your cupcake!

Michelle Hodkin said...

Why yes, I did die when I saw THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER on your list.


Seriously, thank you so much for including it. Hope you enjoy!

the story siren said...

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

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

Thank you so much for stopping by Michelle! I can't wait to read The Unbecoming! Congrats on your debut! =)

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

an awesome selection of books - good luck with the challenge. I am a new follower!!

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