Tuesday, January 04, 2011

2011 Debut Author Reading Challenge!

The Story Siren is doing another Debut Author Reading Challenge! Basically, she challenges everyone to read at least twelve books by debut (MG and YA) authors during the year 2011. I'm signing up, and I'm going to keep track of what I've read in this post.

To Read:
  1. The Rendering by Joel Naftali
  2. XVI by Julia Karr
  3. Dogsled Dreams by Terry Lynn Johnson
  4. Head Games by Keri Mikulski
  5. The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher
  6. Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
  7. The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
  8. Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker
  9. End of the Line by Angela Cerrito
  10. The Sweetest Thing by Christina Mandelski
  11. Hourglass by Myra McEntire
  12. Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris
  13. Bestest. Ramadan. Ever. by Medeia Sharif
  14. Never Sit Down in a Hoopskirt and Other Things I Learned in Southern Belle by Crickett Rumley
  15. The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
  16. Possession by Elana Johnson

Have Read:
  1. Choker by Elizabeth Woods
  2. Vixen by Jillian Larken
  3. Across The Universe by Beth Revis
  4. Vesper by Jeff Sampson
  5. Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
  6. The Demon Trapper’s Daughter by Jana Oliver
  7. Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O’Roark Dowell
  8. Those That Wake by Jesse Karp
  9. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  10. Wither by Lauren DeStefano
  11. Entwined by Heather Dixon
  12. Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
  13. Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton


Mary Witzl said...

4, 5, 14, 18 and 19 are already on my list and I've even ordered two of them! Reading debut novels and more MG/YA in general is something I'm hoping to do better this year, now that I'm back in a place where most of the books are in English and the books I order actually arrive instead of getting lost in the post.

Darby Karchut said...

I'm doing the Challenge, too!

(Would it be totally tacky to mention that my debut novel is on the Challenge list, too? Yep, pretty tacky...)

Akoss (kaipee) said...

I found you on CC, and I am doing the challenge too. I've already picked up one of my books : "THE LATTE REBELLION".

Logan E. Turner said...

I have a feeling I'm definitely going to be reading more than 12 as well. I keep forgetting to add The Iron Witch to my list, so thanks for the reminder! :P

Tabitha said...

Mary - that's great that you can get books more consistently now! You always used to have the worst time. And it's hard to see what everyone else is reading and not be able to get your hands on a copy. :)

Darby - there's nothing wrong with throwing in a plug for your book! :)

Amiss - CC is a great place, isn't it? :) Happy reading!

Logan - there are too many great books coming out to stop at 12, aren't there? :) I keep hearing great things about The Iron Witch, so I'm really looking forward to it.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

OK. I'm convinced. I need to sign up for this.

I've already read a couple of ARCs, Darby's Griffin Rising, and Choker. Good start.

Angela said...

I have ordered 1, 2, 4 & 5. I have a huge number in my cart and check out a few at a time...(yay! it's 2011!)

Lisa and Laura said...

Thank you for adding The Liar Society to your list! We hope you enjoy it!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

You've just made my day to see Dogsled Dreams on your list! Thank you so much!

Elana Johnson said...

Woot! I'm thrilled POSSESSION made your list! I hope you like it. :)

Tabitha said...

All you authors with books on my list, I'm psyched to read them! Darby, i'mgoing to look for your book too. :)

Bethany Robison said...

I did "Across the Universe" for my first Debut Author Challenge book - looking forward to your thoughts!