Wednesday, 25 November 2009

2010 Debut Author Challenge

Next year, I am going to be participating in the 2010 Debut Author Challenge, hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

To learn more about the challenge, visit Krist's info post here, or see an excerpt below:

What is the 2010 Debut Author Challenge?
  • The objective is to read a set number of YA (Young Adult) or MG (Middle Grade) novels from debut authors published this year.* I'm going to challenge everyone to read at least 12 debut novels! I’m hoping to read at least 30! You don’t have to list your choices right away, but if you do feel free to change them throughout the year. I will also be focusing on mostly Young Adult novels.
  • Anyone can join, you don’t need a blog to participate. If you don’t have a blog you can always share your views by posting a review on, or any other bookish site.
  • The challenge will run from January 1, 2010- December 31, 2010. You can join at anytime!

Here's a list of some titles I'm hoping to read:

1. The Mark by Jen Nadol (Bloomsbury USA, January 2010)
2. The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard (Viking Juvenile, January 2010)
3. Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves (Simon Pulse, January 2010)
4. The Naughty List by Suzanne Young (Razorbill, February 2010)
5. Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore (Bloomsbury, February 2010)
6. Pretty Bad Things by C. J. Skuse (Chicken House, March 2010)
7. The Truth About Leo by David Yelland (Puffin, April 2010)
8. Mortlock by Jon Mayhew (Bloomsbury, April 2010)
9 . Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins (Simon & Schuster, April 2010)
10. Wintercraft by Jenna Burtenshaw (Headline, May 2010)
11. Sea by Heidi Kling (Putnam Juvenile, June 2010)
12. 13 to Life: A Werewolf's Tale by Shannon Delany (St. Martin's Press, June 2010)


Debut books read:


1. Monster Republic by Ben Horton
2. When I Was Joe by Keren David
3. The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh
4. Skins: The Novel by Ali Cronin
5. Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell
6. My So-Called Afterlife by Tamsyn Murray
7. Desperate Measures by Laura Summers
8. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
9. Restoring Harmony by Joelle Anthony
10. Wintercraft by Jenna Burtenshaw
11. Pretty Bad Things by C. J. Skuse


Rhiannon Hart said...

I think it's great people are getting behind debut authors. Wonderful challenge!

alexwolfchan said...

I would totally participate in this challenge.

LovesSam said...

I am soo doing this!! need to complie my list of authors first though :-)

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

There are SO many brilliabnt sounding books out next year! good luck with the challenge, Jen!

The Story Siren said...

YAY! Thanks for joining the challenge! It's going to be so much fun! And what a great list! Happy reading!

I Want To Read That said...

ooh - I think I might have to steal Hex Hall for my list! Good luck with the challenge:)

Carrie Harris said...

I've got Hex Hall on mine, but I haven't heard of the last one yet. I've got to stop looking at other people's lists, or mine is going to get out of control quick!

Shannon Delany said...

Ack! Jenny, I didn't realize you had "13 to Life" on your debut author challenge list--thank you! *hugs* And Jenn Hubbard's another 2K10 Class member--woot!

Again, thank you. :-) Looks like a lovely list--I hope you enjoy them all. :D

Becky said...

I have looked at this post so many times, I have no idea how I failed to comment on it. Weird, huh? Some great UK debut authors on your list Jenny. I'm really looking forward to starting the challenge.