Saturday, November 20, 2010

2011 Debut Author Challenge

The 2011 Debut Author Challenge is being hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

I was kind of late in joining the 2010 Debut Author Challenge, so I'm excited to start the 2011 one at the very beginning! I've currently read 9 debuts so far for 2010's challenge (in three months), so I think I might challenge myself to twenty one 2011 debuts. There are so many great debut novels this year that I was going to read anyway - it'll be like killing two birds with one stone.

The Challenge: The objective is to read a set number of YA (Young Adult) or MG (Middle Grade) novels from debut authors published in 2011. Reviews must be submitted via Mr. Linky.

My List:

  1. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
  2. XVI by Julia Karr
  3. Timeless by Alexandra Monir
  4. Vesper by Jeff Sampsen
  5. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  6. The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher
  7. Choker by Elizabeth Woods
  8. So Shelly by Ty Roth
  9. Angelfire by Courtney Allison-Moulton
  10. A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford
  11. The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
  12. I am J by Cris Beam
  13. Wither by Lauren DeStefano
  14. Entwined by Heather Dixon
  15. Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
  16. Clarity by Kim Harrington
  17. Rival by Sara Bennet-Wealer
  18. Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard
  19. Wildefire by Karsten Knight
  20. The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens
  21. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
I'm hoping to at least get through these 21, if not more. I already either have plans to read these, are signed up for tours with them, or have them in my possession. 2011 looks like it's going to be a great year!

More information about this challenge can be found here, and sign-ups are located here. :) 


Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

Love this list, Kristina! I'm totally looking forward to all of these, too :)

Jessica Lawlor said...

I'm doing this too! Very interesting in that we have totally different lists!

Danna (Bananas For Books) said...

Hello Kristina! I'm gonna do this too. All the books sound so good and I'm sure I'll read AT LEAST 15 of them if not more.

the story siren said...

Thanks so much for joining the challenge!! looks like you've got a great list started! i should have some buttons for the 2011 challenge up soon too! happy reading and good luck!

Kristina Barnes♥ said...

@Melissa: I know! I've been waiting for these titles for a while now. Can't wait to read them!

@Jessica: Oh wow, really? I'll hop over to see what titles you'll be reading in a bit! :)

@Danna: Hiya Danna! I know - I have plans to read more but I didn't want to be overambitious and end up not finishing my challenge at all! :P

@Kristi: Thank you so much for hosting it! :) I can't wait to get through my list! I was kind of hoping no-one would notice that I put up a 2010 button up and discreetly switch them once you had the 2011 graphics up. Oh well ;P

Ashley Delgado said...

Wow, these books all sound good. I have most of them on my list! Hehe. I'm definitely going to have fun with this challenge. It's my first time doing it!

LunaMoth said...

nice list!!!
thanks for stopping by my blog Far From Reality(the dark color scheme helps my eyes because i am legally blind so its not so harsh on them and easier for me to see, plus.. i just really love black and purple =P)
i am now you!

Gabrielle Carolina said...

Great list, Christina!

I want to nom on 78 titles myself, but I think that's called biting off more than I can chew. (Sorry, can't help myself!)

Kim Harrington said...

Yay! Thanks for adding CLARITY! :)

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

you have a fab selection of books picked out!! I found you through the story siren's website and am now a new follower. Good luck with the challenge.

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