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Monday, December 28, 2009

2010 Author Debut Challenge List

Kristi @ The Story Siren is hosting a 2010 Author Debut Challenge. I've never joined a reading challenge before so I thought this would be the perfect time since there are so many debut books that I want to read in 2010.

Here's more information on the challenge directly from The Story Siren:
  • 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!
If you would like to sign up, head over to The Story Siren for more info.
Here's my list:
  1. Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore (I've already read this one)
  2. Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
  3. Firespell by Chloe Neill
  4. The Mark by Jen Nadol
  5. All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab
  6. The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard
  7. A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker
  8. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
  9. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  10. Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White
  11. The Line by Teri Hall
  12. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
  13. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
  14. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
  15. Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
  16. Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
  17. The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy
  18. Mistwood by Leah Cypess
  19. Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis
  20. The Prophecy of Days by Christy Raedeke
  21. The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell
  22. The Beautiful Between by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
  23. Angel Star by Jennifer Murgia
  24. Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
  25. Wolves, Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler
  26. Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson
  27. Everlasting by Angie Frazier
  28. 13 to Life by Shannon Delaney
  29. Tell Me A Secret by Holly Cupala
  30. Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
  31. Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn
  32. Other by Karen Kincy
  33. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
  34. Losing Faith by Denise Jaden
  35. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
  36. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
  37. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
  38. Freefall by Mindi Scott
  39. Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler
  40. The Witch's Alphabet by Caitlin Kittredge
Well, Gosh 40 seems like a lot. I'm sure my list will change to include more summer/fall/winter releases.


  1. That is a long list! There are a few on there I really want to read.

  2. 40!!! YOUR FIRST CHALLENGE!!! REALLY? WOW, I envy you. I seriously do. All I have is 13.

    I'll be reading Everlasting, Hex Hall, The Body Finder, Iron King, Firespell, and a others. :) Good luck!! Hard to believe 2010 will almost be here

  3. I'm hoping that I can read that many too. There are so many good debut novels coming out next year. Good luck!

  4. Thanks for including LOSING FAITH on your list. I hope you make it all the way to 40!

  5. Wow, your list is long! Some great picks in there too.

  6. Good Luck to everyone on their challenge!

    I know it's alot but most of these books will be a part of my 2010 Monday Madness Features. :)

  7. Your list looks a lot like mine! And yay! Glad to see FREEFALL was able to sneak in there. ;-)

  8. I am a big fan of debut authors, and though I won't join the challenge officially, I am sure I'll read north of 40 next year too (I did this year!)

  9. Thanks so much for including FORGET-HER-NOTS! 2010 is going to rock for books!

  10. That is one impressive list--I know you will do it though! you rock! :)

  11. Spectacular list! Thanks so much for including Prophecy of Days! I can hardly believe 2010 is just hours away...

    Happy happy new year!

    Christy Raedeke

  12. .... i thought i commented on here already... weird! anyhow! thanks for joining the challenge! you have an awesome list! wow! good luck!

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