2011 Debut Author Challenge

I decided that I am going to participate in the 2011 Debut Author Challenge, hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.  This is my first time to be participating in this challenge.  I am really looking forward to reading some amazing new authors, and 2011 looks like it's going to be a great year to do it!

I am challenging myself to read at least 20 books by debut authors in 2011.
This list will change somewhat over the course of the year, but here are some of the books that I would like to read for the challenge:
  1. The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher (1/1) 
  2. Choker by Elizabeth Woods (1/4) 
  3. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (1/4) 
  4. XVI by Julia Karr (1/6)
  5. Across the Universe by Beth Revis (1/11) 
  6. Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal (1/11) 
  7. Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck (1/11) 
  8. Timeless by Alexandra Monir (1/11) 
  9. Warped by Maurissa Guibord (1/11)
  10. The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal (1/25)
  11. Vesper by Jeff Sampson (1/25)
  12. The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver (2/1) 
  13. The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney (2/8) 
  14. Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton (2/15) 
  15. Rival by Sara Bennett Wealer (2/15) 
  16. Exposed by Kimberly Marcus (2/22) 
  17. The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge (2/22) 
  18. Clarity by Kim Harrington (3/1) 
  19. Dark Mirror by M.J. Putney (3/1) 
  20. Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard (3/8) 
  21. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys (3/22) 
  22. Wither by Lauren DeStefano (3/22) 
  23. Entwined by Heather Dixon (3/29)
  24. The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens (4/5) 
  25. Enclave by Ann Aguirre (4/12) 
  26. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter (4/19) 
  27. Bumped by Megan McCafferty (4/26) 
  28. Die for Me by Amy Plum (5/1) 
  29. Divergent by Veronica Roth (5/3)
  30. Moonglass by Jessi Kirby (5/3) 
  31. Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky (5/23)
  32. Hourglass by Myra McEntire (5/24)
  33. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini (6/1) 
  34. Blood Red Road by Moira Young (6/7) 
  35. Hereafter by Tara Hudson (6/7) 
  36. The Revenant by Sonia Gensler (6/14) 
  37. Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz (6/28) 
  38. Luminous by Dawn Metcalf (7/7)
  39. Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris (7/12) 
  40. Wildefire by Karsten Knight (7/26) 
  41. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab (8/2)
  42. A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan (8/9)
  43. Hooked by Catherine Greenman (8/9)
  44. Witchlanders by Lena Coakley (8/30)
  45. The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle (9/6)
  46. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (9/27)
  47. The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton (10/1) 
  48. Saving June by Hannah Harrington (11/15)
  49. Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey (12/8)

I likely won't get to all of these, but it'd be nice!  My goal, though, is to read at least 20 of them.
Does anyone have any 2011 debut recommendations they'd like to share?  :)


    1. Thanks so much for joining the challenge! It looks like you've got some great books on your list! Happy reading and good luck!

    2. All look like they're going to be promising books, Jenny! I'm still trying to decide if I should join this year. Which one are you looking forward to the most?

    3. Emi, you should totally participate!
      I think my top 3 most anticipated are Divergent, Wither, and Across the Universe.

    4. Ooh, a very good list of books! I have quite a few of them on my own list! :) 2011 looks like it's going to be a GREAT debut year!

      Entwined, Wither, and The Emerald Atlas are my top three anticipated.

      Choker, Vesper, Falling Under, The Water Wars, and Clarity also look really good - unsure if you've heard of them/are into them, but they're suggestions. :) And if you're doing the Contemps Challenge as well, you can cross-over Like Mandarin (which you have) and Rival.

      Dang I just realized I listed most of the books on MY list, lol. Whoops.

      ANYWAY, I'll stop rambling in a moment. Good luck with your challenge this year! :D


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