2012 Debut Author Challenge

I decided that I am going to participate in the 2012 Debut Author Challenge, hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. This is my second time participating in this challenge. I am really looking forward to reading some amazing new authors, and 2012 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 2012, but I am hoping to read a lot more. That shouldn't be a problem, since there are approximately eleventy billion 2012 debuts that I would like to read.

Here are some of the books that I would really like to read for the challenge:
  1. Love & Leftovers by Sarah Tregay
  2. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
  3. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  4. Tempest by Julie Cross
  5. The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges
  6. Ditched by Robin Mellom
  7. Fracture by Megan Miranda
  8. Everneath by Brodi Ashton
  9. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
  10. Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
  11. Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer
  12. Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale
  13. The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
  14. Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby
  15. Undeadly by Michele Vail
  16. When the Sea Is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen
  17. Embrace by Jessica Shirvington
  18. Illuminate by Aimee Agresti
  19. Where It Began by Ann Redisch Stampler
  20. Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers
  21. Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig
  22. Slide by Jill Hathaway
  23. Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
  24. The Selection by Kiera Cass
  25. Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock
  26. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  27. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
  28. Shift by Em Bailey
  29. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
  30. Don't You Wish by Roxanne St. Claire
  31. Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
  32. Auracle by Gina Rosati
  33. The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long

This list will change grow over the course of the challenge. These are just some of the debut books that I'm looking forward to. I know that I am forgetting a lot of them right now and that I'll be adding many. Are there any 2012 debuts that you are planning to read? Are you going to be participating in the challenge?


  1. I'm joining for the first time ever this year, and I'm really excited :)

  2. I am so happy to see Where It Began on your list, especially given the many wonderful books coming out next year. Thanks!

  3. @Alexa - Good luck! It's a fun challenge and I hope you find some new favorites.

    @Ann - I'm so happy to include it! It sounds like it'll be good.

  4. I think I'm going to participate in this challenge for the first time this year. I'm sorta new to the whole challenges thing, but I have a friend who's going to work the challenge as a buddy-read with me. :)

    I was going to say that I'm most looking forward to Veronica Rossi's Under the Never Sky, but when I looked at your list again, I realized that there were SEVERAL that I had already planned on reading.

    P.S. Did your list already grow since this morning? I saw this post earlier, and I could swear there were only twenty-something books listed then. ;)

  5. @starryeyedjen - Hahaha, yes. This morning I was at 24, I think. It'll be impossibly long by January.

  6. I'm kind of afraid of the same thing happening to me, now that I've started. I've always been one to take on a little too much. I'll start with twelve, I think...one for each month maybe, and then I'll see how it progresses. Good luck getting through your list! :)

  7. Thanks so much for including Pretty Crooked!

  8. @Elisa - Happy to include it! I snagged it from NetGalley the other day and am looking forward to reading it.


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