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2011 Debut Author Challenge

I have decided to join in on the 2011 Debut Author Challenge which is being hosted by Kristi at TheStorySiren.com. Thank you Kristi for hosting it!

It is a year-long challenge that begins on January 1, 2011. The goal is to read twelve novels (at least) from debut Young Adult or Middle Grade authors. (Click the button, above, for more info.)

THE TWELVE BOOKS I HAVE CHOSEN FOR THIS CHALLENGE

(Click on book titles for their description on Goodreads)

1. Rival by Sara Bennett-Wealer – Read and Reviewed 2/25/11

2. A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford – Read and Reviewed 2/27/11

3. Haven by Kristi Cook – Read and Reviewed 2/22/11

4. The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney – Read and Reviewed 1/22/11

5. Wither by Lauren DeStefano – Read and Reviewed 3/14/11

6. Clarity by Kim Harrington – Read and Reviewed 3/12/11

7. The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder – Read and Reviewed 1/16/11

8. Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky – Read and Reviewed 5/25/11

9. Divergent by Veronica Roth – Read and Reviewed 12/31/11

10. Wildefire by Karsten Knight – Read and Reviewed 5/18/ 11 (review posted 7/18/11)

11. Half-Blood by Jennifer Armentrout – Read, Read again and Reviewed 9/28/11

12. Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey – Read, Re-Read and Reviewed 7/27/11

13. XVI by Julia Karr – Read and Reviewed 1/12/11

14. Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison – Read and Reviewed 2/1/11

15. Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter – Read and Reviewed 2/4/11

16. Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton – Read and Reviewed 2/20/11

17. Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton – Read and Reviewed 3/21/11

18. The Goddess Test by Aimée Carter – Read and Reviewed 4/22/11

19. Bumped by Megan McCafferty – Read and Reviewed 4/26/11

20. Moonglass by Jessi Kirby – Read and Reviewed 4/28/11

21. Die for Me by Amy Plum – Read and Reviewed 5/12/11

22. The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross – Read and Reviewed 5/30/11

23. Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren – Read and Reviewed 6/1/11

24. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini – Read and Reviewed 6/5/11

25. Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma – Read and Reviewed 6/14/11

26. Hereafter by Tara Hudson – Read and Reviewed 6/15/11

27. Dead Rules by Randy Russell – Read and Reviewed 6/20/11

28. Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz – Read and Reviewed 7/15/11

29. Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey – Read and Reviewed 7/18/11 (review published 8/23/11)

30. Frost by Marianna Baer – Read and Reviewed 8/16/11

31. Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik – Read and Reviewed 9/5/11

32. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson – Read and Reviewed 9/23/11

33. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi – Read (2x) and Reviewed 10/14/11

34. Hushed by Kelley York – Read and Reviewed 12/5/11

I know that I will read more than these twelve this year – I already have Falling Under by Gwen Hayes as one of my pre-orders and that’s not listed above. I will continue to add books to this list as they’ve been read during the year. And my reviews will be on this blog, my Facebook page, Goodreads and Amazon.

As I’ve already read Cynthia Hand’s Unearthly, Jana Oliver’s The Demon Trapper’s Daughter and Courtney Allison Moulton’s Angelfire, these will not count toward my 2011 challenge. But they are amazing books that should be added to any “must read” list or would be great reads should you choose to sign up for this challenge.

If you would like to participate in the 2011 DAC, please click here for information or just click the DAC image in this post. The deadline to join is November 20, 2011. Having a blog is not a requirement and this is a great way to support new authors.

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