2010 Debut Author Challenge

The StorySiren is hosting a book challenge for 2010. Basically, set a goal to read a certain number of Young Adult and/or Middle Grade books by debut authors in 2010. I decided, since I've been reading so darn much lately, I would take up the challenge! I'll probably concentrate on YA, since that's what I enjoy most. To find out more and sign up for the challenge, click the pretty picture below:

The Story Siren
From the StorySiren:

What is the 2010 Debut Author Challenge?
  • 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 Amazon.com/BarnesandNoble.com/GoodReads/Shelfari, or any other bookish site.  
  • The challenge will run from January 1, 2010- December 31, 2010. You can join at anytime! 
* I would like to limit the novels to those released in 2010.
With that, here's a preliminary list of books I plan to read* in 2010 (ordered by UK release date):

  1. (07 Jan 2010) The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard
  2. (01 Feb 2010) Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
  3. (04 Mar 2010) The Line by Teri Hall
  4. (16 Mar 2010) The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
  5. (01 Apr 2010) Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
  6. (27 Apr 2010) Mistwood by Leah Cypess
  7. (27 Apr 2010) Whisper by Phoebe Kitanidis
  8. (01 May 2010) Prophecy of Days - Book One: the Daykeeper's Grimoire by Christy Raedeke
  9. (06 May 2010) Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey
  10. (01 Jun 2010) Everlasting by Angie Frazier
  11. (01 Jul 2010) Other by Karen Kincy
  12. (13 Jul 2010) Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
  13. (21 Sep 2010) Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
  14. (14 Oct 2010) Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
  15. (2010) The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
*Bolded titles indicate that they've been read.

I hope you'll consider taking up the challenge and supporting the talented debut YA and MG authors of 2010!


Anastasia Hopcus said...

I'm so very happy that you included Shadow Hills! I may even be doing my happy dance right now. (It's a distinct possibility.)

Andrea Cremer said...

Thank you so much for including Nightshade! 2010 will be a great book year :) I can't wait to read all these debuts too!

Kiersten White said...

Man, Paranormalcy is in good company : ) Thanks for including it!

The Story Siren said...

YAY! Thanks for joining the challenge! It's going to be so much fun! And you've got a great list of books! Good luck!

Christy Raedeke said...

Thank you SO much for including PROPHECY OF DAYS on your amazing list! You're the best!