2011 Debut Author Challenge

I’ve decided to participate in the Debut Author Challenge of 2011 hosted by the Story Siren. I love reading YA books from debut author’s and feel that this challenge helps expose me to more new authors I have not heard about and allows me to find some new favorite authors. I read a ton of books last year from debut authors but did not participate in the challenge,

The goal of the Debut Author Challenge is to read twelve books from debut YA or MG authors. My personal goal is to read 25 books by debut authors, but we will see how that goes throughout the course of the year.  The challenge runs from January 1, 2011 until December 31, 2011.
To learn more about the Debut Author Challenge read about it here.
To participate in the Debut Author Challenge go here.
Right now, I have a preliminarily list of books I will try to read for the challenge. I plan to update the list as the year goes on. There are lot more than 25 books on my preliminary list, I will try to read as many on my preliminary list as possible. I will keep another list on here of books I have read.
Books I’ve Read for the Debut Author Challenge:
  1. Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
  2. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
  3. Clarity by Kim Harrington
  4. Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
  5. The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
  6. The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal
  7. Haven by Kristi Cook
  8. Warped by Maurissa Guibord
  9. Hourglass by Myra McEntire
  10. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  11. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
Preliminary List of Books I Would Like to Read for Debut Author Challenge:
  • Warped by Maurissa Guibord
  • Unearthly  by Cynthia Hand
  • XVI by Julia Karr
  • Timeless by Alexandra Monir
  • The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal
  • The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher
  • Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
  • Rival by Sara Bennett-Wealer
  • A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford
  • Haven by Kristi Cook
  • Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison
  • Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley
  • Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
  • The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
  • The Demon Trapper’s Daughter by Jana Oliver
  • Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach
  • Wither by Lauren DeStefano
  • Entwined by Heather Dixon
  • Clarity by Kim Harrington
  • Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard
  • Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter
  • Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O’Roark Dowell
  • The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker
  • Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  • Unlocked by Ryan G. Van Cleave
  • Enclave by Ann Aguirra
  • Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
  • The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder
  • Bumped by Megan McCafferty
  • Future Imperfect by K. Ryer Breese
  • Stargrossed by Josephine Angelini
  • Saving June by Hannah Harrington
  • Moonglass by Jessi Kirby
  • Girl Wonder by Alexa Martin
  • Hourglass by Myra McEntire
  • Die for Me by Amy Plum
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • Hereafter by Tara Hudson
  • Possession by Elana Johnson
  • Luminous by Dawn Metcalf
  • Forgotten by Cat Patrick
  • Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari
  • Wildefire by Karsten Knight
  • Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray
  • Dark Parties by Sara Grant
  • The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
  • Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton
  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin 
  • Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey
  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns
  • A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies
  • Human .4 by Mike A. Lancaster

The Contemps Challenge

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Recently, I’ve been reading and wanting to read more contemporary fiction. I feel like the YA genre is overwhelmed by books in the supernatural genre, but I always love sitting down to read a good contemporary novel.
Since I’m a fan of contemporary fiction, I’ve finally signed up for the Contemps Challenge. The challenge entails that I read 18 out of the 21 books from the authors at The Contemps.
Here is the list of books I plan to read. Books that I have read and reviewed will have links posted, while books I have read, yet haven’t reviewed will be bolded. Books that I have but haven’t read yet will be italicized.
Losing Faith by Denise Jaden
Girl, Stolen by April Henry
Freefall by Mindi Scott
The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler
Fall For Anything by Courtney Summers
Trapped by Michael Northrop
Rival by Sara Bennett Wealer
Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt
Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard
Family by Micol Ostow
Back When You Were Easier to Love by Emily Wing Smith
Pearl by Jo Knowles
Saving June by Hannah Harrington
The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder
Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott
Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker
The third book in the Carter series by Brent Crawford
Sharks & Boys by Kristen Tracy
Want to Go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman