I've decided to participate in the 2011 Debut Author Challenge hosted by the wonderful Kristi over at The Story Siren. Here is a link to the Challenge on The Story Siren if you want to participate as well.
In Kristi's words...
2011 Debut Author Challenge participant information:
The objective of the DAC is to read at least twelve novels from Young Adult or Middle Grade Authors. While twelve is the minimum there is no maximum limit! I encourage readers who can read more than twelve to do so!
Anyone can join. You don't have to be a blogger, and you don't have to live in the United States.
You do not have to have an blog written in English to participate.
You can join at anytime. The challenge runs from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011.
Books must be a Young Adult or Middle Grade novel.
DO NOTE: Just because a book has a teen character or is about a teen, does not mean that it is necessarily a Young Adult novel.
This must be the authors debut with a release date in 2011.
If an author has a previous novel published under adult fiction/nonfiction or children's fiction/nonfiction, they can still qualify for the challenge if they are releasing their YA or MG debut.
More challenge guidelines:
Novels must be read between January 1, 2011- December 31, 2011. That means, those of you that have read arc forms of the titles early will not be able to count those toward your challenge totals.
You can use debuts from other countries, but the novel cannot be previously released in your county.
Okay. That doesn't sound too hard. I think the hardest choice I'm going to have to make is which books I will be reading for the challenge. This is my first time participating in this challenge and I think I'm going to be aiming high.
In no consequential order:
1. Maurissa Guibord - Warped
2. Cynthia Hand - Unearthly
3. Terry Lynn Johnson - Dogsled Dreams
4. Julia Karr - XVI
5. Mariam Maarouf - Rosie
6. Alexandra Monir - Timeless
7. Eilis O'Neal - The False Princess
8. Beth Revis - Across the Universe
9. Jeff Sampson - Vesper
10. Elizabeth Woods - Choker
11. Courtney Allison Moulton - Angelfire
12. Sara Bennett Wealer - Rival
13. Leah Clifford - A Touch Mortal
14. Kristi Cook - Haven
15. Paige Harbison - Here Lies Bridget
16. Kelly Keaton - Darkness Becomes Her
17. Karen Mahoney - The Iron Witch
18. Kimberly Marcus - Exposed
19. Jana Oliver - The Demon Trapper's Daughter
20. Ty Roth - So Shelly
21. Lisa Cach - Wake Unto Me
22. Lauren DeStefano - Wither
23. Heather Dixon - Entwined
24. Kim Harrington - Clarity
25. Gwen Hayes - Falling Under
26. Kirsten Hubbard - Like Mandarin
27. C.C. Hunter - Born at Midnight
28. Lisa and Laura Roecker - The Liar Society
29. Ruta Sepetys - Between Shades of Gray
30. Ryan G. Van Cleave - Unlocked
31. Ann Aguirre - Enclave
32. Tessa Gratton - Blood Magic
33. Amy Holder - The Lipstick Laws
34. Lucy Jago - The Coven's Daughter
35. K. Ryer Breese - Future Imperfect
36. Josephine Angelini - Starcrossed
37. Tracy Deebs - Tempest Rising
38. Holly Goldberg Sloan - I'll Be There
39. Hannah Harrington - Saving June
40. Myra McEntire - Hourglass
41. Amy Plum - Die for Me
42. Veronica Roth - Divergent
43. Karyn Henley - Breath of Angel
44. Tara Hudson - Hereafter
45. Dawn Metcalf - Luminous
46. Carrie Harris - Bad Taste in Boys
47. Karsten Knight - Wildefire
48. Sarah Porter - Lost Voices
49. Victoria Schwab - The Near Witch
50. Kendare Blake - Anna Dressed in Blood
51. Kiki Hamilton - The Faerie Ring
52. Michelle Hodkin - The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
53. Helen Landalf - Broken Wings
54. Caroline Starr Rose - May B.
55. Scott Tracey - Witch Eyes
56. Mary Lindsey - Shattered Souls
57. Marianna Baer - Frost
58. Megan Bostic - Never Eighteen
59. Rae Carson - The Girl of Fire and Thorns
60. Jocelyn Davies - A Beautiful Dark
So. 60 books. Who knows if I can read that many on top of all of the other books that I need to read, but I'll try. All of these sound so good, and I couldn't leave them off of the list....