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I have been doing some thinking and I've come to the conclusion that I need to take a temporary break from book blogging. NOTE: Any tour stops that I've committed to will be honored. I have decided that I want to combine my love of books, blogging, knitting, movies digital photography and life in general into 1 blog so that I don't feel so overwhelmed. Right now I feel like my book blogging is a job, I already have one of those. My plan is to come back in the near future with a new blog and a new plan.

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

2011 Debut Author Challenge

Hosted By: The Story Siren

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. 

Qualifying books:
  • Books must be a Young Adult or Middle Grade 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. 

I've tried to compose a list of 2011 Debut Authors, you can find a spreadsheet below. If you now of a debut title that I've missed, please fill out this form so that I can submit it to my spreadsheet. Please note this is a list of US debuts only. I am in the process of getting a list of UK debuts and hoping to possibly get an AUS debut list as well.
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. (I explain this a little bit more in the FAQ section, if you want to check that out!)
MY PROPOSED LIST (so far, more to come):

Unearthly - Cynthia Hand
The False Princess - Eilis O'Neal
Across The Universe - Beth Revis
The Iron Witch - Karen Mahoney
Tiger's Curse - Colleen Houck
Timeless - Alexandra Monir
Where I Belong - Gwendolyn Heasley
The Iron Thorn - Caitlin Kittredge
Darkness Becomes Her - Kelly Keaton
The Demon Trapper's Daughter - Jana Oliver
XVI - Julia Karr
Griffin Rising - Darby Karchut


ifmary said...

I've got the same books in my list for : The false princess, across the universe, the iron witch and... Unherthly :D I can't wait to read this one !
2011 will be amazing !

Jamie said...

@ifmary....I totally agree with you...2011 is going to be AMAZING book wise!

the story siren said...

thanks so much for joining the challenge! happy reading and good luck!

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

you have a fab selection of books picked out!! I found you through the story siren's website and am now a new follower. Good luck with the challenge.