Friday, November 26, 2010

2011 Debut Author Challenge

I'm really excited to be participating in the 2011 Debut Author Challenge next year. I'm a challenge first-timer and can't wait to dive in to some fabulous books! Below is some basic information about the challenge, but you can find full details at The Story Siren as Kristi is hosting the event.

- 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.

Here is a list of the books I'm hoping to read each month for the challenge. More will be added I'm sure!

The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher (1.1.11)
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (1.4.11) - review
XVI by Julia Karr (1.6.11) - review
Timeless by Alexandra Monir (1.11.11)
Across the Universe by Beth Revis (1.11.11)
Vesper: A Deviants Novel by Jeff Sampsen (1.25.11) - review

The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver (2.1.11) - review
The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney (2.8.11)
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton (2.15.11)
A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford (2.22.11)

Clarity by Kim Harrington (3.1.11)
Wither by Lauren DeStefano (3.22.11)
Entwined by Heather Dixon (3.29.11)
Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter (3.29.11)
Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach (3.31.11)

Enclave by Ann Aguirre (4.12.11)
Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton (4.26.11)
Bumped by Megan McCafferty (4.26.11)

Divergent by Veronica Roth (5.3.11)
Die for Me by Amy Plum (5.10.11)
Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky (5.23.11)
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini (5.31.11)

Possession by Elana Johnson (6.7.11)
Hereafter by Tara Hudson (6.7.11
The Revenant by Sonia Gensler (6.14.11)

Lost Voices by Sarah Porter (7.4.11)
Bad Taste in Boys by Carrier Harris (7.12.11)

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab (8.2.11)


  1. Now THAT is a list! Can't wait for all the new titles =)

  2. Wow, thank you so much for including The Near Witch! I really hope you like it :)


  3. That's a great list! It took me ages to do mine lol

  4. 2011 is looking good with all those amazing books. I am still working on my list and can't wait to get started on the challenge :)

  5. Yay! Thanks for including CLARITY! I hope you like it. :)

  6. Wow, Jenny! That's one heck of a list you've got there! I hope to read pretty much all of those books as well...especially Water Wars haha ;)

  7. Great list of books! Good luck with the challenge!

  8. Great list. I'm hoping to read a bunch of those. I'll be looking forward to your reviews, and cover reviews. So many of them have such pretty covers.

  9. Wow, you made such a great list, Jenny! I have a lot of the same titles on my list, as well! :) Good luck with your challenge - I'll be looking forward to reading your reviews to some of these titles! ;)

  10. Wow what a list! I just wanted to let you know that I've given you the Versatile Blogger Award. Come and check it out.

  11. thanks so much for joining the challenge!! you've got an awesome list of titles there! happy reading and good luck!

  12. Hello! You have an excellent list of books there for 2011!

    Also, I have an award for you waiting on my blog if you would like to accept it.

    Good luck on your reading adventures of next year!


  13. Hi!

    I have an award for you here:


  14. Dude, I'm thrilled POSSESSION is on your list! I hope you like it. :)

  15. Wow great list! I really should have put the dates so I remember when they come out. May have to go back and do that! Good Luck and cannot wait to see how you do.