Sunday, 21 November 2010

my 2011 Debut Author Challenge List

Dear Blog,
well, it's that time of year again when the 2011 Debut Author Challenge is hosted by The Story Siren.  So I thought I'd better make a list of all the books I plan to read next year.

Before I start, I had better mention that so far my attempt at the 2010 Debut Author Challenge has been something of an epic fail.  Mostly because I didn't join until April, and to be frank it's been ridiculously hard to get hold of most of the books I've been wanting to read for the challenge, they've all been in hardback and the postage is extortionate.  That said, I have three books on my shelf I'm yet to read and I've just bought two more from Amazon, so I haven't entirely given up.

Anyway. I haven't been put off by this, and next year with those extra four months (and hopefully some more money) then I'm up for partaking again.  Hence,  so far my list is:

  • Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  • Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
  • Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetis
  • Clarity by Kim Harrington
  • Entangled by Cat Clarke
  • Exposed by Kimberley Marcus
  • Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard
  • Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
  • Posession by Elana Johnson
  • Rival by Sarah Bennet Wealer
  • So Shelly by Ty Roth
  • What Can't Wait by Ashley Hope Perez
  • XVI by Julia Karr
  • The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (this, while already out in the States, hasn't yet been released in the UK, so it can count towards my attempt at the Challenge)
I suppose that I'll add more if I find out about any more awesome-sounding books.  And when I read the books I'll edit the post by marking ones I've read with italics or some such.

Well, until then I had better start saving.  I'll have a lot of postage to cover.


  1. thanks so much for joining the challenge! hope you discover some new fabulous authors! happy reading and good luck!

  2. Hey, I'm thrilled you have Possession on your list! Thank you; I hope you enjoy it! :)

  3. Yay! Thanks for adding CLARITY! :)

  4. Awesome list! I'm definitely looking forward to a ton of these too. :)

    Just wanted to let you know that you've won an award on my blog! You can get it here:

  5. Hmm, I'm curious about this debut author challenge. Maybe I'll jump on board. I had a look at XVI, and it sounds interesting... I know for sure that I want to read The Iron Witch, though. I sent my library a purchase request for it. And Rival looks good, too.

    Augh, so many books... and I have book that I own that I should be reading (*cough*The Book Thief*cough*)

  6. Hey, thanks for including What Can't Wait on your list. Stop by my website for info about a possible advance copy if you'd like to do a review--save you a little on the postage, right?


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