~ The Challenge ~
- 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.
~ The 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.
~ 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!)
~ 2011 debut novels I plan to read ~
* Timeless by Alexandra Monir
* Across the Universe by Beth Revis
* The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher
* Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
* The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
* Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley
* Wither by Lauren DeStefano
* Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
* Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
* Die for Me by Amy Plum
* Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
* Entwinded by Heather Dixon
more to come....
~ 2011 debut novels I've already read ~
* Unearthly by Cynthia Hand