Sunday, November 21, 2010

2011 Debut Author Challenge

It's still November 2010, exams and New Years Eve trip to London ahead. But I can't wait for the year 2011 to finally start. There are so many great new debut novel releases and the 2011 Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren

~ 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


  1. I like the sound of the books on your reading list. Good luck with your challenge!

  2. You have a great reading list there. I'm looking foward to making mine out soon.

  3. Sounds like a fun challenge are most of the books ebooks?

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