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2011 Debut Author Challenge


So I participated in the 2010 Debut Author Challenge (I set a goal of 15 books and right now I'm at 24!) I love reading Debut books so of course I'm going to participate again next year! The challenge is hosted by The Story Siren and you can find more info on her site. Be sure to join in-the prize packs each month are very cool and you get to read lots of awesome YA!

So what am I planning on reading?

1. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
2. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
3. Timeless by Alexandra Monir
4. Choker by Elizabeth Woods
5. How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen
6. Rival by Sara Bennett-Wheeler
7. A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford
8. Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton
9. Entwined by Heather Dixon
10. Clarity by Kim Harrington
11. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
12. Kat the Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis
13. Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
14. The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder
15. Divergent by Veronica Roth
16. Awaken by Kate Kacvinsky
17. Die for Me by Amy Plum
18. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

I'll add more to the list, but these are the ones that are on my radar!! What about you? What 2011 books are you looking forward to?


Comments

  1. I hadn't heard about this challenge but I really have to check it out, it would be so cool to participate in!

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  2. I hope you love these books :D I have most of them on my list too :D

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  3. Love your list! There are so many great books coming by debut authors in 2011! Can't wait to read some of these!

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  4. I'm such a bad challenger but this is one I'm going to join because I think I'll be successful anyway! Good luck :)

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  5. You forget to add Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard! It's the one book I'm dying for more than any other. :)

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  6. Thank you SO MUCH for adding CLARITY! I hope you enjoy it! :D

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  7. thanks so much for joining the challenge!! so glad you enjoyed it last year and are doing it again!! happy reading and good luck!

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