November 11, 2011

2012 Debut Author Challenge

I started my blog back in June and that's when I started noticing all these challenges around the blogging community. I didn't know what they were all about at first, but when I finally figured it out, I was super sad I wouldn't be able to join any until the new year. But the time has finally come!

The challenge I've been most looking forward to is the Debut Author Challenge hosted by The Story Siren. The concept is pretty simple. You challenge yourself to read x amount of books by debut authors throughout the year. Throughout the main challenge there will be mini monthly challenges and somewhere along the lines there will be prizes (I would be more specific, but I don't actually know when yet).

There are 144 books on the Goodreads list so far, so there's plenty to choose from. So far, this is what my list of books I (hope) to read for the challenge:

1) Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
2) Everneath by Veronica Rossi
3) Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
4) Above by Leah Bobet
5) Fracture by Megan Miranda
6) Cinder by Marissa Meyer
7) Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
8) Tempest by Julie Cross
9) The Glimpse by Claire Merl
10) Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
11) Slide by Jill Hathaway
12) Starters by Lissa Price
13) Where it Began by Ann Redisch Stampler
14) Queen of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
15) The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
16) The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker
17) Level Two by Lenore Appelhans
18) Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom
19) The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova
20) Glitch by Heather Anastasiu
21) Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham
22) Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
23) Crewel by Gennifer Albin
24) Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig
25) Storybound by Marissa Burt
26) The Selection by Kiera Cass
27) Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
28) Through to You by Emily Hainsworth
29) The Cabinet of Earths by Anne Nesbet
30) Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby
31) What She Left Behind by Tracy Bilen
32) Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
33) Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza
34) Mystique by Shari Arnold
35) Auracle by Ginni Rosati
36) Above World by Jenn Reese
37) Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
38) Cybernetic by Laura Riken
39) Defiance by C.J. Redwine
40) The Book of Wonders by Jasmine Richards
41) Splintered by A.G. Howard
42) Chained by Lynne Kelly
43) Skylark by Meagan Spooner
44) Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Corell
45) This One Time With Julia by David Lampson
46) Touched by Corrine Jackson
47) The International Kissing Club
48) The Wheel by Lisa Stasse
49) Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult
50) The Stalker Chronicles by Carley Moore
51) League of Strays by L.B. Schulman
52) Croak by Gina Damico
53) Undeadly by Michele Vail
54) My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
55) The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand
56) Seeing Cinderella by Jenny Lundquist
57) Freshman Year & Other Unnatural Disasters by Meredith Zeitlan
58) Beauty by Lisa Daily
59) Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

So, yeah, there's quite a few books on this list :P It's unlikely that I'll get to them all next year, but we'll just have to wait and see, I suppose :]


  1. I am thinking of taking part in a challenge too, and this sounds great to take part in - good luck for 2012! :)

  2. I'm so happy to see Pretty Crooked on your list! Thanks for including it. :)

  3. I was delighted to find Where It Began on your Debut Author Challenge list, especially since I would love to be in a room with big, comfortable chair, surrounded by fresh copies of these 59 books!

  4. Er...that would be A big, comfortable chair...

  5. Thanks for including TOUCHED!!! Can't wait for you to read it.

  6. I still need to make my list. I want to read like every 2012 debut, so I'm trying to narrow my list down, ha!

  7. That list is awesome!

    Thanks for including The Vicious Deep !


  8. Jasmine, thank you so much for including Splintered on this list of awesome titles! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

    Stop by my blog sometimes. I'll be having giveaways and would love to see you win some swag. Good luck w/your reading challenge!


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