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Thursday, December 2, 2010

2011 Debut Author Challenge

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Is there anything better than a reading challenge for two girls who grew up being major book nerds?

And that's why we couldn't turn down the 2011 Debut Author Challenge hosted by the remarkable Story Siren.The challenge goes a lil' something like this:

1. Read at least 12 YA/MG novels released in 2011 by debut authors.

2. Post reviews of said books (either on your blog or through sites like Amazon or Goodreads)

3. And well....READ!

Pretty simple, right? For more details on the rules etc. Click here and The Story Siren will tell you all about it.

Now, for the good part of this post. We did a post a week ago where we discussed books we were looking forward to--now we get to luv on these books AGAIN!

The following are the books that we will be looking forward to reading for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge:

XVI by Julia Karr--1/06/2011

Across the Universe by Beth Revis--1/11/2011

How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy by Crystal Allen--2/22/2011

The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker--3/01/2011

Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard--3/03/2011

Divergent by Veronica Roth--5/03/2011

How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislain--5/04/2011

Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari--6/01/2011

Possession by Elana Johnson--6/07/2011

Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris--7/12/2011

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab--8/02/2011

Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin--09/TBA/2011

The Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts--11/TBA/2011

**Our reading for the 2011 Debut Author challenge is NOT limited to this list. We know we'll read more because, well, we're overachievers like that ;) **

Are you going to pariticipate? If so, we'd love to know who you are and have a link to your blog...just in case we don't already follow you and all of your awesomeness! Even if you aren't participating in the challenge, we'd also love to hear about books you are looking forward to from debut authors.


Anonymous said...

Wow, I love seeing The Near Witch on your list!! Thank you so much.


lisa and laura said...

Thanks for including THE LIAR SOCIETY on your list, Marquita! In fact, all of your choices look pretty darn fantastic. Can't wait to read all these shiny new books!

Anonymous said...

Hey Quita and Pam,

Thanks for including How Lamar's Bad Prank Won A Bubba-Sized Trophy to your list of reads. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Crystal Allen

the story siren said...

thanks so much for joining the challenge. happy reading and good luck!

Elana Johnson said...

Yay! I'm thrilled POSSESSION made your list! I hope you like it. :)

Michelle Hodkin said...

OMG, thank you SO MUCH for including THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER on your list! I hope you enjoy it!!

Racquel Henry said...

Hmmm, this sounds like an interesting challenge...I'm thinking, I'm thinking! LOL. Some of the books sound good too :)

kirsty at the overflowing library said...

you have a fab selection there! I found you through the DAC sign up page and am now a new follower. Good luck with the challenge.

Jamie Manning said...

Pam, I'm so glad you posted on my WoW today, cause I had no idea about this challenge (I know, it was in your sidebar the whole time *dork alert*)...Going to sign up right now!