Debut Author Challenge 2011

For the first time, this blog will be participating in The Story Siren's Debut Author Challenge (2011 Edition). For those who don't know The Story Siren, she has a fantastic book review blog. In fact, her blog just won the 2010 Reader's Choice Award.

To participate in the challenge, bloggers must read at least twelve YA/middle-grade novels from 2011. These books all must be from debut authors publishing in the genre for the first time (so Bumped by Megan McCafferty in April will still count despite the author having other books because it's her first YA novel).

I figured I'd give it a try. There are so many debuts I want to read (at least five this month alone)!

Anyone want to try it with me? :)

I'm going to use this entry to keep track of the books I read by 2011 debut authors. Feel free to check back and see how I'm doing!

J a n u a r y :

01. UNEARTHLY by Cynthia Hand
02. WARPED by Maurissa Guibord
03. THE FALSE PRINCESS by Eilis O'Neal
04. XVI by Julia Karr

F e b r u a r y :

05. RIVAL by Sara Bennett Wealer

M a r c h :

06. WITHER by Lauren DeStefano

A p r i l :

07. ENTWINED by Heather Dixon

M a y :

08. STARCROSSED by Josephine Angelini
09. THE GODDESS TEST by Aimee Carter
10. BETRAYAL by Mayandree Michel
11. FORBIDDEN by Tabitha Suzuma

J u n e :

12. JUNIPER BERRY by M.P. Kozlowsky
13. CINDER AND ELLA by Melissa Lemon
14. LOST VOICES by Sarah Porter

A u g u s t :

15. THE NEAR WITCH by Victoria Schwab
16. A LONG, LONG SLEEP by Anna Sheehan
17. SIRENZ by Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman

S e p t e m b e r :

18. WATERFALL by Lisa T. Bergren
19. THE PRINCESS CURSE by Merrie Haskell

O c t o b e r :

20. HALF-BLOOD by Jennifer L. Armentrout
21. THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin

N o v e m b e r :


D e c e m b e r :

24. CATCHING JORDAN by Miranda Kenneally
25. THE ELEVENTH PLAGUE by Jeff Hirsch


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


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