Friday, November 18, 2011

2012 Debut Author Challenge

Hosted by The Story Siren, I really enjoyed participating in this challenge in 2011 because it encouraged me to pick up books by new authors, many of which I really loved. You can click here to sign up.

What: Reading young adult books by authors debuting in 2012
When: January 1st 2012-January 31st 2013
Level: Read at least twelve books by debut YA authors

I've already cheated and suspect there will be a couple more I read before the official start date, but these are the tentative titles, I'll be updating this page as well once the challenge officially begins.

  1. The Princesses of Iowa by M. Molly Backes (Review)
  2. The Edumacation of Jay Baker by Jay Clark (Review)
  3. Torn by Stephanie Guerra (Review)  
  4. Croak by Gina Damico (Review
  5. Struck by Jennifer Bosworth (Review) 
  6. Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic (Review)
  7. All These Lives by Sarah Wylie (Review)
  8. Auracle by Gina Rosati (Review)
  9. The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind by Meg Medina (Review)
  10. Something Like Normal by Trish Doller (Review)

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To Read:
  1. Precious Bones by Mika Ashley-Hollinger
  2. After the Snow by S.D. Crockett
  3. The Whole Story of Half a Girl by Veera Hiranandani  
  4. Slide by Jill Hathaway
  5. Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
  6. Everneath by Brodi Ashton
  7. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
  8. The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
  9. The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Córdova
  10. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  11. Tempest by Julie Cross
  12. Above by Leah Bobet
  13. The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker 
  14. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
  15. Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
  16. What She Left Behind by Tracy Bilen
  17. Trafficked by Kim Purcell
  18. Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield
  19. The Girls of No Return by Erin Salden
  20. Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown
  21. Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
  22. Glitch by Heather Anastasiu
  23. Splintered by A.G. Howard
  24. Chained by Lynne Kelly
  25. The Glimpse by Claire Merle
  26. Cracked by K.M. Walton
Read before challenge start date: Fracture by Megan Miranda, May B. by Caroline Starr Rose


  1. This sounds great. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for including The Vicious Deep! Hope you enjoy it!

  3. You're so awesome to include Splintered on your list! :) I hope you enjoy it! :) (Soon I should have a cover that can tide us over to the release ... HOPE HOPE). ;)

  4. Thank you so much for including Splintered on your list! It was a fun write, and I hope you'll have just as much fun reading it. :) Those are some wonderful titles up there! I intereviewed Claire Merle not too long ago on my blog, and Glimpse sounds AMAZING.

    Good luck w/your challenge! :)


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