2010 Debut Author Challenge

Since I have been reading more novels, I decided it would be fun to participate in the 2010 Debut Author Challenge.  What’s that?  It’s a great way to explore and promote debut authors of young adult fiction.  Here is some more information:

What is the 2010 Debut Author Challenge?

  • The objective is to read a set number of YA (Young Adult) or MG (Middle Grade) novels from debut authors published this year.* I’m going to challenge everyone to read at least 12 debut novels! I’m hoping to read at least 30! You don’t have to list your choices right away, but if you do feel free to change them throughout the year. I will also be focusing on mostly Young Adult novels.
  • Anyone can join, you don’t need a blog to participate.  If you don’t have a blog you can always share your views by posting a review on Amazon.com/BarnesandNoble.com/GoodReads/Shelfari, or any other bookish site.  
  • The challenge will run from January 1, 2010- December 31, 2010. You can join at anytime! 
  • For more information, please click here


I am going to challenge myself to discover 15 new books/authors this year.  Here is a preliminary list:

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

The Mark by Jen Nadol

The Line by Teri Hall

Wolves, Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler

Owl Keeper by Christine Brodien-Jones

The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams by Rhonda Hayter

The Beautiful Between by Alyssa B Sheinmel

Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey

Glimmerglass by Andrea Montalbano

13 to Live: A Werewolf’s Tale by Shannon Delany

Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus

Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready

And don’t worry!  I’ll still be reading and reviewing great manga titles, too!

8 thoughts on “2010 Debut Author Challenge

  • January 3, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    YAY!! Thanks so much for joining the debut author challenge! it’s going to be a lot of fun! You have an awesome list! Good Luck!

  • January 3, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Thanks for organizing it. I am looking forward to discovering some new authors and new books 🙂

  • January 4, 2010 at 3:24 am

    Thanks so much for including The Line.  I hope you enjoy it!

  • January 6, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    I’m so stoked that Shadow Hills made your list! I hope you like it. 🙂

  • January 7, 2010 at 7:09 am

    @anastasia – I’m looking forward to reading it. I’m excited that there are so many interesting books coming out this year, and I want to read as many as I can!

  • January 16, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    I’m a 2010 Debut Author too! My middle grade novel, Nightshade City, comes out this fall! It’s an animal fantasy about a unique quality of rats, who live deep underground!
    So excited for everyone with a debut coming out!
    xoxo — Hilary

  • January 16, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Hi, Hilary! Thanks for stopping by and letting us know about your book. I have a weakness for talking animals 🙂

  • January 23, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Hi Julie,Thanks so much for featuring my novel "The Owl Keeper" as one of your 2010 Debut Author Challenge books!  I hope you’ll like it!  What a terrific list – have fun reading!  Best,Christine Brodien-Jones 

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