My 2010 Debut Author Challenge List!

The Story Siren is hosting a 2010 Debut Author Challenge this upcoming year and since I participated in her 2009 one (and completed it!) I've decided to take part in this one, too! 

Here's some info about the challange directly form The Story Siren's site:

  • 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!
So, if you would like to take part in the fun, please do head over to her blog and sign up.

Here's my list:
  1. Tagged by Mara Purnhagen
  2. Three Rivers Rising by Jame Richards
  3. Nice and Mean by Jessica Leader
  4. The Tension of Opposites by Kristina McBride
  5. Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
  6.  Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly
  7. Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
  8. The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell
  9. Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
  10. Iron King by Julie Kagawa
  11. The Mark by Jen Nadol
  12. Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White
  13. Nevermore Kelly Creagh
  14. Everlasting by Angie Frazier
  15. The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy
  16. The Line by Teri Hall
  17. Under My Skin by Judith Graves
  18. Split by Swati Avasthi
  19. Leaving Gee's Bend by Irene Latham
  20. Princess for Hire by Lindsey Leavitt
  21. Faithful by Janet Fox
  22. The Naughty List by Suzanne Young
  23. Mistwood by Leah Cypess
  24. Freaksville by Kitty Keswisk
  25. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
  26. Restoring Harmony by Joelle Anthony
  27. Dirty Little Secrets Cynthia Omololu
  28. Angel Star by Jennifer Murgia
  29. The Stillburrow Crush by Linda Kage
  30. The Absolute Value of 1 by Steve Brezenoff
  31. Shooting Kabul by Naheed Hasnat
  32. Losing Faith by Denise Jaden
  33. Change of Heart by Shari Maurer
  34. 13 to Life by Shannon Reinbold-Gee
  35. The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade
  36. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer


*More Will be Added as Time Goes On*


  1. I think I will sign up to this but I really want to wait until after NaNoWriMo is finished. One challenge at a time. I've not signed up to a reading challenge before!
    The Mark will definitely be on my list of debut novels.

  2. I should join this one too. It looks pretty fun ^^

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  4. Youre list is great!
    Have fun reading them.

  5. I'm doing this challenge too. Can't wait to start it. There's so many great debut novels coming out next year.

  6. Heya, I just noticed the books you've already read in 2009 don't count. Woops

  7. YAY! Thanks for joining the challenge! It's going to be so much fun! And what a great list! Happy reading!

  8. Can't wait to see your list! Hooray for 2010!

  9. Hi Lauren!

    Thank you so much for including Nightshade on your list; 2010 is going to be a fantastic year for books!

  10. Hi Lauren!
    Thanks for putting Split on your list! Hope you enjoy all your reading!


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