It’s time again to sign up for the Debut Author Challenge, hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. I’m scaling back my reading challenges for next year, so this is probably going to be the only reading challenge I sign up for in 2012, besides having a general reading goal.
The challenge is to read a minimum of 12 Young Adult or Middle Grade debut novels between January 1 2012 – January 31 2013 and post reviews on your blog or on Goodreads.
There have be some exciting new changes like the addition of mini challenges, ARC tours and a Debut Challenge Newsletter. You can read all about that here. There is a listopia on Goodreads with all the 2012 YA/MG debuts so you can start planning your list.
For 2011 I hoped to read 30 debuts and I’ve read 20 so far. My 2011 list is here. Hopefully I’ll sneak in a few more debuts before the year is up.
Here is my 2012 list in random order. Links go to Goodreads and will be updated with reviews as they are available:
1. Elemental by Emily White (May, Spencer Hill Press)
2. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows (February, HarperCollins)
3. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (February, ATOM)
4. Above by Leah Bobet (April, Arthur A. Levine books)
5. Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood (February, G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
6. The Glimpse by Claire Merle (June, Faber & Faber)
7. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons (February, Tor Teen)
8. Slide by Jill Hathaway (March, Balzer & Bray)
9. Starters by Lissa Price (March, Delacorte Books)
10. Struck by Jennifer Bosworth (May, Farrar, Straus and Giroux BYR)
11. The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker (February, Usboune)
12. Level Two by Lenore Appelhans (Fall TBD, Simon & Schuster)
13. The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova (April, Sourcebooks Fire)
14. Storm by Brigid Kemmerer (April, K Teen/Kensington)
15. Glitch by Heather Anastasiu (TBD, St. Martin’s Press)
16. The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges (January, Delacorte)
17. Harbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne (February, Putnam Juvenile)
18. Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock (May, Katherine Tegan Books)
19. Halflings by Heather Burch (January, Zondervan Publishing)
20. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks (May, Feiwel & Friends)
I’m sure I will add on and make changes throughout the year. For instance, I have no contemporary books listed and I’m sure that will change.
Are you up for the challenge? Go sign up! The deadline to join is May 31, 2012.