2012 Debut Author Challenge

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.


9 thoughts on “2012 Debut Author Challenge

  1. Michele says:

    Awesome! I contemplated about participating… wasn’t sure if I’d be able to make the 12 reads in a month! lol.. definitely quite the challenge. 🙂

    You’ve got quite a good & interesting list there! Looking forward to your updates as the month goes along!

    1. Lucy says:

      You have a year to read the 12 books, not a month. I can’t read that much in a month either 🙂 Hope you’ll sign up!

      1. Michele says:

        I’ve decided to sign up.. hehe.. it’ll be fun! 🙂 I just have to look through the list now and see what my reading list will be!

  2. Look at you and all your planning. Your list looks great. I can’t wait to get reading. Hmm…have to jack me some books 1st 😉

  3. Nicole says:

    I signed up yesterday — there are so many awesome debuts coming out next year, I can’t wait! Fantastic list!

  4. Yay! I’m thrilled to see LEVEL TWO on your list 🙂 I love the DAC!

  5. Thanks for including me! 🙂

  6. Luck #13! Thanks for including my merdudes of The Vicious Deep.

  7. Thanks for putting THE GLIMPSE on your list!

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