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Thursday, December 15, 2011

New Author Reading Challenge 2012

Hi, everyone! Time for another 2012 Reading Challenge!!

I love to find new-to-me authors, so I'm signing-up for this challenge which is being hosted by Jackie at Literary Escapism.

Here are the details copied from Jackie's blog:
New Author Reading Challenge 2012

Here are the guidelines:

• The challenge will run from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.

• Since this is an author challenge, there is no restriction on choosing your novels. They can definitely be from other challenges. However, the authors must be new to you and, preferably from novels. Anthologies are a great way to try someone new, but only a third of your new authors can be from anthologies.

• I want this to be an easy challenge, so you can pick to do either 15, 25 or 50 new authors. It all depends on how fast you read and how adventurous you want to be. For me, I want to say I’m going to do another 50 new authors, but with two kids, I didn’t made my goal in 2011, so I’m going to be smarter and say 25. If you reach your goal halfway through the year, don’t stop. Any new author you try can be added to Mr. Linky. We all want to know about your new experience.

• After reading your new author, write your review and then come back here and add your link to Mr. Linky. Make sure you include your name and the author, but adding the title is completely up to you.

• Bloggers or Non-Bloggers alike are welcome. You don’t have to have a site to participate. You can link up via Facebook, GoodReads or even Amazon if you’d like.

I am aiming to try 25 new authors!

If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

I am going to keep track of my progress below:
  1. The Black Witch by Micheal Rivers (Curse of the Witch, Book 1)
  2. Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan (Sky Chasers, Book 1)
  3. Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
  4. Amanda in Arabia: The Perfume Flask by Darlene Foster (Amanda, Book 1)
  5. White Is For Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
  6. Water Bound: A Sea Haven Novel by Christine Feehan (Sisters of the Heart, Book 1)
  7. Everneath by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book 1) 
  8. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose 
  9. Sleepwalker by Karen Robards
  10. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows (Newsoul, Book 1)  
  11. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, Book 1) 
  12. Wither by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book 1)
  13. Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes  
  14. Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book 1) 
  15. Listening to Crickets: A Story about Rachel Carson by Candice F. Ransom  
  16. Penitent, with Roses: An HIV+ Mother Reflects by Paula W. Peterson  
  17. Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, Book 1)  
  18. Toliver's Secret by Esther Wood Brady  
  19. White Horse by Alex Adams (White Horse, Book 1)  
  20. Blue Monday by Nicci French (Frieda Klein, Book 1)  
  21. Alpha and Omega: A Companion Novella to Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book 0.5)   
  22. Walk Away the Pounds by Leslie Sansone  
  23. The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising, Book 1) 
  24. The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson 
  25. Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia by Margaret Cousins (Landmark Books, Book 28) 
  26. Cinema of Shadows by Michael West   
  27. The Story of Eli Whitney by Jean Lee Latham 
  28. Staring Into the Eyes of Chance by Kay Dee Royal (LIIA, Book 1) 
  29. The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye (Timothy Wilde, Book 1) 
  30. A Blood Seduction by Pamela Palmer (Vamp City, Book 1) 
  31. Gilt by Katherine Longshore (The Royal Circle, Book 1)
  32. Possession by Elana Johnson (Possession, Book 1) 
  33. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving  
  34. The Road by Cormac McCarthy  
  35. If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution by Elizabeth Levy 
  36. One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf 
  37. Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles, Book 1) 
  38. Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer 
  39. Never Enough by Denise Jaden 
  40. The Yard by Alex Grecian (London Murder Squad, Book 1)
  41. The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker 
  42. The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent (The Unnaturalists, Book 1)  
  43. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire (Beautiful, Book 1) 
  44. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (Anna, Book 1) 
  45. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh (Nevermore, Book 1) 
  46. Loose Gravel by David P. Holmes 
  47. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami 
  48. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
  49. The First Days by Rhiannon Frater (As The World Dies: A Zombie Trilogy, Book 1) 
  50. Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers by Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D. and Gabor
  53. Matchless: A Christmas Story by Gregory Maguire  
  54. Blood Red Road by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book 1) 
  55. Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler (Ashes Trilogy, Book 1)  
  56. The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds
  57. Kiss of Surrender by Sandra Hill (Deadly Angels, Book 2) 
  58. Blood Awakening by Wenona Hulsey (Blood Burden, Book 0.5)  
  59. The Winter at Valley Forge: Survival and Victory by James E. Knight (Adventures in Colonial America)
  60. American Indian Prayer Guide by Danette Maloof  
  61. First Encyclopedia of Seas & Oceans by Ben Denne  
  62. Mysteries & Marvels of Nature by Elizabeth Dalby 
  63. The Usborne Science Encyclopedia by Annabel Craig and Cliff Rosney  
  64. Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? by Jean Fritz  
  65. You Wouldn't Want to Be at the Boston Tea Party! by Peter Cook (You Wouldn't Want to... series)  
  66. Water by Trevor Day (See for Yourself series)  
  67. The Story of the U.S.A., Book 1: Explorers and Settlers by Franklin Escher, Jr.  
  68. Real Science-4-Kids: Biology, Level I by Dr. Rebecca W. Keller
  69. Lyrical Life Science, Volume 1 by Doug C. Eldon

1 comment:

  1. I have joined this challenge, too but my target is to discover 10 new authors, since a lot of the books on my tbr pile are of already read authors! Good reading!


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