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Sunday, November 11, 2012

New Authors Challenge 2013

Hi, everyone! Time for a 2013 Reading Challenge!!

Artwork used (with permission) for the button is Anglerfish by Vlad Gerasimov

This challenge is being hosted by Jackie at Literary Escapism!

Here are the details copied from Jackie's:
New Authors Challenge 2013

Here are the guidelines:
  1. The challenge will run from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.  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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
Once you reach your goal, you don’t have to stop. Any new author you try, go ahead and head back here and add it to the list. Introduce us all to whoever you find. Afterall, there’s no reason to stop trying new authors, right?

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

So far this year, I have discovered 52 new authors. I'm planning to read more of the authors that I have enjoyed this year so I am going to aim for 25 new authors to discover in 2013.


I will keep track of my progress below and link up my reviews:
  1. Holiday Grind by Cleo Coyle (Coffeehouse Mystery, Book #8)
  2. Marked by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast (House of Night, Book #1) 
  3. White Cat by Holly Black (Curse Workers, Book #1) 
  4. Undead by Kirsty McKay (Undead, Book #1) 
  5. Witch World by Christopher Pike (Witch World, Book #1) 
  6. Divergent by Veronica Roth (Divergent, Book #1) 
  7. Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason 
  8. Crash by Lisa McMann (Visions, Book #1)
  9. Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman by Dorothy Sterling (Scholastic Biographies) 
  10. Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill
  11. A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies (A Beautiful Dark, Book #1) 
  12. The Perilous Road by William O. Steele
  13. Beastly by Alex Flinn (Kendra Chronicles, Book #1)
  14. Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman 
  15. Splintered by A.G. Howard (Splintered, Book #1)
  16. What the Spell? by Brittany Geragotelis (Life's a Witch, Book #1)
  17. Breed by Chase Novak
  18. Written in Red by Anne Bishop (The Others, Book #1) 
  19. The End Games by T. Michael Martin 
  20. Nauti Siren by Lora Leigh (Nauti, Book #7) 
  21. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks (Of Poseidon, Book #1)
  22. Snakes and Earrings by Hitomi Kanehara
  23. Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
  24. The Terrible Wave by Marden Dahlstedt  
  25. Hotel Iris by Yoko Ogawa   
  26. Absent by Katie Williams  
  27. Twenty-Five Years Ago Today by Stacy Juba   
  28. The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr  
  29. The Program by Suzanne Young (Program, Book #1) 
  30. Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink (Caddie Woodlawn, Book #1)                     


  1. Sounds like a great Challenge, Darlene! I hope my grandfather, William E. Thomas, will be on your list of authors to discover, and that you enjoy Pegasus Falling :-) I also hope you discover some more great authors too. I might have to take up the challenge myself.


    1. I haven't forgotten about your grandfather's book, Mike! It's on my TBR pile!! I hope you take up the challenge yourself to discover some new authors!


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