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Saturday, December 11, 2010

2011 Debut Author Challenge


So, I've decided to take part in the 2011 Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren! I had my doubts initially because I have so many books already on my TBR from before 2011 that I want to get to. But I've decided that I'm just going to do it. Or try to do it anyway. 

I tried to spread out my choices for the entire year but inevitably, I ended up with a cluster of books that will be released at the beginning of 2011. This is probably because these are the ones that are being reviewed already and being hyped about. I'm sure come the second half of the year, they'll be more debut author books that I want to read.

As you can see, most of them are dystopians. Fancy that. Looks like I'm not ready to let go of my dystopian obsession just quite yet. But there are also some angel books and post-apocalyptics thrown in there for good measure. Did any or all of these books make your list?

 
 
 
 

The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher (January 1)
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (January 4)
XVI by Julia Carr (January 6)
Across the Universe by Beth Revis (January 11)
Angelfire by Courtney Moulton (February 15)
Wither by Lauren DeStefano (March 22)
Bumped by Megan McCafferty (April 26)
Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky (May 23)
Possession by Elana Johnson (June 7)
(not pictured) Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey (September)
(not pictured) Ashfall by Mike Mullin (October)
(not pictured) The Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts (November)

35 comments :

  1. Oh super cool. I've never entered a challenge before, been kickin' around the idea of doing this one though. Glad to see so many people stepping up to the plate.

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  2. Yup, they have all made my list haha I'm so excited bc my copy of The Water Wars should be here in the next week! :D

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  3. @Gina: The worst that could happen is that you don't complete it. Not the worst thing in the world! That's what I keep telling myself :)
    @Melissa: I'm especially interested by the premise of Water Wars. In fact, it doesn't really sound too far off real life as it is now... kind of freaky.

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  4. I'm looking forward to most of those. I'm looking forward to reading all of these reviews. I hadn't heard of The Dark Inside until I saw you marked it on Goodreads. Thanks!

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  5. I may be the most excited for The Dark Inside out of all of these books! It's described as like The Road for teens!

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  6. I know for sure I have Angelfire and Unearthly on my list but I'm hoping to read most of the other ones anyway.

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  7. Yeah, I'm sure others will turn up that I don't have on the list that I'll really want to read.

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  8. Bumped sounds really good. It's weird. I don't like dystopian novels (I don't like how hopeless they tend to be) but they are all I want to read these days so... Hmmm. I have a few of the same books on my list. I am pretty excited to get reading. Good luck with the challenge.

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  9. Yes, well they seem to be very "in" at the moment. Their popularity is definitely on the rise so there's really no escaping them in YA at the moment.

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  10. Yeah Aylee! You've got some great books on there and we share almost all of them, I look forward to comparing notes with you! I tried to spread mine out as well, but like you ended up with a bunch clustered at the beginning of the year. Oh well, we'll start 2011 out with a reading bang!

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  11. Good luck on the challenge. I still need to sign up.
    PS. I don't know if you spelled "cute" right in Japanese, but I understood what you were trying to say :-)

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  12. Yes, I'll try my best to keep up with all the books I've chosen at the beginning of the year. If not, well I'll have the whole rest of the year to read them!

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  13. @Alison: Phew! Good to know :)

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  14. Ohhh I have almost all of these on my list too!!! Good luck! :)

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  15. I am going to have to stop by The Story Siren soon and check out this challenge! I would love to participate because sometimes I need a little help in finding new books to read. Dystopian is totally up my alley, so I am looking forward to some of these!

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  16. Yes, this challenge has been great for learning about new books and up and coming authors.

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  17. thanks so much for joining the challenge! happy reading and good luck! (love your blog name!)

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  18. The Water Wars and Bumped look so good! Looking forward to reviews? :]

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  19. I haven't seen any reviews of The Water Wars as of yet. And maybe a couple of Bumped ones.

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  20. You go girl!! I can't wait to read Across the Universe, XVI, Water Wars and Wither. Of course, there's a bunch more on my list.

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  21. Yes, I'm sure they'll be a bunch more on my list once I start reading reviews about them and get really excited!

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  22. Looks like we're reading a lot of the same books! I'm interestd to see how our reviews compare.

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  23. Yes, I love comparing reviews!

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  24. lol, my friend made the button for my contest that way to annoy me, and I decided it was really funny so I used it.

    Sniffly Kitty
    Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books
    New Meme: Third Sentence Thursday!

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  25. LOL a lot of mine are dystopians too! XVI, Wither and Possession all made my list :)

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  26. Most of these were already on my list but just added Awaken. Thanks and have fun with the challenge!

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  27. I'm sad, I wanted to do this, but the challenge was closed at the end of November, I missed the deadline. Sad day...

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  28. GREAT picks! Most of your list is the same as mine. I seriously cannot WAIT for Wither. OMG.

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  29. @Alyssa: I'm very excited for Awaken!
    @Gina: Well, I already sent you an email about this and now I see that you've also signed up for this challenge! Good luck!
    @Casey: Wither! Yes!

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  30. Merry Christmas Aylee, hope you get spoilt by Santa:D

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  31. an awesome selection of books - I want to read all of them!!

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