Sunday, January 10, 2010

I can has challenge?

So, back when I first started blogging, I signed up for a couple of reading challenges, failed miserably, and have avoided challenges ever since (with the notable exceptions of MotherReader's 48-Hour Book Challenge and the Comment Challenge). But I think it might be time to take the plunge. I'm starting out slowly, with a challenge that I probably would unofficially complete on my own, The Story Siren's 2010 Debut Author Challenge.

Kristi challenges us to read at least 12 debut novels in 2010, but I'm hoping to read at least 20. I'll keep track of my reviews for the challenge on this post.

Books read and reviewed:

1. A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker
2. Dark Life by Kat Falls
3. Leaving Gee's Bend by Irene Latham
4. The Red Umbrella by Christina Diaz Gonzalez
5. Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai
6. Plain Kate by Erin Bow
7. The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
8. The Line by Teri Hall
9. Matched by Ally Condie
10. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
11. Three Rivers Rising by Jame Richards
12. Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
13. The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
14. Nice and Mean by Jessica Leader
15. Firelight by Sophie Jordan
16. Stork by Wendy Delsol
17. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
18. Love Drugged by James Klise
19. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
20. Mostly Good Girls by Leila Sales (a-whoo-hoo! I met my goal!)
21. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
22. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
23. A Love Story Starring my Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner
24. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver


Katie said...

Welcome to the Debut Author Challenge! I'm so glad you signed up to do it -- the more librarians, the more fun!

Cat Fancy said...

This is a great idea! I can't wait to here about the books you read!

Madelyn said...

Those titles sound great. I have a couple of friends who are debut authors in 2010, so I'm reading their books, at least (and recommending Amy Brecount White's Forget Her Notes, in case you go past your even dozen!) Trying the comments challenge this week, and finding it sort of tricky!

Sondy at Sonderbooks said...

Good for you, Abby! I'm doing the Comment Challenge, too, and you're inspiring me to try the Debut Author Challenge. I probably read 10 Debut Authors a year (I hope), and it will be fun to particularly keep track.

DaNae said...

Look for The Clockwork Three by Matthew Kirby coming from Scholatic in the Fall. You will not be sorry.

Blogstradamus said...

All these challenges-- I feel like I am on the kid lit version of Survivor! Good picks to start the year off right.