Friday, February 5, 2010

The 2010 Debut Author's Challenge

The Story Siren, an awesome blog I'm following, is hosting a challenge to promote 2010 Debut Authors.

What is the 2010 Debut Author Challenge?

The objective is to read a set number of YA (Young Adult) or MG (Middle Grade) novels from debut authors published this year. (This challenge is limited to novels released in 2010).

The Story Siren is challenging everyone to read at least 12 debut novels!

You don’t have to list your choices right away, but if you do feel free to change them throughout the year.

Anyone can join, you don’t need a blog to participate. If you don’t have a blog you can always share your views by posting a review on, or any other bookish site.

The challenge will run from January 1, 2010- December 31, 2010. You can join at anytime!

Their challenge is 12, but I bet I can do better than that! I might even do a little challenge of my own with my 13-year-old bookaholic daughter! Wonder who can read the most!?!?! I can put both my and her reviews on my blog. What do you think?

I'm signing up to participate! If you'd like to join me in the challenge, or would like to learn more about it go to The 2010 Debut Author's Challenge.

These are the books I've chosen so far:

1. Everlasting by Angie Frazier
2. A Love Story: Starring My Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner
3. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
4. Split by Swati Avasthi
5. Mistwood by Leah Cypess
6. 13 to Life by Shannon Delany
7. Under My Skin by Judith Graves
8. The Reinvention of Edison Thomas by Jacqueline Houtman

9. Freaksville by Kitty Keswick
10. The Handcuff Kid by Laura Quimby
11. Three Rivers Rising by Jame Richards
12. Shade by Jeri Smith-Redy

Go join the challenge!


  1. Hey Chantel, thanks for participating! I love all of this support for debut authors ; ) And thanks so much for including PARANORMALCY!

  2. Hi Chantel,
    Thanks for adding Split to your list! What a great list. Happy reading.

  3. thanks for joining the challenge! you've got a fantastic list! i think it's going to be a lot of fun! hope you enjoy! happy reading and good luck!