Monday, July 25, 2011
2011 Debut Authors Challenge complete
I challenged myself to read 12 debut authors in 2011 and I'm simultaneously surprised to be finished so soon, and shocked that I didn't finish earlier, since there were more than 12 interesting debut authors that I wanted to read in January alone.
Here's my list.
1 Unearthly - Cynthia Hand
2 Wither - Lauren deStefano
3 Angelfire - Courtney Allison Moulton
4 Across the Universe - Beth Revis
5 XVI - Julia Karr
6 The False Princess - Eilis O'Neal
7 Lost Voices - Sarah Porter
8 The Goddess Test - Aimee Carter
9 How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend - Gary Ghislain
10 The Latte Rebellion - Sarah Jamila Stevenson
11 The Great Wall of Lucy Wu - Wendy Wan Long
12 The Demon Trapper's Daughter - Jana Oliver
I'm pleased I gave this challenge a try... I had thought that it might be the sort of thing I'd be accomplishing already without even realizing it, but going back and looking at my reading logs, that wasn't the case. So, it did take a bit of effort to seek out new authors, but it was definitely worthwhile. I'll post again at the end of the year, and see how many more debuts I read.