Debut Author Challenge

One of my goals for the year is to read 100 books, so when I saw this post about the Debut Author Challenge on Jaime Morrow’s blog, I decided to go for it! The challenge is being hosted at The Hobbitsies blog–participants must read and review at least 12 debut authors in 2013. Read more about the challenge here.

They’ve even got a list of 2013 debut authors over at Goodreads, and I’m super lazy so that rocks.

Here are a few that I definitely hope to read and review over the course of the year, along with their release dates:

  • The Symptoms of My Insanity by Mindy Raff (April)
  • After Eden by Helen Douglass (July)
  • Taken by Erin Bowman (April)
  • The Falconer by Elizabeth May (May)
  • Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robyn Schneider (June)
  • Starglass by Phoebe North (July)
  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke (August)
  • Crash and Burn by Michael Hassan (February)
  • Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross (June)
  • When the World was Flat (and We Were in Love) by Ingrid Jonach (unknown)
  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner (unknown)
  • OCD Love Story byCorey Ann Haydu (July)
  • In the After by Demitria Lunetta(June)
  • Fault Line by Christa Desir (November)
  • The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller (May)
  • Broken by A.E. Rought (January)
  • Uses for Boys byErica Lorraine Scheidt (January)
  • Cinders and Sapphires by Leila Rasheed (January)
  • The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd (January)
  • Nobody but Us by Kristin Halbrook (January)
  • Blaze by Laurie Boyle Crompton (February)
  • Pivot Point by Kasie West (February)
  • The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door by Karen Finneyfrock (February)
  • Starstruck by Rachel Shukert (March)

Woah, that list got out of hand pretty quickly. I’m really not that rich, and about to move across the country, so we’ll see how I do with it once real life sets in. But there are just so many book descriptions that sound amazing for 2013 debut authors! Yay for them and yay for us for getting to read their wonderful stories!

Are you excited about any debuts or other releases in 2013? Any recommendations?

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  1. Stephanie Scott says:

    I’ve made it a point to read books from debut authors for the past few years, but the idea of tracking it kind of overwhelms me! I usually find out about books from reading reviews on blogs, so I don’t really know how to plot it out ahead of time. If you post reviews, maybe I’ll see a few and decide to read them!

    • Crystal says:

      It’s a really good goal, I think, and it certainly helps those authors who are new to the scene. I’m hoping I will be able to keep up with this and do the whole review thing. Sometimes I overestimate my time, haha, but I’m going to really try!

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