Monday, August 2, 2010

2010 Debut Author Challenge

The Story Siren
 Yeah I'm a bit late with this, but until I actually took a look, I wasn't really sure what it was about. Since I'm new to this whole book blogging thing, catching up with the pros takes a little time.  At any rate, I've decided to join the 2010 Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi, the Story Siren.  I have a feeling my list is going to look different from other participants, but diversity makes the world wonderful.

Click the icon above to sign up for the challenge.  Not sure yet?  Visit here to learn more about it.

I've found a nice handful of books that meet the criteria for the challenge and also follow the self-imposed rules of my blog.  I'm going to try to meet the minimum of 12* novels, but this list has a few more than that.

Some possibilities include:
    Split by Swati Avasthi
    The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk
    Sons of Liberty by Alexander Lagos and Joseph Lagos
    How to Grow up and Rule the World by Scott Seegert
    Crossing by Andrew Xia Fukuda
    Infinity: Chronicles of Nick by Sherilyn Kenyon
    Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai
    The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell
    8th Grade Superzero by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
    The Clockwork Three by Matthew Kirby
    Happyface by Stephen Emond
    Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
    The Absolute Value of -1 by Steven Brezenoff
    Brains: A Zombie Memoir by Robin Z. Becker
    Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham

      I've checked most of these, but if someone knows something different in terms of the debut status (or has a suggestion), please let me know!  Now back to reading...

      * Firespell is also a debut novel this year.  Though it doesn't fit the parameters of my blog, I still would like to count it toward my total.  My Shelfari review is here.  So, whoohoo!  1 down 11 to go!


      1. Thanks for including Split! I love your reading list. The Absolute Value of -1, The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin, Shooting Kabul.

      2. Thanks! I've seen Split on the shelf and am definitely intrigued. I'm glad I have a reason to put it higher on the TBR pile!

      3. I'm with Swati, this is a great list! I didn't know Sons of Liberty is a debut, I need to add it to my list. Hopefully I will eventually get around to reading Shooting Kabul too.

        Crossing was sooo good. And 8th Grade Superzero is one of my favorite books of the year. Read it asap :)

        Good luck on the challenge. I also recommend Secret Saturdays by Torrey Maldonado I liked it. It's a MG read about two Puerto Rican guys who don't want to seem softso they can be verbally abusive as well as physically.


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