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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Author Challenge 2012

This reading challenge is hosted by Literary Escapism.

New Author Challenge 2012


Here are the guidelines:


  1. The challenge will run from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.
  2. Since this is an author challenge, there is no restriction on choosing your novels. They can definitely be from other challenges. However, the authors must be new to you and, preferably from novels. Anthologies are a great way to try someone new, but only a third of your new authors can be from anthologies.
  3. I want this to be an easy challenge, so you can pick to do either 15, 25 or 50 new authors. It all depends on how fast you read and how adventurous you want to be.
  4. After reading your new author, write your review and then go back to Literary Escapism and add your link to Mr. Linky. Make sure you include your name and the author, but adding the title is completely up to you.
  5. Bloggers or Non-Bloggers alike are welcome. You don’t have to have a site to participate. You can link up via Facebook, GoodReads or even Amazon if you’d like.

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I'm really excited about this reading challenge. This year I've found some very good, new authors and I know there are a lot more new authors that I need to try. Because I'm feeling very adventurous, I'm going with 25 new authors. I haven't decided what books I want to try yet, but I'll post them as I finish reading them.


  1. Eliza Gayle - Power Play
  2. Resa Nelson - The Dragonslayer's Sword
  3. Dalene Flannigan - The Truth About Us
  4. Diane Venetta - Lust On The Rocks
  5. Joyce T. Strand - On Message
  6. John Michael Cummings - Ugly To Start With
  7. Mary Parker - The Awakening of Leeowyn Blake
  8. Zack Fortier - CurbChek
  9. Ellen Byerrum - Death On Heels
  10. Sherri Hayes -  Behind Closed Doors
  11. Tendai Huchu - An Untimely Love
  12. Julie Kagawa - The Immortal Rules
  13. L. Filloon - The Binding
  14. Monica Leonelle - Socialpunk
  15. Jeannie Walker - Fighting The Devil
  16. Boo Walker - Lowcountry Punch
  17. Amber Garr - Promises 
  18. Wendy Higgins - Sweet Evil 
  19. Lauren Clark - Dancing Naked In Dixie
  20. Theodore Weesner - The Car Thief
  21. Allen Wyler - Dead End Deal
  22. Allie Jean - Legacy of a Dreamer
  23. Kelley Armstrong - Bitten
  24. Marissa Meyer - Cinder
  25. Anna Banks - Of Poseidon
FINISHED!

I would love to get to 50 new authors read this year, but I'm not making that a goal. If it happens, it happens, if not, then all is good. I'll still continue to list here the new authors I get to read.
  1. Federica Bosco - In Love With An Angel (original title: Innamorata di un angelo)
  2. Ellen Cardona - Brownie Fix
  3. Lisa Mondello - Her Heart For The Asking
  4. Cat Lavoie - Breaking The Rules
  5. Julian Iragorri & Lou Aronica - Differential Equations
  6. Richelle Mead - Vampire Academy
  7. Helen Smith - Alison Wonderland
  8. Jennifer Estep - Spider's Web
  9. J. C. Daniels - Blade's Song
  10. Michael Drakich - The Brotherhood of Piaxia
  11. Joey W. Hill - Ice Queen
  12. Annabel Joseph - Club Mephisto
  13. Karen Marie Moning - Darkfever
  14. Tina Connolly - Ironskin 

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