The Mountains of Instead

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2010 Debut Author's Challenge

The Story Siren

The 2010 Debut Author's Challenge is being hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren who kindly explains the objectives as this:

  • The objective is to read a set number of YA (Young Adult) or MG (Middle Grade) novels from debut authors published this year.* I'm going to challenge everyone to read at least 12 debut novels! I’m hoping to read at least 30! You don’t have to list your choices right away, but if you do feel free to change them throughout the year. I will also be focusing on mostly Young Adult novels.
  • 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! 

The challenge it limited to titles being released in 2010.

Here are the titles that I plan to read over the year.  As all of these were already on my TBR list, it's no great hardship.  May the challenge commence!

The Secret Year - Jennifer Hubbard 
Nearly Departed - Rook Hastings
Iron King - Julie Kagawa
Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
The Line - Teri Hall
The Body Finder - Kimberly Derting
Brightly Woven - Alexandra Bracken
Firespell - Chloe Neill
Wintercraft - Jenna Burtenshaw
Birthmarked - Caragh O'Brien
Guardian of the Dead - Karen Healey
The Daykeeper's Grimoire - Christy Raedeke
Shade - Jerri Smith-Ready
The Sky is Everywhere - Jandy Nelson
The Deathday Letter - Shaun Hutchinson
Claire de Lune - Christine Johnson
The Replacement - Brenna Yovanoff
The Absolute Value of -1 - Steve Brezenhoff
Feed - Mira Grant
Paranolmalcy - Kiersten White
Freefall - Mindi Scott
Matched - Ally Condie


Ella Preuss said…
I want to read them all too!
I may be adding a few of these to my list, if I know I can find them.
Freefall and Nearly Departed I'd never heard of.
Good luck!
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