2011 Challenges

I  had so much fun participating in the Debut Author Challenge this past year, so I am stoked that the wonderful Kristi of The Story Siren is hosting another one for next year. There are more than a handful of debuts I'm looking forward to read, so it's bound to be an amazing year in books. I'm so excited!

2011 Debut Author Challenge participant information:
  • The objective of the DAC is to read at least twelve novels from Young Adult or Middle Grade Authors. While twelve is the minimum there is no maximum limit! I encourage readers who can read more than twelve to do so!
  • Anyone can join. You don't have to be a blogger, and you don't have to live in the United States. 
  • You do not have to have an blog written in English to participate. 
  • You can join at anytime. The challenge runs from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. 
Books I Plan to Read (in order of release date):
  • The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson 1/1/11 
  • Unearthly by Cynthia Hand 1/4/11
  • Timeless by Alexandra Monir 1/11/11
  • Across the Universe by Beth Revis 1/11/11
  • The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver 2/1/11
  • Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley 2/8/11
  • Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton 2/15/11
  • Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard 3/8/11
  • Wither by Lauren de Stefano 3/22/11
  • Entwined by Heather Dixon 3/29/11
  • Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach 3/31/11*
  • Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer 4/5/11*
  • Moonglass by Jessica Kirby 5/3/11
  • Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray 7/5/11
  • Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris 7/12/11
* ones I already own

Celebrate realistic YA with The Contemps!

I adore contemporary YA, so though the drawing of prizes for the challenge is already over, I'm participating in this one. The books I plan to read:

  • Losing Faith by Denise Jaden*
  • The DUFF by Kody Keplinger*
  • Freefall by Mindi Scott
  • The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
  • Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler
  • Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers
  • Rival by Sara Bennett Wealer
  • Sean Grisworld's Head by Lindsey Leavitt
  • Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard
  • Back When You Were Easier to Love by Emily Wing Smith
  • Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott
  • The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder
  • Pearl by Jo Knowles
  • Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker
  • Sharks & Boys by Kristen Tracy

- All contemporary books must be in the Young Adult genre
- Books have to be published in 2011
- Open to everybody. Please fill in the form to enter.
- You can join whenever you want
- If you want to enter with your blog link, you have to post about the challenge.

Books I Plan to Read:
  • Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard 
  • Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal 
  • Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg
  • Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles
  • Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors 
  • Subway Girl by P. J. Converse
  • The Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra Elan Mcvoy
  • What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
  • Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott
  • And Then Things Fall Apart by Arlaina Tibensky 
  • Sometimes It Happens by Lauren Barnholdt 
  • Boyfriends with Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez
  • Stay by Deb Caletti 
  • Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker
  • Starstruck by Cyn Balog 
  • Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Mlynowski
  • Pearl by Jo Knowles