Friday, December 30, 2011

Debut Author Challenge 2012!!!

It's that time of the year again!  So I participated in the Debut Author Challenge of 2011 and proposed to read 50 debuts.  Although there are a few days left in the year, I think I have it figured that I'll have just missed my goal by only a small handful... like less than 7.  It was a great effort though, so even though I didn't finish, I feel so priviliged to have been able to see the launch of nearly 50 new careers, or in the cases of some previously published authors branching out into a new market, it was exciting to see them launch a new phase in their careers.

So now it's time to pledge my reads for the 2012 Debut Author Challenge.  This challenge is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.  If you're looking for information on how to participate, just visit her page for details and don't forget to add a participation button to your blog.  Remember, these are items debuting in 2012, read in the year 2012. 

This year, I am pledging to read 50 again.  Perhaps my list will help get you started if you're also doing the challenge this year.  So here's what I'm planning to read...and my apologies that there are no pictures, but it would probably take me all day to save and upload this many pics, so I hope you'll forgive me that it's just a list:

January 2012

Marie Landry
Blue Sky Days
Avery Williams
The Alchemy of Forever
Maureen Lipinski
Shadow's Edge
Trisha Wolfe
Destiny's Fire
Kristen Simmons
Article 5
Megan Miranda
Brodi Ashton
Jodi Meadows

February 2012

Susanne Winnicker
The Other Life
Heather Burch
Halflings (Halflings 1)
Sara Etienne
Veronica Rossi
Under the Never Sky
A. C. Gaughen
Jess Rothenberg
The Catastrophic History of You and Me
Allison Rushby
Shooting Stars
Michelle Vail
Undeadly (Reaper Diaries 1)

March 2012

Jessica Shirvington
Ruth Warburton
A Witch in Winter (Winter Trilogy 1)
Ann Redisch Stampler
Where It Began
Elisa Ludwig
Pretty Crooked
Carley Moore
Stalker Chronicles

April 2012

Leah Bobet
Eve Marie Mont
A Breath of Eyre
Scott Speer
Immortal City
Elizabeth Norris
Jamie Manning
Blood Born
Kiera Cass
The Selection
Elissa Janine Hoole
Kiss the Morning Star

May 2012

Emily White
Anna Davies
Wendy Higgins
Sweet Evil
Galaxy Craze
The Last Princess
Kathleen Peacock
Lisa Daily
Zoraida Córdova
The Vicious Deep
Ann Banks
Of Poseiden

June 2012

Martha Brockenbrough
Devine Intervention
Claire Merle
The Glimpse
Anne Greenwood Brown
Lies Beneath
Huntley Fitzpatrick
My Life Next Door
Trish Doller
Something Like Normal
Jodi Picoult, Samantha van Leer
Between the Lines

July 2012

Rachel Hartman

August 2012

Katie McGarry
Pushing the Limits
Alex Morel
Gina Rosati
Dan Krokos
False Memory
Ruth Frances Long
The Treachery of Beautiful Things
Lisa Luedeke
Corrine Jackson
If I Lie

September 2012

Kimberly Sabatini
Touching the Surface

October 2012

None Yet

November 2012

Lauren Morrill
Meant To Be
Karen Amanda Hooper
Tangled Tides

December 2012

Corrine Jackson

Release Date

Melissa West
Vahini Naidoo
Fall To Pieces
A.G. Howard
Talia Vance
Tina Connolly
Ironskin (Ironskin 1)

 Happy 2012 debut reading!!



  1. Hi Readergirl,
    As a fellow no-longer-teenage fan of YA, I'm delighted to find Where It Began on your very ambitious list. Thanks so much for including it!

  2. Thanks for including my merman on your list!

    Also, just in case you don't want to wait till November 2012, Tangled Tides by Karen Hooper is already out! Don't quote me. It might have been an early release, but I bought it on kindle.

    Happy New Year!


  3. Ann, I am so excited you stopped by the blog and saw the list!! I can't wait to read it.

    Zoraida, wow... and now you've made my day too. I have a weakness for mermen. :-) Thanks for the tip about Tangled Tides! I wasn't aware of it and am now adding it to my list. Thank you!


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