Wednesday, 13 January 2010

New author challenge 2010

Because I don't have enough challenges already, I decided on one more: The new author challenge (2010).

The rules, in brief, are as follows:

1. Between 1 Jan 2010 and 31 Dec 2010, read works by a certain number of new authors.

2. You can choose to read 15, 25 or 50 new authors.

3. A maximum of a third of the new authors can be from anthologies.

I'm going to aim for 25 new authors this year — and if I can get to 25 by August (or thereabouts) I might aim for 50 for the whole year. We'll see. (Update on 11 August: OK, I hit 26! I'm going for 50.)

  1. The name of the wind by Patrick Rothfuss*
  2. The hunger games by Suzanne Collins*
  3. Poison study by Maria V Snyder*
  4. The final empire by Brandon Sanderson
  5. *
  6. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
  7. Ash by Malinda Lo
  8. The thief by Megan Whalen Turner
  9. Girls like funny boys by Dave Franklin
  10. Sasha by Joel Shepherd
  11. Mystic and rider by Sharon Shinn
  12. Mira, mirror by Mette Ivie Harrison
  13. Kushiel's dart by Jacqueline Carey
  14. What my mother doesn't know by Sonya Sones
  15. The poison throne by Celine Kiernan
  16. The blue by Mary McCallum
  17. Knife by R J Anderson
  18. The hollow kingdom by Clare B Dunkle
  19. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher*
  20. Girls in trucks by Katie Crouch
  21. Kitty by Deborah Challinor
  22. Mistwood by Leah Cypess
  23. Soulless by Gail Carriger
  24. Play dirty by Sandra Brown
  25. Crossing over by Anna Kendall
  26. Tsunami blue by Gayle Ann Williams
  27. The maze runner by James Dashner
  28. Mansfield by C K Stead
  29. My way to hell by Dakota Cassidy
  30. Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
  31. The personal shopper by Carmen Reid
  32. Stillwater Creek by Alison Booth
  33. Candor by Pam Bachorz
  34. Another Faust by Daniel and Dina Nayeri
  35. Cecelia Holland in The dragon book anthology
  36. Homeland by Clare Francis
  37. The chocolate run by Dorothy Koomson

* Great author — would highly recommend.
† Would not recommend this author.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Have fun with this great challenge!