Saturday, February 20, 2010

2010 Debut Author Challenge

The Story Siren is hosting a challenge called the 2010 Debut Author Challenge...and since we are new and competitive, we decided to participate in the challenge. The challenge is to read at least 12 debut novels, but you can do more or less if you prefer. Since there are two of us, we decided on fifteen each.

The challenge goes from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010, and you can start at anytime.

After much debate, we came up with the following lists:

Lori's List
  1. The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard
  2. The Naughty List by Suzanne Young
  3. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  4. Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White
  5. The Mark by Jen Nadol
  6. Mistwood by Leah Cypress
  7. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
  8. Dirty Little Secrets by Cynthia Jaynes Omololu
  9. Princess for Hire by Lindsey Leavitt
  10. The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy
  11. The Tension of Opposites by Kristina McBride
  12. The Karma Club by Jessica Brody
  13. 13 to Life by Shannon Delany
  14. Party by Tom Leveen
Melissa's List
  1. A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker
  2. The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg
  3. The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk
  4. Escaping the Tiger by Laura Manivong
  5. The Red Umbrella by Christina Gonzalez
  6. Palace Beautiful by Sarah Deford Williams
  7. The Line by Teri Hall
  8. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
  9. All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab
  10. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
  11. Tell Me A Secret by Holly Cupula
  12. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
  13. Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson
  14. The Ghost and the Goth by Stacy Kade
  15. Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn
  16. The Beautiful Between by Alyssa B. Scheinmel
  17. Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  18. Split by Swati Avasthi
  19. Wolves, Boys and Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler
  20. A Blue So Dark by Holly Schindler
Happy reading!


  1. Thanks so much for including Forget-Her-Nots! Sooo many good books to read this year. :-)


  2. thanks so much ladies for joining the challenge! you've got great lists going as well! i hope you enjoy all the books! good luck!

  3. Cool! Thanks so much for including The Cinderella Society in your 2010 Debut Author Challenge list and for posting the TCS widget! Awesome!!! :-)

  4. Oh my goodness! I just realized which "Melissa and Lori" you are!

    What a wild coincidence that I should find your blog today of all days. A fellow Tenner mentioned that we should check it out because it was awesome (which it is - your reviews are really thoughtful and on point).

    The funny part? Melissa - You will get a BIG kick out of a certain email going out tonight. :-)


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