2009: Challenges – New Author Challenge 2010

newauthors The New Author Challenge 2010, hosted by Literary Escapism, is all about finding new authors. Here are the guidelines:

    1. The challenge will run from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010.
    2. Since this is an author challenge, there is no restriction on choosing your novels. They can definitely be from other challenges. However, the authors must be new to you and, preferably from novels.  Anthologies are a great way to try someone new, but only a third of your new authors can be from anthologies.
    3. This should be an easy challenge, so you can pick to do either 15, 25 or 50 new authors.  It all depends on how fast you read and how adventurous you want to be. If you reach your goal halfway through the year, don’t stop.  Any new author you try can be added to Mr. Linky.  We all want to know about your new experience.
    4. After reading your new author, write your review and then come back here and add your link to Mr. Linky.  Make sure you include your name and the author, but adding the title is completely up to you.
    5. Bloggers or Non-Bloggers alike are welcome

Sign up is at Literary Escapism! I’m choosing a goal of 25 new authors. My list will be below:

list updated 9/20/10

  1. Shogun – James Clavell
  2. No One You Know – Michelle Richmond 
  3. The Kitchen House – Kathleen Grissom
  4. Heat Wave – Richard Castle
  5. Ivory Tower Cop – George Kirkham & Leonard Territo
  6. Anthem – Ayn Rand
  7. Gossip of the Starlings – Nina de Gramont
  8. Black Seconds – Karin Fossum
  9. What Do We Do Now? – Keith Malley & Chemda
  10. Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan
  11. Desert Heat – J.A. Jance
  12. A Lesson Before Dying – Ernest J. Gaines
  13. In Ecstasy – Kate McCaffrey
  14. A Reliable Wife – Robert Goolrick
  15. The Beach House – Jane Green 
  16. Chenxi and the Foreigner – Sally Rippin
  17. Killing Orders – Sara Paretsky
  18. Possessed – Kate Cann 
  19. Just Before Sunrise – Carla Neggers
  20. Cleanskin – Val McDermid
  21. Undertow – Sydney Bauer
  22. Tell Me Lies – Jennifer Crusie
  23. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan – Lisa See
  24. Catering to Nobody – Diane Mott Davidson
  25. Stalking Susan – Julie Kramer

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