2011: Challenges – New Author Challenge 2011


Last challenge for now!  I’m really cutting back this year. We’ll see what else pops up in the next week or so.  This one is the New Author Challenge, hosted once again by Literary Escapism. I especially liked this challenge last year.

The usual challenge guidelines apply.  You can choose to try 15, 25, or 50 new authors.

Sign-up on the challenge post! I’m shooting for 25 new authors.  My list will be below.

last updated: 8/15/11

  1. Labor Day – Joyce Maynard
  2. The Cypress House – Michael Koryta   
  3. Vows, Vendettas & a Little Black Dress – Kyra Davis
  4. Crazy Hot – Tara Janzen 
  5. The Pickup – Nadine Gordimer 
  6. Diavolino – Steve Emmett 
  7. The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner
  8. The Raising – Laura Kasischke 
  9. Love in Infant Monkeys – Lydia Millet 
  10. The Woman He Married – Julie N. Ford 
  11. The Devil in the White City – Erik Larson 
  12. Never Look Back – Linwood Barclay
  13. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
  14. The Heights – Peter Hedges
  15. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake – Aimee Bender
  16. The Cold Room – J.T. Ellison
  17. I Love You, Beth Cooper – Larry Doyle
  18. Moon Called – Patricia Briggs  
  19. Hush – Kate White
  20. TrappedMichael Northrop
  21. Madapple – Christina Meldrum
  22. Haunted Heart – Carolyn Rosewood
  23. Bloodline – Mark Billingham
  24. Maine – J. Courtney Sullivan
  25. Killing My Boss – Colin F. Barnes & Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff

2 thoughts on “2011: Challenges – New Author Challenge 2011

  • January 6, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    This is apparently not an area in which I need to be challenged;) Of the 68 books I read last year (well those I kept a record of), 51 were by new-to-me authors. That does include an anthology, and I was too lazy to remove the non-fiction, but I had no goals. I need to do the second books by authors! I love reading the challenge ideas; they make me think.

  • January 7, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Gosh, are you sure this is the last one! :p
    I am sure there will be more and you will be tempted. I surely am 🙂


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