Sunday, November 29, 2009

New Author Challenge 2010

This is one challenge that I really did not have a problem completing last year so I thought I would give it a shot once again.  Literary Escapism is hosting this challenge again this year and all you have to do is decide how many books by new authors you will be reading during 2010.  I love challenges that don't require you to compile a list in advance so this one is right up my alley.  I read at least 25 new authors this year so I think I will shoot for the same amount next year.

1. The Cost of Dreams by Gary Stelzer--Completed 1/10/2010
2. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman--Completed 1/16/2010
3. Matrimony by Joshua Henkin--Completed 1/27/2010
4. The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel by Maureen Lindley--Completed 2/5/2010
5. Denise's Daily Dozen by Denise Austin--Completed 2/22/2010
6. The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani--Completed 3/2/2010
7. The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris--Completed 3/14/2010
8. The Sweet By and By by Todd Johnson--Completed 3/28/2010
9. The Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini--Completed 3/31/2010
10. Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner--Completed 4/13/2010
11. Where Grace Abides by BJ Hoff--Completed 4/20/2010
12. Worst Case by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge--Completed 4/27/2010
13. The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova--Completed 5/17/2010
14. Black Hills by Dan Simmons--Completed 5/17/2010
15. The Age of Orphans by Laleh Khadivi--Completed 5/28/2010
16. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith--Completed 6/2/2010
17. The Life O'Reilly by Brian Cohen--Completed 6/13/2010
18. The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard Morais--Completed 6/30/2010
19. Absolute Power by David Baldacci--Completed 7/20/2010
20. 31 Bond Street by Ellen Horan--Completed 7/22/2010
21. Labor Day by Joyce Maynard--Completed 7/26/2010
22. Men and Dogs by Katie Crouch--Completed 8/9/2010
23. Home in Carolina by Sherryl Woods--Completed 8/30/2010
24. Finny by Justin Kramon--Completed 9/13/2010
25. The Passage by Justin Cronin--Completed 9/19/2010
26. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood--Completed 9/21/2010
27. Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson--Completed 9/24/2010
28. Things I've Been Silent About by Azar Nafisi--Completed 10/5/2010
29. The Auschwitz Violin by Maria Angels Anglada--Completed 10/12/2010
30. The Island by Elin Hilderbrand--Completed 10/28/2010
31. The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent--Completed 11/1/2010

I will be sure to update this post as I make progress with this challenge.  Does this sound like a challenge that may interest you?  If so, please go here to check out the complete rules and sign up yourself.


bermudaonion said...

This should be fun! Good luck!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I'm joining as well. Have fun Jo Jo.

Anonymous said...

I joined this one too.

Jenny Girl said...

Oh no! You have fun with this one. I'm full of challenges.