Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Author Challenge 2010

My final challenge for 2010 (whew, I'm getting tired just posting all of them!)! I chose to participate in this challenge this year because I thoroughly enjoy reading books by authors that I have never read before. I would actually venture to say that the majority of books I read are by authors who are new to me; they've been recommended by bloggers like you, or by friends who have enjoyed them. The New Author Challenge 2010 is hosted by Literary Escapism.

The rules:

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. I want this to 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. For me, I’m trying another 50 new authors. 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.

5. Bloggers or Non-Bloggers alike are welcome.
That's it! My goal for this year will be 25 new-to-me authors, which I will list here as I go along.

1. After the Falls by Catherine Gildiner
2. Crossing the Bridge by Michael Baron
3. Where We Have to Go by Lauren Kirshner
4. Spin by Catherine McKenzie
5. Denise's Daily Dozen by Denise Austin
6. A Bad Bride's Tale by Polly Williams
7. In The Wake of Loss by Sheila James
8. Sex Dungeon For Sale by Patrick Wensick
9. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
10. Toby: A Man by Todd Babiak
11. Holly's Inbox by Bill Surie
12. The Last River Child by Lori Ann Bloomfield
13. The Parabolist by Nicholas Ruddick
14. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
15. The Way Home by George Pelecanos
16. The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak
17. The Heights by Peter Hedges
18. Balancing Acts by Zoe Fishman
19. Stolen by Lesley Pearse
20. A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents by Liza Palmer
21. Cool Water by Dianne Warren
22. The Life O'Reilly by Brian Cohen
23. My Own Personal Soap Opera by Libby Malin
24. Corked by Kathryn Borel
25. Just Like Me, Only Better by Carol Snow
26. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
27. The One-Week Job Project by Sean Aiken
28. The Summer Before the Storm by Gabriele Wills
29. Love Nest by Julia Llewellyn
30. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
31. If You Follow Me by Malena Watrous
32. A Gift From Brittany by Marjorie Price
33. On Folly Beach by Karen White
34. The Icing on the Cupcake by Jennifer Ross
35. Either You're In or You're In The Way by Logan and Noah Miller
36. A Corner of Universe by Rebbie Macintyre
37. Heartburn by Nora Ephron
38. Small Change by Sheila Roberts
39. Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
40. Pesto Packin' Mama by Nan D. Arnold
41. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
42. Every Last One by Anna Quindlen
42. The Swimming Pool by Holly LeCraw
43. Promises to Keep by Jane Green
44. The Accidental Bestseller by Wendy Wax
45. The Lies We Told by Diane Chamberlain
46. The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen
47. Jessica Z. by Shawn Klomparens
48. J'adore New York by Isabelle Lafleche
49. My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
50. Finding Marco by Kenneth C. Cancellara
51. Husband and Wife by Leah Stewart
52. Cold Rock River by Jackie Lee Miles
53. The Season of Second Chances by Diane Meier
54. A Thread of Sky by Deanna Fei
55. Girl Crazy by Russell Smith
56. Get Lucky by Katherine Center
57. My Fair Lazy by Jen Lancaster
58. Sand in My Eyes by Christine Lemmon
59. Pieces of Happily Ever After by Irene Zutell
60. Seven Exes are Eight Too Many by Heather Wardell
61. Seven Year Switch by Claire Cook
62. Diary of a Beverly Hills Matchmaker by Marla Martenson
63. All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins
64. Beach Week by Susan Coll
65. The Baby Trail by Sinead Moriarty
66. This Must Be The Place by Kate Racculia
67. Tuesday Tells It Slant by Holly Christine
68. The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman
69. Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant
70. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
71. Georgia's Kitchen by Jenny Nelson
72. The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst
73. She's Gone Country by Jane Porter
74. Love in Mid Air by Kim Wright
75. Sima's Undergarments for Women by Ilana Stanger-Ross
76. Still the One by Robin Wells
77. Bridesmaids by Jane Costello
78. Queen Mum by Kate Long
79. The Recessionistas by Alexandra Lebenthal
80. Mothers & Other Liars by Amy Bourret
81. Life After Yes by Aidan D. Rowley
82. Everything Lovely, Effortless, Safe by Jenny Hollowell
83. The Lovers by Vendela Vida
84. YOU comma Idiot by Doug Harris
85. Green Beauty Recipes by Julie Gabriel
86. Juliet by Anne Fortier
87. Star Island by Carl Hiaasen
88. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
89. Russell Wiley is Out To Lunch by Richard Hine
90. What I Thought I Knew by Alice Eve Cohen
91. Moonlight in Odessa by Janet Skeslien Charles
92. Perfection by Julie Metz
93. How to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway
94. She Tells All by Judah Lee Davis
95. Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky
96. Hollywood Ending by Lucy Simone
97. The Educated Heart by Janet Logan
98.  Dating Mr.December by Phillipa Ashley
99. The Ex-Boyfriend's Handbook by Matt Dunn
100. 10 Reasons Not to Fall in Love by Linda Green
101. The Girls by Lori Lansens
102. A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French
103. The Other Family by Joanna Trollope
104. The Tapestry of Love by Rosy Thornton
105. The Thin Pink Line by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
106. Fairytale of New York by Miranda Dickinson
107. The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond

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