Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Debut Author Challenge 2014

This will be my fourth year doing the Debut Author Challenge (unofficially). In 2013, I read 22 2013 debuts, which was down from 52 2012 debuts I read in 2012. This year I'm aiming for 15.

I've already read 3 2014 debuts (and can highly recommend all three):

Burn Out by Kristi Helvig
Loop by Karen Akins
Fake ID by Lamar Giles

Already in my TBR pile:

Landry Park by Bethany Hagen
Alienated by Melissa Landers

Liv, Forever by Amy Talkington 

Here are some others I have my eye on:

The Falconer by Elizabeth May
Gilded by Christina Farley

Stitching Snow by RC Lewis
Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano
Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
Extraction by Stephanie Diaz
Pointe by Brandy Colbert
Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

Check out this list for more suggestions!

Any others I should be on the lookout for?


Natalie Aguirre said...

Some of yours are on my list too. Defy got mixed reviews but I liked it. I also want to read The Murder Complex and am reading A Snicker of Magic right now, which is a good contemporary/magical realism MG story.

Melody Simpson said...

I am so excited for so many of these, especially Extracted! I second The Murder Complex! Also NIL by Lynne Matson, Anomaly by Caroline Richmond, Falls the Shadow by Stefanie Gaither, and Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell come to mind!

Liviania said...

I have Otherbound! (Now I just need to get to it . . . )

Kailana said...

I never pay enough attention to debut books to know what to read for a challenge dedicated to them. I am better with 'new to me' authors.

Charlotte said...

Goodness, I have not heard of any of the ones on your list! I will now go fix that....

The Avid Reader said...

I like the idea of this but I agree with the commenter who mentioned that "new to me authors" would be much easier for me to keep track of!

I haven't heard of most of these, will need to look them up!

Carina Olsen said...

I have not read any of these, but they sounds awesome :D Best of luck on reading them all sweetie. <3