September 3, 2009

'09 Debut Authors Challenge Update

The Story Siren's '09 Debut Authors Challenge is well underway, and my goal is 30 books by debut YA or MG authors. I've read quite a few more since my original post.

So far I have read:

1. Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
2. Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd
3. Hottie by Jonathan Bernstein
4. Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King
5. Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell
6. Watersmeet by Ellen Jensen Abbott
7. Bite Me! by Mel Francis
8. Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev
9. Knife by R.J. Anderson
10. Wings by Aprilynne Pike
11. Willow by Julia Hoban
12. Initiation by Susan Fine
13. I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President by Josh Lieb
14. Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis
15. hush, hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
16. Secret Society by Tom Dolby
17. My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent
18. Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon
19. Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford
20. Tales of the Madman Underground: An Historical Romance 1973 by John Barnes
21. Dull Boy by Sarah Cross

I own but haven't yet read:

1. The Forests of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
2. Beautiful Americans by Lucy Silag
3. Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
4. Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten
5. Hold Still by Nina LaCour
6. Lipstick Apology by Jennifer Jabaley

Feel free to suggest more debut books to me.


  1. Of the ones you listed-I own 7 but only read 4 so far

  2. haha i don't see Catching Fire on there....

  3. Suzanne Collins has been writing YA/MG for years. The successful Gregor the Overlander series came before THE HUNGER GAMES and CATCHING FIRE.

  4. Thanks for all the support for debut authors, Lavinia! You rock!

  5. Wow - you have really helped launch a lot of authors!

    I've tagged you for a fun meme - hope you have time to join in!

  6. I've read over 30 debut authors this year - love them!


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