The first time I heard of this challenge was this year, but I'd only had my blog for a few months so I didn't really want to commit to anything. But now I think I'm ready! Not to mention I've been reading debuts all year so I probably could have participated anyway. This challenge is being hosted by Kristi The Story Siren. So here's the gist of it:
You have to read at least 12 Young Adult or Middle Grade novels by debut Authors.
- Books must be a Young Adult or Middle Grade novel.
- DO NOTE: Just because a book has a teen character or is about a teen, does not mean that it is necessarily a Young Adult novel.
- This must be the authors debut with a release date in 2011.
- If an author has a previous novel published under adult fiction/nonfiction or children's fiction/nonfiction, they can still qualify for the challenge if they are releasing their YA or MG debut.
You also don't have to be a blogger to participate. Here are some of my definite reads for next year:
- XVI-Julia Karr
- The Trouble with a Half Moon-Danette Vigilante
- The Water Wars-Cameron Stracher
- Between Shades of Gray-Ruta Sepetys
- Wither-Lauren DeStefano
- Clarity-Kim Harrington
- Die for Me-Amy Plum
- Wake Unto Me-Lisa Cach201
- Entangled-Cat Clarke
- Entwined-Heather Dixon