Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Story Siren Challenge

Born December 8
Mary, Queen of Scots
Teri Hatcher
Sammy Davis Jr
David Carradine
Kim Basinger
Sinead O'Connor

This year I'm participating in The Story Siren's Debut Author Contest.

The objective is to read 12 novels from authors debuting in Young Adult or Middle Grade between January 1, 2011 and December 31 of the same year.

Here's a list of books I intend to read from the US list on the website, in order of release. I think.

Julia Karr XVI
Beth Revis Across the Universe
Lorraine Zago Rosenthal Other Words for Love
Paige Harbison Here Lies Bridget
Any Holder Lipstick Laws
Chris Beam I am J.
Kirsten Hubbard Like Mandarin
Lisa & Laura Roecker Liar Society
Jesse Karp Those That Wake
Myra McEntire Hourglass
Vernica Roth Divergent
Elana Johnson Posession
Carrie Harris Bad Taste in Boys
Karsten Knight Wildefire
Medeia Sharif Bestest. Ramadan. Ever.
Elise Allen Populazzi
Victoria Schwab The Near Witch
Anna Staniszewski My un-fairytale life
Michelle Hodkin The Un-becoming of Mara Dyer

I was actually going ot read 13 of these anyhow. lol.

Oh, also, I spent the day sifting through ALL teen books being released in January and February on Amazon. There are only a few categories you can search on, so I had to wade through the non-fiction as well. (Although doesn't include non-fic. Get with it, US Amazon!) Plus Amazon doesn't differentiate between new book and new edition. Shakespeare, Bronte, and Judy Blume are definitely NOT new.

But I know have like 6 pages of books to go check up on. :)

Oh, and in case you wondered, there are a little over 500 new editions being released for teens in January and February. Ah, the tortures I put myself through for love.

PS. There are lots of vampires. And titles like 'something, something and something-something' ( for example: Me, Myself and the Girl in the Mirror. No, that's not an actual title. ) I only read two months worth and I was already sick of the vamps and the comma titles. Editors and agents are superheroes!

(PS. December rocks. Ignore Joanna. :P lol. )


Abby Stevens said...

I'm doing the debut author challenge, too! I am really excited about all of the wonderful books coming out this year!

Anonymous said...

Yay! I love seeing The Near Witch on your list! And with such great company :)

Michelle Hodkin said...

DITTO VICTORIA! I was so super excited to see THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER up there! Hope you enjoy it!

Clarissa Draper said...

Sounds like a cool challenge. I'm already doing many challenges so I think I'll skip this one but I'm looking forward to your reviews.

Marquita Hockaday said...

Me and my cuz, Pam are participating, too. We have a lot of books in common :) Good luck on the challenge and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on these books in 2011!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great choice of books. I don't have a blog so I can't formally participate but I 'm going to do it as well.

Joanna St. James said...

ha ha ignore Joanna eh? but you know its true, the only person cool on today's list is Sinead O'Connor. I hope you do this in August - We have Michael Jackson.
I intend to participate, on my list so far is Elana Johnson she is just a sweetheart

the story siren said...

thanks so much for joining the challenge! happy reading and good luck!

Amy Holder said...

Yay! I'm so glad you'll be reading The Lipstick Laws! Hope you like it! :)