Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New Author Challenge

I was not sure about joining this one but then I looked over the books I've read this year and realized I've read 63 new authors this year. Chances are I will read 50 new authors next year so decided to give this challenge a go.
The idea is to read 50 (or as many as you want) new authors throughout 2009. Here are the guidelines:
  1. The challenge will run from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009.
  2. Since this is an author challenge, there is no restriction on choosing your novels. They can definitely be from other challenges.
  3. You state how many new authors you want to try this year and then that’s your challenge.
  4. When you read a new author, write your review (either at your site or the group blog) and then post a link to your review at the challenge page.
This challenge is being hosted by Literary Escapism.

50 New Authors in 2009
1. Greetings from Nowhere
2.Mountain Home
3. One Fine Day by Mollie Panter-Downes
4.Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
5. Diamond Willow by Helen Frost
6. Lincoln: A Photobiogrpahy by Russell Freedman
7. Trouble by Gary D. Schmidt
8. Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
9. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
10. Alice Roosevelt Longworth by Stacy A. Cordery
11. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
12. Massacre at Mountain Meadows by Ronald W. Walker, Richard E. Turley and Glen M. Leonard
13. Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
14. Miss Buncle's Book by D.E. Stevenson
15. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
16. The Emperors of Chocolate by Joel Glenn Brenner
17. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helen Hanff
18. The Lincolns by Candace Fleming
19. Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham
20. Follow the River by James Alexander Thom
21. The Other Half by Tom Buk-Swienty
22. The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
23. Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker
24. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
25. All of a Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
26. Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
27. Some Tame Gazelle by Barbara Pym
28. Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
29. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
30. Behind Rebel Lines by Seymour Reit
31. The Magic of Ordinary Days by Ann Howard Creel
32. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
33. Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers
34. The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green
35. The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
36. Remembrance by Theresa Breslin
37. Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy
38. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
39. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
40. Up A Country Lane by Evelyn Birkby
41. In the Garden with Jane Austen by Kim Wilson
42. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
43. Fred Astaire by Joseph Epstein
44. Posters for the People by Ennis Carter
45. The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
46. The Green Bay Tree by Louis Bromfield
47. At Home with Beatrix Potter by Susan Denyer
48. The Journal of Helene Berr by Helene Berr
Etc.

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