I'm so excited about this! The Story Siren is hosting the 2011 Debut Author Challenge, which highlights young adult and middle grade authors who are releasing their first books in 2011. The goal is to read a minimum of 12 books 2011, and you'll be able to post reviews and enter to win prizes each month!
Here's some more info from The Story Siren:
2011 Debut Author Challenge participant information:
- The objective of the DAC is to read at least twelve novels from Young Adult or Middle Grade Authors. While twelve is the minimum there is no maximum limit! I encourage readers who can read more than twelve to do so!
- Anyone can join. You don't have to be a blogger, and you don't have to live in the United States.
- You do not have to have an blog written in English to participate.
- You can join at anytime. The challenge runs from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011.
- Books must be a Young Adult or Middle Grade 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.
- XVI by Julia Karr
- Across the Universe by Beth Revis
- The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson
- Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison
- Haven by Kristi Cook
- The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder
- Bumped by Megan McCafferty
- How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislain (just 'cause the title's awesome!)
- Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard
- Rival by Sara Bennett-Wealer
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington
- Exposed by Kimberly Marcus
Enjoy your reading!