Thursday, 14 January 2010

Awesome Author Challenge 2010

This challenge is being run by Alyce from At Home With Books.  The idea behind this challenge is to read works by authors who have been recommended to you time and again, but you haven't gotten around to reading them yet. These are the authors that everyone else tells you are awesome, thus the "Awesome Author Challenge" title.

The Rules:
1. The challenge starts January 1, 2010 and ends December 31, 2010.
2. Crossover from other challenges is allowed.
3. Choose the level at which you would like to participate, post about it and sign up here
4. Titles and authors do not have to be predetermined, and can change at any time.
5. Books can come from any genre or reading level, the only requirement is that you have heard great things about the author, but haven't yet read any of their works.

The Levels:
Easy: Choose three authors and read at least one title from each author.
Moderate: Choose six authors and read at least one title from each author.
Challenging: Choose ten authors and read at least one title from each author.
Over-Achieving: Anything over ten authors.

I'm actually going to aim for the Over-Achieving level as there are so many great authors that have been recommended to me & I want to try to start reading some of their books.  I'm going to aim for 20 books but may change this later in the year depending on how I get on!  I'll post links to my reviews below.

Jan / Feb (for reviews by other participants click here)
  1. Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick
  2. Tall, Dark & Dead - Tate Hallaway
  3. Succubus Blues - Richelle Mead
  4. Beautiful Dead book 1 Jonas - Eden Maguire
  5. A Girl's Guide to Vampires - Katie MacAlister
  6. Bitten - Kelley Armstrong
  7. Heavenly - Jennifer Laurens
  8. Kitty and the Midnight Hour - Carrie Vaughn
  9. Nearly Departed - Rook Hastings
  10. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  11. Dancing with the Devil - Keri Arthur
  12. Stray - Rachel Vincent
  13. The Devil Inside - Jenna Black
Mar / Apr (for reviews by other participants click here)
  1. Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean - Justin Somper
  2. Perfect Chemistry - Simone Elkeles
  3. Rising Shadows - Jacquelyn Wheeler
  4. Lex Trent versus the Gods - Alex Bell
  5. Dark Life - Kat Falls
  6. Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater
  7. Hex Hall - Rachel Hawkins
  8. The Demon's Lexicon - Sarah Rees Brennan
  9. Pleasure Unbound - Larissa Ione
  10. Generation Dead - Daniel Waters
  11. Need - Carrie Jones
  12. The Rest Falls Away - Colleen Gleason
  13. The Prophecy - Gill James
  14. Hand of Fate - Lis Wiehl with April Henry
  15. Viola in Reel Life - Adriana Trigiani
  16. His Darkest Hunger - Juliana Stone
  17. Mistress by Mistake - Maggie Robinson
  18. The Iron Hunt - Marjorie M. Liu
  19. Strange Angels - Lilith Saintcrow
May / Jun (for reviews from other participants click here)
  1. Hard Magic - Laura Anne Gilman
  2. Blue Diablo - Ann Aguirre
  3. Shadow Game - Christine Feehan
  4. When I Was Joe - Keren David
  5. Moon Called - Patricia Briggs
  6. Forget You - Jennifer Echols
  7. A Hunger Like No Other - Kresley Cole
  8. Guardian of the Dead - Karen Healey
  9. Nina Jones and the Temple of Gloom - Julie Cohen
  10. Dido - Adele Geras
  11. Low Red Moon - Ivy Devlin
  12. Blood Lust (Kept, Claimed & Mated) - Zoe Winters
  13. Halfway to the Grave - Jeaniene Frost
  14. Lonestar Calling - Colleen Coble
  15. Comfort Food - Kitty Thomas
  16. Siren's Call - Devyn Quinn
  17. I Married A Demon - Beverly Rae
  18. Sing Me To Sleep - Angela Morrison
  19. Wild Card - Lora Leigh
  20. Impossible - Nancy Werlin
  21. My Name is Memory - Ann Brashares
July / August (for reviews from other participants click here)
  1. Fallen - Lauren Kate
  2. Restoring Harmony - Joelle Anthony
  3. Dear Dylan - Siobhan Curham
  4. Best Friends Forever - Jennifer Weiner
  5. Chasing Brooklyn - Lisa Schroeder
  6. The Chosen One - Carol Lynch Williams
  7. Claire de Lune - Christine Johnson
  8. The Alchemyst - Michael Scott
  9. Forbidden - Tabitha Suzuma
  10. Shadow of the Vampire - Meagan Hatfield
  11. Trash - Andy Mulligan
  12. Kiss Me If You Can - Carly Phillips
  13. Texas Tangle - Leah Braemel
  14. Shade - Jeri Smith-Ready
September / October
  1. Raised by Wolves - Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  2. Forget-Her-Nots - Amy Brecount White
  3. Immortalis Carpe Noctem - Katie Salidas
  4. Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
  5. Noah Barleywater Runs Away - John Boyne
  6. Angel - L.A. Weatherly
  7. Shadows - Amy Meredith
  8. Cattitude - Edie Ramer
  9. Boys Don't Cry - Malorie Blackman
  10. The Trouble with Spells - Lacey Weatherford
  11. Demon Hunts - C.E. Murphy
  12. The Crescent - Jordan Deen
  13. The Fallen Volume 1 - Thomas E Sniegoski
November / December
  1. The Body Finder - Kimberly Derting
  2. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  3. Witchfinder Dawn of the Demontide - William Hussey
  4. The Long Weekend - Savita Kalhan
  5. Some Girls Bite - Chloe Neill
  6. Abela: The Girl Who Saw Lions - Berlie Doherty
  7. You Against Me - Jenny Downham
  8. Soul Love - Lynda Waterhouse
  9. Playing with Fire - Henning Mankell
  10. Crux - Moira Rogers
  11. The Eternal Ones - Kirsten Miller
  12. Awakened - Ednah Walters
  13. Black Swan Rising - Lee Carroll
  14. Monster High - Lisi Harrison
  15. Once Bitten, Twice Shy - Jennifer Rardin
  16. Nightshade - Andrea Cremer
  17. Secret Lives - Gabriella Poole (Review coming soon)
  18. Half Brother - Kenneth Oppel (Review coming soon)
I actually completed this challenge on 19th March but I'm going to continue adding to the list so I can see how many new authors I try in 2010

6 comments:

  1. Look forward to seeing what you read!!

    Sincerely,
    Emma

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  2. Thanks Emma, it will be interesting to see what everyone chooses for this challenge :o)

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  3. Good luck with the challenge! (Sorry it took me so long to visit this post!)

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  4. You did an amazing job on this challenge! Congrats on all of the reading that you got done!

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  5. Thanks Alyce, I've really enjoyed taking part in this challenge & have come across lots of fab new authors who I'll definitely be keeping an eye on in the future :o)

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