Thursday, 1 January 2015

2015 New Author Challenge


This is my sixth year taking part in the New Author Challenge hosted by Literary Escapism.  As much as I have many favourite authors on my auto buy list I still love to discover new authors.  This is also great to discover both brand new and well known authors that I haven't got around to trying yet.

If you'd like to join me and take part in the challenge you can sign up here.

2010 - I tried 104 new authors
2011 - I tried 115 new authors
2012 - I tried 130 new authors
2013 - I tried 96 new authors
2014 - I tried 51 new authors
2014 - I tried 54 new authors

Last year I changed my focus from trying lots of new authors to trying to finish up some of the many, many series that I've already started. I really enjoyed catching up with books by some of my favourite authors so I'm going to do the same again this year. I do still love discovering new authors though so I'll keep my goal at 50 new (to me) authors in 2015.

I will update this post with a list of the new authors I try and include links to my reviews (see links to other participant's reviews here)
  1. The Sleeper and the Spindle - Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell
  2. Ascension - Caris Roane
  3. Captive - A.J. Grainger
  4. These Broken Stars - Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
  5. A Darker Shade of Magic - V.E. Schwab
  6. The Fire Sermon - Francesca Haig
  7. The Catalyst - Helena Coggan
  8. Dragon Actually - G.A. Aiken
  9. Vampire Seeker - Tim O'Rourke
  10. Extreme Exposure - Pamela Clare
  11. The Novice - Taran Matharu
  12. Changing His Game - Megan Erickson
  13. Marked - Sue Tingey
  14. Heap House - Edward Carey
  15. What Caroline Wants - Amanda Abbott
  16. Rules of Seduction - Joya Ryan
  17. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - Jesse Andrews
  18. The Grendel Affair - Lisa Shearin
  19. Asking for It - Lilah Pace
  20. Saint Anything - Sarah Dessen
  21. Double Cross - Carolyn Crane
  22. The Great Zoo of China - Matthew Reilly
  23. Smiler's Fair - Rebecca Levene
  24. An Ember in the Ashes - Sabaa Tahir
  25. My Life as a White Trash Zombie - Diana Rowland
  26. Anything but Broken - Joelle Knox
  27. Girl from Above: Betrayal - Pippa DaCosta
  28. Mechanica - Betsy Cornwell
  29. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet - Becky Chambers
  30. The Last True Vampire - Kate Baxter
  31. The Wanderers - Kate Ormand
  32. One Night for Love - Mary Balogh
  33. Fans of the Impossible Life - Kate Scelsa
  34. Chosen - K.F. Breene
  35. Kittens - Pet Friendly: Understanding and Caring for Your Pet - Claire Horton-Bussey
  36. Paper Dandy's Horrorgami - Marc Hagan-Guirey
  37. These Shallow Graves - Jennifer Donnelly
  38. Star Trek Pop-Ups - Courtney Watson McCarthy
  39. A Thousand Nights - E.K. Johnston
  40. A Fistful of Evil - Rebecca Chastain
  41. Ash & Bramble - Sarah Prineas
  42. Asking for It - Louise O'Neill
  43. The Martian - Andy Weir
  44. Uprooted - Naomi Novik
  45. Valentine - Heather Grothaus
  46. Mog's Christmas Calamity - Judith Kerr
  47. Dreamer's Pool - Juliet Marillier
  48. In the Air Tonight - Lori Handeland
  49. Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch
  50. Discount Armageddon - Seanan McGuire
  51. Ecstasy Unbound - Setta Jay
  52. Fortune's Pawn - Rachel Bach
  53. Linesman - S.K. Dunstall
  54. The Square Root of Summer - Harriet Reuter Hapgood (review coming soon)

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