Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Authors 2010 Challenge

  1. The challenge will run from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010.
  2. Since this is an author challenge, there is no restriction on choosing your novels. They can definitely be from other challenges. However, the authors must be new to you and, preferably from novels.  Anthologies are a great way to try someone new, but only a third of your new authors can be from anthologies.
  3. I want this to be an easy challenge, so you can pick to do either 15, 25 or 50 new authors.  It all depends on how fast you read and how adventurous you want to be.  For me, I’m trying another 50 new authors.  If you reach your goal halfway through the year, don’t stop.  Any new author you try can be added to Mr. Linky.  We all want to know about your new experience.
  4. After reading your new author, write your review and then come back here and add your link to Mr. Linky.  Make sure you include your name and the author, but adding the title is completely up to you.
  5. Bloggers or Non-Bloggers alike are welcome
More information and sign up at Literary Escapism here

New Authors (50)
  1. The Swiss Courier by Tricia Goyer and Mike Yorkey
  2. A Lady Like Sarah by Margaret Brownley 
  3. Paper Roses by Amanda Cabot
  4. The Sheriff's Surrender by Susan Page Davis
  5. Thicker than Blood by CJ Darlington
  6. Love's Rescue by Tammy Barley
  7. Jenna's Cowboy by Sharon Gillenwater
  8. The Missionary by William Carmichael
  9. A Prisoner of Versailles by Golden Keyes Parsons
  10. The Silent Gift by Michael Landon
  11. Screen Play by Chris Coppernoll
  12. Dead Reckoning by Ronie Kendig
  13. Demon by Tosca Lee
  14. The Lord is my Shepard by Debbie Viguie
  15. A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin
  16. Rocky Mountain Oasis by Lynnette Bonner
  17. Seven by Jeff Cook
  18. Eliza's Daughters by Joan Aiken
  19. Mr. Darcy's Daughter by Rebecca Ann Collins
  20. The Edge of Light by Ann Shorey
  21. Heatherstone by Letitia Harmon
  22. Luxe by Anna Godbersen
  23. Impulse and Initiative by Abigail Reynolds
  24. Becoming Lucy by Martha Rogers (unfinished)
  25. Prevailing Love by Loree Lough
  26. Snow Melts in Spring by Deborah Vogts
  27. The Triumph of Deborah by Eva Etzioni-Halvevy
  28. Things Worth Remembering by Jakina Stark
  29. The Sacred Cipher by Terry Brennan
  30. The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan
  31. Maggie Rose by Sharlene MacLaren
  32. Love Finds You in Holiday Florida by Sandra D. Bricker
  33. The Courteous Cad by Catherine Palmer
  34. The Sweet By and By by Sara Evans (and Rachel Hauck*) 
  35. Levi's Will by Cramer
  36. Eyes Like Stars by Mantchev
  37. The Swan Maiden by Jules Watson
  38. Before the Season Ends by Linore Rose Burkard
  39. The Frontiersman's Daughter by Laura Frantz
  40. The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund*
  41. Song of Erin by BJ Hoff
  42. The Anonymous Bride by Vickie McDonough* 
  43. Diamond Duo by Marcia Gruver
  44. A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin
  45. - 50 OPEN

4 comments and creative thoughts:

Mike Yorkey said...

Margaret, thanks for including The Swiss Courier in your reading challenge! As the co-author with Tricia Goyer, it's great to see all the interest in World War II-era thriller. There are a lot of plot twists, and readers have been telling us that we've been keeping them up late to finish the last 50 pages. I spent three years, off and on, working on the novel, so there's a ton of research, but it's all woven in the plotline. No one has been able to figure out how "The Swiss Courier" ends yet, so there are some great surprises. Thanks again, Mike Yorkey

Cathy Marie Buchanan said...

Love seeing my debut, The Day the Falls Stood Still, included in your challenge!


Sandra said...

I'm doing the Chunkster and a few others but I should do this challenge too. The Day the Falls Stood still sounds good, I'll put that on my list. Happy reading.

Ronie Kendig said...

Awesome challenge. I'm delighted my debut spy thriller DEAD RECKONING is listed. THANK YOU!

:-)Ronie Kendig

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