Sunday, December 20, 2009

New Author Challenge 2010

I am going to participated in the New Authors Challenge sponsored by Literary Escapism again this year.  I did well in 2009 with this one because of all the great new authors introduced to me with the advance copies I received from Hachette Publishing Group. For 2010 I have added the Mystery and Suspense Challenge, and the Historical Fiction challenge. Hopefully I will have enough overlap to read 25 authors that are new to me and fit into these other categories! I will list my new authors here as I finish their books.
  1. A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell (January 15)
  2. Get Lucky by Katherine Center (January 27)
  3. Young Bess by Margaret Irwin
  4. The Triumph of Deborah by Eva Etzioni-Halevy
  5. The Last Queen by C.W. Gortner
  6. The Founding by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (February 11)
  7. O'Juliet by Robin Maxwell (February 12)
  8. Death of a Cozy Writer by G.M. Malliet (February 15) 
  9. The Creation of Eve by Lynn Cullen (February 20)
  10. Watermark by Vanitha Sankaran (February 22)
  11. The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry (February 24)
  12. The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen (March 2)
  13. Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs (March 4)
  14. Beautiful People (March 7)
  15. The Accidental Bestseller by Wendy Wax (March 12) 
  16. Men and Dogs by Katie Crouch (March 19)
  17. Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross (March 30) 
  18. Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez (April 8)
  19. The Next Thing on My List by Jill Smolinski (April 11)
  20. The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells (April 17)
  21. Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson (April 27)
  22. The Blind Contessa's New Machine by Carey Walace (April 30)
  23. The Sweetgum Knit Lit Society by Beth Patillo (May 7)
  24. The Lace Makers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri (May 12)
  25. Leaving Unknown by Kerry Reichs (May 12)


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3 comments:

Vodka Logic said...

sounds like a lot of great reading. I am lucky to read the blogs I do.

bj said...

Happy reading, dear Elizabeth...
and also wanted to wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS...
hugs, bj

Dorte H said...

Enjoy your challenges!

If you should need any further challenges, I would love to be able to tempt you with my new "2010 Global Reading Challenge" :D