Sunday, December 12, 2010

CHALLENGE: New Authors Challenge

Hosted by Literary Escapism, the goal of this challenge is to find authors that you've never read before.

Here are the guidelines outlined on her blog:

1. The challenge will run from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.

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.

My goal is to discover 25 new-to-me authors. Here we go!

Authors discovered:
  1. Carrie Ryan
  2. Cathie Beck
  3. Uwem Akpan
  4. Pat Frank
  5. Emma Donoghue
  6. Joyce Miller
  7. Carolyn Parkhurst
  8. Alice Hoffman 
  9. John Vorhaus 
  10. Wendy Wax
  11. Ernesto Jose Herrera
  12. Susi Wyss 
  13. Susan Juby
  14. T.H. Waters
  15. Charles Martin 
  16. Richard Harvell
  17. Melanie Benjamin 
  18. Jennifer Talbot Ross 
  19. Michael Connelly 
  20. Cathy Maxwell 
  21. Tom Franklin

1 comment:

Jo-Jo said...

I've done this challenge for the last couple of years and I'm sure I will do it again! Good luck to you!