Wednesday, January 29, 2014

New Author Challenge

Now I have to do this one for sure.  I know I'll be reading a lot of authors I have not previously read and have  already done so.  To participate in this one go to Literary Escapism.  I will pick 15 to start with, but may go over as I often think I will for most of my challenges.   Below are the details copied from the blog:

Here are the guidelines:
  1. The challenge will run from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.
  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 short stories/novellas or 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.  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. You don’t have to have a site to participate. You can link up via Facebook, GoodReads or even Amazon if you’d like.
Once you reach your goal, you don’t have to stop. Any new author you try, go ahead and head back here and add it to the list. Introduce us all to whoever you find. Afterall, there’s no reason to stop trying new authors, right?
Twitter: If you tweet your review, make sure to include the hashtag #NewAuthorsRC2014!

Here is my progress on this one:

  1. The Sugar Queen--Sarah Addison Allen
  2. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe--Fannie Flagg
  3. The Gospel According to Larry--Janet Tashjian
  4. The First Eagle--Tony Hillerman
  5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower--Stephen Chbosky
  6. Gone Girl--Gillian Flynn
  7. Divergent--Veronica Roth
  8. Number the Stars--Lois Lowry
  9. The Fault in Our Stars--John Green
  10. The Night Circus--Erin Morgenstern
  11. Heaven is For Real--Todd Burpo
  12. The Lemon Orchard--Luanne Rice
  13. Through a Glass Darkly--Karleen Koen
  14. Gods in Alabama--Joshilyn Jackson
  15. Jacob Have I Loved--Katherine Paterson
  16. The Paris Wife--Paula McLain
  17. Of Poseidon--Anna Banks (first book by author)
  18. Witch Season: Summer and Fall--Jeff Mariotte
  19. Reconstructing Amelia--Kimberly McCreight
  20. Selfish and Perverse--Bob Smith
  21. Dying to Please/To Die For/Killing Time--Linda Howard
  22. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society--Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  23. Brownies and Broomsticks--Bailey Cates
  24. He Loves Lucy--Susan Donovan
  25. The Red Tent--Anita Diamant
  26. Cinder--Marissa Meyer
  27. Pomegranate Soup--Marsha Mehran
  28. Harlem Redux--Persia Walker
  29. The Wednesday Letters--Jason F. Wright
  30. The Postmistress--Sarah Blake
  31. Mystery of the Dark Tower--Evelyn Coleman
  32. Orange is the New Black--Piper Kerman
  33. Summer Kittens--Janice Bennett/Valerie King/Martha Kirkland
  34. Hatchet--Gary Paulsen
  35. Where the Wild Things Are--Maurice Sendak
  36. Because of Winn-Dixie--Kate DiCamillo
  37. My Friend Rabbit--Eric Rohmann
  38. Rapunzel--Paul O. Zelinksy
  39. Cinderella 2000--Mavis Jukes
  40. Ella Enchanted--Gail Carson Levine
  41. The Hundred-Foot Journey--Richard C. Morais
  42. A Single Shard--Linda Sue Park
  43. Made From Scratch: A Memoir--Sandra Lee
  44. Dream Tide--Robin Lee Hatcher
  45. Pardon My French--Catherine Hapka
  46. Heart and Salsa--Suzanne Nelson
  47. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch--Jean Lee Latham
  48. Fallen--Lauren Kate
  49. All Night Long--Jayne Ann Krentz
  50. Wild--Cheryl Strayed
  51. Cooked--Jeff Henderson
  52. This is Where I Leave You--Jonathan Tropper
  53. Bitter is the New Black--Jen Lancaster
  54. The Maze Runner--James Dashner
  55. And Then You Die--Iris Johansen
  56. Tangled--Emma Chase
  57. The Black Opal--Victoria Holt
  58. Julie and Julia--Julie Powell
  59. Tangled Vines--Janet Dailey
  60. Little White Lies--Gemma Townley
  61. A Touch of Crimson--Sylvia Day
  62. The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams--Rhonda Hayter
  63. The Gates to Witch World--Andre Norton
  64. Three Tales of My Father's Dragon--Ruth Stiles Gannett
  65. Blue Bloods--Melissa de la Cruz
  66. Dead End Dating--Kimberly Raye
  67. Magical Kittens--Donna Bell/Catherine Blair/Joy Reed
  68. Daddy-Danielle Steel
  69. Curiosity Thrilled the Cat--Sofie Kelly
  70. Sprinkle With Murder--Jenn McKinlay
  71. Fruit of All Evil--Paige Shelton
  72. The Memory Quilt--T.D. Jakes
  73. The Memory Keeper's Daughter--Kim Edwards
  74. Switch--Megan Hart
  75. Suicide Blonde--Darcey Steinke
  76. Killer Crullers--Jessica Beck
  77. Unbroken--Laura Hillenbrand
  78. Fleece Navidad--Maggie Sefton
  79. The Chocolate Castle Clue--Joanna Carl


DoingDewey said...

Sarah Addison Allen was a new author for me this year too and I loved her book Lost Lake! I can't wait to read more of her books :)

Jamie Ghione said...

I just got "Lost Lake," too. Can't wait to read that one.