2011 New Author Challenge – Completed


What: 2011 New Authors Challenge
When: 1 January – 31 December 2011
Who: Jackie (Literary Escapism)
Rules: Authors must be new to you. Preferably from novels. Anthologies are fine, but only a third of authors can be from them. Pick one: 15, 25 or 50 new authors. Visit Literary Escapism for more details and sign up.


I completed the reading part of this challenge back in June. I figured I would go ahead and do a wrap up post now instead of waiting to the end of the year, when things are hectic.  I suppose I can also do an update — and see how many more new-to-me authors I’ve added after June 2nd.  At this time, I’ve read a dozen more!

I’m pretty satisfied with my choices.  I plan to read more from these authors — most of them, I should say.  The majority of the books were fantasy, paranormal, or science fiction – only three could be could be categorized as non-paranormal contemporary.  None of them were historical — though I’ve managed a few since then.

Though I’ve enjoyed this challenge, I’m not planning on joining next year, if Jackie hosts it again.  Since I’ve got such a huge TBR pile, there is no lack of new-to-me authors.  I’ll still keep track for end-of-year statistics.

My goal was  15:

  • Black Wings (Henry, Christina) {4 Jan 11}
  • Not Without Her Family (Andrews, Beth) {24 Jan 11}
  • Queen of Shadows (Sylvan, Dianne) {14 Mar 11}
  • Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Vaughn, Carrie) {19 Mar 11}
  • Song of Scarabaeus (Creasy, Sara) {23 Mar 11}
  • Taste of Magic (Madison, Tracy) {31 Mar 11}
  • Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins) {6 Apr 11}
  • Bound by Shadow (Windsor, Anna) {11 Apr 11}
  • Darkness Dawns (Duvall, Dianne) {17 Apr 11}
  • Visions of Magic (Hastings, Regan) {24 Apr 11}
  • Beyond the Night (Ware, Joss) {29 Apr 11}
  • Secret Society Girl (Peterfreund, Diana) {1 May 11}
  • Halfway to the Grave (Frost, Jeaniene) {9 May 11}
  • Magic Lost, Trouble Found (Shearin, Lisa) {21 May 11}
  • Just the Sexiest Man Alive (James, Julie) {2 Jun 11}


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