Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Awesome Author Challenge 2010

Alyce at At Home With Books came up with a great challenge I will be participating in in 2010. It's the Awesome Author Challenge! Here's what Alyce has to say about this challenge:

The idea behind this challenge is to read works by authors who have been recommended to you time and again, yet somehow you haven't managed to read any books by those authors. These are the authors that everyone else tells you are awesome, thus the "Awesome Author Challenge" title.
The Rules:

The challenge starts January 1, 2010 and ends December 31, 2010.

Crossover from other challenges is allowed.

Choose the level at which you would like to participate, post about it and come back and leave a link to your post in Mister Linky.

Titles and authors do not have to be predetermined, and can change at any time.

Books can come from any genre or reading level, the only requirement is that you have heard great things about the author, but haven't yet read any of their works.

The Levels:
Easy: Choose three authors and read at least one title from each author.
Moderate: Choose six authors and read at least one title from each author.
Challenging: Choose ten authors and read at least one title from each author.
Over-Achieving: Anything over ten authors.

I'm choosing Challenging and here are some of the authors I plan on trying:
  1. Elizabeth Kostova - read The Swan Thieves 5/11/2010
  2. Kate White - read Hush - 4/20/2010
  3. Alyson Noel - read Evermore - 8/7/2010
  4. Carrie Jones
  5. Kate Brian - read Private 1/7/2010
  6. Carrie Ryan - read The Forest of Hands and Teeth - 6/13/2010
  7. Ann Brashares - read My Name Is Memory 6/3/2010
  8. Nick Hornby
  9. Candace Bushnell - The Carrie Diaries - 6/25/2010
  10. Laurie Halse-Anderson - Fever, 1793 and Prom - May 2010
That's who I'm thinking at the moment, mostly young adult authors it seems, but young adult is so big right now and so great. I may end up going with over-achieving but we'll see. I tend to find new authors while blog hopping so that's why I may add.

Go and check out the other participants at At Home With Books and join in too!


Alyce said...

Thanks for joining the challenge! You have some great choices for authors. I love the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld, and Kristin Cashore's books.

serendipity_viv said...

I am going to join too. I shall put up my post tomorrow. There are so many writers that I keep meaning to read.

Stacy said...

I wholeheartedly recommend Zusak...he is just awesome. I really enjoyed Setterfield's book as well. Great list...quite a few that are new to me. Enjoy!

Andrea [Buried In Books] said...

I hope you enjoy Kate Brian's books, I love them. If you read the first 4 Private novels I strongly suggest reading the Privilege spin-off series...It's my favorite! Matter of fact, the third one was just released today :]

I like the idea for this challenge & I think I will join myself!

Shona said...

Your Choices for the challenge are really good. I loved Diane Setterfield's The Thirteenth Tale and John Irving is a favorite.

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