January 4, 2014

New Author Challenge 2014

Challenge Summary: Here are the guidelines:

The challenge will run from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.

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.

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. 

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.
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!

Hosted by/Link: Literary Escapism / New Author Challenge

Challenge Start and Ends Dates: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014

My Progress: 21/25

My List:

1) Alexander McCall Smith - The Perils of Morning Coffee
2) Craig Davidson - Cataract City
3) A. L. Kennedy - What Becomes
4) Theresa Shea - The Unfinished Child
5) Revolt - Qaisra Shahraz
6) Cockroach - Rawi Hage
7) H. P. Lovecraft - The Colour of Space
8) Tide Road - Valerie Compton 
9) Catherine Bush - Accusation
10) Miranda's Vines - Kimberly Kafka
11) Patricia Briggs - Cry Wolf
12) Jeff VanderMeer - Annihilation 
13) Ann Ireland - The Blue Guitar
14) Ian Rankin - Black and Blue
15) Silver Linings Playbook - Matthew Quick
16) Afterlands - Steven Heighton
17) The Death of Bees - Lisa O'Donnell
18)  Jonas Jonasson -The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
19) Robertson Davies - Fifth Business
20) Gunner Staalesen - Cold Hearts
21) The Enchanted - Rene Denfeld 
22) The River - Cheryl Kaye Tardif
23) The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion
24) Two Roads - Geonn Cannon

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