New Author Challenge

New Author ChallengeNew Author Challenge hosted by Jackie at Literary Escapism

  1. The challenge will run from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009.
  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, but anthologies are also a great way to try someone new.

In 2008, I read over 100 new to me authors.  I think I’ll go with 75 for this challenge just to see how I do.  I’ll update this page as I read new authors.  EDIT:  Originally, I included picture books.  I have since deleted those totals and am only counting from middle grade fiction and up.

  1. The Sisters Grimm, The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
  2. Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
  3. Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom by Eric Wight
  4. The Blue Notebook by James A. Levine
  5. Losing Kei by Suzanne Kamata
  6. The Secret Keeper by Paul Harris
  7. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker
  8. Down to a Sunless Sea by Mathias B. Freese
  9. Feathered by Laura Kasischke
  10. I Know It’s Over by C.K Kelly Martin
  11. The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
  12. Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil by Deborah Rodriguez
  13. The Mechanics of Falling and Other Stories by Catherine Brady
  14. Matrimony by Joshua Henkin
  15. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  16. Emiko Superstar by Mariko Tamaki, Illustrated by Steve Rolston
  17. Chiggers by Hope Larson
  18. Letters from a Slave Girl, The Story of Harriet Jacobs by Mary E. Lyons
  19. The Way He Lived by Emily Wing Smith
  20. Jellaby by Kean Soo
  21. Longhorns and Outlaws by Linda Aksomitis
  22. The Year the Swallows Came Early by Kathryn Fitzmaurice
  23. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  24. The Well by Mildred D. Taylor
  25. Freedom Walkers, The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Russel Freedman
  26. An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination by Elizabeth McCracken
  27. Surviving Ben’s Suicide, A Woman’s Journey of Self Discovery by C. Comfort Shields
  28. Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges
  29. Ruby Among Us by Tina Ann Forkner
  30. Mermaids in the Basement by Michael Lee West
  31. The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan
  32. The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
  33. Lily’s Crossing by Patricia ReillyGiff
  34. On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
  35. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
  36. The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh
  37. Alvin Ho:  Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look
  38. Shooting the Moon by Frances O’Roark Dowell
  39. Savvy by Ingrid Law
  40. Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman
  41. Sister Wife by Shelley Hrdlitschka
  42. Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas
  43. A Disobedient Girl by Ru Freeman
  44. Wife of the Gods, An Inspector Darko Dawson Mystery by Kwei Quartey
  45. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  46. Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
  47. Because I Am Furniture by Thalia Chaltas
  48. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  49. Dork Diaries: Tales from a NOT-SO-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell
  50. First Comes Loves, Then Comes Malaria by Eve Brown-Waite
  51. That Went Well, Adventures in Caring for My Sister by Terrell Harris Dougan
  52. Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad by Waris Dirie and Cathleen Miller
  53. Zlata’s Diary, A Child’s Life in Sarajevo by Zlata Filipovic
  54. Chess Rumble by G. Neri, Illustrated by Jesse Joshua Watson
  55. Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
  56. I Am a Star, Child of the Holocaust by Inge Auerbacher
  57. Haunting Bombay by Shilpa Agarwal
  58. Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman
  59. Girl in the Arena by Lise Haine
  60. Someone Named Eva by Joan M. Wolf
  61. Anything but Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin
  62. Standing Still by Kelly Simmons
  63. The Next Thing On My List by Jill Smolinksi
  64. Haunting Bombay by Shilpa Agarwal
  65. Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
  66. Thanksgiving at the Inn by Tim Whitney
  67. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
  68. War Child, A Child Soldier’s Story by Emmanuel Jal
  69. They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys From Sudan by Benson Deng, Alephonsion Deng, Benjamin Ajak with Judy A. Bernstein
  70. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  71. Standing Still by Kelly Simmons
  72. Secrets of a Christmas Box by Steven Hornby
  73. Picking Cotton, Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton with Erin Torneo
  74. The Widow’s Season by Laura Brodie
  75. The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck
  76. Torn by God by Zoe Murdock
  77. Searching for Eternity by Elizabeth Musser
  78. Every Last Cuckoo by Kate Maloy
  79. Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
  80. Silver Shoes by Paul Miles Schneider
  81. Boys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials by Rosalind Wiseman
  82. The Dark Divine by  Bree Despain
  83. Nothing but Ghosts by Beth Kephart
  84. A Loser’s Guide to Life and Love by Ann Cannon
  85. The Teashop Girls by Laura Schaefer
  86. Slob by Ellen Potter
  87. Binky, The Space Cat by Ashley Spires
  88. The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
  89. The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
  90. Long Shot, Comeback Kids by Mike Lupica
  91. My Teacher is an Alien by Bruce Coville
  92. Dessert First by Hallie Durand
  93. A Child’s Journey Out of Autism: One Family’s Story of Living in Hope and Finding a Cure by Leeann Whiffen
  94. The Mistress’s Daughter by A.M. Homes
  95. Tone Deaf in Bangkok and Other Places by Janet Brown, Photographs by Nana Chen


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