challenges 2012, debut author challenge, the dusty bookshelf challenge

Challange Check- Januaray

How is January already over? You want to know how I’m doing with my 2012 challenges? Not great!

I haven’t read any books from my “dusty” shelf, and I haven’t read any books by a debut author published in 2012. But hey it’s just the beginning of the year! I still hope to do okay in these challenges. 🙂

Here is my “dusty” bookshelf picture for The Dusty Bookshelf Mini Challenge. I really need to get to reading all these great books!

The Princess BrideThe Scarlet PimpernelThe Salamander Spell (Tales of the Frog Princess, Prequel)The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1)Princess BenWild Magic (Immortals, #1)The Named (The Guardians of Time Trilogy, #1)Magic or Madness (Magic or Madness, #1)The People of Sparks (Books of Ember, #2)The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl, #3)The Magic Thief (Magic Thief, #1)The Eternal Hourglass (Magickeepers, #1)Love, Stargirl (Stargirl, #2)Incarceron (Incarceron, #1)Assassin's Apprentice (Farseer Trilogy, #1)The Summoning (Darkest Powers, #1)The Fairy Godmother (Five Hundred Kingdoms, #1)Poison Study (Study, #1)Tyger Tyger (Goblin Wars, #1)Beyond The Reflection's Edge (Echoes From The Edge, #1)Always Watching (The Rayne Tour, #1)Darke (Septimus Heap, #6)Enchanted Ivy

And just for fun I’ll make a collage of my 2012 debut author to-read list too!


The Queen of KentuckyCinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)First DateDitched: A Love StoryFractureIncarnate (Newsoul, #1)Everneath (Everneath, #1)Article 5 (Article 5, #1)Shooting StarsBorn Wicked (The Cahill Witch...HarbingerScarletThe Catastrophic History of Yo...

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2012 Debut Author Challange

The Story Siren is hosting the 2012 Debut Author Challenge! I was hesitant to sign up because I wasn’t sure if I read a lot of debut authors. I feel like I’m constantly catching up on other books my favorite authors have written or finishing a series. I thought about it some more and realized I was already planning on reading some debuts and didn’t know it.  It’s also hard to know if a debut author writes clean fiction so I just have to take a risk and read it. If the book turns out not to be clean I stop reading it and move on to the next book. =) I’m trying to read at least twelve 2012 debut author books for the challenge. Here’s my list so far.

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1. The Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Witaker
2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
3. First Date by Krista McGee
4. Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom
5. Fracture by Megan Miranda
6. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
7. Everneath by Brodi Ashton
8. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

. . . and those are just the books being released in the month of January. 2012 should be a great book year!

Are you part of the challenge?