Tuesday, January 4, 2011

More Challenges for 2011!

I didn't start blogging until mid-year 2010, so I didn't participate in any of the many challenges last year.  However, I decided to sign up for two more blogging challenges for 2011:  the Debut Author Challenge, hosted by TheStorySiren.com, and the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2011, hosted by Historical Tapestry, in addition to the already signed-up for YA Historical Fiction Challenge by YA Bliss.  There will be a lot of double-dipping, but it seems that's OK in the world of blogging challenges.  I have also marked my calendar for Bloggiesta, hosted by MawBooks, a weekend marathon blogging event for working on your blog, writing reviews, etc. held January 21 through 23.  116 bloggers are already signed up for that mega-blogging event! 

Here are some of the Debut Authors and their books I'm looking forward to reading (with links to Goodreads):

The Revenant by Sonia Gensler

Anya's War by Andrea Alban

The Year We Were Famous by Carole Esbty Dagg 

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

                         Sylvia & Aki by Winifred Conkling

                         Timeless by Alexandra Monir 

                         With a Name Like Love by Tess Hilmo

                         The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton

I haven't yet identified the full twelve debut YA/MG books to meet the official tally to meet the challenge, but I don't doubt I will add a few along the way, particularly ones that aren't historical fiction that I still pick up!   I also hope to do author interviews on this blog with a number of the debut authors that I read.  

What blogging challenges are you participating in this year?  


Tess said...

Hooray for a blog devoted to historical fiction. This is right up my alley.

and, can I say how surreal it is to see my little story on people's TBR list. Absolutely surreal. Thanks for including it and happy reading in 2011!

Beth G. said...

I signed up for the 12-book Debut Author Challenge, too, but I have a feeling I'm going to end up reading more than 12 debuts in 2011, since I keep seeing intriguing new titles!

I'm also doing the Off the Shelf Challenge to tackle a few of my TBR titles.

Marg said...

We are glad to have you joining in on the Historical Fiction reading challenge!

And yes, double dipping is almost always allowed simply because you would never be able to finish challenges, especially if you get addicted to them and join loads of them.