2016 Debut Author Challenge

2016 Debut Author Challenge


Jana from the ThatArtsyReaderGirl is hosting the 2016 debut author challenge.

This challenge also has giveaways hosted by Jana @ ThatArtsyReaderGirl . For more information and to link up to the sign up click here.

I will be posting my 2016 debut author challenge books reviewed here as well, so make sure you check back as 2016 happens. 

My Goals

  • Read 20 books from debut authors.
  • Review all of the books read from debut authors.
  • Talk to other readers doing the debut author challenge using the hashtag. #2016DebAuthC


Challenge Objectives:
  • To introduce readers to this year’s wonderful group of debut authors.
  • To challenge readers to read 12 or more (or less! It’s up to you!) middle grade, young adult, and new adult debuts this year.
Challenge Rules:
  • You must post your thoughts on each debut book you read in order for it to count towards the challenge. You can post anywhere: your blog, Goodreads, Amazon, YouTube, Tumblr, etc.
  • You can join the challenge whenever you want.
  • The debuts must have a publishing date in 2016 and must have been read between January 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017 (this extra month allows readers adequate time to read December debuts) in order to count.
  • Each review gives you an entry into the monthly prize pack drawings. Make sure you post the links to my monthly link-ups. I always post these link-ups on the first day of the month.
  • This challenge is open internationally, as are the monthly prize packs.
  • I don’t care what language you write your reviews in, I just need to know which book you have reviewed so I can verify your entry. When you post your link, please include the title in English.
  • Use the hashtag #2016DebAuthC so we can all see what everyone’s up to!
Which Books Count:
  • The book must be classified as a middle grade, young adult, or new adult title.
  • The book must be a full-length novel. Novellas do not count.
  • The book must be the author’s MG/YA/NA 2016 debut. (If the author has published adult fiction before, but this is their first MG/YA/NA book EVER it still counts. If the author has published a YA book before and this is their first MG or NA book, it does not count. We are reading the author’s first book for young people, excluding picture books.)
  • Self-published books do not count, so if the author has self-published a MG/YA/NA book before and this is their first book published by a traditional publisher it counts toward the challenge.
  • ARCs are fine, but only if you read them the year they are published. (If you read a 2016 debut in 2015, it does not count. If you read a 2017 debut in 2016, it does not count. This way, participants who do not have access to ARCs are not at a disadvantage.)
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My 2016 Debut Author Books Read and Reviewed.

1. Holding Court by K.C. Held
2. The Mystery Of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos
3. Magnetic Shift by Lucy D. Briand
4. Don't Get Caught by Kurt Dinan
5. The Art Of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander
6. A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
7. Kill The Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky
8. The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith
9. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
10. Every Falling Star by Sungju Lee
11. Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace
12. The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

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