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2010 New Authors Challenge

New Authors 2010

January 1 – December 31, 2010

Once again Literary Escapism is hosting the New Authors Challenge. I’ve done this one two years in a row, and can’t resist it. I read lots of ARCs and review books, and am always finding new-to-me authors. I am once again shooting for 50 new authors (in 2009 I exceeded that number). I’ll be listing them all on this post and updating it as I go with ratings and links to reviews.

  1. Dunant, Sarah – Sacred Hearts (Completed January 21, 2010; rated 4/5; read my review)
  2. Butturini, Paula – Keeping the Feast (Completed January 29, 2010; rated 5/5; read my review)
  3. Grimm, Tom and Michele – The Basic Book of Digital Photography (Completed January 29, 2010; rated 4/5; read my review)
  4. Mantel, Hilary – Wolf Hall (Completed February 20, 2010; rated 3/5; read my review)
  5. Caldwell, Gail – Let’s Take the Long Way Home (Completed February 15, 2010; rated 5/5; read my review)
  6. Sundquist, Josh – Just Don’t Fall (Completed February 21, 2010; rated 4/5; read my review)
  7. Experts at the Mayo ClinicThe Mayo Clinic Diet (Completed February 26, 2010; rated 4/5; read my review)
  8. Rosenblatt, Roger – Making Toast (Completed February 28, 2010; rated 4.5/5; read my review)
  9. Byatt, A.S. – The Children’s Book (Completed March 14; rated 5/5; read my review)
  10. Tan, Shaun – The Arrival (Completed March 14, 2010; rated 5/5; read my review)
  11. Soli, Tatjana – The Lotus Eaters (Completed March 19, 2010; rated 4.5/5; read my review)
  12. Taylor, Patrick – An Irish Country Girl (Completed March 23, 2010; rated 4/5; read my review)
  13. Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee – One Amazing Thing (Completed March 30, 2010; rated 3.5/5; read my review)
  14. Mawer, Simon – The Glass Room (Completed April 6, 2010; rated 5/5; read my review)
  15. Krueger, William Kent – Iron Lake (Completed April 10, 2010; rated 4/5; read my review)
  16. Burton, Gabrielle – Impatient With Desire (Completed April 10, 2010; rated 4/5; read my review)
  17. Evans, Stephen – The Marriage of True Minds (Completed April 10, 2010; rated 4.5/5; read my review)
  18. Larsson, Stieg – The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Completed April 16, 2010; rated 3.5/5; read my review)
  19. Parks, Tim – Europa (DNF; rated 1/5; read my thoughts)
  20. Zola, Emile – Therese Raquin (Completed April 18, 2010; rated 4/5; read my review)
  21. Ward, Ernie – Chow Hounds (Completed April 25, 2010; rated 4.5/5; read my review)
  22. Nash, Jennie – The Threadbare Heart (Completed April 20, 2010; rated 4/5; read my review)
  23. Cleave, Chris – Little Bee (Completed April 25, 2010; rated 4/5; read my review)
  24. McCann, Colum – Let the Great World Spin (Completed April 30, 2010; rated 4.5/5; read my review)
  25. Connelly, Karen – The Lizard Cage (Completed May 12, 2010; rated 5/5; read my review)
  26. Oliveira, Robin – My Name is Mary Sutter (Completed May 19, 2010; rated 4.5/5; read my review)
  27. Fuqua, Jonathon Scott – In The Wake of the Boatman (Completed May 22, 2010; rated 3.5/5; read my review)
  28. Harding, Paul – Tinkers (Completed May 31, 2010; rated 5/5; read my review)
  29. Larkin, Emma – Everything is Broken (Completed June 4, 2010; rated 5/5; read my review)
  30. Greene, Melissa Faye – There is No Me Without You (Completed June 9, 2010; rated 4/5; read my review)
  31. Jordan, Hillary – Mudbound (Completed June 11, 2010; rated 3/5; read my review)
  32. Olmi, Veronique – Beside the Sea (Completed June 14, 2010; rated 4/5; read my review)
  33. Warren, Dianne – Cool Water (Completed June 17, 2010; rated 5/5; read my review)
  34. Salinger, J.D. – Catcher in the Rye (Completed June 20, 2010; rated 3/5; read my review)
  35. Cummins, Jeanine – The Outside Boy (Completed June 22, 2010; rated 4/5; read my review)
  36. Hoover, MichelleThe Quickening (Completed June 26, 2010; rated 4/5; read my review)
  37. Green, Jane – Promises to Keep (Completed June 29, 2010; rated 4.5/5; read my review)
  38. Dallas, Sandra – Whiter Than Snow (Completed July 1, 2010; rated 4/5; read my review)
  39. Griffin, Lynne – Sea Escape (Completed July 6, 2010; rated 3.5/5; read my review)
  40. Novogratz, Jacqueline – The Blue Sweater (Completed July 17, 2010; rated 5/5; read my review)
  41. Kaplan, Mitchell James – By Fire, By Water (Completed July 11, 2010; rated 5/5; read my review)
  42. Larkin, Allie – Stay (Completed July 16, 2010; rated 4.5/5; read my review)
  43. Horan, Ellen – 31 Bond Street (Completed July 20, 2010; rated 4.5/5; read my review)
  44. Verghese, Abraham – Cutting for Stone (Completed August 7, 2010; rated 5/5; read my review)
  45. Luck, Kenny – Thumbing Through Thoreau (Completed August 6, 2010; rated 5/5; read my review)
  46. Kesey, Ken – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Completed August 14, 2010; rated 5/5; read my review)
  47. Cockey, Elizabeth and Barton – Drawn to the Land (Completed August 13, 2010; rated 4/5; read my review)
  48. Moore, Kathleen Dean – Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature (Completed August 13, 2010; rated 5/5; read my review)
  49. Stevens, Chevy – Still Missing (Completed August 17, 2010; rated 3.5/5; read my review)
  50. Rahimi, Atiq – Earth and Ashes (Completed August 18, 2010; rated 4.5/5; read my review)
  51. Rosenberg, Liz – Home Repair (Completed August 27, 2010; rated 4/5; read my review)
  52. Bessette, Alicia – Simply from Scratch (Completed August 31, 2010; rated 3.5/5; read my review)
  53. Machart, Bruce – The Wake of Forgiveness (Completed September 5, 2010; rated 5/5; read my review)
  54. Kephart, Beth – Dangerous Neighbors (Completed September 7, 2010; rated 4.5/5; read my review)
  55. Marchiano, Melinda – Grace (Completed September 16, 2010; rated 4/5; read my review)
  56. Roberts, Nora – The Search (Completed September 12, 2010; rated 4.5/5; read my review)
  57. Magee, Doug – Never Wave Goodbye (Completed September 17, 2010; rated 2.5/5; read my review)
  58. Eisenberg, Deborah – The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg
  59. Kittle, Katrina – The Blessings of the Animals (Completed September 29, 2010; rated 4.5/5; read my review)
  60. Donaghue, Emma – Room (Completed October 2, 2010; rated 5/5; read my review)
  61. Rizzuto, Rahna Reiko – Hiroshima in the Morning (Completed October 5, 2010; rated 5/5; read my review)
  62. Mont, Eve Marie – Free to a Good Home (Completed October 9, 2010; rated 3.5/5; read my review)
  63. Waldman, Ayelet – Red Hook Road (Completed October 24, 2010; rated 4/5; read my review)
  64. Geye, Peter – Safe From The Sea (Completed October 30, 2010; rated 5/5; read my review)
  65. Franzen, Jonathan – Freedom (Completed November 15, 2010; rated 4.5/5; read my review)
  66. Kerasote, Ted – Pukka: The Pup After Merle (Completed November 12, 2010; rated 5/5; read my review)
  67. Wright, Kim – Love in Mid Air (Completed November 19, 2010; rated 4.5/5; read my review)
  68. Charleson, Susanne – Scent of the Missing (Completed November 23, 2010; rated 5/5; read my review)
  69. Garvin, Ann Wertz – On Maggie’s Watch (Completed November 28, 2010; rated 3.5/5; read my review)
  70. Delius, Friedrich Christian – Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman (Completed November 29, 2010; read my review)
  71. Trollope, Anthony – The Warden (Completed December 12, 2010; rated 3.5/5; read my review)
  72. Roslund, Anders and Hellstrom, Borge – Three Seconds (Completed December 19, 2010; rated 3.5/5; read my review)
  73. Swift, Jonathan – Gulliver’s Travels (Completed December 23, 2010; rated 4/5; read my review)
  74. Hannah, Sophie – The Truth-Teller’s Lie (Completed December 28, 2010; rated 4/5; read my review)
  75. Barbal, Maria – Stone in a Landslide (Completed December 29, 2010; rated 4.5/5; read my review)

3 Comments

  1. December 5, 2009    

    I did this one last year and loved it!

  2. December 5, 2009    

    I did New Authors in 2009 (one of the few Challenges I completed!). Like you, I do read a lot of ARCs and new-to-me authors (and enjoying “discovering” them)

  3. December 6, 2009    

    J. Kaye: This is one of my favorites!

    Dawn: I love finding new-to-me authors…it seems there is an endless supply of fantastic authors I’ve never read before!

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