Friday, January 14, 2011

Debut Author Challange/My Unofficial Audiobook Challenge

Yay! I signed up for this great challenge at Story Siren again this year, and I will make it to twelve debut books this time.

As a final report from last year...I only got six in, but I didn't sign up until July.

I squeezed in two more official ones (total of six) before the end of the year:

Nightshade (Nightshade, #1) and The Replacement

Then I got in two unofficial ones in January (unofficial total of eight)

Matched (Matched #1)  and Dead Beautiful

I got MATCHED from Audible, but the other three were audiobooks my library system purchased toward the end of the year.

I'm getting my most-wanted debut books through Audible this year (already started ACROSS THE UNIVERSE), but if you want to get some debut audiobooks through the library, I'd suggest searching for the top-selling and/or critically acclaimed ones in your library catalog a couple months after they come out (to make up for the library lag time). And you could consider requesting the purchase of a few of them. I can do that in person in the children's part of my library.

What about you? Anyone else doing the Debut Author Challenge? 

Now, My Unofficial Audiobook Challenge:
Any audio-newbies willing to try an audiobook this year? I don't have the bells and whistles and widgets ability to make it an official challenge, but if you try an audiobook because of my site then let me know and I'll send you a book or some other prize.


  1. I just read the Replacement and next I have Matched, Across the Universe, and Nightshade. Since we seem to have the same taste in books, I'll have to check out Dead Beautiful as well.

  2. It sounds like a fun challenge and if I had a ton of money I'd totally do it. Unfortunatelly I have to get a lot of my reading from the library, and, like you said, there's a lag time.

  3. So jealous that you're reading Across the Universe! I can't wait to read that one. And I loved Nightshade and Matched!

  4. I try and read as many debuts as I can, but don't enter the contest. Are you liking ATU? Or is it hard to read as you write your own sci fi! Hope that's going well.

  5. I wish I could. I plan to get a few in, but in between writing and real life, it's hard. Glad I found you tho, so you can let me know how they are! :)

    Nice to meet you.