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2010 New Author Reading Challenge Wrapup


At the beginning of 2010, I joined in on Jackie of Literary Escapism's New Author Reading Challenge with the goal of reading 50 new authors this year.   Surprisingly, I reached that goal.  I enjoyed discovering and reading a great many new authors this year.  The books and new authors I read are:

  1. Poetics - Aristotle
  2. Boomerang - Alan Hutcheson
  3. The Mists of Avalon - Marian Zimmer Bradley
  4. Promise Me- Harlan Coben
  5. The Last Surgeon - Michael Palmer 
  6. The Forgotten Legion - Ben Kane
  7. The Demolished Man - Alfred Bester
  8. A Ship Possessed - Alton Gansky
  9. Soul Catcher - Leah Bridger
  10. The Last Ember - Daniel Levin
  11. The Eye of the World - Robert Jordan
  12. Shimmer - David Morrell
  13. Under the Dome - Stephen King
  14. The Mayo Clinic Diet
  15. Keeping the Feast - Paula Butturini (review book)
  16. Don't Look Behind You - Lois Duncan
  17. The Scarlet Lion - Elizabeth Chadwick
  18. Spin - Robert Charles Wilson
  19. City of Bones - Cassandra Clare
  20. Nausea - Jean  Paul Sartre
  21. The Scarlet and the Black - J.D. Gallagher 
  22. Young Bess - Margaret Irwin
  23.  Mr Darcy Broke My Heart -  Beth Pattilo
  24. People of the Book - Geraldine Brooks 
  25. Endgame - Samuel Beckett
  26. The Lumby Lines -  Gail Fraser
  27. Certain Prey - John Sandford
  28. The Magic Mountain - Thomas Mann
  29. The Killing of Mindy Quintana - Jeffrey Cohen
  30. Black Water Rising - Attica Lock (Review book)
  31. The Silent Cry - Kenzaburo Oe 
  32. Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
  33. Shadow Bound - Erin Kellison 
  34. Heart of Lies - M.L. Malcolm
  35. Shapeshifters 1 and 2 - Susan Helene Gottfried (e-book)
  36. The Great Lover - Jill Dawson 
  37. www.wake - Robert J. Sawyer (e-book)
  38. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - Robert Heinlein
  39. 206 Bones - Kathy Reichs
  40. Lumby on the Air - Gail Fraser
  41. The Lace Makers of Glenmara - Heather Barbieri
  42. The Rembrandt Affair - Daniel Silva
  43. Charmed and Dangerous - Toni McGee Causey
  44. The Reincarnationist - M.J. Rose
  45. The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffennegger
  46. Offworld - Robin Parrish 
  47. Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
  48. Against All Odds - Irene Hannon
  49. Tempest Rising - Nicole Peeler 
  50. The Silent Gift - Michael Landon Jr.
  51. Infinite Days - Rebecca Maizel
  52. Wizard's Last Rule - Terry Goodkind
  53. Book of Souls - Glenn Cooper
  54. My Soul to Lose - Rachel Vincent (ebook)
  55. Marked - P.C. Cast (ebook)
  56. The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
  57. Hope Undaunted - Julie Lessman
  58. Magic in the Wind (Drake sister #1) - Christine Feehan
  59. Bitten - Kelley Armstrong
  60. The Watchman - Robert Crais 
  61. Emotional Intensity in Gifted Children - Christine Fonseca 
  62. The Fault Tree - Louise Ure
  63. Tyger Tyger - Kersten Hamilton 
  64. Stormwalker - Allyson James
  65. Carry On Mr. Bowditch - Jean Lee Latham (read aloud with James) 
  66. The Iron Hunt - Marjorie M. Lui (e-book) 
  67. Deeper Than The Dead - Tami Hoag

I'll be signing up to give it another go in 2011, except I'm going to be a bit more conservative and go with 15 new authors


What new authors have you discovered this year?

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