I am going to participate in the 2011 Debut Author Challenge!
This challenge is hosted by the Story Siren! Basically the goal of the DAC is to read twelve (or more!) debut novels from Young Adult or Middle Grade authors with a release date in 2011. The challenge runs from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011. You can't count anything you have read before January 1, 2011 that releases in 2011... so we are all starting from scratch. There are a ton of awesome sounding books that debut next year, so it was tough choosing a list! More than likely I will read more than what I chose below, but for now here are the books I am hoping to read for the challenge:
Warped by Maurissa Guibord (released 1/11/2011)
Across the Universe by Beth Revis (released 1/11/2011)
Forsaken by Jana Oliver (released 1/7/2011)
Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley (released 2/1/2011)
The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney (released 2/8/2011)
Clarity by Kim Harrington (released 3/1/2011)
Unlocked by Ryan G. Van Cleave (released 3/1/2011)
Bumped by Megan McCafferty (released 4/26/2011)
Memento Nora by Angie Smibert (released 4/2011)
Divergent by Veronica Roth (released 5/3/2011)
Ashfall by Mike Mullin (released 10/2011)
Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic (released 2011)
Wish me luck!