New Author Reading Challenge



This challenge is one of my favorite challenges. I’ve participated during the last two years and plan to do it again this year. The last two years I challenged myself to read 25 new authors and actually read over 30 new authors.

I have read so many great new authors and at least part of the reason is that I wanted to complete this challenge.

I plan to keep my challenge to the same amount this year–25 new-to-me authors.

Here are some of the guidelines:

The idea behind this is to find new authors that you’ve never tried before, not necessarily ones that are debuting. They can be in your genre of choice or be brave and try something new. You never know what you’re going to like until you try it. If you’re looking for some suggestions, you can check out the Author page at Literary Escapism or the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Challenge pages.

  • The challenge will run from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.
  • Since this is an author challenge, there is no restriction on choosing your novels. They can definitely be from other challenges. However, the authors must be new to you and, preferably from novels. Anthologies are a great way to try someone new, but only a third of your new authors can be from short stories/novellas or anthologies.

For more information read more at the Literary Escapism Blog. Be sure to check out their main blog especially if you’re interested in fantasy and paranormal books.


Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

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