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message 1: by Johanna (last edited May 28, 2012 10:12AM) (new)

Johanna | 765 comments Adriana: 51/75*
Ana: 6/20?
Ashley: 30/30 completed
Audrey: 7/25 ?
Brianna: 37/60*
Crystal: 9/15*
Erika: 40/75*
Helen: 35/52*
James: /14 (Personal Challenge 51-100)?
Johanna: 20/20 completed
Kara: 46/75*
Lisa: 16/24*
Maggie: 10/20?
Melissa: 24/30*
Nikki: 4/10*
Rebecca: 2/12 (updates here)*
RedB: 6/10 (Ann´s Corner)*
Robyn: 3/25?
Sara: 50/50 completed
Sharon: 21/52 (Personal Challenge 101-200)*
Tatum: 15/20*
Theta: 16/30 (Personal Challenge 1-50 topic)*
Trevor: 42/59*

= 488 authors

(Updated 28.5.2012)

I just keep getting different amounts for the amount of read new authors :) Sometimes there are less people on the challenge, but sometimes the same. And I use a calculator!! :(

I am now finished with the challenge but I think I will keep counting how many I´ll get in a year.


message 2: by Kara, Moderator (new)

Kara (KaraAyako) | 3106 comments Johanna, I hate when that happens! :)

45. Rick Riordan - The Lightning Thief, ***
46. Cheryl Strayed - Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, ****


message 3: by Nathan (new)

Nathan (nathlawle) 43. RE: Zoom by Sheri-D Wilson | Rating: 2 stars
44. Escape to Witch Mountain by Alexander Key | Rating: 3 stars


message 4: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (missie322) | 210 comments 25. The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks 5/31/12 5/5 Stars

Total: 25/30


message 5: by Theta (new)

Theta Sigma (ThetaSigma) | 70 comments Hi everyone

Two new books to add to the "New To You" challenge

17. "Mockingbird" by Kathryn Erskine
18. "When The Game Was Ours" by Larry Bird and Magic Johnson with Jackie MacMullan


message 6: by Kara, Moderator (new)

Kara (KaraAyako) | 3106 comments 47. Dale Carnegie - How to Win Friends and Influence People, ****
48. Tyler D. Findlay - Soft Rot, ***
49. Truman Capote - In Cold Blood, ****
50. Jenny Lawson - Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir, *****

Total: 50/75


message 7: by Lilac (new)

Lilac  | 816 comments You need to change the "Maggie: 10/20?" to "Lilac: 18/20" because I've read another 8 new authors and I changed my name to Lilac because that's my read name. Here are all the new authors as copy pasted from my corner.

♥ ♡ ♥ New to You Challenge ♥ ♡ ♥
January 1st to December 31st
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1. Witch Child by Celia Rees
2. Gone by Michael Grant
3. Cywion Uffern by Sonia Edwards
4. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
5. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
6. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
7. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
8. Unwind by) Neal Shusterman
9. Divergent by Veronica Roth
10. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
11. Dan Leuad Llŷn by Penri Jones
12. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
13. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
14. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
15. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
16. Matched by Ally Condie
17. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
18. Rascal by Sterling North
19.
20.

Completed 18/20
Laini Taylor Marissa Meyer Cassandra Clare Tahereh MafiMichael Grant Celia Rees Neal Shusterman Veronica Roth John Boyne L.M. MontgomeryMadeleine L'Engle Rick Riordan Lauren Oliver Ally Condie Nicholas Sparks Sterling North



message 8: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (missie322) | 210 comments 26. Genetic Imperfections by Steve Hadden 6/10/12 4/5 Stars

Total 26/30


message 10: by Lilac (new)

Lilac  | 816 comments I've finished this challenge now but will continue to add new authors throughout the year. My favourite new authors are Michael Grant and Veronica Roth but I like quite a few others too. The funny this is out of the 37 books I've read this year, 28 of them have been from authors I've discovered this year!

♥ ♡ ♥ New to You Challenge ♥ ♡ ♥
January 1st to December 31st

1. Witch Child by Celia Rees
2. Gone by Michael Grant
3. Cywion Uffern by Sonia Edwards
4. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
5. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
6. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
7. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
8. Unwind by) Neal Shusterman
9. Divergent by Veronica Roth
10. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
11. Dan Leuad Llŷn by Penri Jones
12. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
13. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
14. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
15. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
16. Matched by Ally Condie
17. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
18. Rascal by Sterling North
19. Legend by Marie Lu
20. You Against Me by Jenny Downham


✔✔✔ Completed 20/20 ✔✔✔

Laini Taylor Marissa Meyer Cassandra Clare Tahereh Mafi Michael Grant Celia Rees Neal Shusterman Veronica Roth John Boyne L.M. Montgomery Madeleine L'Engle Rick Riordan Lauren Oliver Ally Condie Nicholas Sparks Sterling North Marie Lu Jenny Downham


message 11: by Nathan (last edited Jun 13, 2012 01:32PM) (new)

Nathan (nathlawle) 45. Please Don't Kill the Freshman by Zoe Trope | Rating: 4 stars
46. Wandering Son: Volume One by Shimura Takako | Rating: 5 stars


message 12: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (missie322) | 210 comments 27.The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin 6/13/12 4/5 Stars

Total 27/30


message 14: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (missie322) | 210 comments 28.Stolen: A Letter to My Captor by Lucy Christopher 6/14/12 3/5 Stars

Total 28/30


message 15: by Johanna (last edited Aug 02, 2012 07:12AM) (new)

Johanna | 765 comments Adriana: 51/75
Ana: 10/20*
Ashley: 30/30 completed
Audrey: 7/25 ?
Brianna: 37/60
Crystal: 16/25*
Erika: 60/75*
Helen: 35/52
James: /14 (Personal Challenge 51-100)?
Johanna: 20/20 completed
Kara: 65/75*
Lilac: 20/20 completed
Lisa: 20/24*
Lori: 20/80*
Melissa: 30/30 completed
Nikki: 4/10
Rebecca: 2/12 (updates here)
RedB: 6/10 (Ann´s Corner)
Robyn: 3/25?
Sara: 50/50 completed
Sharon: 21/52 (Personal Challenge 101-200)
Tatum: 15/20
Theta: 24/30 (Personal Challenge 1-50 topic)*
Trevor: 55/59*

= ? authors

(Updated 28.5.2012)

Melissa, two books from her goal!

My favourite new authors from this challenge were:

Suzanne Collins Michael Morpurgo Lauren Oliver Maggie Stiefvater Markus Zusak E.L. James


message 16: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (missie322) | 210 comments 29.Scars by Cheryl Rainfield 6/15/12 5/5 Stars

Total 29/30


message 17: by Crystal (new)

Crystal Chm (Froggette) | 26 comments Finally getting around to updating. I found a few new authors and all three were very good writers.

10. The Broke Diaries: The Completely True and Hilarious Misadventures of a Good Girl Gone Broke by Angela Nissel 4/5
11. Checkout Girl: A Life Behind the Register by Anna Sam 4/5
12. I Hate Everyone...Starting with Me by Joan Rivers 5/5


message 18: by Melissa (new)

Melissa (missie322) | 210 comments 30.The Forgetting Tree by Tatjana Soli 6/16/12 5/5 Stars

Total: 30/30

I completed this challenge!


message 19: by Johanna (new)

Johanna | 765 comments Woohoo, way to go Melissa! Which new authors were your favourites?


message 20: by Ana (last edited Dec 15, 2012 07:28AM) (new)


message 21: by Kara, Moderator (new)

Kara (KaraAyako) | 3106 comments 51. John Brunner - The Sheep Look Up, ****


message 22: by Nathan (new)

Nathan (nathlawle) 47. 1,033 Reasons to Smile by Elizabeth Dutton | Rating: 3 stars
48. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck | Rating: 4 stars


message 23: by Crystal (new)

Crystal Chm (Froggette) | 26 comments 13. Speak Softly, She Can Hear by Pam Lewis - 2/5 stars

I'd like to change my goal from 15 new authors to 25, please.


message 24: by Johanna (new)

Johanna | 765 comments Updated till here. Well done everyone :)


message 25: by Kara, Moderator (new)

Kara (KaraAyako) | 3106 comments 52. Khaled Hosseini - The Kite Runner, ****


message 27: by Theta (new)

Theta Sigma (ThetaSigma) | 70 comments Hi everyone,

Following my main challenge post, I have some more new to you authors to add to this challenge, they are:

19. Kaui Hart Hemmings - The Descendants
20. Michael Lewis - Moneyball
21. Andy Robb - Geekhood
22. Vanessa Diffenbaugh - The Language Of Flowers
23. Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler - The Future Of Us


message 28: by Nathan (new)

Nathan (nathlawle) 49. A + E 4ever by ilike merey | Rating: 4 stars


message 29: by Nathan (new)

Nathan (nathlawle) Theta wrote: "Hi everyone,

Following my main challenge post, I have some more new to you authors to add to this challenge, they are:

19. Kaui Hart Hemmings - The Descendants
20. Michael Lewis - Moneyball
21. A..."


how did you like The Future of Us?? I've seen it and it looks really cool!


message 30: by Nathan (new)

Nathan (nathlawle) 50. The Vesuvius Club by Mark Gatiss | Rating: 4 stars


message 31: by Crystal (new)

Crystal Chm (Froggette) | 26 comments 14.Pirate Therapy and Other Cures by Mark A. Rayner - 5/5 stars - Made me happy that I'm a nerd and "got" his references in the book :)

15. Bossypants by Tina Fey - 3/5 stars. Funny for the most part and a quick read.

I finished my 15 books, but want to continue now to 25 books :)


message 32: by Kara, Moderator (new)

Kara (KaraAyako) | 3106 comments 53. Travis Bradberry - Emotional Intelligence 2.0
54. Umberto Eco - The Name of the Rose

COMPLETED: 54/75


message 33: by Kara, Moderator (new)

Kara (KaraAyako) | 3106 comments 55. Sarah Gruen - Water for Elephants
56. Mindy Kaling - Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

COMPLETED: 56/75


message 34: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 293 comments #17 Sharon Kay Penman - Lionheart

Completed 17/24


message 35: by [deleted user] (new)

Hi , I am new to the challenge here but started it in January -- 80 books in one year. You can check out my personal challenge folder where I will list out the books I've read and what I am planning to read.
so right now I am 20/80
Just finished The Paris Wife and want to read everything Hemingway! (Again). Lori


message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

Crystal wrote: "14.Pirate Therapy and Other Cures by Mark A. Rayner - 5/5 stars - Made me happy that I'm a nerd and "got" his references in the book :)

15. Bossypants by Tina Fey - 3/5 stars. Funny for the most ..."


I read 10 pages of BossyPants and put it down. I've heard such good things about it but I found it too awkward a read. Perhaps I didn't get the jokes. Do you think I gae it fair shot?


message 37: by Johanna (new)

Johanna | 765 comments Welcome to the challenge Lori!


message 38: by Crystal (new)

Crystal Chm (Froggette) | 26 comments 16. Poison Ivory by Tamar Myers - 4/5 stars.


message 39: by Nathan (new)

Nathan (nathlawle) 51. Mythology of Touch by Mary Stone Dockery | Rating: 3 stars


message 40: by Kara, Moderator (new)

Kara (KaraAyako) | 3106 comments 57. Deborah Harkness - A Discovery of Witches
58. Rachel Bertsche - MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search For A New Best Friend
59. Sarah Addison Allen - Garden Spells

COMPLETED: 59/75


message 41: by Theta (new)

Theta Sigma (ThetaSigma) | 70 comments Trevor wrote: "Theta wrote: "Hi everyone,

Following my main challenge post, I have some more new to you authors to add to this challenge, they are:

19. Kaui Hart Hemmings - The Descendants
20. Michael Lewis - M..."


It was an enjoyable book to read. Recommend it.


message 42: by Theta (new)

Theta Sigma (ThetaSigma) | 70 comments New To You book number 24 with "On The Island" by Tracey Garvis-Graves.


message 44: by Kara, Moderator (new)

Kara (KaraAyako) | 3106 comments 60. Kurt Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse-Five, *****
61. Margaret Mitchell - Gone With the Wind, *****
62. Robert Shermin - How Come That Idiot's Rich and I'm Not?, **

COMPLETED: 62/75


message 45: by Nathan (last edited Jul 19, 2012 08:58AM) (new)

Nathan (nathlawle) 52. Ash by Malinda Lo | Rating: 3 stars
53. About a Girl by Joanne Horniman | Rating: 4 stars


message 46: by Kara, Moderator (new)

Kara (KaraAyako) | 3106 comments 64. Kristin Cashore - Graceling, ***
65. Yasunari Kawabata - Thousand Cranes, ***

COMPLETED: 65/75


message 47: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 293 comments 19. Joe Abercrombie - The Blade Itself 3.5/5 stars

Completed: 19/24


message 48: by Nathan (new)

Nathan (nathlawle) 54. The New World by Patrick Ness | Rating: 4 stars
55. The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You by S. Bear Bergman | Rating: 3 stars


message 49: by Lisa (new)


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