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message 1: by Amyiw, Challenges Moderator (new)

Amyiw | 1082 comments Mod
I always like this challenge and last year put in new series but have decided to keep track of only new authors this year.

So new authors (pseudonyms count)
12- a start: one per month pretty impressive
24- medium: gung ho
36- high: 3 per month: crazy looking for that new writer
52- super high: one per week, really love trying new things.


message 2: by Sana (last edited Dec 28, 2018 02:40AM) (new)

Sana Zameer (sanazameer) | 67 comments I'm in! Haven't decided how many I'll try.

1) Abbi GlinesExistence6/1/18 ★★1/2 -Predestined 7/1/18 ★★

2) Virginia Boecker: {book:The Witch Hunter|18190208] 29/7/18 ★★1/2 - The King Slayer 2/7/18 ★★

3. Nicholas Eames: Kings of the Wyld 22/7/18 ★★★★★

4. Colleen Gleason: The Vampire Voss 9/8/18 ★★★★1/2 - The Vampire Dimitri 20/8/18 ★★★★- The Vampire Narcise

5. Nicole Williams: Trusting You and Other Lies 22/1/18 ★★★★

6. Jeff Wheeler: The Maid's War 16/12/18 ★★★- The Queen's Poisoner 10/8/18 ★★★

7. Mark Lawrence: Red Sister 5/1/18 ★★★ -

8. Zoe Chant: Firefighter Dragon 18/1/18 ★★★ - Firefighter Pegasus 26/6/18 ★★★★- Firefighter Griffin 10/11/18 ★★★★★ - Bodyguard Bear 23/11/18 ★- The Snow Leopard's Mate 2/12/18 ★★1/2 - The Snow Leopard's Baby 3/12/18 ★★★1/2 - The Snow Leopard's Home 4/12/18 ★★★★ The Snow Leopard's Heart 5/12/18 ★★

9. Amie Kaufman: Unearthed 23/1/18★★★- Illuminae 15/3/18 ★★★★1/2

10. D.N. Hoxa: The Deal 25/2/18 ★

11. Lois Greiman: Unzipped11/3/18 ★★ - Unplugged 28/7/18 ★★

12. Emma Chase: Tangled 10/6/18 ★★★- Tangled Extra Scenes 12/8/18 ★★★ - Twisted 14/8/18 ★★.75 - Tamed 8/12/18★★★★ Tied 14/12/18 ★★★★

13. Karen Clarke: The Beachside Sweet Shop: A Feel Good Romantic Comedy 28/8/18★★ - The Beachside Flower Stall 29/9/18 ★★★ - The Beachside Christmas 25/12/18 ★★★

14. Richelle Mead: Succubus Blues28/3/18 ★★ - Succubus on Top 3/4/18 ★

15. L.J. Smith: The Awakening 17/5/18★★ - The Strange Power 6/12/18 ★

16. Barry Lyga : I Hunt Killers 15/8/18 ★★ - Lucky Day: An I Hunt Killers Novella 22/10/18★★

17. Lisa Lang Blakeney: Cousins 5/4/18 ★★ - Cousins Book 2 25/4/18 ★

18. Kenzie Cox: Jace 28/4/18 ★★★ Aiden 25/5/18 ★★★ ★- Luc ★★★ 28/7/18

19. Patricia Briggs : Moon Called 27/5/18 ★★★1/2 - Blood Bound 31/5/18 ★★★★ - Iron Kissed 8/6/18 ★★★★ - Bone Crossed 12/6/18 ★★★ - Silver Borne 10/7/18 ★★★ - River Marked 11/7/18 ★★★★ - Frost Burned 21/7/18 ★★1/2 - Night Broken 22/7/18 ★★ - Fire Touched 24/7/18 ★★★ - Shifting Shadows 18/10/18 ★★★

20. Scerina Elizabeth: Her Dark Angel Of The Night 5/8/18 ★

21. Caroline Roberts: The Cosy Teashop in the Castle 3/9/18 ★★1/2 - The Cosy Christmas Teashop 29/10/18 ★ - The Cosy Christmas Chocolate Shop 16/11/18 ★

22. Maya Banks: In Bed with a Highlander 28/8/18 ★★★ - Seduction of a Highland Lass 2/11/18 ★★1/2 - Never Love a Highlander 7/11/18 ★★★★

23. Anthony Horowitz: The Falcon's Malteser 27/10/18 ★★★★ - Public Enemy Number Two 3/11/18★★★★★- South by South East- The Blurred Man 7/11/18 ★★★ - The French Confection 9/11/18 ★★★★ - I Know What You Did Last Wednesday 10/11/18 ★★★- The Greek Who Stole Christmas 12/11/18 ★★★ - The Double Eagle Has Landed 16/11/18 ★★

24. Val McDermid: A Place of Execution 11/11/18 ★★

25. J.D. Robb - Naked in Death 19/11/18 ★★★ - Glory in Death 28/11/18 ★★★- Immortal in Death 7/12/18 ★★★- Rapture in Death 10/12/18 ★★★★- Ceremony in Death 12/12/18 ★★★★

26. Kayla Olson - This Splintered Silence 15/12/18 ★

27. Valerie Ullmer
Kai 16/12/18 ★★

28. Lily Anderson: Undead Girl Gang 25/5/18 ★★



message 3: by Amyiw, Challenges Moderator (last edited Dec 06, 2018 10:40PM) (new)

Amyiw | 1082 comments Mod
I'm going to try to finish up series I started more this year. Also I've started studying again so probably won't read as many books altogether so I'm going to go gung ho.
1. Bob Schieffer, Overload: Finding the Truth in Today's Deluge of News
2. Lauren Dane, Goddess With a Blade
3. Maggie Osborne, Silver Lining
4. Stephen King, The Gunslinger
5. John Scalzi, Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi
6. Mariana Zapata, The Wall of Winnipeg and Me
7. Penny Reid, Neanderthal Seeks Human
8. Jordan L. Hawk, Hexbreaker ★★★★★
9. Jordan Castillo Price, Among the Living ★★★★★
10. Catherine Anderson, Annie's Song
11. Abigail Roux, Cut & Run
12. Pamela Clare, Skin Deep
13. Grace Draven, Radiance ★★★★★
14. Renee Rose, Zandian Pet ★★★★★
15. Ruby Dixon, Ice Planet Barbarians
16. C.A. Harms, Forgiving Reed
17. Tymber Dalton, Love Slave for Two
18. Octavia E. Butler, Fledgling
19. Jana Deleon, Trouble in Mudbug★★★★
20. Peter F. Hamilton, Fallen Dragon
---. Rachel Bach, Fortune's Pawn, Pseudonym for Rachel Aaron
21. Blake Crouch, Dark Matter
22. Carysa Locke, Pirate Nemesis★★★★
23. Elizabeth Peters, Crocodile on the Sandbank
24. Bella Forrest, A Shade of Vampire
25. Lacho Popo MSE, Solar Power Demystified
26. David Wong, Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits
27. Peggy L. Henderson, Yellowstone Heart Song
28. Stephen Kuusisto, Have Dog, Will Travel ★★★★
29. Tom Nichols, The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters
30. Golden Angel, Chasing His Bunny ★★★★
31. Keira Montclair, Highland Vengeance
32. Charles P. Pierce, Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free
33. Katie Reus, Darkness Awakened ★★★★
34. Kristen Painter, The Gargoyle Gets His Girl
35. Paige Tyler, Hungry Like the Wolf
36. Annie Bellet, Justice Calling
37. Tere Michaels, Faith & Fidelity
38. Kerri Maniscalco, Stalking Jack the Ripper
39. Whitney G., Thirty Day Boyfriend
40. Chuck Wendig, Blackbirds
41. Helen Harper, Slouch Witch★★★★★
42. Harper Fox, Marty and the Pilot
43. Jonathan French, The Grey Bastards★★★★
44. Cara Bristol, Alien Mate
45. Gini Koch, Touched by an Alien
46. M.R. Carey, The Girl With All the Gifts
47. Tessa Dare, Any Duchess Will Do
48. Julie James, It Happened One Wedding
49. Bob Woodward, Fear: Trump in the White House
50. Sarah Cooper, How to Be Successful without Hurting Men's Feelings
51. Meg Jay, The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter★★★★
52. Bianca D'Arc, Rocky
53. Veronica Scott, Escape From Zulaire
54. Elsa Jade, Alpha Star
55. Nancy Isenberg, White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America★★★★★
56. V.E. Schwab by Vicious
57. Lindsay Buroker by Balanced on the Blade's Edge
58. Lisa Henry by Adulting 101
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message 4: by Jeana (new)

Jeana Budnick | 90 comments I'll participate and set a low goal of 12

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message 5: by Anjali (last edited Jan 01, 2019 10:19AM) (new)

Anjali | 71 comments I will give it a go but not sure how many so will just keep a count as I go on.

1) Aaron Hodges
2) Michelle Madow
3) Terry Bolryder
4) Chloe Adler
5) K.R Alexander
6) Cassie Alexander
7) Ashlyn Allbrook
8) Lacey Carter Anderson
9) India Arden
10) Vivian Arend
11) Quinn Arthurs
12) Crystal Ash
13) Lucy Auburn
14) G Bailey
15) Sarah Bailey
16) Kristen Banet
17) Catherine Banks
18) Stasia Black
19) Zoe Blake
20) Stacey Brutger
21) Logan Byrne
22) J.L Caid
23) Addison Cain
24) Kelli Callahan
25) Kel Carpenter
26) Amos Cassidy
27) Debbie Cassidy
28) Zoe Chant
29) Eva Chase
30) Chloe Cole
31) Piper Collins
32) Kristy Cunning
33) Terry Damascus
34) Siobhan Davis
35) Aurora Dawn
36) May Dawson
37) Emma Dean
38) Rebecca Ethington
39) Eliza Eveland
40) Marissa Farrar
41) Kim Faulks
42) Sara Fields
43) Michelle Fox
44) Lidya Foxglove
45) Helene Gadot
46) Nhys Glover
47) Auryn Hadley
48) Kamryn Hart
49) Clara Hartley
50) Elizabeth Hartwell
51) Beth Hendrix
52) L.C Hibbett
53) Anna Hill
54) Steffanie Holmes
55) Dizzy Hooper
56) N.M Howell
57) Isa Hunt
58) J.A Huss
59) Bella Jacobs
60) Tate James
61) C.R Jane
62) Lila Jean
63) Raven Kennedy
64) Jewel Killian
65) K.A Knight
66) Graceley Knox
67) A.K. Koonce
68) Xandrie Kovak
69) K.B Ladnier
70) Sierra Lane
71) Angel Lawson
72) L.A Long
73) Jessa Lucas
74) Skye MacKinnon
75) Nicole Marie
76) Nia Mars
77) A.M Martin
78) Miranda Martin
79) C.C Masters
80) Jackie May
81) Ann Mayburn
82) Seanan McGuire
83) X Meg Xuemei
84) Kathryn Moon
85) Tansey Morgan
86) Sloane Murphy
87) Sara Page
88) Sarah Piper
89) Ripley Proserpina
90) Alexa Quinn
91) G.A Rael
92) River Ramsey
93) Nicole Rene
94) Savannah Rose
95) Ruby Ryan
96) Lee Savino
97) Helen Scott
98) Susannah Shannon
99) Sabrina Shelley
100) Ava Sinclair
101) Savannah Skye
102) Tori Smith
103) M.H Soars
104) Jessica Sorenson
105) Emma Stark
106) R. A Steffen
107) Sarah J Stone
108) Liza Street
109) C.M Stunich
110) Amy Sumida
111) LJ Swallow
112) Jacqueline Sweet
113) Paige Taylor
114) Jade Thorn
115) L. Valente
116) Bonnie Vanak
117) Jasmine Walt
118) Tara West
119) Grace White
120) Carrie Whitethorne
121) Blair Wild
122) Jaimi Wilson
123) Yumoyori Wilson
124) Jenna Wolfhart
125) Marlee Wray
126) Penelope Wren
127) Harper Wylde
128) Mila Young
129) Lili Zander
130) Zara Zenia


message 6: by Amyiw, Challenges Moderator (new)

Amyiw | 1082 comments Mod
I have so many new authors now, eek. New series too. I'm trying to clear my series.


message 7: by Angela (new)

Angela Parrill | 7 comments I'd like to participate in this as well. One question though, does this mean new authors as in newly published authors or "new to me" authors(I'm going to assume it's this one)? I don't have a new author TBR list so I will just have to keep track as I go. I'll set a goal of "medium" as I will also list the new authors I've already read since Jan 1st (if that's allowed).
1) Diary of a Fat Girl by Moria Mugweni 1/2/2018
2Morrgian's Cross by Nora Roberts 1/12/2018
3)The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes 2/5/2018
4)The Crossover by Kwame Alexander 3/18/2018
5)Sister, Sister by Sue Fortin 3/24/2018
6)Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks (as "Anonymous")
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7)Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews 4/5/2018
8)Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
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message 8: by Amyiw, Challenges Moderator (last edited Apr 09, 2018 11:32AM) (new)

Amyiw | 1082 comments Mod
new to you authors

I just updated my own. Always good to get new blood.


message 9: by Jody Joy (last edited Jun 10, 2018 02:48PM) (new)

Jody Joy (jodys_gr) Is everyone still doing this or no?


message 10: by Jody Joy (last edited Jun 10, 2018 02:51PM) (new)

Jody Joy (jodys_gr) 1. I.T. Lucas -Dark Stranger
2. Nancy Adams - Amber
3. Angel Lawson - Wraith
4. Allison Perry - Between Lies
5.Gracely Knox - Girl Bitten
6. J.A. Templeton - The Deepest Cut
7. Rebecca Harris - Be The Death Of Me
8. Jaymin Eve - House Of Darken
9. Kelsie Stelting - Always Anika
10. Lisa De Palo - Forsaken Blood
11. Sherri Renee - High School Hero
12. Danielle Pearl - Normal
13. Becca Fox - I Dare You To Love Me
14. Kiersten White - Paranormalcy
15. Judy Corry - Don't Forget Me
16. Amy Sparling - The Text Dare (Love her)
16. Lorrie Langdon - Gilt Hollow


message 11: by Amyiw, Challenges Moderator (last edited Jun 11, 2018 06:09AM) (new)

Amyiw | 1082 comments Mod
Yep, just haven't updated since April. I'll try to get to it soon as I have a bunch more to add. Even trying to finish old series, I seem to start more than finish. :-) Ok, I added 8 to my list.

If any of them were great reads, you can put stars next to them. Might get someone else to check them out.

BTW you have two #16 :-)


message 12: by Norma, BOM & Co Moderator (new)

Norma Mills | 653 comments Mod
I think I opted out of this because I am trying to get my series cleaned up (failing..FYI).. Sounds like it would be fun!

How is everyone else doing? Find any new authors?? How do you like them?


message 13: by Amyiw, Challenges Moderator (last edited Jun 23, 2018 01:51PM) (new)

Amyiw | 1082 comments Mod
not a forum for author promos. Sorry

@Norma- I put stars next to the ones I really liked or loved. Really it is a small percentage, which is sad. Sana seems to have the same going for her. Not many 4 or 5 stars. Then again, I don't have many 5 stars for the year either and the majority of my reads are 3.

I loved Psycop series which I read through in the first few months after reading the first story. It is a UF with a m/m couple and has sex scenes though it really is UF in the end. So if you don't do m/m then skip it but if you do or don't mind and want a really good UF... well so far this year, it is the winner.

I'm reading a memoir right now that is probably going to get the 4 or 5 star rating. Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet’s Journey with an Exceptional Labrador


message 14: by Norma, BOM & Co Moderator (new)

Norma Mills | 653 comments Mod
Amy, nice. I haven't really tried anyone new... I am such a slacker. I plan to when I am on my cruise to Bermuda, though.


message 15: by Amyiw, Challenges Moderator (new)

Amyiw | 1082 comments Mod
I've updated and 39% of my reads this year have been new authors that is so many.


message 16: by Sana (new)

Sana Zameer (sanazameer) | 67 comments Updated my post-
A bad year in terms of trying new authors. I read 28 and sadly won't be reading quite a lot of them again. On the bright side my tbr looks manageable now.


message 17: by Amyiw, Challenges Moderator (new)

Amyiw | 1082 comments Mod
I know. Keeping new authors of series down helps me a lot in reading my TBR. Out of genre or Non-fiction doesn't seem to usually add to my mountain. :-)

Just got back from vacation so will update in a day or two for the end of the year.


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