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message 1: by Cheryl, Challenges Mastermind (new)

Cheryl Olson (girlsmama) | 2135 comments Mod
New Authors Challenge—Challenge yourself to read a certain amount of books by "new-to-you authors".

This challenge is a year long challenge.


• New kid on the block– 2 new authors
• Looking for new – 3-10 new authors
• True blue and new – 11-19 new authors
• Newsies – 20-35 new authors
• Fresh and new- 36-49 new authors
• A stunning debut- 50+ new authors

•Gold Star level- you reach this level if you have at least 5 of the authors that you have read are DEBUT authors (meaning it's their first book published)

As always you can track your progress here or on the reading tracker-

Let us know if you are "in" for this one and if so which level you would like to try for.

message 2: by Staci, Book Awards Specialist (last edited Dec 10, 2019 05:19PM) (new)

Staci | 2187 comments Mod
I didn't come close to my goal of 50+ in 2018 so I'd better reduce the goal a bit. I'll go with "Newsies" 20-35 new authors.

This is one of my favorites!

#1 Patti Callahan Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan

#2 Jesseca Wheaton I Don't Dance by Jesseca Wheaton

#3 Abigail Wilson In the Shadow of Croft Towers by Abigail Wilson Debut Midnight on the River Grey by Abigail Wilson

#4 Travis Thrasher Indivisible by Travis Thrasher

#5 Grace Hitchcock The White City by Grace Hitchcock Debut The Gray Chamber by Grace Hitchcock

#6 Kelly Irvin Tell Her No Lies by Kelly Irvin Over the Line by Kelly Irvin

#7 Cynthia Roemer Under This Same Sky (Prairie Sky, #1) by Cynthia Roemer Debut Under Prairie Skies (Prairie Sky #2) by Cynthia Roemer

#8 Diana Wallis Taylor Lydia, Woman of Philippi by Diana Wallis Taylor

#9 Erin Bartels We Hope for Better Things by Erin Bartels Debut The Words Between Us by Erin Bartels

#10 J'nell Ciesieleski Among the Poppies by J'nell Ciesielski Debut

#11 Natalie Walters Living Lies (Harbored Secrets #1) by Natalie Walters Debut Deadly Deceit (Harbored Secrets, #2) by Natalie Walters

#12 Amy Harmon What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon

#13 Nadine Brandes Romanov by Nadine Brandes

#14 Georgiana Daniels Shadows of Hope by Georgiana Daniels

#15 Angie Dicken The Yellow Lantern by Angie Dicken

#16 Misty M Beller This Treacherous Journey (Heart of the Mountains, #1) by Misty M. Beller

#17 Julie B Cosgrove One Leaf Too Many (Relatively Seeking #1) by Julie B. Cosgrove

#18 Nancy Mehl Mind Games (Kaely Quinn Profiler, #1) by Nancy Mehl Fire Storm (Kaely Quinn Profiler #2) by Nancy Mehl

#19 Steven James Every Crooked Path (The Bowers Files The New York Years #1) by Steven James Every Deadly Kiss (The Bowers Files The New York Years #2) by Steven James Every Wicked Man (The Bowers Files The New York Years #3) by Steven James

#20 Linda Thompson The Plum Blooms in Winter (Brands from the Burning #1) by Linda Thompson Debut

#21 David Rawlings The Baggage Handler by David Rawlings Debut

#22 Judy Christie Before and After The Incredible Real-Life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society by Judy Christie

#23 Elizabeth Goddard Never Let Go (Uncommon Justice #1) by Elizabeth Goddard

#24 Glenn Meade The Last Witness by Glenn Meade

#25 Heather Morris The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1) by Heather Morris Debut

#26 Amanda Barratt My Dearest Dietrich A Novel of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Lost Love by Amanda Barratt

#27 Rachel Scott McDaniel Above the Fold by Rachel Scott McDaniel

message 3: by Beth (last edited Nov 17, 2019 02:49PM) (new)

Beth  (canadianbeth) | 254 comments I only managed three this year so will try for the same in 2019.

ETA: I managed ten.

John Jackson Miller
Rudy Josephs
Becky Avelia
Liz Shoaf
Olivia Newport
Jerry Howarth
Jan Thompson
Braxton Degarmo
Heather Day Gilbert

Beth -;)
in Calgary

message 4: by Hannah (new)

Hannah (bookwormhannah) | 2263 comments A stunning debut for me. :)

message 6: by Angie (new)

Angie Thompson (angiethompson) | 307 comments I knocked this one out of the park last year but still have a ton of new-to-me authors on my TBR, so I'm going all the way--A Stunning Debut!

message 7: by Susan (last edited May 13, 2019 05:06AM) (new)

Susan | 113 comments I'm in for looking for new 3-10

1- The Seamstress by Allison Pittman by Allison Pittman completed January 1
2- In the Shadow of Croft Towers by Abigail Wilson by Abigail Wilson completed on January 15
3- The Wartime Sisters by Lynda Cohen Loigman by Lynda Cohen Loigmancompleted on January 20 (written for secular market/ fairly clean read)
4- The Secrets of Paper and Ink by Lindsay Harrel by Lindsay Harrel completed on January 24
5- The White City (True Colors) by Grace Hitchcock by Grace Hitchcockcompleted March 11
6- Songbird and the Spy by J'nell Ciesielski by J'nell Ciesielskicompleted March 23
7- Whose Waves These Are (Whose Waves These Are, #1) by Amanda Dykes by Amanda Dykes

message 8: by Loraine, CFD Momma (new)

Loraine (librarydiva) | 4707 comments Mod
I did 57 this year so I'll go with a stunning debut !

message 9: by Natalie (last edited Oct 15, 2019 07:07PM) (new)

Natalie (creativecountry0407gmailcom) | 288 comments I'm in. I'm upping to New
Kid on the block with eight authors since I just got a couple books for Christmas.
Updates as of today:
1.[ Fredrik Backman- [book:A Man Called Ove|18774964]

2.Sy Montgomery-How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals- 7/6/19

3.Jennifer Arnold an Bill Klein- Life Is Short (No Pun Intended) Love, Laughter, and Learning to Enjoy Every Moment by Jennifer Arnold 9/6/19- four starts
and just finished:
4.[Antoine St. Expeurty- [book:The Little Prince|157993]- four stars
and just finished:
5. Anne Frank- The Diary of a Young Girl





message 10: by Hanna (new)

Hanna | 15 comments I'm going to try to do this one! I'm going for a conservative goal: Looking for new – 3-10 new authors. Three should be very simple, but I don't know if 11 is so easy. ;)

message 12: by Natalie (last edited Dec 25, 2018 07:11PM) (new)

Natalie (creativecountry0407gmailcom) | 288 comments @Cheryl: Does Life Is Short (No Pun Intended) Love, Laughter, and Learning to Enjoy Every Moment by Jennifer Arnold counts as two , new authros or one. since it;s a biography written by the the husband and wife who star in The Kittle Cpouple.

message 13: by Cheryl, Challenges Mastermind (new)

Cheryl Olson (girlsmama) | 2135 comments Mod
I’d you use the tracker it will only count as one I believe If you don’t use the tracker and just list them I believed you can count them as two.

message 14: by Charlene (new)

Charlene | 531 comments I’m in for “Newsies” 20 new authors!

I read 64 new authors in 2018 so I don’t want to aim to high knowing I may want to read more books by those authors 😊.

message 15: by Jane (new)

Jane | 211 comments I'm in. "Looking for New"

message 17: by Kelly (new)

Kelly | 11 comments I'm in for "Looking for new." I did the new authors challenge last year, and I found a couple of new authors that I really like. I am excited to explore more new authors this year.

message 18: by Sage (new)

Sage | 9 comments I’m in. Looking for new.

message 19: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn V | 446 comments 'looking for new' 3-10 new authors

message 20: by Carole (last edited Mar 02, 2019 10:37AM) (new)

Carole Jarvis | 63 comments • Newsies – 20-35 new authors

1) The Secret of Willow Inn by Pat Nichols

message 21: by Caroline (new)

Caroline | 561 comments I'm in for "Fresh and new- 36-49 new authors"

message 22: by Christine (new)

Christine | 695 comments Goal of 3 books for Looking for new. I feel I need to expand my horizons since I tend to stick with authors I know and like.

Books In Every Room | 11 comments I’m going for 10 in this, but I’ll probably up it as the year goes on. There are a lot of CF authors I’ve yet to read.

message 26: by Charlene (new)

Charlene | 531 comments January
#1 - Marji Laine - Ain't Misbehaving (Dallas Duets, #1) by Marji Laine
#2 - Rick Acker - Guilty Blood by Rick Acker
#3 - Julie Klassen - The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill (Tales from Ivy Hill, #1) by Julie Klassen
#4 - Carla Laureano - The Saturday Night Supper Club (Supper Club #1) by Carla Laureano
#5 - Dani Pettrey - Shadowed (Alaskan Courage, #0.5) by Dani Pettrey


message 27: by Loraine, CFD Momma (new)

message 28: by Angie (new)

Angie Thompson (angiethompson) | 307 comments January -

1. Jameson C. Smith - The Assassin's Daughter (The Inheritance Proclamation, #1) by Jameson C. Smith
2. C.S. Johnson - The Heights of Perdition (The Divine Space Pirates, #1) by C.S. Johnson
3. Julie C. Gilbert - The Collins Case (Heartfelt Cases, #1) by Julie C. Gilbert
4. Michael Rogers - Passing Lincoln by Michael Rogers
5. Dana Mentink - Love at First Bark (Love Unleashed) by Dana Mentink
6. Allison Tebo - The Key To The Chains by Allison Tebo
7. Ashley Bogner - Reintegration (Reintegration #1) by Ashley Bogner
8. E. Kaiser Writes - Jeweler's Apprentice (Five Gems, #1) by E. Kaiser Writes
9. Shantelle Mary Hannu - A Dream Not Imagined by Shantelle Mary Hannu
10. Audrey Cailyn - For Felicity A Short Story by Audrey Caylin
11. Caitlyn Santi - Deadly Obsession by Caitlyn Santi
12. Regina Andrews - The Perfect Proposal by Regina Andrews
13. Patience Royale - Midnight Justice by Patience Royale

message 29: by Loraine, CFD Momma (new)

Loraine (librarydiva) | 4707 comments Mod
#2 Louise Penny Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #1) by Louise Penny

message 30: by Christine (new)

Christine | 695 comments #1. of 3 Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1) by P.L. Travers

message 31: by Loraine, CFD Momma (new)

Loraine (librarydiva) | 4707 comments Mod
#3 Liz Johnson The Red Door Inn (Prince Edward Island Dreams, #1) by Liz Johnson

message 32: by Angie (new)

Angie Thompson (angiethompson) | 307 comments February -

14. Hosanna Emily - The Mystery of the Midnight Trespasser by Hosanna Emily
15. Mirriam Neal - Monster by Mirriam Neal
16. Lyn Cote - Winter's Secret (Northern Intrigue, #1) by Lyn Cote
17. Rachel Rowbottom - Willow A Story by Rachel Rowbottom
18. Andi Cann - Mr. Hoopeyloops meets Rex, A Very Clumsy Boy (Explore Artists #3) by Andi Cann
19. Mary Connealy - No Way Up (The Cimarron Legacy, #1) by Mary Connealy
20. Ben Russell - Noah Drake and the Dragon Killer (Noah Drake #1) by Ben Russell
21. Amanda Grace - Isolated (Finding Hope, #1) by Amanda Grace
22. Jeff Probst - Stranded (Stranded, #1) by Jeff Probst

message 33: by Hanna (new)

Hanna | 15 comments I've read five new authors so far:
1. Paul Fleischman (The Borning Room)
2. Paula Blevins (This I Know Book III: A For Hymn Mystery)
3. Tracie Peterson (Dawn's Prelude)
4. Robin Lee Hatcher (The Victory Club)
5. Miguel de Cervantes (Don Quixote)

Since I'm on a pace to reach my goal quickly, I decided to up my challenge to the Newsies level--20 authors.

message 34: by Charlene (last edited Feb 28, 2019 03:30PM) (new)

Charlene | 531 comments February<\b>

#6 Lisa Harris Ghost Heart by Lisa Harris
#7 Lynne Gentry Ghost Heart by Lisa Harris


message 35: by Christine (new)

Christine | 695 comments #2. of 3 Jaime Jo Wright The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond by Jaime Jo Wright

message 36: by Loraine, CFD Momma (new)

Loraine (librarydiva) | 4707 comments Mod
#3 Mary Calvi Dear George, Dear Mary A Novel of George Washington's First Love by Mary Calvi
#4 Marek Halter Sarah (Canaan, #1) by Marek Halter

message 37: by Loraine, CFD Momma (last edited Mar 31, 2019 03:42PM) (new)

message 38: by Loraine, CFD Momma (new)

message 39: by Loraine, CFD Momma (new)

Loraine (librarydiva) | 4707 comments Mod
#10 Ginny Yttrup Convergence by Ginny L. Yttrup

message 40: by Loraine, CFD Momma (new)

Loraine (librarydiva) | 4707 comments Mod
#11 Cliff Graham Exodus (Shadow of the Mountain, #1) by Cliff Graham

#12 Grace Hitchcock The White City (True Colors) by Grace Hitchcock

message 41: by Angie (new)

Angie Thompson (angiethompson) | 307 comments March/April -

23. Jennifer A. Neilsen - The Scourge by Jennifer A. Nielsen
24. Roderic Jeffries - Against Time! by Roderic Jeffries
25. Peg Kehret - Small Steps The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret
26. Vikki Kestell - Stealthy Steps by Vikki Kestell
27. Jeanette Windle - Veiled Freedom by J.M. Windle
28. Valerie Howard - Deep Blue Sea by Valerie Howard
29. Jordy Leigh - Isolated (War and Wilderness, #1) by Jordy Leigh
30. Hannah R. Conway - Wedding a Warrior by Hannah R. Conway
31. Patty Wyatt Slack - True North (An Alaskan Inside Passage Adventure Book 1) by Patty Wyatt Slack
32. Various - Second Impressions (Vintage Jane Austen) by Hannah Scheele
33. Susan Warren - Measure of a Man (Somewhere, My Love) by Susan Warren
34. Grace M. Morris - The Exile (Team Vergate #1) by Grace M. Morris
35. Jenny Berlin - Ask Me Again by Jenny Berlin
36. Livy Jarmusch - The Coronation (Tales of Tarsurella #1) by Livy Jarmusch
37. Joanna Davidson Politano - A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano
38. Aubrey Hansen - Red Rain (Unacccepted, #1) by Aubrey Hansen
39. Leah Atwood - Love in a Fix (Modern Conveniences #1) by Leah Atwood
40. Allyson Kennedy - Speak Your Mind by Allyson Kennedy
41. Riley Rawls - Daisy The Homeschool Kids by Riley Rawls
42. Kim Vogel Sawyer - Waiting for Summer's Return (Heart of the Prairie #1) by Kim Vogel Sawyer
43. Hailey Rose - Left to Die by Hailey Rose
44. Debra Clopton - Dream with Me, Cowboy (Texas Matchmakers, #1) by Debra Clopton
45. Maria Susanna Cummins - The Lamplighter by Maria Susanna Cummins
46. Rosa Nouchette Carey - Averil by Rosa Nouchette Carey
47. I.T. Thurston - The Bishop's Shadow by I.T. Thurston

message 44: by Loraine, CFD Momma (last edited May 23, 2019 11:52AM) (new)

message 45: by Macey (new)

Macey (fairlieforever) I am going to aim between 10 and 15 books by Jill Williamson. I have already read Blood of Kings, so i will try to read 12 more

message 46: by Loraine, CFD Momma (new)

Loraine (librarydiva) | 4707 comments Mod
Macey - once you have read a book by a new author, that author is not considered new any more. In this challenge, each new author is only allowed one book. Hope that helps.

message 47: by Macey (new)

Macey (fairlieforever) Oh. Thank you very much. I am new to this group and wasn't sure how the challenge worked.

message 48: by Loraine, CFD Momma (new)

Loraine (librarydiva) | 4707 comments Mod
Glad to help Macey. Feel free to ask questions any time you are not sure. Either a moderator will answer or one of our long time members will. We're here to help and are happy you have joined us.

message 49: by Macey (new)

Macey (fairlieforever) Thank you very much.

message 50: by Christine (last edited May 25, 2019 03:13PM) (new)

Christine | 695 comments #3 of 3 Colleen Coble - The Inn at Ocean's Edge (Sunset Cove, #1) by Colleen Coble . Will read at least one more new author, but we'll see from there.

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