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message 1: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1328 comments Mod
Challenge yourself to read some authors that are new to you. Maybe there's an author or two you've been meaning to try for a long time. Don't let them linger on your TBR any longer!

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message 2: by Beth (last edited Jan 15, 2020 09:06AM) (new)

Beth | 136 comments I'm in again i really enjoyed this last time

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Claire Fuller

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Joseph Conrad
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message 3: by Eileen (new)

Eileen | 784 comments I've discovered some amazing authors this past year, so I'm in for this one too!
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message 4: by Jackie (new)

Jackie | 88 comments The 2020 Reading Challenge Group

2020 Maxi Challenges > New to You in 2020

January 1, 2020 to January 31, 2020

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Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
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message 5: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1444 comments Mod
Yay, I really enjoy this challenge! I'm in for sure.


message 6: by Kassandra (last edited Jan 15, 2020 01:38PM) (new)

Kassandra | 20 comments I love this idea, I'm in!

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Snow on the Cobbles

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message 7: by Shirley (last edited Jan 15, 2020 04:34PM) (new)

Shirley Dufault | 22 comments Im in on this challenge

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Fiona Grace

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Pauline Gedge
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message 8: by Glennis (new)

Glennis | 125 comments I really liked this one last year!
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message 9: by Cindy (last edited 41 minutes ago) (new)

Cindy (bkind2books) | 674 comments I'm in!

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Lightly: How to Live a Simple, Serene, and Stress-free Life - Francine Jay

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. A Study in Scarlet Women - Sherry Thomas
3. Only the Rain - Randall Silvis

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Unspeakable Things - Jess Lourey
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message 10: by Nancy Ann (last edited Jan 18, 2020 01:51AM) (new)

Nancy Ann Bello | 77 comments Happy New Year!
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Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Juliet Ashton

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Julie Valerie
3. Susan Orlean

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Chloe Benjamin
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message 11: by Nancy (last edited Jan 15, 2020 10:14AM) (new)

Nancy Brady (minesayn) | 102 comments New-to-me Author Challenge, 2020!

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Black Jasmine byToby Neal 1/8/2020

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. The Dressmaker's Gift by Fiona Valpy 1/15/2020
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Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
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message 12: by Paula (last edited Jan 14, 2020 03:52AM) (new)

Paula Bardell-Hedley (gaiabird) | 195 comments Please count me in! 😊

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. The Stepney Doorstep Society by Kate Thompson (14/01/20)

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message 13: by Vivien (last edited Jan 18, 2020 06:34AM) (new)

Vivien Tabone | 6 comments I am new to this but very interested in discovering new authors

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Under a Maltese Sky by Nicola Kearns

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message 14: by Nancy from NJ (new)

Katz Nancy from NJ (nancyk18) I am new to this group, I think, and new to this challenge. A question - without typing the categories over, how can I copy them. I haven’t been on Goodreads for sometime and don’t remember some technical things.


message 15: by Vivien (new)

Vivien Tabone | 6 comments Nancy from NJ wrote: "I am new to this group, I think, and new to this challenge. A question - without typing the categories over, how can I copy them. I haven’t been on Goodreads for sometime and don’t remember some te..."

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message 16: by Claire (new)

Claire (zebraclaire) | 26 comments I love finding new authors and seeing new perspectives, so for sure in on this!

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message 17: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey | 47 comments Start: January 1st, 2020
Finish: December 31st, 2020
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message 18: by Kassandra (new)

Kassandra | 20 comments I'm guilty of sticking to my fave authors, so I'll use this to get out of my comfort zone this year.


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message 19: by Maureen (last edited Jan 13, 2020 04:28AM) (new)

Maureen Lo | 77 comments 2020 Maxi Challenges > New to You in 2020

January 1, 2020 to January 31, 2020

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Hector Garcia Puigcerver

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
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Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
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Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
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message 20: by Deanie (new)

Deanie Nelder | 4 comments Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Sue Grafton

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Rose Pressey
3. Stephen King

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Kate Carlisle
5. Shea Earnshaw
6. Banana Yoshimoto

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
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message 21: by Beatriz (new)

Beatriz (belechinha) | 44 comments Challenge yourself to read some authors that are new to you. Maybe there's an author or two you've been meaning to try for a long time. Don't let them linger on your TBR any longer!

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Searching for Paradise in Parker, PA by Kris Radish
3. Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Garota de Domingo by Letícia Black
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Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
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message 22: by Kay (last edited Jan 20, 2020 11:25AM) (new)

Kay | 3 comments New to You in 2020
Duration: January 1, 2020 to January 31, 2020

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Jane Moore - The Ex Files - 6/1/20

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Jan Ferguson - Perfect Confidence - 7/1/20
3. Jenny Han - Burn for Burn - - 11/1/20

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Fearne Cotton - Quiet: Learning to silence the brain chatter and believing that you’re good enough - 13/1/20
5. Eve Langlais - A Demon and His Witch - 18/1/20
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message 23: by Hali (last edited 11 hours, 1 min ago) (new)

Hali | 19 comments Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Richard Wright

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Michelle Thomas
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Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
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Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
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message 24: by Yureli (last edited 10 hours, 12 min ago) (new)

Yureli (y_co) | 6 comments Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Madeline Miller

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Maggie Stiefvater
3.Lin-Manuel Miranda

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4.Michael Ondaatje
5. Ruta Sepetys
6. Helen Simonson

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. Cassie Beasley
8. Jenny Colgan
9. Laura Sebastian
10. Rebecca Stead


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