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message 1: by Allison, Quest Hound (new)

Allison (rainy-day-reads) | 1298 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!

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
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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 2: by Beth (last edited Nov 24, 2020 12:09PM) (new)

Beth | 191 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
3. A.J Winters


Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Terry Pratchett
5. Tee Smith
6. Martin Meadows


Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. Paula Fox
8. E.B Black
9. Sara Raasch
10. Jane Green


Extras

11. Kakuzō Okakura
12. Alice Oseman
13. Robert Louis Stevenson
14. Michael Connelly
15. Ashley Rhodes - Courter
16. Donny Cates
17. Cathy Bramley
18. C.S Lewis
19. Steven Rowley
20. L Frank Baum
21. J.M Barrie
22. Christina Henry
23. Guy Hadley
24. Gail Honeyman
25. Cathy Macphail
26. Mary MacCracken
27. Veronica Rossi
28. Yeonmi Park
29. Paulo Coelho
30. Niki Valentine
31. Fiona Harrison
32. George Orwell
33. E.c Myers



message 3: by Eileen (last edited Mar 27, 2020 08:33PM) (new)

Eileen | 1217 comments I've discovered some amazing authors this past year, so I'm in for this one too!
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New to You:

Read 50 books by authors who are new to you

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
✔ 1. An American Tragedy, Theodore Dreiser

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
✔ 2. Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World, Henri J.M. Nouwen
✔ 3. Thick: And Other Essays, Tressie McMillan Cottom

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
✔ 4. The Great Upending, Beth Kephart
✔ 5. Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss, Margaret Renkl
✔ 6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
✔ 7. Sula, Toni Morrison
✔ 8. Colombiano, Rusty Young
✔ 9. Home Fire, Kamila Shamsie
✔ 10. One of Us Is Lying, Karen M. McManus

Level Five: Going Deeper (15 New Authors)
✔ 11. Smailholm, C.L. Williams
✔ 12. The Golden Compass, Philip Pullman
✔ 13. The Benefits of Being an Octopus, Ann Braden
✔ 14. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith
✔15. The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls, Anissa Gray

Level Six: Going Deeper (20 New Authors)
✔ 16. Nils: The Tree of Life, Jérôme Hamon
✔17. Right as Rain, Lindsey Stoddard
✔ 18. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie
✔ 19. Where the Red Fern Grows, Wilson Rawls
✔ 20. The Six and the Crystals of Ialana: Book One of the Ialana Series, Katlynn Brooke

✔ 21. The Forgotten Home Child, Genevieve Graham
✔ 22. Dear Girls: Int Tales, Untold Secrets, & Advice for Living Your Best Life, Ali Wong
✔ 23. Ask Again, Yes, Mary Beth Keane
✔ 24. Lighter Than My Shadow, Katie Green
✔ 25. Night, Elie Wiesel
✔ 26. I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai
✔ 27. Catch Me if You Can, Frank W. Abagnale
✔ 28. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Benjamin Alire Sáenz
✔ 29. The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women, Kate Moore
✔ 30. The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter, Aaron Reynolds
✔ 31. How Long 'til Black Future Month?, N.K. Jemisin
✔ 32. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Stuart Turton
✔ 33. A Good Neighborhood, Therese Anne Fowler
✔ 34. The Last Wish, Andrzej Sapkowski
✔ 35. Pachinko, Min Jin Lee
✔ 36. Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon
✔ 37. City Spies, James Ponti
✔ 38. Red, White & Royal Blue, Casey McQuiston
✔ 39. The Other People, C.J. Tudor
✔ 40. No Country for Old Men, Cormac McCarthy
✔ 41. The Child Thief, Brom
✔ 42. It Ends with Us, Colleen Hoover
✔ 43. The First Girl Child, Amy Harmon
✔ 44. Songbird: A Kings Lake Investigation, Peter Grainger
✔ 45. The Forgotten Garden, Kate Morton
✔ 46. The Whisper Man, Alex North
✔ 47. We Were Liars, E. Lockhart
✔ 48. Triptych, Karin Slaughter
✔ 49. Don't Ask Me Where I'm From, Jennifer De Leon
✔ 50. Then She Was Gone, Lisa Jewell
✔ 51. Tell Me Lies, J.P. Pomare


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

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
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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 5: by Jenny, Certified Bookworm (new)

Jenny Clark | 1503 comments Mod
Yay, I really enjoy this challenge! I'm in for sure.


message 6: by Kassandra (last edited Jun 02, 2020 07:49AM) (new)

Kassandra | -1 comments ****Challenge completed!!!!!****

I love this idea, I'm in!

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

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
3. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Then She Was Gone
5. Becoming
6. Dietland

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. Dead Poets Society
8. We Were Liars
9. The One
10. Something Blue


message 7: by Shirley (last edited Apr 30, 2020 12:28AM) (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
3. Jeff Hirsch

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4.Philip Reeve
5. Kerrelyn Sparks
6. Andrzej Sapkowski

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. Tom Davis
8. Cynthia Defelice
9. Charlotte Byrd
10. Dee Ernst


message 8: by Glennis (new)

Glennis | 133 comments I really liked this one last year!
Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
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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 9: by Cindy (last edited Feb 15, 2020 08:43PM) (new)


message 10: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 03, 2020 05:37PM) (new)

Happy New Year!
10/10. COMPLETED :)

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
5. Tom Rachman
6. Louisa May Alcott

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. Emily X.R. Pan
8. Anges Martin-Iugand
9. Helen Hoang
10. Jeanine Cummin


message 11: by Nancy (last edited Dec 28, 2020 01:06PM) (new)

Nancy Brady (minesayn) | 119 comments New-to-me Author Challenge, 2020!

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Black Jasmine by Toby 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
3. Command Me by Geneva Lee 1/23/2020

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Come Home to Me by Jessica Scott 1/27/2020
5. The Baker's Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan 2/5/2020
6. Crossed by Lacey Silks 2/9/2020

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. A Diamond In My Pocket by Lorena Angell 2/22/2020
8. Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane 2/25/2020
9. Gloria's Secret by Nelle L'Amour 2/28/2020
10. Legal Ease by Lori Ryan 2/29/2020

Completed challenge levels so going to see how many more new authors I can discover this year.
Crossing the Channel AKA The Deep End
11. A Heartless Design by Elizabeth Cole 3/8/2020
12. A Beautiful Mess by T.K. Leigh 3/19/2020
13. All I Want for Christmas is You by Lisa Mondello 3/22/2020
14. Single in Sitka by Katy Regnery 3/28/2020
15. Dellia by David Scidmore 3/30/2020
16. Where You Least Expect by Kaye Blue (Lydia Rowan??) 4/2/2020
17. An Undeniable Rogue by Annette Blair 4/6/2020
18. Rush: Revolution, Madness, and the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father by Stephen Fried 4/14/2020
19. Vivian's List by Haleigh Lovell 4/14/2020
20. Dangerous by Suzannah Daniels 4/26/2020
21. His Christmas Present by Serenity Woods 4/30/2020
22. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman 5/2/2020
23. In Bed with the Competition by J.K. Coi 5/5/2020
24. The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead 5/8/2020
25. Dancing Between the Beats by Lynn Nicholas 5/9/2020
26. Lady Falls by Renee Bernard 5/13/2020
27. The Waratah Inn by Lilly Mirren 5/16/2020
28. Husband on Trust by Jacqueline Baird 5/22/2020
29. The Library Book by Susan Orlean 5/24/2020
30. This Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman 5/29/2020
31. My Real Name Is Hanna by Tara Lynn Masih 5/31/2029
32. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman 6/5/2020
33. The Crazy Writers Group by Mike Reuther 6/18/2020
34. Luck of the Draw by Cheri Allan 6/19/2020
35. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 6/24/2020
36. The Snow Garden by Christopher Rice 6/28/2020
37. Hooked Up (Part 1) by Arianne Richmonde 6/28/2020
38. Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott 6/28/2020
39. The Wedding Gift by Lucy Kevin 6/30/2020
40. Karina by E.B. Mann 7/3/2020
41. The Violets of March by Sarah Jio 7/10/2020
42. Castle Cay by Lee Hanson 7/19/2020
43. Eternal Journey by Carol Hutton 7/24/2020
44. The Queen of Everything by Deb Caletti 8/4/2020
45. The Dark Realm by Anthea Sharp 8/8/2020
46. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo by Ann Christopher 8/14/2020
47. Truth or Date by Susan Hatler 8/15/2020
48. Trouble by Ann Christopher 8/14/2020
49. St. Francis Society for Wayward Pets by Annie England Noblin 8/16/2020
50. Love, Lattes and Mutants by Sandra Cox 8/19/2020
51. Multiple Choice by Claire Cook 9/2/2020
52. The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery 9/15/2020
53. Swipe Right by Madison Summer 9/18/2020
54. A Family Affair by Mary Campisi 9/25/2020
55. Let It Snow by Nancy Thayer 9/26/2020
56. The Running Foxes by Joyce Stranger 9/27/2020
57. The Ice in Our Hearts by B.C. Powell 10/9/2020
58. Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid 10/22/2020
59. Friendship Bread by Darien Gee 11/5/2020
60. 15 Minutes by Bethany Lopez 11/9/2020
61. Her Backup Boyfriend by Ashlee Mallory 11/13/2020
62. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron 11/17/2020
63. Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva 11/23/2020
64. Reverie by Ryan La Sala 11/27/2020
65. The Slow Moon by Elizabeth Cox 12/6/2020
66. Close to Home by Suzanne Ferrell 12/7/2020
67. The Marriage Gift by Stephen Evans 12/8/2020
68. Labyrinth by Catherine Coulter 12/12/2020
69. A Journal of Sin by Darryl Donaghue 12/17/2020
70. Fan the Flames by Katie Ruggle 12/21/2020
71. Once Upon a Cowboy by Lacy Williams 12/192020
72. Exile Music by Jennifer Steil 12/26/2020
73. Tapping the Billionaire by Max Monroe 12/28/2020


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)

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 13: by Vivien (last edited Feb 02, 2020 07:34AM) (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

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2.The Goldfinch[book:[book

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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 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..."

Highlight the categories, copy, click in comments box and paste.


message 16: by Claire (new)

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

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
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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 17: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey | 5 comments Start: January 1st, 2020
Finish: December 31st, 2020
Books completed:

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
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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 18: by Maureen (last edited Apr 12, 2020 12:18PM) (new)

Maureen Lo | 76 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. How to Draw and Write in Fountain Pen: A Modern Guide by Ayano Usamura *Read Jan 25*

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Hector Garcia Puigcerver *Read Jan 26*
3. Forever Frida: A Celebration of the Life, Art, Loves, Words, and Style of Frida Kahlo by Kathy Cano-Murillo *Read Feb 8*

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Plague: A Very Short Introduction by Paul Slack *Read Mar 6*
5. Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991: A Pelican Introduction by Orlando Figes *Read Mar 11*
6. The Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan *Read Mar 17*

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton *Read Mar 25*
8. Kasyan from the Beautiful Lands by Ivan Turgenev *Read Mar 28*
9. The Old Nurse's Story by Elizabeth Gaskell *Read Apr 7*
10. White Fang by Jack London *Read Apr 13*


message 19: by Deanie (last edited Feb 01, 2020 06:37PM) (new)

Deanie Nelder | 5 comments Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Sue Grafton - A is for Alibi

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Rose Pressey - Murder Can Mess Up Your Masterpiece
3. Stephen King - The Mist

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Kate Carlisle - This Old Homicide
5. Shea Earnshaw - The Wicked Deep
6. Banana Yoshimoto - Kitchen

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. Melanie Cellier - The Princess Companion
8. Isla Frost - Firstborn Academy: Shadow Trials
9. Ruby Loren - Penguins and Mortal Peril
10. Adele Abbott - Witch Is When It All Began


message 20: by Beatriz (last edited Jan 23, 2020 01:46PM) (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
5. Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
6. The Property by Rutu Modan

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
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message 21: by Kay (PhoenixArisen) (last edited May 09, 2020 05:16AM) (new)

Kay (PhoenixArisen) (phoenixarisen) | 16 comments New to You in 2020
Duration: 1/1/20 - 31/12/20

Round 1

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
6. Nick Grey - Zombies From The Deep - 27/1/20

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. Jennifer Ashley - Adam - 29/1/20
8. Hal Fisher - Don't Quit: How to kick-start your plans and make the most of your time - 1/2/20
9. Kristen Gupton - The Phoenix Prince - 2/2/20
10. Bria Quinlan - The Last Single Girl - 4/2/20


message 22: by Hali (last edited Jun 17, 2020 02:33PM) (new)

Hali | 24 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
3. Gustave Flaubert

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Deborah Levy
5. Kobo Abe
6. Margaret Craven

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. Alex North
8. Hanna Jameson
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message 23: by Yureli (last edited Jan 22, 2020 11:04AM) (new)

Yureli | 4 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


message 24: by Cherry (last edited Jan 25, 2020 04:21PM) (new)

Cherry Coley | 12 comments I'm In!

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Pray Big Things: The Surprising Life God Has for You When You're Bold Enough to Ask Julie Jeffress Sadler 208 pages 01/24/2020 Finished

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 25: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3482 comments Mod
Good luck and happy reading to everyone doing the challenge! I hope you find some new favourite authors.


message 26: by Sofia (last edited Jun 15, 2020 06:06AM) (new)

Sofia | 29 comments Finished
Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. River Ramsey - Dark Gods

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Tessa Dare - The Duchess Deal
3. Shantel Tessier - Code of Silence

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Lee Savino - Innocence
5. Michelle Hercules - Wicked Gods
6. Scarlett Snow - Once Upon A Wolf

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. Rina Kent - Cruel King
8. Anna Santos - The Dragon Prince: A Fairytale
9. Jenny Jägerfeld - Här ligger jag och blöder
10. Aleatha Romig - Secrets


message 27: by Cindy (new)

Cindy (bkind2books) | 703 comments Finished - see message 9 for list. Yay!


message 28: by Vanessa (new)

Vanessa (nesshawk) | 6 comments I always am picking up new authors!

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)
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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 29: by Jennifer (last edited Mar 11, 2020 09:02AM) (new)

Jennifer Oakley | 17 comments This sounds like fun, and I've already read several new authors this year! I've been doing the NetGalley thing this month, and one nice thing about that is you get to try out lots of new authors.

New To You In 2020

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Camille Di Maio - The First Emma

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Corry L. Lee - Weave the Lightning
3. J.J. Dupuis - Roanoke Ridge: A Creature X Mystery

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Mary Kubica - The Other Mrs.
5. Graham Moore - The Holdout
6. Scott Reardon - The Dark Continent

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. Laura Lam - Goldilocks
8. Steven Mayfield - Treasure of the Blue Whale
9. Luanne G. Smith - The Glamourist
10. Richard Ford - Sorry for Your Trouble: Stories


message 30: by Inkeri (new)

Inkeri | 8 comments This seems to be something I might be able to do and actually complete.

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Patricia G. Bertényi - Salaisuuksien galleria

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Mattias Edvardsson - Salaisuuksien galleria
3. Alex Schulman - Unohda minut

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 31: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 151 comments FINISHED: Round One 3/25
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. John Green - The Fault in Our Stars - 1/4

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Stacy Green - Tin God - 1/13
3. Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez - Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son - 1/17

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Lauren Gunderson - The Half-Life of Marie Curie - 1/18
5. Cheryl Strayed - Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail - 2/1
6. Tomi Adeyemi - Children of Blood and Bone - 2/22

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. Ava Miles - Wild Irish Rose - 2/23
8. Stephanie K. Smith - Carnival Row: Tangle in the Dark - 2/26
9. Darrell Brown - Body Of Proof - 3/10
10. Lisa Jewell - Then She Was Gone - 3/25


message 32: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3482 comments Mod
Congrats to everyone who has already finished Round One!


message 33: by Eileen (new)

Eileen | 1217 comments My goal was 50, and I just finished 51, so I think that one author will start a new list of 50, lol!


message 34: by Rosemarie, Obsessive Reader (new)

Rosemarie | 3482 comments Mod
I think so too. Way to go, Eileen!


message 35: by Anu (last edited Aug 17, 2020 02:29AM) (new)

Anu (anu_datta) | 4 comments Count me in!



Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Waris Dirie (Desert Dawn)

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Christopher Hitchens (Mortality)
3. Kate Devlin (Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots)

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Duong Thuy (In the Golden Sun)
5. Tony Joseph (Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From)
6. Haruki Murakami (Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche)

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. Stanley Carvalho (Past and Curious-Forty Tales of Good Old Bangalore)
8. E.M. Forster (A Passage to India)
9. Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey (She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement)
10. Charmaine Craig (Miss Burma)


message 36: by Eileen (new)

Eileen | 1217 comments Rosemarie wrote: "I think so too. Way to go, Eileen!"

Thanks, Rosemarie!


message 37: by Kay (PhoenixArisen) (last edited May 09, 2020 05:17AM) (new)

Kay (PhoenixArisen) (phoenixarisen) | 16 comments Going for another round :)

New to You in 2020
Duration: 1/1/20 - 31/12/20

Round 2

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. What's French for WTF? - Gwen Ellery - 15/2/20

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Dance: Cinderella Retold - Demelza Carlton - 15/2/20
3. Up All Night - J. Margot Critch - 22/2/20

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Love Handles - Gretchen Galway - 22/2/20
5. Southern Spirits - Angie Fox - 3/3/20
6. Burning Fate - Claire Luana - 11/3/20

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. Head Over High Heels - Lila Monroe - 28/3/20
8. Rent A Husband - Sally Mason - 1/4/20
9. No Bravery Required: A Clinically Proven Program for Fears, Phobias and Social Anxiety by Richard Gallagher - 2/4/20
10. Witch Way to Mintwood by Addison Creek - 7/4/20


message 38: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Brady (minesayn) | 119 comments Rosemarie wrote: "Congrats to everyone who has already finished Round One!"

After I finished all the categories, I just added another category of my own making and have continued. I guess I could have started over.


message 39: by Kay (PhoenixArisen) (last edited May 09, 2020 05:18AM) (new)

Kay (PhoenixArisen) (phoenixarisen) | 16 comments Going for yet another round :)

New to You in 2020
Duration: 1/1/20 - 31/12/20

Round 3

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. One Night Stand by Hedonist Six - 9/4/20

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Our Story: an Away From Here Prequel by Christopher Harlan - 17/4/20
3. A Young Geek's Journal by Trilce Jiron - 18/4/20

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness by Steve Peters - 23/4/20
5. My Favorite Husband by Pam McCutcheon - 25/4/20
6. Empty Bodies by Zach Bohannon - 26/4/20

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. Trying Sophie by Rebecca Norinne - 29/4/20
8. What Once Was Perfect by Zoe York - 3/5/20
9. Free Me by Laurelin Paige - 7/5/20
10. The Courage to Be Disliked: How to Free Yourself, Change your Life and Achieve Real Happiness by Ichiro Kishimi - 9/5/20


message 40: by Kay (PhoenixArisen) (last edited Jun 02, 2020 01:34PM) (new)

Kay (PhoenixArisen) (phoenixarisen) | 16 comments Back again :)

New to You in 2020
Duration: 1/1/20 - 31/12/20

Round 4

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. The China Pandemic by A.R. Shaw - 12/5/20

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Marrying Mr. English by Katy Regnery - 12/5/20
3. The Chocolate Apothecary by Josephine Moon - 16/5/20

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Star Trek: The Next Generation - Hive by Brannon Braga - 17/5/20
5. No-one Ever Has Sex on Holiday by Tracy Bloom - 17/5/20
6. Love and Shenanigans by Zara Keane - 21/5/20

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. Adventures of a Vegan Vamp by Cate Lawley - 23/5/20
8. Erupt With Joy: A Journey Of Exploration From Core Values to Cultural Alignment by Hosamane J Savitha - 25/5/20
9. Milkshake Up by Christy Barritt - 26/5/20
10. My One Month Marriage by Shari Low - 2/6/20


message 41: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 151 comments Finished Round Two: 5/27
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. Paul Di Filippo - The Big Get-Even - 3/28

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Simone St. James - The Broken Girls - 4/5
3. Robert M. Wachter - The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age - 4/7

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Erika Johansen - The Queen of the Tearling - 4/19
5. Sara Rosett - Murder at Archly Manor - 4/23
6. Jana Deleon - Rose and Helena Save Christmas - 5/7

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. Paul Sussman - The Last Secret of the Temple - 5/16
8. Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman - Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch - 5/23
9. Jus Accardo - Touch - 5/24
10. Lilly Mirren - The Waratah Inn - 5/27


message 42: by Katherine (new)

Katherine | 12 comments New to You in 2020



Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
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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 43: by Kay (PhoenixArisen) (last edited Jul 13, 2020 08:01AM) (new)

Kay (PhoenixArisen) (phoenixarisen) | 16 comments On a roll :P

New to You in 2020
Duration: 1/1/20 - 31/12/20

Round 5

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Mind Reader by Kirsty McManus - 2/6/20

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Dare: The New Way to End Anxiety and Stop Panic Attacks Fast by Barry McDonagh - 5/6/20
3. Socially Distanced : Voices of a Teacher and Her Students During a World Pandemic by Debi Bober - 8/6/20

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Big Gray: A Romantic Comedy by Ina Carter - 10/6/20
5. A Kingdom's Cost by J.R. Tomlin - 12/6/20
6. Am I Ugly? by Michelle Elman - 17/6/20

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. Almost Jamie by Gina Robinson - 17/6/20
8. It Would Be Wrong to Steal My Sister's Boyfriend by Sophie Ranald - 21/6/20
9. Six Word Wonder by Doug Weller - 21/6/20
10. Ride by Cat Johnson - 23/6/20


message 44: by Jennifer (last edited Jun 25, 2020 01:12AM) (new)

Jennifer Oakley | 17 comments Might as well go for another round!

New To You In 2020 (Round 2)

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Leslie Lutz - Fractured Tide, 3/13/2020

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Helen Sarah Fields - These Lost & Broken Things, 3/19/2020
3. Clifford D. Simak - City, 3/23/2020

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Janet Skeslien Charles - The Paris Library, 4/6/2020
5. Terry Pratchett - The Color of Magic, 4/29/2020
6. Joyce Carol Oates - Night. Sleep. Death. The Stars., 5/3/2020

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. Anna Burns - Milkman, 5/4/2020
8. Blake Crouch - Recursion, 5/9/2020
9. Colson Whitehead - The Underground Railroad, 5/12/2020
10. Robert Beatty - Serafina and the Black Cloak, 6/25/2020


message 45: by Rachel (last edited Jul 09, 2020 07:48PM) (new)

Rachel Williams (brunie77) | 49 comments Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Kristin Hannah

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Angie Kim
3. Sara Nović

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Willow Rose
5. Gillian Flynn
6. K. Seaton

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. Linda Barrett
8. D.J PALMER
9. Andrew David MacDonald
10. Ruta Sepetys


message 46: by Kay (PhoenixArisen) (last edited Jul 25, 2020 02:34AM) (new)

Kay (PhoenixArisen) (phoenixarisen) | 16 comments New to You in 2020
Duration: 1/1/20 - 31/12/20

Round 6

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. The Heights of Perdition by C.S. Johnson - 26/6/20

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. First Night by Lauren Blakely - 29/6/20
3. Dead Days: The Complete Season One by Ryan Casey - 1/7/20

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Triple Beat by Mari Carr - 3/7/20
5. Mrs Hinch: The Activity Journal by Sophie Hinchliffe - 8/7/20
6. Honeymoon for One by Lily Zante - 9/7/20

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. The Art of Mass Effect by Dan Birlew - 10/7/20
8. Treat her Right by Serenity Woods - 15/7/20
9. The Story of Babushka by Catherine Flores - 23/7/20
10. Time Out by Emma Murray - 23/7/20


message 47: by Kay (PhoenixArisen) (last edited Aug 24, 2020 07:18AM) (new)

Kay (PhoenixArisen) (phoenixarisen) | 16 comments New to You in 2020
Duration: 1/1/20 - 31/12/20

Round 7

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. The One Night Stand Next Door by Emma Hart - 26/7/20

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Alejandro's Sorceress by Alyssa Day - 27/7/20
3. The Ultimate Confidence Game: Defeat Anxiety In 6 Levels And Unlock Your Social Potential by Josh Valentine - 28/7/20

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Give Me Yesterday by K. Webster - 29/7/20
5. A Night at the Animal Shelter by Mark J. Asher - 6/8/20
6. Swagger and Sass by Autumn Jones Lake - 13/8/20

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. Realize Your Resolutions: Setting and Sticking to Goals for the New Year and Beyond by Ellis E. Fowler - 13/8/20
8. River of Spears by Kade Derricks - 17/8/20
9. Fall In Love With Life by Donna Higton - 19/8/20
10. Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang - 20/8/20


message 48: by Anu (last edited Sep 21, 2020 02:51PM) (new)

Anu (anu_datta) | 4 comments Round 1 complete! (Message 35)

Starting Round 2!

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Eoin Dempsey (White Rose, Black Forest)

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Ira Mukhoty (Daughters of the Sun: Empresses, Queens and Begums of the Mughal Empire)
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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 49: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 151 comments Finished Round 3 - 8/8
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. Iliza Shlesinger - Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity - 5/29

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Jussi Adler-Olsen - The Keeper of Lost Causes - 6/14
3. Margot Hunt - Buried Deep - 6/20

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Kylie Quillinan - Queen of Egypt - 6/22
5. Kate Summerscale - The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher - 6/28
6. L.C. Warman - A Death at Eastwick - 7/21

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. Danielle Paige - Dorothy Must Die - 7/23
8. Michael Griesbach - Indefensible: The Missing Truth about Steven Avery, Teresa Halbach, and Making a Murderer - 7/26
9. Oyinkan Braithwaite - My Sister, the Serial Killer - 7/31
10. Octavia E. Butler - Kindred - 8/8


message 50: by Kay (PhoenixArisen) (last edited Sep 14, 2020 06:56AM) (new)

Kay (PhoenixArisen) (phoenixarisen) | 16 comments New to You in 2020
Duration: 1/1/20 - 31/12/20

Round 8

Level One: Test the Waters (1 New Author)
1. Sex Position Sequences: From Erotic Start to Spine-Tingling Stretch to Mind-Blowing Finish by Susan Austin - 20/8/20

Level Two: Wade in the Shallow End (3 New Authors)
2. Need Of A Change by Rita Rana - 27/8/20
3. Success: Why You Fail Where Others Succeed - 5 Life-Changing Personal Development Tips You Wish You Knew by Thibaut Meurisse - 28/8/20

Level Three: Take a Swim (6 New Authors)
4. Queen of Extinction by Gwynn White - 29/8/20
5. 5 Steps to Lasting Love: An Evidence- based Guide to Protecting & Repairing Your Relationship by Ann Marie Taylor - 1/9/20
6. The Last Days of Thunder Child by C.A. Powell - 4/9/20

Level Four: Dive Right In (10 New Authors)
7. Vegas Style by Toni Kenyon - 6/9/20
8. Beauty and the Beast Novelization by Elizabeth Rudnick - 10/9/20
9. Virtually Yours by Jeremy Holt - 11/9/20
10. Under the Alpha's Protection by Ava Adams - 14/9/20


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