Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 - New Authors Challenge


I loved this challenge in 2009, so I had to join it once again. I'm committing to reading at least these (10) New to me authors, but I'm hoping to read a total of (50 new to me authors).

  1. Fran Delaney; Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show - 4/5 (audio)
  2. Colum McCann - Mudbound - 5/5 (audio)
  3. Andrea Levy; The Long Song - 4/5
  4. Jane Smiley; Private Life - 4/5
  5. Randy Susan Meyers; The Murderer's Daughters - (audio) 4.5/5
  6. Gail Godwin; Unfinished Desires - 4/5
  7. Hillary Jordan; Mudbound - 4/5
  8. Anchee Min; Pearl of China - (audio) 3.5/5
  9. Sarah Blake; Postmistress - 2.5/5(audio)
  10. Aimee Bender; The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake - 4/5
  11. Deborah Davis - (Gilded: How Newport Became Americas Richest Resort) - 4/5
  12. M.R. Hall - The Disappeared - 3/5
  13. Belinda Bauer - Blacklands - 4/5
  14. David Dosa - Making Rounds With Oscar - 5/5
  15. Craig Hatkoff - Winter's Tail - 4.5/5
  16. Gretchen Rubin - The Happiness Project - 3/5
  17. Philipp Meyer - American Rust - 4/5
  18. Stephen Benatar - Wish Her Safe At Home - 4/5
  19. Elizabeth Noble; The Girl Next Door - 3.5/5
  20. Roger Rosenblatt; Making Toast - 4.5/5
  21. Sarah Dunant; Sacred Hearts - 4/5
  22. Catherine Reef; Ernest Hemingway: A Writer's Life - 4.5/5
  23. Paulo Giordano; The Solitude of Prime Numbers - 5/5
  24. George Bishop; Letter To My Daughter - 4/5
  25. Carol Bradley; Saving Gracie - 4.5/5
  26. Nafisa Haji; The Writing on My Forehead - 4/5
  27. Nevada Barr; Winter Study - 4/5
  28. Lorrie Moore; A Gate At the Stairs - (audio) 1/5
  29. Lori Lansens; The Wife's Tale - 5/5
  30. Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Wench - 4.5/5
  31. The Mayo Foundation; The Mayo Clinic Diet - 4/5
  32. Thomas Trofimuk; Waiting for Columbus - 4/5
  33. Angie and Storm Davis; Make That a Table for Seven - 4.5/5
  34. Dianne Dixon; The Language of Secrets - 2/5
  35. Rachelle Rogers Knight; Read, Recommend, Remember - 4/5
  36. Alice Lichtenstein; Lost - 3/5
  37. Elif Shafak; The Forty Rules of Love
  38. Diane Meier; The Season of Second Chances-4.5/5
  39. Amy Greene; Bloodroot (audio) 4/5
  40. Jenny Gardiner; Winging It - 4/5
  41. Rebecca Skloot; The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - 4.5/5
  42. David Small; Stitches - 5/5
  43. Susie Middleton; Fast, Fresh and Green - 4/5
  44. Frost and Stektee; Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things - 4/5
  45. Maggie Pouncey; Perfect Reader - 4/5
  46. Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie; Slow Death by Rubber Duck - 5/5
  47. Richardson, Parnell and Bates; Christian, the Hugging Lion - 4/5
  48. Margot Berwin; Hot House Flower and the 9 Plants of Desire - 4/5 (audio)
  49. David Shenk; The Genius in All of Us - (audio) 4.5/5
  50. Paul Harding; Tinkers - 3/5
  51. Beverly Jensen; Sisters From Hard Scrabble Bay - 4/5
  52. The House on Oyster Creek; Heidi Jon Schmidt - 3.5/5
  53. Love is the Best Medicine; Dr. Nick Trout - 3.5/5
  54. My Name is Mary Sutter; Robin Oliveria - 5/5
  55. Frida Kahlo: The Still Lifes; S. Grimberg - 4.5/5
  56. Blind Hope; Kim Meeder - 3/5
  57. The Thousand Autums of Jacob de Zoet; David Mitchell - 4.5/5
  58. Such a Pretty Face; Cathy Lamb - 4.5/5
  59. The Gendarme; Mark Mustian - 4.5/5
  60. A Friend of the Family; Lauren Grodstein (audio) 4/5
  61. The Good Psychologist; Noam Shpancer - 4/5
  62. I Thought You Were Dead; Pete Nelson - 5/5 
  63. A Secret Kept; de Rosnay - 2.5/5
  64. Room; Emma Donoghue - 4.5/5
  65. Mr. Peanut; Adam Ross - 4/5 
  66. You Don't Look Like Anyone I Know; Heather Sellers 
  67. Pillars of the Earth; Ken Follett -5/5 
  68. Lady Matador's Hotel; Cristina Garcia - 4/5 
  69. Resurrection in May; Lisa Samson - 3/5 
  70. The Heights; Peter Hedges - 2/5 
  71. Girl in Translation; Jean Kwok - 4.5/5 
  72. The Bells; Richard Harvell - 5/5 
  73. We Have Always Lived in a Castle;  Shirley Jackson - 5/5
  74. Interrupting Chicken; David Ezra Stein - 5/5 
  75. Llama, Llama Misses Mama; Anna Dewdney - 5/5 
  76. The Halloween Kid; Rhode Montijo - 3.5/5
  77. Comet's Nine Lives; Jan Brett - 5/5
  78. Blue Nude; Elizabeth Rosner - 5/5 
  79. Molly's Pilgrim; B. Cohen - 5/5
  80. Oh No She Didn't; Clinton Kelly - 5/5
  81. What We Have; Amy Boesky - 4/5
  82. Zoo Story; Thomas French - 4/5
  83. Monsters Eat Whiny Children; Bruce Eric Kaplan - 4/5 
  84. Strangers at the Feast; Jennifer Vanderbes - 5/5
  85. It's a Book; Lane Smith
  86. Fred Stays With Me; Coffelt
  87. Shantaram; Gregory David Roberts - 5/5
  88. Night Tree; Eve Bunting - 5/5
  89. Twelve Cats of Christmas; Kandy Radzinski - 4.5/5
  90. The Last Train; Gordon Titcomb - 5/5
  91. The Moonflower Vine; Jetta Carleton - 4/5  
  92. Yoon and the Christmas Mitten; Helen Recorvits - 5/5 
  93. Owen and Mzee; Hatkoff - 5/5
  94. The Lonely Polygamist;Brady Udall - 4.5/5
  95. Oogy; Larry Levin - 4/5 (audio)
  96. The Snow Globe; Sheila Roberts - 4/5

1 comment:

  1. I'm doing this challenge for the first time and really looking forward to it!

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