Saturday, October 31, 2009

Awesome Author Challenge 2010

The Awesome Author Challenge is being hosted by Alyce at At Home with Books. "The idea behind this challenge is to read works by authors who have been recommended to you time and again, yet somehow you haven't managed to read any books by those authors. These are the authors that everyone else tells you are awesome, thus the "Awesome Author Challenge" title."

The challenge begins January 1, 2010 and ends December 31, 2010 so there's a lot of time to read your Awesome Authors!

The Rules for this challenge:

**Crossover from other challenges is allowed

**Choose the level at which you would like to participate, post about it and leave a link to your post in Mister Linky.

**Titles and authors do not have to be predetermined, and can change at any time.

**Books can come from any genre or reading level, the only requirement is that you have heard great things about the author, but haven't yet read any of their works

The Levels of the challenge:
*Easy: Choose three authors and read at least one title from each author
*Moderate: Choose six authors and read at least one title from each author
*Challenging: Choose ten authors and read at least one title from each author.
*Over-Achieving: Anything over ten authors

I have a long list of authors that have been recommended to me many times and I have yet to read so I am going to for the "Over-Achieving" Level and make a good dent in my list. Right now my list of authors:

Allegra Goodman
Nicola Upson
Armistead Maupin
Chang-Rae Lee
Sarah Dessen
Marilynne Robinson
JM Coetzee
Alice Munro
David Almond
Khaled Hosseini
Anita Brookner
A. Manette Mansay
Colm Tobin
Michelle Richmond


  1. Thanks for joining the challenge! I see some really good authors on your list and some I haven't seen before. I just discovered Chang-Rae Lee this week, but haven't read anything by him. Good luck with the challenge!

  2. You have quite a nice list for this challenge. I can't wait to see how we proceed with it.

  3. Great list of authors. Good luck with the challenge!

  4. Great list of authors there. I plan to participate in this one as well; have fun!

  5. You've picked some authors I really love and a fair number I haven't heard of. Which is embarrassing, I have to admit!

  6. Argh! I saw this challenge too. So many great ones coming out right now! You have a fabulous list there - nothing bad will come out of that cast of authors.

    Love the new pictures, especially of Daisy, God bless her.