Hello readers! With The Story Siren posting awesome exciting news about the 2012 Debut Author Challenge, I began to think about what books I am excited to read next year. What I realized is that many debut authors that I read through the DAC in years past have new books coming out, and I am super excited for those books because I loved their debuts!
I reached out on Twitter and found the consensus to be that many of you are as excited for the sophomore novels of your favorite debut authors as I am! This is why I am setting up the
SOPHOMORE READING CHALLENGE (SRC)!
What books count towards the SRC?
Any second YA or MG book published by an author in 2012 counts – it can be the second in a series, a new series, or a standalone. The only requirement is that it is the SECOND book the author has published in the YA or MG realm (and it must publish in 2012 in your home country)! I have started a Goodreads list HERE – as you can see, there are probably many many books on that list you are planning on reading already :)
When does the challenge run?
Books read before January 2013 count for this challenge.
Why should I join this challenge?
Reading debut novels is AWESOME. It is by far my favorite challenge – it allows me to find many new authors that I love. What better way to support these authors than to read their next published book?
What are the guidelines of the challenge?
Your challenge is to read 10 sophomore YA/MG novels in 2012. To officially participate, you need a Goodreads account or blog where you post reviews in English.
What should I do if I’m an author coming out with a sophomore novel?
I would love to feature you on my blog! Please contact me via THIS FORM or by e-mail (shanynlee at gmail.com).
How do I join?
Link your blog or Goodreads account below, and make a list of the sophomore novels you’re looking forward to :)
There will be prize packs given away to challenge participants throughout next year. You will receive an automatic entry for signing up to participate – options for additional entries will be announced at the time of the giveway.
Kate of KD Designs has made a button for this challenge! There is one at 200×200 and one is 300×300 so you can choose the best one from your sidebar :) Please save the image to your own computer before posting it to your blog.
If anyone has any questions about anything posted here, please leave a comment. I am excited to read Sophomore novels with you!