New Author Challenge


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The goal is to read 50 (or as many as you want) new authors in the year 2009. Since I already know a majority of my list next year consists of authors I have already read, 50 may be pushing it. We’ll see.

  1. Rhonda Byrne – The Secret
  2. Adair Lara – You Know You’re a Writer When
  3. Herman Melville – Moby Dick
  4. Candace Bushnell – One Fifth Avenue
  5. Holly Black – Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field Guide
  6. Aesopus – Aesop’s Fables
  7. Jeffrey Eugenides – Middlesex
  8. Bernhard Schlink – The Reader
  9. Brenda Ueland – If You Want to Write
  10. Marjane Satrapi – Persepolis I
  11. C.S. Lewis – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician’s Nephew
  12. David Thomson – Have You Seen…?
  13. Jane Smiley – A Thousand Acres
  14. Thomas Hardy – Tess of the D’Urbervilles
  15. Art Spiegelman – Maus
  16. Richard Nelson Bolles – the 1996 What Color is Your Parachute?
  17. J.D. Robb – Naked in Death
  18. Jack Heffron – The Writer’s Idea Book
  19. Charlaine Harris – Dead Until Dark
  20. Frank Miller – Sin City: The Hard Goodbye (Vol. 1)
  21. Christopher Moore – Fool
  22. Catherine Hardwicke – Twilight Director’s Notebook
  23. Sue Monk Kidd – The Secret Life of Bees
  24. Amy Sohn – Sex and the City: the Movie
  25. Katherine Center – Everyone is Beautiful
  26. John C. Kirkland – Love Letters of Great Men Vol. 1
  27. Ken Follett – The Pillars of the Earth
  28. Steve Niles – 30 Days of Night
  29. Rainer Maria Rilke – Letters to a Young Poet
  30. Kaye Gibbons – Ellen Foster
  31. Andrea Buchanan – The Daring Book for Girls
  32. Meg Gardiner – The Dirty Secrets Club
  33. Meg Cabot – Size 12 is Not Fat
  34. Alan Moore – Watchmen
  35. Fannie Flagg – Fried Green Tomatoes
  36. Ian McEwan – Atonement
  37. Scott Westerfled – Uglies
  38. Charles Frazier – Cold Mountain
  39. Jerry Bridges – Transforming Grace
  40. Nancy Balbirer – Take Your Shirt Off and Cry
  41. Norman Maclean – A River Runs Through It and Other Stories
  42. Seth Grahame-Smith – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  43. John Grogan – Marley and Me
  44. Carol Higgins Clark – Decked
  45. Tom Rath – Strengths Finder 2.0
  46. Andy Andrews – The Noticer
  47. Arthur Golden – Memoirs of a Geisha
  48. Elizabeth Gilbert – Eat, Pray, Love
  49. James Allen – As Man Thinketh
  50. Sam Parker – Smile and Move
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