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Thursday, 31 December 2009

2010 UK Debut Authors List

As part of The Story Siren's 2010 Debut Author Reading Challenge, I have been searching for UK Debut Authors. I'm not sure if I will get through all the books that I find so I don't want to add them all to my challenge list. I will certainly do my best to read as many UK debut novels as I can. However, I will also maintain this list and link it in my sidebar in case it is of use to other bloggers and keep adding new authors as and when I find them. Please email me if you know of any that I haven't put on this list. A huge thanks to the bloggers and authors who have suggested titles. You are credited below.

07/01/10 When I Was Joe by Keren David, Frances Licoln (recommended by Luisa Plaja @ Chicklish) My review here.
04/01/10 The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh - My review here.
07/01/10 Castle of Shadows by Ellen Renner (recommended by Luisa Plaja @ Chicklish)
01/01/10 Desperate Measures by Laura Summers, Piccadilly Press (recommended by Jenny @ Wondrous Reads)
01/01/10 Monster Republic by Ben Norton (recommended by Jo @ Ink and Paper Fantasy Book Reviews)
04/01/10 Quicksilver by Samira Osman, Marion Lloyd Books
02/01/10 Mission Telemark by Amanda Mitchison, Walker Books - My review here.

01/02/2010 My So-Called Afterlife by Tamsyn Murray, Piccadilly Press (recommended by Jo @ Ink and Paper Fantasy Reviews
04/02/2010 Out of the Shadows by Jason Wallace
04/02/2010 Lex Trent Versus The Gods by Alex Bell, Headline

01/03/10 Pretty Bad Things by Claire Skuse, Chicken House (recommended by Lauren @ I Was A Teenage Book Geek)
04/03/10 Witchfinder: Dawn of the Demontide by William Hussey
18/03/10 Luke and Jon by Robert Williams, Faber and Faber  (found through Love Reading 4 Kids)
31/03/10 Waking Beauty by Julie Parrish, Matador (recommended by Lauren @ I Was A Teenage Book Geek)

01/04/10 The Truth About Leo by David Yelland, Puffin (recommended by Jenny @ Wondrous Reads)
05/04/10 Mortlock by Jon Mayhew, Bloomsbury (recommended by Jenny @ Wondrous Reads)
05/04/10 Inside My Head by Jim Carrington, Bloomsbury (recommended by Emma @ Bloomsbury)

13/05/10 Wintercraft by Jenna Burtenshaw, Headline (recommended by Jenny @ Wondrous Reads)
03/05/10 Montacute House by Lucy Jago, Bloomsbury
06/05/10 Della Says: OMG! by Keris Stainton, Orchard (recommended by Luisa Plaja @ Chicklish)
03/06/10 Tall Story by Candy Gourlay, David Fickling (recommended by Keren David)

07/10 The Other Countess, Penguin Puffin






1/12/2010 Fire Season by V. H. Folland, Ragged Angel Ltd

Please email me at: thebookette @ googlemail.com if you know of any other debut novels by UK authors to be published in 2010.

A huge thanks to Sammee @ I Want to Read That for designing the link button. You're an absolute star!

Happy New Year Everyone!
The Bookette


Kelly Moran said...

great blog. i love your layout. i'm following you now. feel free to pop into mine. i have all things books!

The Book Bug said...

Great List. I want to read all of them! Happy new year, too!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Fab! I love list like these.

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Cool list! Haven't heard of ANY of these (embarrassing), but definitely will be on the lookout for them. :)

Lauren said...

This is going to be so useful, I'm glad you did it! I think I've got another, and it sounds interesting... Waking Beauty by Julie Parrish, due out 31 March 2010. Sounds like a sort-of retelling of Sleeping Beauty, modern UK style. Yay!

Book Monster said...

Ahh, maybe this is just me, but I think it's so unique that your just sticking to the UK. If I just stick with Canadian Debut authors, I imagine it would be a hard find.

Shweta said...

Nice list. I will have to check out these books on Goodreads to see which one I can add to my ever growing TBR list. Have fun with your challenge

Book Chick City said...

Good luck in your challenge - I have so many already I think I will sit this one out :)

Becky said...

Lauren, you're right! Waking Beauty is a debut YA novel. I've added it to the list. It looks fab. What a great find.

Book Monster, I really think you should try finding debut Canadian authors just for an experiment even if you decide you don't want to read them. I'm kinda fascinated by this search now. With the help of my blogger friends, we have now found 12 novels. I hope the list keeps growing.

How fab would it be if each person doing The Story Siren's Challenge read just one book by a UK author!

Book Snob said...

Thanks for the suggestion, I would love to read a UK Debut Author. And thanks for the list I will probably choose one from your blog! Happy New Year :)

Luisa Plaja said...

This is a great list, and I think it's wonderful that you're focusing on UK debuts. If I come across any more books that fit your remit, I'll definitely let you know. Meanwhile, I want to link to this fabulous post!

I hope you enjoy all the books. I'm really looking forward to reading your reviews!

Lenore said...

Candy Gourlay is hilarious in person so I am sure her book must be great too. Enjoy!

Sarah said...

Great list :o) I'll have to try & make an effort to read some of these UK debut authors this year

Jo said...

I have a rec for you; My So-Called Afterlife by Tamsyn Murray, released on 25th Feb from Piccadilly Press :)

Dawn Kurtagich said...

So many awesome books . . . . . how will I keep up?! :P I've added 324 books to my to-read list. And here are more! :D