I’ve participated in the New Author challenge a couple of times but not last year, when I wanted to read more of my favorite authors. However, last year I read quite a lot of short story collections which had new authors, so this year I’m joining New Author Challenge 2015.

Here are the guidelines:

The challenge will run from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.
Since this is an author challenge, there is no restriction on choosing your novels. They can definitely be from other challenges. However, the authors must be new to you and, preferably from novels. Anthologies are a great way to try someone new, but only a third of your new authors can be from short stories/novellas or anthologies.
I want this to be an easy challenge, so you can pick to do either 15, 25 or 50 new authors. It all depends on how fast you read and how adventurous you want to be. If you reach your goal halfway through the year, don’t stop. Any new author you try can be added to Mr. Linky. We all want to know about your new experience.
After reading your new author, write your review and then come back here and add your link to Mr. Linky. Make sure you include your name and the author, but adding the title is completely up to you.
Bloggers or Non-Bloggers alike are welcome. You don’t have to have a site to participate. You can link up via Facebook, GoodReads or even Amazon if you’d like.

Once you reach your goal, you don’t have to stop. Any new author you try, go ahead and head back here and add it to the list. Introduce us all to whoever you find. Afterall, there’s no reason to stop trying new authors, right?

My goal will be to read 15 new to me authors.

Books read:
1, Scott E. Tabert: A Midsummer Night’s Steampunk
2, Joss Llewlyn: The Razor’s Edge
3, John Yeoman: Dream of Darkness
4, Jacqueline Garlick: Lumiere
5, Nancy Jane Moore: Conscientious inconsistencies
6, Carol Berg: Song of the Beast
7, M. John Harrison: The Pastel City
8, Charlotte E. English: Black Mercury
9, Helene Wecker: The Golem and the Jinni
10, Pat Cadigan: The Mindplayers
11, Kalayna Price: Grave Witch
12, MeiLin Miranda: The Machine God
13, Ekaterin Sedia: The Secret History of Moscow
14, Howard Pyle: The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
15, Andrew Dymond: Dark Side of the Sun
16, Catherynne M. Valente: The Orphan’s Tales: In the Night Garden
17, V. E. Schwab: Vicious
18, Hannu Rajaniemi: The Quantum Thief
19, S. M. Blooding: Fall of Sky City
20, M. K. Hobson: The Native Star
21, Judith Tarr: Lord of the Two Lands
22, Kara Dalkey: Euryale
23, Jennifer Fallon: The Immortal Prince
24, Anne Lyle: The Alchemist of Souls
25, David Weber: On Basilisk Station
26, Laurie R. King: the Beekeeper’s Apprentice
27, Daniel Suarez: Influx
28, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas: Reindeer Moon
29, Tarquin Hall: The Case of the Man who Died Laughing
30, Vicki Pettersson: The Scent of Shadows
31, Linda Nagata: Memory
32, Emmi Itäranta: Memory of Water
33, Susan Kaye Quinn: The Third Daughter
34, David Mitchell: Cloud Atlas

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