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Friday, July 23, 2010

Starting a 20 new-to-me Christian Author reading challenge! (But I'm shooting for 40!)

This challenge originated at the What You Reading Now blog.

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I'm entering the challenge late in the game, but the challenge is still doable for me since I've kept track of all of the books I've read since January 2010. I will list the new-to-me Christian authors below and see how many I have read before the end of the 2010 calendar year. Doesn't that sound fun?

Here are the details about how to participate in the challenge (minus the prize since the deadline has passed for that) - must list 20 books from Christian authors that you have not read before. Pick any Christian book, fiction or non-fiction, but it MUST be new to you author AND a Christian.

  • Must be 20 DIFFERENT authors!
  • Any title, Christian genre and length of book will count for this challenge.
  • No reviews are necessary. (But reviews are always nice to read!)
  • Books read for other challenges DO count toward fulfilling the 20 author commitment of this challenge!
  • Again....MUST be a Christian author!!!

Challenge begins January 1, 2010 and will end December 31, 2010.

Here is my list! Since I've surpassed the 20 and I just started today, I'm going to challenge myself to read 40 new-to-me-Christian authors this year. (This is especially hard for me because I've read so many authors before so there aren't many I haven't read...but here goes.)
--Note: there are a few authors I've read but their material was questionable (and some people might find their edgy content offensive) so I'm not listing them.

1.  The Sister Wife by Diane Noble
2.  A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer
3.  Life in Spite of Me by Kristen Anderson
4.  They Almost Always Come Home by Cynthia Ruchti
5.  The Sword by Bryan M. Litfin
6.   Queen of Hearts by K. Dawn Byrd
7.  A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin
8.  The Big 5-Oh! by Sandra D. Bricker
9.  Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan
10. Thicker than Blood by CJ Darlington
11. Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze
12. Salvaged by Stefne Miller
13. The Fence My Father Built by Linda S. Clare
14. Hearts Awakening by Delia Parr
15. Chasing Lilacs by Carla Stewart
16. No Other by Shawna K. Williams
17. Unspeakable Journey by Rinda Hahn
18. Rooms by James L. Rubart
19. Scars and Stilettos by Harmony Dust
20. The Pastor's Wife by Jennifer AlLee
21. Meander Scar by Lisa J. Lickel
22. Loving Bella by Renee Ryan
23. From the Dead by John Herrick
24. The Gladiator by Carla Capshaw
25.  Sarah's Christmas Miracle by Mary Ellis
26. The Heart's Journey Home by Jen Stephens
27. Soon After by Sherryle Kiser Jackson
28. Pearl in the Sand by Tessa Afshar
29. Making Waves by Lorna Seilstad
30.The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson
31. Exposed by Ashley Weis
32. Catching Moondrops by Jennifer Erin Valent
33. It's In My Blood by Shawneda Marks
34. Love Finds You in Sugarcreek Ohio by Serena Miller
35. Faithful by Kim Cash Tate

To read reviews of any of the books/authors listed above, simply click on my "Books Reviewed in 2010" tab on my blog.


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rbooth43 said...

Vanished by Kathryn Mackel
Sweet Caroline by Rachel Hauck
Woman Redeemed by Christine Blake
Blue Hole Back Home by Joy Jordan-Lake
My Hands Came Away Red by Lisa McKay
Midnight Sea by Colleen Coble
A Touch of Grace by Linda Goodnight
A Murder Among Friends by Ramona Richards
Barefoot Brides by Annie Jones
Waiting for Daybreak by Kathryn Cushman
A Promise of Hope by Amy Clipston
When Forever Comes by Anita Stansfield
Lethal Objection by Michael Swiger
Summer Breeze by Catherine Palmer and Gary Chapman
Day by Day by Delia Parr
Coming Unglued by Rebeca Seitz
A Gift of Grace by Amy Clipston
Too Good to Be True by Trish Perry
Scent From Heaven by Crysta Fox
Adam by Michelle Simpson
An Absence So Great by Jane Kirkpatrick

Shawna Williams said...

Michelle, you inspire me to pick up the pace!

PatriciaW said...

I'm not entering because I can't keep up with all the books coming at me but I've read a few new-to-me authors this year:

1. The Bishop by Steven James
2. The Mailbox by Marybeth Whalen
3. When the Devil Whistles by Rick Acker
4. Destined by Patricia Haley
5. Back on Murder by J. Mark Bertrand
6. Tomorrow We Die by Shawn Grady
7. Waiting Out the Storm by Ruth 8. Logan Herne
9. Refuge on Crescent Hill by Melanie Dobson
10. Disaster Status by Candace Calvert
11. Chasing Lilacs by Carla Stewart
12. Stuff Christians Like by Jon Acuff
13. The Six-Liter Club by Dr. Harry Kraus
14. The Narrow Path by Gail Sattler
15. Chosen by Ginger Garrett
16. Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes
17. Thicker Than Blood by C. J. Darlington
18. Imaginary Jesus by Matt Mikalatos
19. It's In My Blood by Shawneda Marks
20. Meander Scar by Lisa Lickel
21. Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan
22. A Valentine's Wish by Betsy St. Amant
23. The Sister Pact by Cami Checketts
24. Screen Play by Chris Coppernoll
25. A Claim of Her Own by Stephanie Grace Whitson
26. Sistergirl Devotions by Carol Mackey
27. Uncovered: Revealing the Secrets of a Sexy Marriage by Susie Davis

I see some books on the lists posted that I need to add to my TBR list.

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