The Debutante Ball 2010 Reading Challenge

1 12 2009

The Debutante Ball is a group blog for debut authors, all women.  The blog is currently in its fourth year and has a track record of debuting some really great authors.  Swapna and I are both big fans, so we thought we would create this challenge in order to introduce the Debutante Ball and the fantastic Debs to more people.

There are two basic parts to this challenge, each of which I will describe only briefly (I’ll link you over to the FAQs for each, if you want more information).

The Current Debs Challenge

Host: Jen – Devourer of Books

Basically, the idea here is to read books by the 2010 Debs.  A list of all books by all members of The Debutante Ball can be found on the Debutante Ball books page.  We would love for you to read all five books by these five lovely ladies, but as we know that this may not be possible, so you can join at the 1, 3, or 5 book level.

For more information, check out the FAQs.  Or, go ahead and sign up!

The Previous Debs Challenge

Host: Swapna – S. Krishna’s Books

I’m sure you can all guess, but the idea here is to read books from the PREVIOUS Debs.  Again, ALL books by these ladies can be found on the Debutante Ball books page.  You’ll notice on that page that the author’s debut book is followed by (Deb 20xx), indicating which year they were originally part of the Debutante Ball.  We would strongly encourage those of you signing up for this portion of the challenge to make at least some of the books you read the author’s actual debut book.  You can sign up to read 2, 4, 6, or 8 books.

For more information, check out the FAQs.  Or, go ahead and sign up!

For Everyone

Yes you can:

  • Overlap with other challenges (although you can’t count books by the 2010 Debs in the Previous Debs Challenge if you are doing both)
  • Change your level of commitment – in fact, we hope you’ll love these books so much that you’ll decide you want to read all of them!

This challenge runs from January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2010.  Anyone who is signed up for either challenge by January 11th will be entered to win one Debutante Ball book.  If you’re signed up for both you’ll have two chances of winning!  We may also have a prize for one person who completes the challenge.

Please note:

  • If you sign up for both challenges, you can do so with a single post on your blog, but you must include it on both Mr. Linkys.
  • We are also asking that, as part of this challenge, you commit to reading and commenting on the Debutante Ball blog.  Obviously this is on your honor, but we would encourage you to set a goal for commenting as well, either a certain number of comments per week, or a certain number of comments for each Deb between now and August (the 2011 Deb class will begin blogging in September).



10 responses

2 12 2009
Beth F

I’ll be joining both sides of this challenge, but I won’t have my announcement post up for a while.

6 12 2009
The Debutante Ball » Blog Archive » Newsflash, December 6

[…] One of the Debs’ favorite bloggers, Jen at Devourer of Books, is hosting a fabulous reading challenge for books by the 2010 Debs. The blog for the reading challenge is here and the main information post is here. […]

13 12 2009
Sunday Salon « ReviewsbyLola's Blog

[…] is all the information about the challenge, which can be found on the official blog for this […]

11 02 2010

Joining both challenges and have information linked…just finished my first “past” deb book! =)

15 03 2010
Pollyanna’s 2010 Reading Challenge: Reading on Discworld « Pollyanna Rainbow Sunshine and the Needles of Doom

[…] the 2010 100+ Reading Challenge – read 100 books between January 1 and December 31. And the Debutante Ball 2010 Reading Challenge – read current or previous debut books by the female authors who are members of this group […]

23 03 2010
Rachelle (Bibliobabe)

I posted a page with ALL current reading challenges. Let me know if you want me to add any other information to your challenge. I hope it brings even more readers to your challenge!

Reading Challenges.

Rachelle (Bibliobabe)

23 03 2010

Thanks Rachelle!

20 05 2010
Book Review: The Little Giant of Aberdeen County « ReviewsbyLola's Blog

[…] This book counts towards The Debutante Ball challenge. […]

14 09 2010
BBAW Interview Swap: chasing bawa interviews Booking Mama « chasing bawa

[…] with Bermuda Onion is the Reagan Arthur Books Challenge. I also really enjoyed participating in the Debutante Ball Challenge. And within the next month or so, I will be bringing back the Shelf Discovery Challenge based on […]

3 10 2010
The Debutante Ball » Blog Archive » News Flash: October 3, 2010

[…] out Swapna Krishna, beautiful and charming hostess of S. Krishna’s Books and originator of the Previous Debs Challenge?  Yes, we love her because she’s a good friend to the Debs, but we’re in also in awe […]

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