Debutathon 2014: Announcement and Sign Ups

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Welcome, welcome! This is the official announcement for the second (hopefully) annual Debutathon!

The History

The Debutathon began last year when I was flailing over some awesome debut novels and authors, and I wanted to share the love. The first Debutathon took place in the summer, about halfway through the year, because it’s when I thought everyone would have the most time. I was considering hosting a second event closer to Christmas and the New Year, but those plans fell through because I was just so busy. After much consideration and many requests, I’m now hosting the second event! A year late, but

not of import

The Dates

The Debutathon will start on December 8 @ 12AM until December 14 @ 11.59PM. Obviously, it will last for a week, which is a little longer than the last one. Since this is an incredibly busy time of year, I wanted to give everyone as much time as possible to read their debuts!

So, you all have exactly three weeks to research debut novels, buy/borrow/steal (from friends, obviously, not shops or the internet) a few, and cancel all plans for that week.

The Rules

This is a week-long readathon that focusses on debut novels. If you have any questions then feel free to ask! Here are some things to keep in mind:

– The debuts have to be released in 2014
– The debuts can be Middle Grade, Young Adult, or Adult
– You may read an author’s debut in one of those categories, even if they’ve published other books in other categories before. For example, HARRY POTTER would be J. K. Rowling’s debut novel and her children’s debut, but THE CASUAL VACANCY would be her adult debut. Both would count. If they had been published in 2014, obviously.

The Event

As well as reading ALL THE DEBUTS, I will also be hosting giveaways, interviewing authors, and making lots of lists. Because lists are the best thing. You can take part by coming up with challenges (Book Spine Poetry, Spell It Out, Book Chain, and other such classics are welcome), reading the books, and cheering for fellow participants!

The Assistance

If you need some help deciding which debut novels to read, you can check out these handy lists:

MG/YA/NA Debuts
Class of 2k14

If anyone else has any lists/articles about debut novels, feel free to share! A word of caution: Anybody can edit and add books to Goodreads lists, so take care to make sure that the books you plan to read are actually debuts!

I recommend…

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Sign Up

To officially take part in the Debutathon, you should sign up using the linky below. You can use your blog URL, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Tumblr, Youtube channel… any of those things. But please leave a link to your sign up page/tweet/status. All you have to do is announce that you plan on taking part, and leave a link to this page. And there is a giveaway involved for those who take part!


20 comments on “Debutathon 2014: Announcement and Sign Ups

    • Amber 28/11/2014 10:52 pm

      Awesome, thanks Sam! Also, your challenge idea, I wholeheartedly approve!

  1. Mel@thedailyprophecy 17/11/2014 9:38 pm

    I’M IN. The first time I forgot to join, but that’s not going to happen again. I will make my sign-up post and I’ll post is somewhere this week.

    • Amber 28/11/2014 10:50 pm

      Hahaha how could you FORGET?! XD

  2. Ebony @ Daring Damsels 18/11/2014 4:12 am

    This is such a great idea, Amber! I wish I was able to participate this time around, but unfortunately I’m unable to. I hope everyone has a great time participating, though. 🙂

    • Amber 28/11/2014 10:49 pm

      Thanks Ebony! Shame you can’t join in though. I’ll miss your presence XD

  3. Rebecca 18/11/2014 2:07 pm

    Totally signing up! I signed up last year and failed completely, so this time, I shall prepare myself. Looking forward to squeezing in some more debuts before the year ends.

    • Amber 28/11/2014 10:48 pm

      Yay, awesome! Nothing wrong with failing a little bit as long as you have fun XD

    • Amber 28/11/2014 10:47 pm

      I hope you manage to find something 😀 I have a bunch that I want to choose from

  4. Laura Plus Books 24/11/2014 12:33 pm

    Omg this is so exciting! Definitely gonna sign up. I’m about to schedule the post. *squeals* Thank you for hosting such an awesome and fun event again!

    • Amber 28/11/2014 10:47 pm

      YAAAAAAAY! I can’t wait 😀 I’m going to read ALLLLL the books

  5. Justin 28/11/2014 10:03 pm

    A novel released in 2014 or an authors debut (first) novel released in 2014?

    • Amber 28/11/2014 10:46 pm

      An author’s first novel(s) in YA or MG or Adult categories 🙂

      • Justin 14/12/2014 9:36 pm

        Hi Amber. I’ve finally selected a novel. I’ll be doing a blog post as well as a YouTube video of it. Consumed, by David Cronenberg. He’s a filmmaker, but it’s his debut novel, released this year. That cool?

        • Justin 14/12/2014 9:40 pm

          Actually, I’ve just picked this novel up today. Probably won’t have it read and posted ’till Wednesday. Is that ok? Sorry if I’m too presumptuous.

  6. Fangirling Misses 29/11/2014 9:09 am

    Wow I love this idea! Unfortunately I can’t cancel ALL my plans during the week because I have a dance concert to perform in *pouts* Buuuut, I’ll still try to sneak in 2 YA debuts!!

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