This challenge is being hosted by Pour of Tor. This is a great idea for a challenge!!
1.) The challenge will run from August 1, 2008 to January 31, 2009. You may join at any time before or during those six months.
2.) During those six months, read at least SIX books by an author whose work you have never read before.
3.) You may choose six different "unread" authors to introduce yourself to, or you may choose just one or two and explore their work in greater depth.
4.) Authors may be drawn from any genre of literature. The only requirement is that they be authors whose work you substantially regret not having read yet.
5.) Your choices may overlap with other challenges you have underway.
To join the challenge:
1.) Make your list of at least six unread authors or works.
2.) Write a comment in response to this post expressing your immense, irrepressible desire to join the Unread Authors Challenge. If you have a blog, include a link to the entry in which you lay out your challenge goals. (Be sure to link to the specific entry, rather than to the blog as a whole, for the ease of those who want to view your choices.) If you don't have a blog, type out your list in the comment.
3.) If you would like to join the Unread Authors Blog (which will allow you to post copies of your list and any reviews you write directly to the blog), and you are not already a member, include an email address. I suggest using the format "email AT email DOT com" to avoid evil bots who seek out your email address for their own nefarious purposes. I will then send an invitation to join the blog's authorship to that email address.
**I completed the Unread Author Challenge**
1.) Enchanting the Lady by Kathryne Kennedy (will read again)
2.) One Night Stand by Cindy Krik (will read again)
3.) One Smitten Twice Shy by Lori Wilde (will read again)
4.) What a Pirate Desires by Michelle Beattie (new auto buy author)
5.) Confession of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella (will read rest of series)
6.) Dancing with Fire by Susan Kearney (probably won't read the author again)
7.) Trial by Fire by Jo Davis (looking forward to the 2nd book)