Planning your reading list for next year? Are you participating in the Debut Author Challenge 2012? Kristi at The Story Siren blog has just posted the guidelines. In a nutshell: between January 1, 2013 and January 31, 2013, you commit to reading at least 12 Young Adult or Middle Grade books by debut authors. There is an ARC (Advanced Readers Copy) tour for selected titles — a great option if you like to read books before they officially come out, or if you can’t buy all the books. There are also mini-challenges by genre, giveaways, and other incentives to read great new books. Many book bloggers participate and help to host this challenge, but you don’t have to have a book blog to get involved. The Story Siren has PDF lists of all the debuts next year, and you can also find 2012 lists on GoodReads.

I’m really thrilled and honored to see that TOKYO HEIST has already made it onto some people’s reading lists for the reading challenge, and I plan to donate a copy for the ARC tour.

Now I have a problem — I want to read every book coming out next year! How do you choose??