Sunday, December 7, 2008

In which I go crazy and join too many challenges, #1

I've been greedily eyeing a bunch of challenges that have taken place this year, that I didn't get to join because I started blogging too late. Well, now I'm gonna make up for it. The first challenge I am joining is the 2009 Pub Challenge. Here are the rules:

Here are the 2009 rules:

  1. Read a minimum of 9 books first published in 2009. You don’t have to buy these. Library books, unabridged audios, or ARCs are all acceptable. To qualify as being first published in 2009, it must be the first time that the book is published in your own country. For example, if a book was published in Australia, England, or Canada in 2008, and then published in the USA in 2009, it counts (if you live in the USA). Newly published trade paperbacks and mass market paperbacks do not count if there has been a hardcover/trade published before 2009. Any questions on what qualifies? Just leave a comment here, and I’ll respond with the answer.
  2. No children’s/YA titles allowed, since we’re at the ‘pub.’
  3. At least 5 titles must be fiction.
  4. Crossovers with other challenges are allowed.
  5. You can add your titles as you go, and they may be changed at any time.

I've started to compile a list - here is what I have so far:

The Origin of Species by Nino Ricci
While My Sister Sleeps by Barbara Delinsky (finished 5/1/09, rated 6/10)
Still Alice by Lisa Genova (finished 7/11/09, rated 9/10)
Blonde Roots by B. Evaristo
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
The Believers by Zoe Heller (finished 4/16/09, rated 5/10)
Delicate Edible Birds by Lauren Groff
Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand by Gioconda Belli (finished 3/19/09, rated 7/10)
The Musician's Daughter by Susanne Dunlap (finished 2/10/09, rated 7/10)
A World I Never Made by James LePore (finished 3/26/09, rated 7/10)
Steal Across the Sky by Nancy Kress (finished 5/1/09, rated 8/10)
My Abandonment by Peter Rock (finished 5/4/09, rated 9/10)
Sonata for Miriam by Linda Olsson (finished 5/15/09, rated 8/10)
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (finished 5/28/09, rated 10/10)
Saints in Limbo by River Jordan (finished 5/29/09, rated 7/10)
Palace Circle by Rebecca Dean (finished 6/1/09, rated 7/10)
20 Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler (finished 5/29/09, rated 7/10)
All Other Nights by Dara Horn (finished 6/7/09, rated 8/10)
Best Intentions by Emily Listfield (finished 6/11/09, rated 8/10)
Life's That Way by Jim Beaver (finished 6/14/09, rated 10/10)
Sunnyside Blues by Mary Carter (finished 6/19/09, rated 7/10)

There are a lot of good books on the horizon, so I'm sure this list will change, and I think this is going to be a fun challenge!


bermudaonion said...

I signed up for 2 challenges this year and haven't done so hot on either one of them, so I'm going to tread lightly next year.

Katherine said...

I've signed up for two challenge for 2009, and the Pub Challenge is one of them. Happy reading! There are a lot of great books set to come out in 2009; I've already got a number of ARCs on my shelf itching to be read. I'm pushing myself to read at least one brand-new book each month next year.

dawn said...

I'll see you at the Pub! This is one challenge I've already committed to. I'm considering the Decades '09, too; that looks good!