March 17, 2008 archive

The Pub 2008 Challenge

January 1 – December 31, 2008

Isn’t this a beautiful button? Now can you see why I couldn’t resist joining? Especially once Michelle agreed to allow books completed after Christmas (instead of making me wait until January 1st!). Michelle’s idea for The Pub 2008 Challenge is this:

  1. Read a minimum of 8 books published in 2008. (Library books are acceptable!)
  2. No children’s/YA titles allowed, since we’re at the ‘pub.’
  3. At least 4 titles must be fiction.
  4. Crossovers with other challenges are allowed.
  5. Titles may be changed at any time.

I have been getting ARCs of late, and these will fit right in!

Here is my list (in progress):

1. The Outlander, by Gil Adamson (Completed December 27, 2007; rated 5/5; read my review)
2. The Winter Rose, by Jennifer Donnelly (Completed January 5, 2008; rated 4/5; read my review)
3. The Outcast, by Sadie Jones (Completed February 3, 2008; rated 3.5/5; read my review)
4. The House at Riverton, by Kate Morton (Completed January 9, 2008; rated 4.5/5; read my review)
5. Have You Found Her – A Memoir, by Janice Erlbaum (Completed January 14, 2008; rated 4/5; read my review)
6. The Translator: A Tribesman’s Memoir of Darfur, by Daoud Hari (Completed February 15, 2008; rated 5/5; read my review)
7. Resistance, by Owen Sheers (Completed March 6, 2008; rated 4.5/5; read my review)
8. The Story of Forgetting, by Stefan Merrill Block

On the TBR Mountain

This morning I gazed at my stack of books I have yet to read this month…and realized, yet again, I have overextended myself. Lately, I have been requesting (and receiving) quite a few Advance Reader’s Editions. These are the books I really need to read first; and yet there are so many other great books …

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