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PUB 2009 Challenge

January 1 –  December 31, 2009

I participated in Michelle’s PUB 2008 Challenge and couldn’t resist the 2009 one. With all the ARC’s arriving at my house these days, I should be able to easily read 9 books published in 2009. Sign ups and Review links can be found here.

Here is what I’m considering:

Eat, Drink and Be From Mississippi, by Nanci Kinkaid (pub. 2009-01.06)

Beat the Reaper, by Josh Bazell (pub. 2009-01.07)

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County, by Tiffany Baker (pub. 2009-01.08) – COMPLETED February 3, 2009; rated 3.5/5; read my review.

Blonde Roots, by Bernadine Evaristo (pub. 2009-01.22)

The School of Essential Ingredients, by Erica Bauermeister (pub. 2009-01.22) – COMPLETED April 17, 2009; rated 4/5; read my review.

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford (pub. 2009-01.27)

The Laws of Harmony, by Judith Ryan Hendricks (pub. 2009-02) – COMPLETED May 26, 2009; rated 4.5/5; read my review.

Galway Bay, by Mary Pat Kelly (pub. 2009-02.09) – COMPLETED March 23, 2009; rated 4/5; read my review.

Everyone Is Beautiful, by Katherine Center (pub. 2009-02.17) – COMPLETED April14, 2009; rated 4.5/5; read my review.

The Help, by Kathryn Stockett (pub. 2009-02.10) – COMPLETED September 3, 2009; rated 5/5; read my review.

The Book of Night Women, by Marlon James (pub. 2009-02.19)

The Lost City of Z, by David Grann (pub. 2009-02.24)

The Local News, by Miriam Gershow (pub. 2009-02.24) – COMPLETED June 29, 2009; rated 4/5; read my review.

American Rust, by Philipp Meyer (pub. 2009-02.24)

The Mechanics of Falling, by Catherine Brady (pub. 2009-02.28) – COMPLETED March 39, 2009; rated 5/5; read my review.

Bleeding Heart Square, by Andrew Taylor (pub. 2009-03.03) – COMPLETED March 11, 2009; rated 4/5; read my review.

The Brightest Moon of the Century, by Christopher Meeks (pub. 2009-03.06) – COMPLETED March 6, 2009; rated 4/5; read my review.

The Cradle, by Patrick Somerville (pub. 2009-03.09) – COMPLETED October 24, 2009; rated 4.5/5; read my review.

The Glister, by John Burnside (pub. 2009-03.10)

The Weight of a Mustard Seed, by Wendell Steavenson (pub. 2009-03.17)

The Long Fall, by Walter Mosley (pub. 2009-03.24) – COMPLETED August 11, 2009; rated 3/5; read my review.

The Girl She Used to Be, by David Cristofano (pub. 2009-03) – COMPLETED October 24, 2009; rated 4/5; read my review.

Buffalo Lockjaw, by Greg Ames (pub. 2009-03.31) – COMPLETED April 6, 2009; rated 4/5; read my review.

Malice, by Lisa Jackson (pub. 2009-04.01) – COMPLETED June 8, 2009; rated 3/5; read my review.

Follow Me, by Joanna Scott (pub. 2009-04.22) – COMPLETED April 25, 2009; rated 4/5; read my review.

The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, by C.M. Mayo (pub. 2009-05.05) – COMPLETED May 1, 2009; rated 3.5/5; read my review.

Best Intentions, by Emily Listfield (pub. 2009-05.05) – COMPLETED August 9, 2009; rated 4/5; read my review.

Beach Trip, by Cathy Holton (pub. 2009-05.12) – COMPLETED June 5, 2009; rated 4/5; read my review.

Love Begins in Winter: Five Stories, by Simon Van Booy (pub. 2009-05.12) – COMPLETED June 19, 2009; rated 4.5/5; read my review.

Last Night In Montreal, by Emily St. John Mandel (pub. 2009-06.02) – COMPLETED June 1, 2009; rated 4.5/5; read my review.

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, by Katherine Howe (pub. 2009-06.09) – COMPLETED April 12, 2009; rated 3.5/5; read my review.

Looking After Pigeon, by Maud Carol Markson (pub. 2009-07.01) – COMPLETED November 10, 2009; rated 4/5; read my review.

A Disobedient Girl, by Ru Freeman (pub. 2009-07.21) – COMPLETED September 28, 2009; rated 5/5; read my review.

Bundle of Trouble, by Diana Orgain (pub. 2009-08.04) – COMPLETED October 25, 2009; rated 3/5; read my review.

The Promised World, by Lisa Tucker (pub. 2009-09.01) – COMPLETED September 21, 2009; rated 4/5; read my review.

Sometimes We’re Always Real Same-Same, by Mattox Roesch (pub. 2009-09.08) – COMPLETED October 11, 2009; rated 3.5/5; read my review.

Cleopatra’s Daughter, by Michelle Moran (pub. 2009-09.15) – COMPLETED September 12, 2009; rated 4.5/5; read my review.

Last Night in Twisted River, by John Irving (pub. 2009-10.27) – COMPLETED November 1, 2009; rated 5/5 ; read my review.

4 Comments

  1. December 8, 2008    

    I joined this a while ago–glad to have you onboard!

  2. December 8, 2008    

    I should join this challenge, really. I wouldn’t have any trouble at all completing it!

  3. December 9, 2008    

    I’m doing this one as well! It’s always nice to have people you know doing these with you so you can cheer each other on…

  4. December 12, 2008    

    Katherine: I couldn’t resist!

    Kailana: That was my thought – I know I will read WAY more than 9 books for this one!

    S. Krishna: I love seeing familiar faces in the challenges 🙂

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