Saturday, November 1, 2008

2009 Pub Challenge

Michele at One More Chapter is hosting this 2009 Pub Challenge

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 plan to read:
  1. Never Tell a Lie; Hallie Ephron - 4/5
  2. True Colors; Kristin Hannah - 2.5/5 (audio)
  3. Calling Mr. Lonely Hearts; Benedict - 4/5
  4. Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - 4.5/5
  5. The Seance; Harwood - 4/5
  6. Beat the Reaper; Josh Bazell - 4.5/5
  7. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County; Baker - 5/5
  8. The Spare Room; Garner - 4/5
  9. The Help; Stockett - 5/5
  10. While My Sister Sleeps; Delinsky - 4.5/5
  11. The Piano Teacher; Lee - 4/5
  12. Handle With Care; Picoult - 5/5
  13. Honolulu; Brennert - 4/5
  14. Still Life; Fielding - 4/5
  15. The Weight of Heaven; Umrigar - 5/5
  16. In Hovering Flight; Hinnefield - 4/5
  17. Dog On It; Quinn - 4/5
  18. The Cradle; Somerville - 3/5
  19. The Pursuit; Robards - 4/5
  20. The Daily Coyote; Stockett 4/5
  21. Almost Home; Jenoff - 4/5
  22. The Simplest Acts and Other Stories; Haney - 4/5
  23. Apologize, Apoligize; Kelly - 2/5
  24. Shanghai Girls; See - 4.5/5
  25. Happy for No Reason; Shimoff - 4/5
  26. Prayers for Sale; Dallas - 4.5/5
  27. The Visibles; Shepard - 4/5
  28. Life Without Summer; Griffin - 5/5
  29. Dark Places; Flynn - 4/5
  30. Home Safe; Berg - 2/5
  31. Blue Notebook; Levine - 5/5
  32. Who Do You Think You Are; Myers - 4.5/5
  33. Black Girl Next Door; Bazisle - 4/5
  34. Burnt Shadows; Shamsie - 3.5/5
  35. Water, Stone, Heart; North - 4/5
  36. Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie; Bradley - 5/5
  37. The Chosen One; Williams - 4.5/5
  38. Broken; Jones - 4/5
  39. Disobedient Girl; Freeman - 3.5/5
  40. Perfection; Metz - 4/5
  41. Die For You; Unger - 4/5
  42. A Short History of Women; Walbert - 4/5
  43. Labor Day; Maynard - 5/5
  44. The Bride's Farewell; Roseoff - 3.5/5
  45. My Abandonment; Rock - 4/5
  46. So Happy Together; McFadden - 4/5
  47. Dismantled; McMahon - 4/5
  48. A Happy Marriage; Ygelasis - 4.5/5
  49. The Magicians; Grossman - 5/5
  50. God of War; Silver - 5/5
  51. Strangers; Brookner - 5/5
  52. Sima's Undergarments for Women; Stager Ross - 5/5
  53. When the Sun Goes Down - 4/5
  54. The Boneman's Daughter; Dekker - 4/5
  55. The Calligrapher's Daughter; Kim - 5/5
  56. Benny and Shrimp; Mazetti - 4/5
  57. The House on Sugar Beach; Cooper - 4.5/5
  58. The Promise of Wolves; Hearst - 4.5/5
  59. The Song of Renewal; Harvey - 4/5
  60. The Idea of Love; Dean - 4/5
  61. The Day the Falls Stood Still; Buchanan - 4.5/5
  62. That Old Cape Magic; Russo - 5/5
  63. Heroic Measures; Ciment - 4.5/5
  64. Homer's Odyssey; Cooper - 4.5/5
  65. After You; Buxtbaum - 4/5
  66. The Woodstock Story; Levine - 4.5/5
  67. The Neighbor; Gardner - 4.5/5
  68. Dragon House; Shors - 4/5
  69. The Shimmer; Morrell - 3/5
  70. The Hidden Life of Deer; 3/5
  71. Brooklyn; Toibin - 4/5
  72. Bird in Hard; Kline - 4/5
  73. Homer and Langley; Doctorow - 3/5
  74. Saving Sammy; Mahoney - 4/5
  75. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind - 4.5/5
  76. Day After Night; Diamant - 4/5
  77. Yes My Darling Daughter; Leroy - 4/5
  78. The Sari Shop Widow; Bantwal - 4/5
  79. The Broken Window; Deaver - 4/5
  80. A Change of Altitude; Shreve - 3/5
  81. No Time to Wave Goodbye; Mitchard - 4/5
  82. A Brutal Telling; Penny - 4.5/5
  83. The Magician's Elephant; DiCamillio - 5/5
  84. Evil at Heart; Cain - 4.5/5
  85. Mathilda Savitch; Lodato - 4/5
  86. Baking Cakes in Kigali; Parkin - 4/5
  87. Solace; Temes - 4/5
  88. A Duty to the Dead; Todd - 4.5/5
  89. Runaway Mummy; Rex - 4.5/5
  90. Miss Smith and the Haunted Library; Gaylord - 4.5/5
  91. Sworn to Silence; Castillo - 4/5
  92. Cutting for Stone; Verghese - 5/5
  93. The Time of My Life; Swayze and Neimi - 5/5
  94. The Recipe Club; Israel and Garfinkel - 4/5;
  95. The Christmas Cookie Club ; Pearlman - 3/5
  96. Picking Bones From Ash; Mockett - 4.5/5
  97. Physick Book of Deliverance Dane; Howe - 4/5
  98. Traveling With Pmegranates; Kidd Monk - 1/5
  99. Have a Little Faith; Albom - 4.5/5
  100. The Humbling; Roth - 3/5
  101. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much; Bartlett - 4.5/5
  102. The Christmas Dog; Carlson - 4.5/5
  103. Her Fearful Symmetry; Niffinegger - 4/5
  104. Await Your Reply; Chaon - 4.5/5
  105. The Christmas List; Evans - 5/5
  106. Wishin and Hopin; Lamb - 4.5/5
  107. Half Broke Horses; Walls - 5/5
  108. Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas - 4.5/5
  109. Holiday Grind; Coyle - 4/5
  110. The Girl on Legare Street; White - 4/5
  111. Finding Grace; VanLiere - 4/5
  112. Amen, Amen, Amen; Sher - 4/5
  113. New World Monkeys; Mauro - 3/5
  114. Nubs; Dennis and Nethery - 5/5
  115. The Lovers; Connolly - 4/5
  116. Rainwater; Sandra Brown - 5/5
  117. Alice I Have Been; M Benjamin - 4.5/5
  118. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt; Hoffman - 5/5
  119. Mean Mother; P. Streep - 4/5
  120. American Rebel: Life of Clint Eastwood; Eliot - 4/5
  121. Frommer's Costa Rica 2010; Greenspan - 4.5/5
completed - 3/2009

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the challenge!

    Wow, I looooooove your header picture!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to visit and double thanks for any comments. If you ask a question in your comments, I will try to reply to it here, or by email if your settings allow me to do so. Thank again for visiting.