Friday, December 28, 2007

The Pub 08 Reading Challenge

I did warn you that I was planning on joining in on some challenges in 2008, and here's another one.

Michelle from 1 More Chapter was quite surprised to find that she read less than 5 books this year that were published in 2007, and so decided that she wanted to challenge herself (and anyone else who wanted to join in) to read more new books in 2008. I have decided to join in on this challenge because I don't want to lose the new book momentum that I had this year - over a quarter of the books that I read this year were published this year! The rules are:

1. Read 8 books published in 2008
2. No YA/children's books are allowed (we are at the pub after all)
3. At least 4 titles must be fiction
4. Crossovers with other challenges are allowed
5. Titles can be changed

In order to join up, you can go and sign up at "The Pub"

As to which books I am going to read, I will start off with the following, and add more later!

Daughter of York by Anne Easter Smith (out February)
Fire Study by Maria V Snyder (out February)
Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland (out March)
The Serpent's Tale by Ariana Franklin (out January)
The Seduction of the Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig (out January)
The Pajama Girls of Lambert Square by Sara Donati (or Rosina Lippi depending on where it is to be published)
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks


  1. You have a great list! I forgot about Fire Study by Maria V Snyder coming out in February. I'm looking forward to that one too. Good luck!

  2. I've been wanting to read the Lauren Willig series - do you recommend it?

  3. I do! It's a lot of fun, and as long as you go into it expecting a fun, spy/romance in the style of the Scarlet Pimpernel I don't think you will be disappointed! There are reviews on my blog. here

  4. Good luck Marg, I've signed up too and its my first ever reading challenge!