Saturday, October 25, 2008

2009 Pub Challenge

It can't possibly be too early to start thinking about next year's challenges can it? I haven't even posted the reviews for half the challenges I am already signed up to, but given that I have a big Reading Challenge Addict button on my blog it shouldn't come as a complete surprise to see that I am already thinking about these things!

The details for the 2009 Pub Challenge have now been posted here but I will repost the rules here for my own benefit as much as anyone elses:

  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.
  6. Sign up HERE using Mr. Linky.
  7. Have fun reading your 2009 books!

I am not going to specify my books for this challenge just yet. I am hopeful though that there may be a new Diana Gabaldon book, and maybe a new Sara Donati. I am also looking forward to a new Michelle Moran, Catherine Delors, Jules Watson and David Blixt book. Wow! I am nearly up to 9 already!


  1. Great list. Don't be too hopeful for mine, though. SMP keeps pushing back the date, and I haven't seen the edits yet. Ah well! Gives me time to work on other novels!

    Be well, and happy reading,

  2. A new Gabaldon would be too good to be true!!

  3. Too soon for me! even though there are really only 2 months to the end of the year

  4. I be cheering you on while you participating on the 2009 Pub Challenge...

    A new Outlander book would be great, I been waiting forever for the book....although I am currently reading A Breath of Snow and Ashes. I'm reading it slowly but that only because I'm devour it Teehehe.

  5. I promised myself that I was going to cut down on challenges, but there are so many tempting ones. This one is among them.

  6. So glad you're doing the challenge!