- Read a minimum of 10 books first published in 2010. You don’t have to buy these. Library books, unabridged audios, or ARCs are all acceptable. To qualify as being first published in 2010, 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 2009, and then published in the USA in 2010, 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 2010.
- No children’s/YA titles allowed, since we’re at the ‘pub.’
- At least 5 titles must be fiction.
- Crossovers with other challenges are allowed.
- You can add your titles as you go, and they may be changed at any time.
- Sign up at the Pub Challenge site using Mr. Linky.
- Have fun reading your 2010 books!
I also realised the other day that I have signed up for another challenge, but hadn't mentioned it on the blog anywhere. It is the In Death Challenge that is being hosted at Happily Ever After. This challenge is specifically designed to help us all get through the fabulous In Death series by J D Robb.
The other January challenge that I had forgotten about was National Just Read More Novels Month which is hosted by Foma.
Here are the guidelines:
- Must Be A Novel. Works of fiction only, please. Memoirs, non-fiction, how-to books, and Garfield collections don't count.
- Memoirs Aren't Novels. No matter how made up the story, anything ostensibly true isn't a novel. Also known as The James Frey Rule.
- Start and Finish in January. I guess if you got some cool books for Christmas, Hanukkah or some other gift-giving event and jumped the gun, you can't be blamed. But I only count books I start and finish within the 31 day window.
- Re-reading Doesn't Count. Try something new. Read something by your favorite author or try an entirely new author or tackle that novel you have always wanted to read.
- Have Fun. Nobody is grading you or paying you or judging you. Read what you like and like what you read.