Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Pub Challenge 08

I've seen a lot of posts for this challenge recently, and to be truthful, I didn't actually expect to join this one. Any more, it seems, I very rarely read books when they are first published. Part of it's the money aspect. I just haven't had the money to spend lately. And new books are SO expensive. So lately, I've been doing a lot of library runs. And I love the library, but sometimes it's hard to get "new" books. It seems there is always a waiting list.

But there are a few books/authors that I will make an exception for. And they are coming out soon. So I thought I would join this challenge. Mostly because I just can't seem to stop myself!!

Michelle, from 1 More Chapter is hosting The Pub. (Doesn't she always have such fun ideas for challenges??)

Here are the rules:

Want to read more books that are published in the current year? You’ve come to the right place! This challenge lasts all year. The rules are simple:

  • Read a minimum of 8 books published in 2008. (Library books are acceptable!)
  • No children’s/YA titles allowed, since we’re at the ‘pub.’
  • At least 4 titles must be fiction.
  • Crossovers with other challenges are allowed.
  • Titles may be changed at any time.
See? It DOES sound fun!! Besides, I love to read the reviews of all the "new" books out there. I would hate to run out of something to read, you know!!

Since I don't know all the books that are coming out this year, I'm only going to give you a partial list. These are the books I KNOW I want to read this year:
  • Duma Key: A Novel by Stephen King (Jan 08)
  • The Bleeding Dusk: Gardella Vampire Chronicles Book III by Colleen Gleason (Feb 08)
  • Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult (Apr 08)

I'm sure I will find 5 more books to add to the list sometime this year!! I also want to read Chosen: A House of Night Novel by PC Cast and Kristin Cast coming out in March. But since it's considered YA, I can't add it to the list :(

Any one else??


Nymeth said...

I think I'm going to pass this one simply because it would mean having to buy 8 new books!

Hopefully later this year you'll be able to add Neil Gaiman's Graveyard Book to your list :D And there's his Odd and the Frost Giants being released on the 1st of March. It's a novella, but hey, it's a book :P

Marg said...

I have joined up for this one! There are plenty of books coming out that I know that I want to read! One thing that did surprise me when I looked at last years reading list was just how many new books I do get to!

Melody said...

I'm participating in this too! I have not come up with a list yet, but any book I buy which is released this year will definitely add on to this list. ;)

raidergirl3 said...

It was the pub part that hooked me, it sounded so perfect.
I'm looking forward to hear how King's new book is.

Trish said...

I can't wait for change of heart to come out. I have a few Picout books on the shelf that I'd like to read this year, but I'm really looking forward to that one.