Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Reagan Arthur Challenge -- Are You In?

Last Friday, I received a special edition of the Shelf Awareness newsletter that really caught my eye. The entire newsletter was devoted to a new Little, Brown & Company imprint called Reagan Arthur Books. I noticed how awesome (and diverse) the Reagan Arthur new and upcoming releases are, and I immediately contacted my good friend Kathy (aka Bermuda Onion) and told her that someone should do "The Reagan Arthur Books Challenge."

About two minutes later, we decided that it might as well be the two of us! We've been wanting to do a special project together, and this one seemed perfect since we were both so excited about the books. So...we got to work setting up a blog devoted to the challenge and organizing the details. And here we are:

The Reagan Arthur Books Challenge

The basic idea of the challenge is really simple — to read Reagan Arthur Books. Since the imprint will be continually releasing books, this is a perpetual challenge so there are no deadlines. You don't even have to commit to reading a certain number of books. We just want this challenge to be fun (that means stress free), and we intend to do lots of fun giveaways -- just wait until you see the first one! We are giving away a six book prize pack of current and soon-to-be released Reagan Arthur books to one lucky person who signs up for this challenge before February 28, 2010!

We’d love to have you join us. To learn more about the Reagan Arthur books and the challenge, make sure you visit the challenge website. And while you are there, I hope you will consider signing up!

Reagan Arthur Books

Currently Available:

The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris

Marriage and Other Acts of Charity by Kate Braestrup

Doors Open by Ian Rankin

Coming Soon:

Sherman Alexie

Kate Atkinson

Josh Bazell

The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton

The Island by Elin Hilderbrand

Caitlin Flanagan

Kathleen Kent

Field Maloney

George Pelecanos

Patterns of Paper Monsters by Emma Rathbone

Frederick Reiken

Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English by Natasha Solomons

The Messenger of Athens by Anne Zouroudi


bermudaonion said...

I'm really excited about this and thank you for allowing me to join you in hosting it.

Jen (Devourer of Books) said...

I'm in and so excited about it!

Suko said...

I'm in!

Alison said...

Yes, yes, yes!!! I'm in!