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Monday, May 14, 2012

Amy Einhorn Books Perpetual Challenge

Hi, everyone! Time for another 2012 Reading Challenge, and this one is perpetual!

I actually have a few Amy Einhorn Books on my TBR list, so I thought I'd join this challenge!

This perpetual challenge is being hosted by Beth at Beth Fish Reads. Here are the details copied from Beth's blog:

Welcome to the Amy Einhorn Books Perpetual Challenge.

Have you read The Help by Kathryn Stockett? How about Jim Beaver's Life's That Way or Frahad Zama's The Marriage Bureau for Rich People? These books earned four- and five-star reviews from many sources, including book bloggers.

The other thing these books have in common is that they were published under the Putnam imprint Amy Einhorn Books. And that's what this perpetual challenge is all about: reading through the imprint.

The Amy Einhorn Books challenge was born on Twitter (where all evil occurs) and was inspired by (in no particular order) Swapna from S. Krishna's Books, Trish from Hey Lady! Whatcha Reading?, Jenn from Jenn's Bookshelves, Jen from Devourer of Books, Amy from My Friend Amy, Dawn from She Is Too Fond of Books, Nicole from Linus's Blanket, and several other enthusiastic bloggers.

Currently, there are 32 Amy Einhorn titles (some covers shown in the fabulous button made by Jenn):

Published in 2009
  • Bad Things Happen by Harry Dolan
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • I'm Sorry You Feel That Way: The Astonishing but True Story of a Daughter, Sister, Slut, Wife, Mother, and Friend to Man and Dog by Diana Joseph
  • The Kingdom of Ohio by Matthew Flaming
  • Life's That Way: A Memoir by Jim Beaver
  • The Marriage Bureau for Rich People by Farahad Zama
  • Remedies by Kate Ledger
  • Ten Degrees of Reckoning: The True Story of a Family's Love and the Will to Survive by Hester Rumberg
Published in 2010
  • The Book of Awesome: Snow Days, Bakery Air, Finding Money in Your Pocket, and Other Simple, Brilliant Things by Neil Pasricha
  • The Gendarme by Mark Mustian
  • The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni
  • The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Connor McNees
  • My Wife's Affair by Nancy Woodruff
  • The Postmistress by Sarah Blake
  • This Is Not The Story You Think It Is: A Season of Unlikely Happiness by Laura Munson
  • Where's My Wand?: One Boy's Magical Triumph over Alienation and Shag Carpeting by Eric Poole
Books Published in 2011
  • The Book of Even More Awesome by Neil Pasricha
  • The Book of Holiday Awesome by Neil Pasricha
  • The Girl Who Would Speak for the Dead by Paul Elwork
  • If Jack's in Love by Stephen Wetta
  • Very Bad Men by Harry Dolan
  • The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
  • What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
  • You Know When the Men Are Gone by Siobhan Fallon
Books Published in 2012
  • Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale by Lynda Rutledge
  • The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye
  • A Good American by Alex George
  • The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty
  • Juliet in August by Dianne Warren
  • Let's Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson
  • Next Stop: A Memoir by Glen Finland
  • Shades of Hope: A Program to Stop Dieting and Start Living by Tennie McCarty
The Challenge
  • Sign up via Mr. Linky here. You do not need to have a blog to join. If you don't have a blog, use the URL to this post in the URL box.
  • Read through the Amy Einhorn Books imprint in any order you'd like.
  • Read the books in any medium (print, eBook, audio).
  • Pages for linking your reviews will be found via the AE Challenge tab under my banner photo. There are two pages, one for 2009 books and one for 2010 books. Be sure to link up your reviews of the books you've already read.
  • The Twitter hashtag is #amyeinhorn.
  • There are no time limits.
  • EDIT: There is no need to publish a sign-up post, but I hope you mention the challenge when you read an AE book or perhaps in a Sunday Salon post.
I hope you decide to join this no-pressure challenge. Use the link pages to find out who else has read the book you just finished. Need to discuss a particular issue? Can't understand what the hype was about? Use the link pages as a gateway for finding other readers and other opinions.

If you want to join me in the challenge, just click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

I am going to keep track of my progress below:
  1. The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye (Timothy Wilde, Book 1)


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