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Challenge Update

Congratulations go out to Reagan Arthur who has been chosen to head up Little, Brown — her official title will be senior v-p and publisher. While we are thrilled for Ms. Arthur, her promotion does mean some changes for the Reagan Arthur Books Challenge. The three -year old Reagan Arthur imprint will be closing; and as a result, there will be no new Reagan Arthur titles. However, if you read one of the earlier Reagan Arthur books, we’d still love for you to let us know so we can link to it here.

It’s been a pleasure hosting this very fun challenge for the past few years. Thanks for reading these books and sharing your thoughts with us.

Kathy and Julie

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It’s Not Too Late to Join!!!

It’s that time of year when everyone is signing up for new challenges. We just wanted to remind you that The Reagan Arthur Book Challenge is a perpetual challenge which means that you can still join us! We intentionally kept things simple and stress-free so we could have as many readers as possible join us. We believe that the Reagan Arthur imprint is a special one and we’re pretty darn sure that there is at least one book that you will love.

And if you are looking for a little incentive to help you take the plunge… we will be having some awesome giveaways coming soon!

The Rehearsal winner

April 15 has come and gone, so this morning, we used random.org to select the winner of The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton.  The lucky winner is:

Alison of Alison’s Book Marks

Congratulations, Alison – we hope you enjoy the book!

The Rehearsal is on the Orange Prize longlist

The longlist for the 2010 Orange Prize was announced today and we’re thrilled to see THE REHEARSAL by Eleanor Catton on the list!  THE REHEARSAL will be published in the US by Reagan Arthur Books on May 17, 2010.  In case you’re not familiar with the Orange Prize:

The Orange Prize for Fiction is awarded to the woman who, in the opinion of the judges, has written the best, eligible full-length novel in English.

The shortlist will be announced on April 20 and the winner will be announced on June 9.

And the Winner Is….

Shelly of Write for a Reader!!!

Congratulations! I’m sure you will enjoy this Reagan Arthur prize pack, and it will definitely give you a jump start on this challenge.

Just in case you forgot, here are the books:

The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris

Marriage and Other Acts of Charity by Kate Braestrup

Doors Open by Ian Rankin

Black Hills by Dan Simmons

Still Midnight by Denise Mina

Next by James Hynes

Announcing The Reagan Arthur Books Challenge

Welcome to The Reagan Arthur Books Challenge!

The Reagan Arthur Books Challenge was conceived after we saw the Shelf Awareness special edition devoted to the Reagan Arthur Books imprint. We noticed how many awesome books and authors were going to be published in the upcoming months, and we found ourselves wanting to read most (if not all) of them. From there, it was an obvious next step to create the Reagan Arthur Books Challenge!

Reagan Arthur Books is a brand-new imprint from Little, Brown & Company. Currently, there are three books available, but another 16 are coming in the very near future! You can check them out here.

The basic idea of the challenge is really simple — to read Reagan Arthur Books. We want this challenge to be fun (that means stress free), and we intend to do lots of fun giveaways! We’d love to have you join us.

If you have any questions, please contact us at: rabookschallenge(at)gmail(dot)com.