October 2017, readathon

Hour 20 – Years One and Two

Hello Readathoners! This is Kate from Kate’s Book Nook. Let me introduce myself quickly (and please, introduce yourself in the comments section). I’m 29 and I live in Northern California. I am an audiobook addiction and cross stitch fanatic (so I can do both at the same time). I’m currently addicted to Historical Fiction, especially that set in the Tudor era. Or the War of the Roses. I also love Fantasy… especially Brandon Sanderson. I’m a cheeseaholic and a red tea (rooibos) drinker. I also love soccer and am heartbroken that the USA isn’t going to the World Cup (so I’ll be rooting on Germany for a back to back win). I’m sure there’s many other things. If you want to know, just ask below.

I have been co-hosting these last few hours for so many readathons that I have honestly lost track. I used to have this tradition where I gave a few random facts of the hour. Then I changed to a book genre competition (which Fantasy won back to back readathons). This year, in honor of the 10 year anniversary, I decided to do something different. For these next five hours, we will be going into the time machine and looking at the top books from the past ten years. Now, I know, these types of lists can be controversial. So for this list, I will be referencing Goodreads Most Popular Books published by year. It takes all the books published in any given year and calculates how many people added that book. I will link each years list so that if you wish to see what else was popular that year, you can.

Year One – 2008:

The #1 book in 2008 was The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I have to say, I am a huge fan of this series and I completely agree with this book taking the spot. Its hard to believe its been 10 years since it came out.

Year 2 – 2009:

The #1 book in 2009 was Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. This is the sequel to the number 1 book from 2008. This book was my favorite in the series. The Help by Kathryn Stockett was a very close second place in 2009.

Do you agree or disagree with these selections? See others in the list you think are more deserving? Let me know in the comments. Next up? 2010 and 2011. No sneak peeking 🙂


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15 thoughts on “Hour 20 – Years One and Two”

  1. @Kristen McPeek – I have to say, I am a huge fan of Angels & Demons and Da Vinci Code. But his later in the series have gotten overly predictable and I don’t like them as much. 🙁

  2. @Maddie – Thanks for letting me know. Usually this means that the host has not published the blog post yet. Maybe try back at the top of the next hour. They might have gotten the hour of their challenge wrong.

  3. @Janet – I like that attitude. I think forming the love of reading is essential. Get them to read first.

  4. Gotta mention the readathon’s namesake for 2008: Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. 😻👍🏻

  5. I remember really enjoying them! I was just talking to my brother about them and thinking I should reread them and then watch the movies. I saw the first movie but not the rest.

    I’m also a Kate. I’m 31 and I live in Maine. I love historical fiction, especially Tudor era. Sanderson is on my TBR list. Thinking I should bump him up a bit. I love that you identified as a cheeseaholic. Perfect description. Me too.
    My best readathon snack was a homemade chocolate chip cheeseball with graham crackers.

    This is my first readathon and it is a blast.

  6. Sounds like we have a lot in common. I spell Kathryn the same way. Definitely bump up Sanderson. I didn’t think I liked Fantasy that much until him.

    And that cheeseball sounds so delicious.

    Glad you’re having a good time 🙂

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