Monday, December 29, 2008

The Countdown Challenge

I really meant it when I said no more challenges, but this one looks like so much fun! It is being hosted by 1 More Chapter. It should overlap nicely with my other challenges so I am going to give it a try.

1. The goal of this challenge is to read the number of books first published in a given year that corresponds to the last digit of each year in the 2000s — 9 books from 2009, 8 books from 2008, etc. The total number of books required, therefore, is 45.
2. This challenge lasts from 8/8/08 through 9/9/09. Yes, it is retroactive to August 8th!
3. Crossovers with other challenges are allowed and your lists may change at any time.
4. Sign up using Mr. Linky.
5. Have fun reading!

2009 - Completed
1. Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell (review)
2. Lethal Legacy by Linda Fairstein (review)
3. Delicate Edible Birds: And Other Stories by Lauren Groff (review)
4. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (review)
5. The Mighty Queens of Freeville: A Mother, a Daughter, and the Town That Raised Them by Amy Dickinson (review)
6. The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life by Ben Sherwood (review), audio
7. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (review)
8. A Child's Journey out of Autism: One Family's Story of Living in Hope and Finding a Cure by Leeann Whiffen (review)
9. Mixed Blood by Roger Smith (review)

2008 - Completed
1. The Shiniest Jewel: A Family Love Story by Marian Henley (review)
2. The Third Angel by Alice Hoffman (review)
3. The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson (review)
4. The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson (review)
5. Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur by Halima Bashir (review)
6. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah (review)
7. Her Last Death by Susanna Sonnenberg (review)
8. Fractured by Karin Slaughter (review)

2007 - Completed
1. Book of the Dead by Patricia Cornwell (review)
2. Absolute Fear by Lisa Jackson (review)
3. Shoot Him If He Runs by Stuart Woods (review)
4. Invisible Prey by John Sandford (review)
5. Down to a Sunless Sea by Mathias B. Freese (review)
6. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (review)
4. Looking for Alaska by John Green (review)
5. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb (review)

1. Case Histories by Kate Atkinson (review)

2003 - Completed
1. Dry by Augusten Burroughs (review)
2. The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier (review)
3. Sleep Toward Heaven by Amanda Eyre Ward (review)


2001 - Completed
1. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (review)

1 comment:

S. Krishna said...

I totally did the same thing - I promised myself no more challenges, but this one looked like too much fun to not do!