Saturday, November 14, 2009

999 Challenge Wrap-Up

I originally found the 999 Challenge on LibraryThing and fell in love with it. I loved figuring out my categories and finding books to fit in them. I missed the 09/09/09 early completion date by 1 book, but I am thrilled I finished this one.

The books I read:

4. Down to a Sunless Sea by Mathias B. Freese (review)
5. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (review)
8. The Girl She Used to Be by David Cristofano (review)

New to Me Authors
1. Waiting to Surface by Emily Listfield (review)
2. Forgive Me by Amanda Eyre Ward (review)
3. Catching Genius by Kristy Kiernan (review)
4. The World in Half by Cristina Henriquez (review)
5. Defending Angels by Mary Stanton (review)
6. Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler (review)
7. Precious by Sandra Novack (review)
9. The Blue Notebook by James Levine (review)

Historical Fiction
1. The Jewel of Medina by Sherry Jones (review)
2. Honolulu by Alan Brennert (review)
3. Mistress of the Sun by Sandra Gulland (review)
4. The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier (review)
5. The Rossetti Letter by Christi Phillips (review)
6. The Devlin Diary by Christi Phillips (review)
7. The White Queen by Philippa Gregory (review)
9. Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier (review coming soon)

Mysteries or Suspense
1. Case Histories by Kate Atkinson (review)
2. Mixed Blood by Roger Smith (review)
3. Bahama Burnout by Don Bruns (review)
4. Illegal by Paul Levine (review)
5. Breakneck by Erica Spindler (review)
6. BoneMan's Daughters by Ted Dekker (review)
7. Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark (review coming soon)
8. The Associate by John Grisham (review)
9. Lifeguard by James Patterson (review)

Favorite Authors (series)
1. Damage Control by JA Jance (review)
2. Invisible Prey by John Sandford (reveiw)
3. The Broken Window by Jeffery Deaver (review)
4. Run for Your Life by James Patterson (review)
5. The 8th Confession by James Patterson (review)
6. Loitering with Intent by Stuart Woods (review coming soon)
7. Lost Girls by George D. Shuman (review coming soon)
8. Undone by Karin Slaughter (review)
9. Dead Time by Stephen White (review)

4. Dry by Augusten Burroughs (review)
7. Invisible Sisters by Jessica Handler (review)

Audio Books
1. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell (review)
4. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher (review)
5. Looking for Alaska by John Green (review)
6. Killing the Shadows by Val McDermid (review)
7. My Antonia by Willa Cather (review)
8. Coraline by Neil Gaiman (review)

Young Adult
1. 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson (review)
2. A Countess Below Stairs by Eva Ibbotson (review)
3. Impulse by Ellen Hopkins (review)
4. The Plague by Joanne Dahme (review)
5. Briar Rose by Jane Yolen (review)
6. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb (review)
7. Bloom by Elizabeth Scott (review)
8. Umbrella Summer by Lisa Graff (review coming soon)
9. The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams (review)

Catch All (because I want to read it)
1. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (review)
2. Resistance by Anita Shreve (review)
3. Sleep Toward Heaven by Amanda Eyre Ward (review)
4. Angel's Advocate by Mary Stanton (review)
5. Best Intentions by Emily Listfield (review)
6. True Colors by Kristin Hannah (review)
7. Beach Road by James Patterson (review)
8. The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen (review)
9. Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult (review)

There is another group on LT for a 1010 Challenge, but I will be skipping that one as I usually only read about 100 books a year.


Wrighty said...

Wow, that's amazing!! Good for you! I haven't tried any challenges yet because I don't know if I could stay on task. There are plenty of good ones to chose from though. Maybe next year I'll give it a try. You've read such great books. Congrats on finishing your challenge!

Becky W. said...

Yeah! When do we start our 10-10-10?? Just kidding....I have a few others to finish before I start anything else!


Anonymous said...

Good job! I don't know if I will finish this challenge. I am behind on some of the categories.

Lisa said...

Congrats on finishing the challenge! That's quite an accomplishment.