Monday, November 24, 2008

The Countdown Challenge

Michelle at 1MoreChapter is hosting a 2009 Countdown Challenge! Yes, I know, it's not 2009 yet. And, believe me, I will not be posting most of my 2009 challenges until January because I'm spending a lot of time trying to finish my 2008 challenges! But I digress...

The reason I wanted to go ahead and get this challenge up on the blog is because its retroactive to 8/8/08, so, technically, it's already started. Here are the rules:

(From the Countdown Challenge Blog)

  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!
You can leave reviews on the Countdown Challenge Blog, too.

Here's my list so far (but it is subject to change on a whim ;o)):

2009
1. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County
2. True Colors by Kristin Hannah
3. Lethal Legacy by Linda Fairstein
4. Dog On It by Spencer Quinn
5. Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult
6. In Over Her Head by Judi Fennell
7. The World in Half by Cristina Henriquez
8. Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel
9. Shimmer by Eric Barnes

2008
1. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich
2. Phantom Pleasures by Julie Leto
3. The Hollow by Nora Roberts
4. Pagan Stone by Nora Roberts
5. Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich
6. The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner
7. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron & Bret Witter
8. Shelter Me by Juliette Fay

2007
1. Right from the Gecko by Cynthia Baxter
2. Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
3. Count to Ten by Karen Rose
4. The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
5. Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
6. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
7. The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz

2006
1. Must Love Dragons by Stephanie Rowe
2. Bump in the Night by J.D. Robb and others
3. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
4. You Can't Hide by Karen Rose
5. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
6. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

2005
1. Nothing to Fear by Karen Rose
2. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
3. Kill Me Twice by Roxanne St. Claire
4. Dirty Little Secrets by Julie Leto
5. Crazy Hot by Tara Janzen

2004
1. Out of the Blue by JoAnn Ross
2. Have You Seen Her? by Karen Rose
3. I'm Watching You by Karen Rose
4.

2003
1. Shore Lights by Barbara Bretton
2. Don't Tell by Karen Rose
3. Out of the Mist by JoAnn Ross

2002
1. The Pink Magnolia Club by Geralyn Dawson
2. Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris

2001
1. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

So I've gotten a pretty good head start on this one. How about you? Where's your list?

2 comments:

DeSeRt RoSe said...

Hi, I'm doing this challenge too, here is my list :)

http://desertrosechallenges.blogspot.com/2008/11/countdown-challenge.html

raidergirl3 said...

Isn't the retroactive part the best? You have got a good start already.
I signed up too. It's also great as I am catching up on some reading series, a book every year fills in quite nicely.