Monday, September 7, 2009

Countdown Challenge Complete

Last night I finished reading Islands by Anne River Siddons. I'll review it later, but first I had to announce that, with this book, I've finished the Countdown Challenge hosted by Michelle at 1MoreChapter. This one was a biggie -- 45 books. And I managed to review almost all of them, too! Did it by the skin of my teeth, though. The challenge ends Wednesday. A new Countdown Challenge will start on Wednesday, too. This challenge has been great for helping me clear off quite a few of my TBR books, do I'll join the new one as well.

Normally I pick my favorite and least favorite books of a challenge, but with 45 books that's not very easy. So I'll just bold some of my very favorites. But I read a lot of great books for this challenge, so if you see a title that intrigues you click on through for a review.

Thanks for hosting the challenge, Michelle! I already have a bunch of books picked out for the 9/9/09 - 10/10/10 version.

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

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

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

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

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

1. Out of the Blue by JoAnn Ross
2. Have You Seen Her? by Karen Rose
I'm Watching You by Karen Rose
4. Islands by Anne River Siddons

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

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

1. Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris


raidergirl3 said...

I just finished this one last week, so I know what a big accomplishment it is! Well done. Great list of books there too. I'm going to try the next one as well.

Beth F said...

Great job. It was a difficult challenge.

1morechapter said...

Congrats on finishing, and I'm glad you're participating again!!!