Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Countdown 2010 Challenge

I've found another challenge I can't resist.  I first heard about this through Jenni @ Falling Off The Shelf.  It's hosted by Michelle @ 1morechapter.com.

The rules are as follows:
  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 — 10 books from 2010, 9 books from 2009, 8 books from 2008, etc. The total number of books required, therefore, is 55.
  2. This challenge lasts from 9/9/09 through 10/10/10.
  3. Crossovers with other challenges are allowed and your lists may change at any time.
  4. Sign up using Mr. Linky here.
  5. Have fun reading!

  1. Dead Air by Mary Kennedy
  2. Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay
  3. Town in a Blueberry Jam by B.B. Haywood
  4. The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny by Simon R. Green
  5. Ghouls Gone Wild by Victoria Laurie
  6. Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison
  7. ...
  8. ...
  9. ...
  10. ...
  1. Dream Warrior by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  2. You Are So Undead to Me by Stacey Jay
  3. Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper
  4. Dead Write by Sheila Lowe
  5. Bad Moon Rising by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  6. Black Hills by Nora Roberts
  7. Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men by Molly Harper
  8. Finger Lickin' Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
  9. crazy beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
2009 Extra:
  • Dark Slayer by Christine Feehan
  • Ruined by Paula Morris
  • Hunted by P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast
  • Cat Sitter on a Hot Tin Roof by Blaize Clement
  • Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow
  • Bear-ology: Fascinating Bear Facts, Tales & Trivia by Sylvia Dolson
  • The Secret Wedding by Jo Beverley
  • Betrayals by Lili St. Crow
  • No Penalty for Love by Shellie Foltz
  • shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Tempted by P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast
  • Wings by Aprilynne Pike
  • Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse by Kaleb Nation
  • Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
  • Fade by Lisa McMann
  • Newsgirl by Liza Ketchum
  • Work Hard. Be Nice.: How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America by Jay Matthews
  • White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison
  • Blackwork by Monica Ferris
  • Killer Cuts by Elaine Viets
  • Just Another Judgement Day by Simon R. Green
  • Bundle of Trouble by Diana Orgain
  • Eggs Benedict Arnold by Laura Childs
  • Fallen by Lauren Kate
  1. Dream Chaser by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  2. One Silent Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  3. Vamps by Nancy A. Collins
  4. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich
  5. Written in Blood by Sheila Lowe
  6. Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich
  7. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter (Read by Suzanne Toren)
  8. Free Fall by Laura Anne Gilman
2008 Extra:
  • Chosen by P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast
  • Untamed by P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast
  • Espresso Shot by Cleo Coyle
  • Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Wake by Lisa McMann
  • The Clockwork Teddy by John J. Lamb
  • The House on Tradd Street by Karen White
  • Evernight by Claudia Gray
  • The Diva Runs Out of Thyme by Krista Davis
  • The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison
  • Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • vibes by Amy Kathleen Ryan
  1. Devil May Cry by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  2. Marked by P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast
  3. Betrayed by P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast
  4. Burning Bridges by Laura Anne Gilman
  5. The Duke's Proposal by Leslie LaFoy
  6. The False-Hearted Teddy by John J. Lamb
  7. The Crafty Teddy by John J. Lamb
2007 Extra:
  • Real Vampires Don't Drink O-Neg by Tawny Taylor
  • Luck Be a Lady, Don't Die by Robert J. Randisi
  • For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison
  • TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY by Jay Asher
  1. the ride of our lives: Roadside Lessons of an American Family by Mike Leonard (Read by Marc Cashman)
  2. boys that bite by Mari Mancusi
  3. Bring It On by Laura Anne Gilman
  4. The Mournful Teddy by John J. Lamb
  5. Everybody Kills Somebody Sometime by Robert J. Randisi
  6. The Last Apprentice: Night of the Soul Stealer by Joseph Delaney
2006 Extra:
  • Dancing in the Moonlight by RaeAnn Thayne
  • A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison
  • The Christopher Killer by Alane Ferguson
  1. The Hunter's Moon by O.R. Melling
  2. Curse the Dark by Laura Anne Gilman
  3. The Good, The Bad, and the Undead by Kim Harrison
  4. The Last Apprentice: Curse of the Bane by Joseph Delaney
  5. Every Witch Way But Dead by Kim Harrison
2005 Extra:
  • Moon's Web by C.T. Adams & Cathy Clamp
  1. Staying Dead by Laura Anne Gilman
  2. Metro Girl by Janet Evanovich
  3. The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch (1st publsihed as The Spook's Apprentice) by Joseph Delaney
  4. Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
2004 Extra:
  • Star Spangled Murder by Leslie Meier
  • Hunter's Moon by C.T. Adams & Cathy Clamp
  1. Exhile's Valor by Mercedes Lackey
  2. Dragon Blood by Patricia Briggs
  3. Undressed by Stef Ann Holm
2003 Extra:
  • Father's Day Murder by Leslie Meier
  1. Exhile's Honor by Mercedes Lackey
  2. Dragon Bones by Patricia Briggs
2002 Extra:
  • Lair of the Lion by Christine Feehan
  • Birthday Party Murder by Leslie Meier
  1. Take a Thief by Mercedes Lackey
2001 Extra:
  • The Scarletti Curse by Christine Feehan
  • Wedding Day Murder by Leslie Meier


  1. Good luck with the challenge! This is the second year I'm doing this one. I'm hoping to do better this time. :-)

  2. Best of luck! I need to stop signing up for so many book challenges...but I can't. ;)

  3. I've got Sherrilyn Kenyon on my tbr list - hope I can get to her this year!

    This is my first time participating in this challnege, and I hope I can complete it :) Come visit me here if you'd like. I've already read a couple of books for this challenge. I think it's going to be fun :)

  4. So glad you decided to participate!


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