2008: Challenges – Countdown Challenge

countdownchallsmall Have I mentioned I’m just a little bit addicted to challenges?  Because I love the idea of fitting the books I read into lists?  Yes, I have a problem.

This challenge is the Countdown Challenge, hosted by 1morechapter.com.

  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 on the challenge site.
  5. Have fun reading!

I’m sure I’ve already fulfilled a portion of this list since it’s retroactive, but I’ll have to fill those in later! I’ll be putting all of my updates here.

Last Updated: 7/31/09


  1. Eclipse (Richard North Patterson)
  2. Plum Spooky (Janet Evanovich)
  3. The Lost Hours (Karen White)
  4. First Family (David Baldacci)
  5. Darling Jim (Christian Moerk)
  6. Mating Rituals of the North American WASP (Lauren Lipton)
  7. Dark Places – Gillian Flynn
  8. Reunion – Therese Fowler
  9. April & Oliver – Tess Callahan


  1. Hold Tight (Harlan Coben)
  2. A Paragon of Virtue (Christian von Ditfurth)
  3. Living with the Truth (Jim Murdoch)
  4. Sweetheart (Chelsea Cain)
  5. The Dirty Secrets Club (Meg Gardiner)
  6. Swallowing Darkness (Laurell K. Hamilton)
  7. The Charlemagne Pursuit (Steve Berry)
  8. Kopek the Destroyer (Phil Owens)


  1. The Dead Room (Heather Graham)
  2. Considering SomeplacElse (B.L. Lindstrom)
  3. Last Known Victim (Erica Spindler)
  4. Matrimony (Joshua Henkin)
  5. I’m Watching You (Mary Burton)
  6. Nefertiti (Michelle Moran)
  7. Third Degree (Greg Iles)


  1. The Finishing School (Michele Martinez)
  2. New Moon (Stephenie Meyer)
  3. All Night Long (Jayne Ann Krentz)
  4. A Fistful of Charms (Kim Harrison)
  5. Spook (Mary Roach)


  1. Every Which Way But Dead (Kim Harrison)
  2. The Prey (Allison Brennan)
  3. The Masque of the Black Tulip (Lauren Willig)
  4. Undead and Unappreciated (MaryJanice Davidson)
  5. Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Carrie Vaughn)


  1. The Stupidest Angel (Christopher Moore)
  2. Kiss of the Night (Sherrilyn Kenyon)
  3. Undead and Unemployed (MaryJanice Davidson)
  4. Dead to the World (Charlaine Harris)


  1. Dance with the Devil (Sherrilyn Kenyon)
  2. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon)
  3. Before I Wake (Dee Henderson)


  1. Undead and Unwed (MaryJanice Davidson)
  2. China Lake (Meg Gardiner)


  1. Skipping Christmas (John Grisham)

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