2008: Challenges – The 999 Challenge

999 I can only handle a challenge being shoved before my eyes so many times before I cave and join in! The 999 Challenge is both on LibraryThing and on its own blog, and it’s a doozy! The rules are simple:

Read 9 books in 9 different categories, all read in 2009. For an added challenge, try completing your books by 9/9/09! You pick the categories yourself, and 9 books can be duplicated.

The hard part for me in this is choosing categories! My list will be below, but I may change it!

last updated: 12/22/09
books duplicated: 9

ARC/Review books

  1. Kopek the Destroyer – Phil Owens
  2. Claus, A Christmas Incarnation – C. John Coombes
  3. The Brass Verdict – Michael Connelly
  4. Upbound – Peter Hassebroek
  5. College Girl – Patricia Weitz
  6. The Chemist – Janson Mancheski
  7. The Lost Hours – Karen White
  8. First Family – David Baldacci
  9. The Mating Rituals of the North American WASP – Lauren Lipton

Audiobooks

  1. Plum Spooky – Janet Evanovich
  2. The Stupidest Angel – Christopher Moore
  3. A Fistful of Charms – Kim Harrison
  4. Full Speed – Janet Evanovich
  5. China Lake – Meg Gardiner
  6. Breath of Scandal – Sandra Brown
  7. Fractured – Karin Slaughter
  8. Afraid – Jack Kilborn
  9. Finger Lickin’ Fifteen – Janet Evanovich

Non-U.S. Authors

  1. Kopek the Destroyer – Phil Owens
  2. Five on a Treasure Island – Enid Blyton
  3. Upbound – Peter Hassebroek
  4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
  5. In the Woods – Tana French
  6. Can You Keep a Secret? – Sophie Kinsella
  7. The Kiss Murder – Mehmet Murat Somer
  8. Darling Jim – Christian Moerk
  9. The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl – Belle de Jour

New-to-me Authors

  1. All Night Long – Jayne Ann Krentz
  2. College Girl – Patricia Weitz
  3. The Prey – Allison Brennan
  4. Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead
  5. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
  6. Whiskey Sour – J.A. Konrath
  7. Bonk – Mary Roach
  8. Matilda – Roald Dahl
  9. Five on a Treasure Island – Enid Blyton

Paranormal

  1. A Fistful of Charms – Kim Harrison
  2. Kiss of the Night – Sherrilyn Kenyon
  3. Undead and Unemployed – MaryJanice Davidson
  4. Dead to the World – Charlaine Harris
  5. An Ice Cold Grave – Charlaine Harris
  6. For a Few Demons More – Kim Harrison
  7. Dead Girls Are Easy – Terri Garey
  8. Kitty and the Midnight Hour – Carrie Vaughn
  9. Hunter’s Moon – C.T. Adams & Cathy Clamp

Ebooks

  1. Claus, A Christmas Incarnation – C. John Coombes
  2. Kiss of the Night – Sherrilyn Kenyon
  3. The Prey – Allison Brennan
  4. The Masque of the Black Tulip – Lauren Willig
  5. Undead and Unappreciated – MaryJanice Davidson
  6. Tribute – Nora Roberts
  7. High Noon – Nora Roberts
  8. Killer Takes All – Erica Spindler
  9. The Girl Who Played With Fire – Stieg Larsson

Historical Fiction

  1. Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade – Diana Gabaldon
  2. City of Thieves – David Benioff
  3. The Masque of the Black Tulip – Lauren Willig
  4. The Black Tower – Louis Bayard
  5. Cleopatra’s Daughter – Michelle Moran
  6. The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
  7. The Boleyn Inheritance – Philippa Gregory
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Li
brary Books

  1. Summer – Edith Wharton
  2. The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears – Dinaw Mengestu
  3. The Uncommon Reader – Alan Bennett
  4. Amelia Peabody’s Egypt – Elizabeth Peters
  5. I Smile Back – Amy Koppelman
  6. The Accidental Human – Dakota Cassidy
  7. Do Not Deny Me – Jean Thompson
  8. Engleby – Sebastian Faulks
  9. Last Rituals – Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Books that have been on my shelf for a long time

  1. Skin Tight – Carl Hiaasen
  2. All Night Long – Jayne Ann Krentz
  3. Summer Knight – Jim Butcher
  4. Soul Catcher – Michael White
  5. Drop Shot – Harlan Coben
  6. Full Blast – Janet Evanovich
  7. Tell No One – Harlan Coben
  8. Tripwire – Lee Child
  9. Night Play – Sherrilyn Kenyon

One thought on “2008: Challenges – The 999 Challenge

  • December 16, 2008 at 4:45 am
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    i m doing this too 😀

    but with a twist 😛 🙂

    Reply

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