2009: Challenges – Countdown Challenge 2009 Wrap-Up

Oh so close!

I probably would have completed this challenge if I had paid a little more attention to the date.  I was only missing one book, from that wily year 2006.  Here’s my final list:

(btw, I take my publication years from the Fantastic Fiction website)


  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)

But I’ll be trying again! I liked this challenge, and will be signing up for the Countdown Challenge 2010 presently.

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