Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Countdown Challenge

Michelle from 1MoreChapter is hosting this fantastic sounding challenge, which (thankfully) is retroactive. I say 'thankfully' because it requires that I read 45 books - 9 from 2009, 8 from 2008 and so on. It started on 8/8/2008 and runs until 9/9/2009. Neat, eh?

Have a look at the rules here.

Completed: 32/45 as of 14 July 2009

1. The Vanishing of Katharina Linden by Helen Grant
2. The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker
3. The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee
4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Time of Your Life by Joss Whedon

1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
2. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee by Rebecca Miller
3. Waiting for Daisy by Peggy Orenstein
4. Wolves at the Gate by Joss Whedon et al.
5. Sweethearts by Sara Zarr
6. The Carbon Diaries 2015 by Saci Lloyd
7. No Future for you by Joss Whedon and Brian K. Vaughn
8. Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella

1. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
2. The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris
3. Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
4. Shopaholic and Baby by Sophie Kinsella
5. Getting Rid of Matthew by Jane Fallon
6. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
7. Long Way Home by Joss Whedon

1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
2. The Stolen Child by Keith Donahue
3. Life as we knew it by Susan Beth Pfeffer
4. Hunting and Gathering by Anna Gavalda
5. Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
6. The Stork Club by Imogen Edwards-Jones

1. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
2. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
3. Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult
4. On Beauty by Zadie Smith
5. Nothing's Sacred by Lewis Black

1. P.S. I Love You by Cecilia Ahern
2. Vegan Virgin Valentine by Carolyn Mackler
3. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
4. Out by Natsuo Kirino

1. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
2. The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (translated part 1 published in 2003)

1. The Good Women of China by Xinran
2. Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry



Lezlie said...

Yay! This one is going to be way easier than the 888 Challenge. I hope. :-)


joanna said...

I'm still tempted to do the 999 challenge, I liked the idea of categories... Sigh.

Lezlie said...

You're brave!

joanna said...

or other adjectives. :-)

Trish @ Love, Laughter, Insanity said...

Wow, 45 books is a lot! I bet it would be fun to make this list anyway. I hope you read Kafka on the Shore soon!