The Countdown Challenge 2010

Whoo! Time to take the old Countdown Challenge off the sidebar and add in my new friend, Countdown Challenge 2010! Oh, what a good day. The rules:

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.
5. Have fun reading!

Woohoo! I’m not even going to pretend to know what I’m going to read, but here’s the chart for the 55 books I’ll have read by thirteen months from now.

My list (55/55)

2010 (10/10)
1. The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag, by Alan Bradley (Review)
2. This World We Live In, by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Review)
3. Meanwhile, by Jason Shiga (Review)
4. Lord Sunday, by Garth Nix (Review)
5. The Summer Before, by Ann M. Martin (Review)
6. Faithful Place, by Tana French (Review)
7. Tell-All, by Chuck Palahniuk (Review)
8. The Invisible Gorilla, by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons (Review)
9. Foiled, by Jane Yolen (Review)
10. The House of Tomorrow, by Peter Bognanni (Review)

2009 (9/9)
1. The Enthusiast, by Charlie Haas (Review)
2. The Housekeeper and the Professor, by Yoko Ogawa (Review)
3. Liar, by Justine Larbalestier (Review)
4. Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger (Review)
5. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley (Review)
6. Mischief Maker’s Manual, by Sir John Hargrave (Review)
7. Leviathan, by Scott Westerfeld (Review)
8. Top Producer, by Norb Vonnegut (Review)
9. Invisible I, by Stella Lennon (Review)

2008 (8/8)
1. The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones, by Rick Riordan (Review)
2. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart (Review)
3. The Dead and the Gone, by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Review)
4. Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things, by Lenore Look (Review)
5. Wishful Drinking, by Carrie Fisher (Review)
6. Let it Snow, by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle (Review)
7. The Knife of Never Letting Go, by Patrick Ness (Review)
8. Tender Morsels, by Margo Lanagan (Review)

2007 (7/7)
1. The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, by Michael Chabon (Review)
2. Boomsday, by Christopher Buckley (Review)
3. The Plain Janes, by Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg (Review)
4. Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher (Review)
5. In the Woods, by Tana French (Review)
6. The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss (Review)
7. Biting the Wax Tadpole, by Elizabeth Little (Review)

2006 (6/6)
1. The Madonnas of Leningrad, by Debra Dean (Review)
2. Schrödinger’s Ball, by Adam Felber (Review)
3. Sharp Objects, by Gillian Flynn (Review)
4. The Pox Party, by M.T. Anderson (Review)
5. American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang (Review)
6. The Physics of the Buffyverse, by Jennifer Ouellette (Review)

2005 (5/5)
1. The Case of the Missing Books, by Ian Sansom (Review)
2. Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman (Review)
3. Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie, by David Lubar (Review)
4. The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan (Review)
5. Cat Breaking Free, by Shirley Rousseau Murphy (Review)

2004 (4/4)
1. A Midsummer Night’s Dork, by Carol Gorman (Review)
2. Measle and the Wrathmonk, by Ian Ogilvy (Review)
3. The Bermudez Triangle, by Maureen Johnson (Review)
4. The Secret Hour, by Scott Westerfeld (Review)

2003 (3/3)
1. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon (Review)
2. The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini (Review)
3. Shutter Island, by Dennis Lehane (Review)

2002 (2/2)
1. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold (Review)
2. The Last American Man, by Elizabeth Gilbert (Review)

2001 (1/1)
1. Life of Pi, by Yann Martel (Review)

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