The Countdown Challenge (08/08/2008 – 09/09/2009)

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.
Bold: Read & Italic: Being Read
27 out of 45 books read as of 06/07/2009

1. American Gods by Neil Gaiman

1. Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn
2. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

1. Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, 3) by Charlaine Harris
2. A Great & Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
3. The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard

1. A Pirate of Exquisite Mind by Diana & Michael Preston
2. The Ghost Writer by John Harwood
3. The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell
4. William Pitt the Younger: A Biography by William Hague

1. March by Geraldine Brooks
2. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
3. The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Laura Willig
4. I, Coriander by Sally Gardner
5. Bad Boy by Stephen Gray

1. The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
2. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
3. Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
4. Definitely Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, 6) by Charlaine Harris
5. Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
6. New Moon by Stephanie Meyer

1. Anybody out there? By Marion Keyes
2. How to Play Rugby My Way by Jonny Wilkinson
3. The Russian Concubine by Kate Furnivall
4. Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill
5. Nothing in my hand I bring by Ray Galea
6. All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse, 7) by Charlaine Harris
7. The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray

1. In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor’s Journey in the Saudi Kingdom by Qanta A. Ahmed
2. These few lines: A Convict Romance: the Lost Lives of Myra & William Sykes by Graham Seal
3. The Warrior’s Princess by Barbara Erskine
4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
5. From Dead to Worse (Sookie Stackhouse, 8) by Charlaine Harris
6. The Two Pearls of Wisdom by Alison Goodman
7. The Host by Stephanie Meyer
8. People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

2009 (subject to changes in the coming year)
1. Pescador’s Wake by Katherine Johnson (Jan 2009)
2. The Magician’s Apprentice by Trudi Canavan (Jan 2009)
3. Among the mad by Jaqueline Winspear
4. Wavesong (Obernewtyn 6) by Isobelle Carmody
5. Imager by L. E. Modesitt (17/03/2009)
6. The Swan Maiden by Jules Watson (/02/2009)
7. 8th Confession by James Patterson (Jan 2009)
8. Beautiful Death by Fiona McIntosh (Feb 2009)
9. Dead and Gone (Sookie Stackhouse, 9) by Charlaine Harris (May 2009)


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