January 3, 2011

2011 Countdown Challenge

Challenge Summary:

he goal is to read the respective number of books for the year (for example: 11 books for 2011, 10 books for 2010, 9 books for 2009, etc.)

Hosted by/Link: Reading Comes from Writing - 2011 Countdown Challenge (Well, they are doing the challenge on their own, and others can join in. Really enjoyed attempting this challenge in 2010, so glad a few others still want to carry it on!- Great way to find new books of 2011 :))

Challenge Start and Ends Dates: October 10, 2010 - November 11, 2011

My Progress: 60/66 - FAILED November 11, 2011.

My List: This challenged started in 2010, so some books were read in 2010, they have been marked.


2011

1 - The Book of Days - James L. Rubart
2 - Homecoming (SGA 16) - Jo Graham and Melissa Scott
3 - The Sonjourn - Andrew Krivak
4 - Left Neglected - Lisa Genova
5 - Midwife of Venice - Roberta Rich
6 - Daughter's of Rome - Kate Quinn
7 - Wings: A Novel of World War II Flygirls - Karl Friedrich
8 - Sisterhood Everlasting - Anne Brashares
9 - The Lost (SGA #17) - Jo Graham and Amy Griswold
10 - Pao - Kerry Young
11 - The Cat's Table - Ondeetje

2010

1 The Jewel of St. Petersburgh (2010)
2 Hunt and Run (SGA #13) - Aaron Rosenberg
3 Blood Feud - Alyxandra Harvey
4 Major Pettigrew's Last Stand - Helen Simonson
5 Moonlight in Odessa - Janet Skeslien Charles
6 Spider Bones - Kathy Reichs
7 Petals From the Sky - Mingmei Yip
8 Annabel - Kathleen Winter
9 - The Irish Princess - Karen Harper
10 - Room - Emma Donoghue

2009

1 Night Runner - Max Turner (2010)
2 Evermore - Alyson Noel (2010)
3 Day After Night - Anita Diamant (2010)
4 Shanghai Girls - Lisa See
5 One Amazing Thing - Chitra Divakruni
6 The Help - Kathryn Stockett
7 Quatrain - Sharon Shinn
8 -The Witch Doctor's Wife - Tamar Myers
9 - Wake - Robert J. Sawyer

2008

1 Belong to Me - Marisa de los Santos
2 Valmiki's Daughter - Shani Mootoo
3 Mister Pip - Lloyd Jones
4 Good to a Fault - Marina Endicott
5 Personal Demon - Kelley Armstrong
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2007

1 - Rising (SGA #1) - Sally Malcolm
2 - A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
3 - Tipperary - Frank Delaney
4 -Ysabel - Guy Gavriel Kay
5 - Late Nights on the Air - Elizabeth Hay
6 - The Best Laid Plans - Terry Fallis
7 The Bone Cage - Angie Abdou

2006

1 Water for Elephants - Sarah Gruen (2010)
2 The Birth House -Ami McKay
3 Broken - Kelley Armstrong
4 Mistborn - Brandon Sanderson
5 Exogenesis (SGA #5) - Sonny Whitelaw and Elizabeth Christensen
6 Halcyon (SGA #4) - James Swallow

2005

1 The Hour Before Dawn - Sarah MacDonald (2010)
2 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson (2010)
3 Haunted - Kelley Armstrong
4 The Cost of Honor (SG-1 5) - Sally Malcolm
5 The Lightning Thief - Rick Riodan

2004

1 Dime Store Magic - Kelly Armstrong (2010)
2 Industrial Magic - Kelley Armstrong
3 A Matter of Honor (SG-1 3) - Sally Malcolm
4 The Zigzag Way - Antia Desai

2003

1 Purple Hibiscus - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
2 The Namesake - Jhumpa Lahiri
3

2002

1 - Unless - Carol Shields
2

2001

1 - Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague - Geraldine Brooks


Final Thoughts:

Yup, I failed the challenge. I cam so close, but just missed it. The hardest year for me to complete, 2008. I was scrambling in the end for that one.


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