I am a sheep. That is the only justification I have for joining yet another challenge. This time, it’s the Countdown Challenge, hosted at 1 More Chapter. I’m a bit late to this challenge, but luckily some of the books I’ve already read count, and I think books I’ve got planned for 2009 should fill out the rest. Anyway, here are 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 — 9 books from 2009, 8 books from 2008, etc.  The total number of books required, therefore, is 45.
  2. This challenge lasts from 8/8/08 through 9/9/09.  Yes, it is retroactive to August 8th!
  3. Crossovers with other challenges are allowed and your lists may change at any time.

My lists are as follows:

2009- 9 Books

2008- 8 Books

  1. American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
  2. Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter
  3. Perfect on Paper by Maria Murnane
  4. What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell

2007- 7 Books

2006- 6 Books

  1. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell
  2. Canvey Island by James Runcie

2005- 5 Books

  1. Looking for Alaska by John Green

2004- 4 Books

2003- 3 Books

  1. The Rose of York: Love and War by Sandra Worth

2002- 2 Books

2001- 1 Book

  1. Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn

(At this point, I’m not going to try to go back to previous reviews- though I could certainly fill the 2008 portion of the list. Instead, I’m going to try to get through it beginning from here on out. I reserve the right to change this at any time).