Sunday, September 20, 2009

2010 Count Down Challenge

I have found another awesome challenge. The Count Down Challenge is going to be one of the ultimate reading pleasures for me. Click on the link above to register.

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 — 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.

Below is my current list. I will cross off or highlight the books as they are read.

Guts - Gary Paulsen

House Next Door - Richie Tankersley cusick
Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands

After - Francine Prose
Shakespeare's Spy - Gary Blackwood
Stargirl - Jerry Spinelli

Abduction - Peg Kehret
Leaving Protection - Will Hobbs
Red Kayak - Priscilla cummings
So B. It - Susan Weeks

Beyond the Valley fo Thorns - patrick Carman
Dark Hills Divide - Patrick Carman
Disappearance - Jude Watson
Milkweed - Jerry Spinelli
My Friend the enemy - J.B. Cheaney

23 Minutes in Hell - Bill Wiese
Hurt Go Happy - Ginny Rorby
La Linea - Ann Jaramillo
Snatched - Pete Hautman
They Never came Home - Lois Duncan
Wall and the Wing - Laura Ruby

100 Cupboards - N.D. Wilson
Angel of Death - Alane Ferguson
Boot Camp - Todd Strasser
Boy Who Returned From the Sea - Clay Morgan
Doll in the Garden - Mary Downing Hahn
Feathers - Jacqueline Woodson
Lawn Boy - Gary Paulsen

Cicada Summer - Andrea Beaty
Girl Who Could Fly - victoria Foster
Hunt for the Seventh - christine Morton-Shaw
Lost Time - Susan Maupin Schmid
Smiles to Go - Jerry Spinelli
Tennyson - Lesley M.M. Bluem
The Underneath - Kathi Appelt
Willoughbys - Lois Lowry


Candor - Pam Bachorz

Dandelion Fire - N.D. Wilson
Emmy's Equal - Marcia Gruver
Last Thing I Remember - andrew Klavan
Pricker Boy - Reade Scott Whinnem
Primative - Mark Byakanen
Sworn to Silence - Linda Castillo
Through the Triangel - C.P. Steward
View From Brindley Mountain - E. Eugene Scruggs

Denial:  A Memoir of Terror - Jessica Stern
Last Christian - David Gregory
Lawn Boy Returns - Gary Paulsen
Ruby of the Realms - Dan kamin
Small Kingdoms - Anastasia Hobbet
Souls fo the Fire Dragon - John Wrieden
Storm Warning - Billy Graham
Time Pirate - Ted Bell
Twenty Gold Falcons - Amy Gordon
Virginia - Susan Hughes


  1. Your blog is being funny and won't show the alice in wonderland post on here but it comes up on my google reader! Just wanted to say that your review made me remember how much I loved it too and I can't wait to get it read!! Look for my post at the end of the month to link your review to!

  2. I LOVED Stargirl! You have some good choices here!

    This is my first time participating in this challenge, and I hope I can complete it :) Come visit me here if you'd like. I've already read a couple of books for this challenge. I think it's going to be fun :)

  3. So glad you decided to participate!