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Countdown 2010 Challenge

I've decided to participate in this Countdown 2010 Challenge.
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. This challenge lasts from 9/9/09 through 10/10/10.

Here's my list. I'll keep updating it here as I move along through the challenge. Books in bold are completed.


1. Crossing the Bridge by Michael Baron

2. Last Snow by Eric Van Lustbader

3. Our Promised Land by Michael T. Darkow

4. Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

5. A Hundred Feet Over Hell by Jim Hooper

6. Forget Me Not by Vicki Hinze

7. Guest House by Barbara K. Richardson

8. The Power of Your Child's Imagination by Charlotte Reznick

9. The Journey Home by Michael Baron

10. Life, In Spite of Me by Kristen Jane Anderson


1. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

4. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

5. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

6. The Long Wait for Tomorrow by Joaquin Dorfman

7. What Difference Do It Make? by Ron Hall, Denver Moore and Lynn Vincent

8. This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper



1. A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar

2. Dear American Airlines by Jonathan Miles

3. First Daughter by Eric Van Lustbader

4. Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou

5. The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan

6. The Post-War Dream by Mitch Cullin

7. The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee

8. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler


1. Crazy as Chocolate by Elisabeth Hyde








1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

2. Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews

3. Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore





1. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

2. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See

3. The Girls: A Novel by Lori Lansens









1. Moloka'i by Alan Brennert

2. Lunch at the Piccadilly by Clyde Edgerton



1. The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

2. One Foot in Eden by Ron Rash


1. The Christmas Shoes by Donna VanLiere

Last updated on September 27, 2010


  1. Welcome to the challenge. You've got a great start already!


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