Countdown Challenge 2010


Well there is a second year of the Countdown Challenge! I didn’t finish the 2009 version of this challenge, but I enjoyed it and am determined to finish the 2010 challenge. We’ll see how it goes. Here are the rules as laid out by 3M at 1morechapter:

  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.
  4. Sign up using Mr. Linky.
  5. Have fun reading!

So I’m looking forward to this one! I will be keeping my list here as I go:

2010 (complete)

  1. The Clouds Roll Away by Sibella Giorello
  2. Burn by Ted Dekker & Erin Healy
  3. Victim Six by Gregg Olsen
  4. The 9th Judgment by James Patterson
  5. Never Let You Go by Erin Healy
  6. The Alexandria Letter by George R. Honig
  7. Damaged by Alex Kava
  8. Death on the D-List by Nancy Grace
  9. 31 Bond Street by Ellen Horan
  10. The Postcard Killers by James Patterson and Liza Marklund


2009 (completed)

  1. Evil at Heart by Chelsea Cain
  2. Wait Until Twilight by Sang Pak
  3. The Eleventh Victim by Nancy Grace
  4. The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson & Martin Dugard
  5. Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris
  6. Children of Dust by Ali Eteraz
  7. Decoding the Lost Symbol by Simon Cox
  8. Conflicts with Interest by Michael Ruddy
  9. 18 Billion by Jack Gresham


  1. The Aztec Heresy by Paul Christopher
  2. Hold Tight by Harlan Coben
  3. Exposed by Alex Kava
  4. Final Breath by Kevin O’Brien
  5. The Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen


  1. The Book of Names by Jill Gregory & Karen Tintori
  2. The Dying Game by Beverly Barton
  3. The Next Killing by Rebecca Drake
  4. Step on a Crack by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge


  1. Carved in Bone by Jefferson Bass
  2. The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen
  3. The Black Sun by James Twining
  4. The Collectors by David Baldacci

2005 (completed)

  1. Michelangelo’s Notebook by Paul Christopher
  2. The Double Eagle by James Twining
  3. No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark
  4. The Camel Club by David Baldacci
  5. The President’s Assassin by Brian Haig


  1. London Bridges by James Patterson
  2. Body Double by Tess Gerritsen

2003 (completed)

  1. The Murder of Laci Peterson by Cliff Linedecker
  2. The Sorority: Eve by Tamara Thorne
  3. The Sorority: Merilynn by Tamara Thorne

2002 (completed)

  1. Four Blind Mice by James Patterson
  2. The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen

2001 (completed)

  1. The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen

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