NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Countdown Challenge

I'm feeling optimistic about reading a ridiculous number of books next year. I'm signing up for The Countdown Challenge! I'm not making a list now, but I will fill this chart in as I go along. If you'd like to see the rules and join the challenge, click on over to the Official Countdown Challenge Site.

Completed: 45/45 as of September 6, 2009 (This challenge begins Aug. 2008 and ends Sept. 9, 2009)
**FINISHED -- Yahoo! I did it!!**

Published in 2009
(This section will most likely be the same books as I read for the Pub Challenge.)

1. Revelation by C.J. Sansom
2. Grave Goods by Ariana Franklin
3. Wicked Prey by John Sandford
4. Bones of Betrayal by Jefferson Bass
5. The Devlin Diary by Christi Phillips
6. Renegade by Richard Wolffe
7. The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl
8. Killer Summer by Ridley Pearson
9. All Other Nights by Dara Horn

Published in 2008

1. Me of Little Faith by Lewis Black
2. Extreme Measures by Vince Flynn
3. The Bodies Left Behind by Jeffery Deaver
4. The King's Daughter by Sandra Worth
5. Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman
6. Indignation by Philip Roth
7. Skeletons At The Feast by Chris Bohjalian
8. Killing Rommel by Steven Pressfield

Published in 2007

1. The Intellectual Devotional: American History by David S. Kidder and Noah D. Oppenheim
2. Poems From Guantanamo edited by Marc Falkoff
3. Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland
4. Call My By Your Name by Andre Aciman
5. Rant by Chuck Palahniuk
6. Finn by Jon Clinch
7. The Paris Review Interviews, Vol. II by The Paris Review

Published in 2006

1. The Book of Samson by David Maine
2. Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
3. What Is The What by Dave Eggers
4. Everyman by Philip Roth
5. Dave Barry's Money Secrets by Dave Barry
6. The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright

Published in 2005

1. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
2. Misquoting Jesus by Bart D. Ehrman
3. The Borgia Bride by Jeanne Kalogridis
4. The Great Stink by Clare Clark
5. Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk

Published in 2004

1. The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
2. An Iliad by Alessandro Baricco
3. Bedlam by Greg Hollingshead
4. The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby

Published in 2003

1. The Meaning of Everything by Simon Winchester
2. The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy
3. Elizabeth Costello by J.M. Coetzee

Published in 2002

1. When The Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
2. The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster

Published in 2001

1. Choke by Chuck Palahniuk


Anonymous said...

You are optimistic! Good luck with the challenge.

Lezlie said...

Bermudaonion ~ Thanks! I'm having thoughts of a 150-Book goal next year. What is wrong with me??? :-)


Heather said...

You're crazy! But I like it! Good for you!

Lezlie said...

Heather ~ Thanks! Crazy seems to work for me. :-)


1morechapter said...

You can use books you've read since August 8th if you want, too!

Glad to have you join in!

Lezlie said...

Thanks, 3M!