Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Countdown Challenge

Dates: August 8th 2008 through September 9th 2009

Host: 3M

For details: Click here.

The Challenge (put simply): Read 9 books published in 2009, 8 books published in 2008, 7 books published in 2007...all the way down to 1 book published in 2001.

My list (unofficially, of course):


1. The Stuff of Life: A Graphic Guide to Genetics and DNA by Mark Schultz
2. A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld


1. The Missing Girl by Norma Mazer Fox
2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
3. The Floods: Good Neighbors by Colin Thompson
4. The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper
5. The United States Constitution: A Graphic Adaptation by Jonathan Hennessey
6. Amulet: Book One The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi
7. In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom by Qanta A. Ahmed
8. The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer


1. Double Cross by James Patterson
2. 50 Reasons to Buy Fair Trade by Miles Litvinoff and John Madeley
3. That's Life: Finding Scrapbook Inspiration in the Everday by Nic Howard
4. Down to a Sunless Sea by Mathias B. Freese
5. The Castle Corona by Sharon Creech
6. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
7. Javatrekker: Dispatches from the World of Fair Trade Coffee by Dean Cycon


1. Bizenghast Two by M. Alice LeGrow
2. The Complete Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
3. American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
4. House of Stone: The True Story of a Family Divided in War-Torn Zimbabwe by Christina Lamb
5. George & Sam: Two Boys, One Family, and Autism by Charlotte Moore
6. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo


1. Looking for Alaska by John Green
2. Bizenghast One by M. Alice LeGrow
3. A Bottle in the Gaza Sea by Valerie Zenatti


1. Green River, Running Red by Ann Rule
2. Fables: Storybook Love by Bill Willingham
3. Fables: March of the Wooden Soldiers by Bill Willingham


1. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
2. Fables: Animal Farm by Bill Willingham
3. Death: At Death's Door by Jill Thompson


1. Rose by Jeff Smith and Charles Vess
2. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd


1. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett

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