Monday, October 11, 2010

Countdown 2010 Challenge Completed!

Wow...this was a toughie!!  I thought for a minute there that I wouldn't wrap this one up by the deadline, but at 11:45pm last night, I finished the Countdown 2010 Challenge on 10/10/2010!  If it hadn't been for Dewey's Read-a-thon that I did on Saturday, I really don't think I could've done it.

The goal of this challenge was to read so many books published in a certain year:  10 from 2010, 9 from 2009, and so on. 

Here's a recap of what I've read since 9/9/09 last year:


1. The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher--1/2/10 (review)
2. Burn by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy--1/26/10 (review)
3. Beguiled by Deeanne Gist and J. Mark Bertrand--1/29/10 (review)
4. The Pastor's Wife by Jennifer AlLee--2/4/10 (review)
5. Abigail by Jill Eileen Smith--2/20/2010 (review)
6. Plain Jayne by Hillary Manton Lodge--2/25/2010 (review)
7. Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa by Melanie Dobson--3/19/2010 (review)
8. Heart of Stone by Jill Marie Landis--3/24/2010 (review)
9. Sixteen Brides by Stephanie Grace Whitson--4/2/2010 (review)
10. Asking for Trouble by Sandra Byrd--4/4/2010 (review)

1. Mohamed's Moon by Keith Clemons--9/10/09 (review)
2. In the Arms of Immortals by Ginger Garrett--9/21/09 (review)
3. Bo's Cafe by Bill Thrall, Bruce McNicol, and John Lynch--9/23/09 (review)
4. The Red Siren by MaryLu Tyndall--10/3/09 (review)
5. Stretch Marks by Kimberly Stuart--10/7/09 (review)
6. If Only You Knew by Mags Storey--10/8/09
7. The Sound of Sleigh Bells by Cindy Woodsmall--10/11/09 (review)
8. Love is a Battlefield by Annalisa Daughety--10/18/09 (review)
9. Leaving Carolina by Tamara Leigh--10/22/09 (review)

1. A Cut Above by Ginny Aiken--9/13/09
2. In the Shadow of Lions by Ginger Garrett--9/16/09
3. Hidden by Shelley Shepard Gray--10/24/09
4. Someday by Karen Kingsbury--10/28/09
5. The Cat That Made Nothing Something Again--12/10/09 (review)
6. Face of Betrayal by Lis Wiehl and April Henry--12/21/09 (review)
7. The Face by Angela Hunt--12/29/09 (review)
8. The Bride Bargain by Kelly Eileen Hake--3/22/2010 (review)

1. The Parting by Beverly Lewis--2/22/2010
2. One Smooth Stone by Marcia Lee Laycock--3/12/2010 (review)
3. Petticoat Ranch by Mary Connealy--5/1/2010
4. The Other Daughter by Miralee Ferrell--7/8/2010 (review)
5. Shattered Dreams by Irene Spencer--7/16/2010
6. Where My Heart Belongs by Tracie Peterson--9/3/2010 (review)
7. The Lumberjack's Lady by Susan Page Davis--10/07/2010

1. The Soldier's Lady by Michael Phillips--10/18/09
2. Diamond Place by Robin Lee Hatcher--10/24/09
3. Abide with Me by Delia Parr--11/3/09 (review)
4. Weaving a Future by Susan Page Davis--10/01/2010
5. Banking on Love by Janice A. Thompson--10/10/2010
6. Mozart's Sister by Nancy Moser--10/10/2010

1. Gardenias for Breakfast by Robin Jones Gunn--2/21/2010
2. Fighting for Bread and Roses by Lynn A. Coleman--9/14/2010  (review)
3. Over the Waters by Deborah Raney--10/09/2010
4. Hearts Twice Met by Freda Chrisma--10/09/2010
5. Sooner or Later by Vickie McDonough--10/10/2010

1. Torch Red by Melody Carlson--3/6/2010
2. The Winter Pearl by Molly Noble Bull--5/29/2010
3. Brink of Death by Brandilyn Collins--7/26/2010
4. Light of My Heart by Ginny Aiken--8/2/2010
5. Stain of Guilt by Brandilyn Collins--8/7/2010

1. Babylon Rising by Tim Lahaye--11/10/2009
2. The Price of Freedom by Carol Umberger--8/9/2010
3. The Mark of Salvation by Carol Umberger--8/14/2010

1. A Sinister Silence by Jane Peart--1/9/2010
2. Halfway to Forever by Karen Kingsbury--3/14/2010

1. Lady of Light by Kathleen Morgan--9/28/09 (review)


  1. HOORAY!! CONGRATULATIONS, Christy -- I knew you could do it!!!!! :D

    You read lots of great books, and some I hope to read in the upcoming months. *fingers crossed*

    LOVE your new decor -- very cute!


  2. Thanks, Lori!! Yep, I've read a LOT of great books in the past year...I'm sure you have, too. :o)

    Yep, the decor is a work in progress. I've been wanting to change it up for awhile, and I'm not sure yet if I'm completely satisfied. Oh, well...we'll see!


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