Challenge: Countdown 2010
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.
I'm sure that the pools of potential books will change over the year. I'm also sure that they will all be books by Canadian authors.
Status, as of 9 October 2010
Read: 55/55. Complete!
2010 - Done!
- Red Snow by Michael Slade
- Spin by Catherine McKenzie
- Toby: A Man by Todd Babiak
- The Middle Ground by Zoe Whittall
- Folly by Marthe Jocelyn
- Edith's War by Andrew Smith
- The Truth About Delilah Blue by Tish Cohen
- Love You to Death by Gail Bowen
- The Spider Bites by Medora Sale
- The Barrio Kings by William Kowalski
2009 - Done!
- The Hunchback Assignments by Arthur Slade
- The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan
- The Uninvited by Tim Wynne-Jones
- Old City Hall by Robert Rotenberg
- Underground by June Hutton
- Bitter, Sweet by Laura Best
- Amphibian by Carla Gunn
- The World More Full of Weeping by Robert J. Wiersema
- Waiting for Columbus by Thomas Trofimuk
2008 - Done!
- Barrington Street Blues by Anne Emery
- Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott
- Nikolski by Nicolas Dickner (French version 2005, English translation 2008)
- Dooley Takes the Fall by Norah McClintock
- The Country Nurse by Jeff Lemire
- Chester's Back! by Melanie Watt
- Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach by Melanie Watt
- Burning Down the House by Russell Wangersky
2007 - Done!
- Obit by Anne Emery
- Rollback by Robert J. Sawyer
- Shelf Monkey by Corey Redekop
- The Frozen Thames by Helen Humphreys
- Queen's Court by Edward O. Phillips
- Tales from the Farm by Jeff Lemire
- Ghost Stories by Jeff Lemire
2006 - Done!
- Last Stop Sunnyside by Pat Capponi
- Johnny Kellock Died Today by Hadley Dyer
- The Garneau Block by Todd Babiak
- Home Schooling by Carol Windley
- Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt
- Running Toward Home by Betty Jane Hegerat
2005 - Done!
- A Perfect Night to Go to China by David Gilmour
- Afterlands by Steven Heighton
- Still Life by Louise Penny
- The City Man by Howard Akler
- The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant
2004 - Done!
- Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life (Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 1) by Bryan Lee O'Malley
- Down to the Dirt by Joel Hynes
- The Several Lives of Orphan Jack by Sarah Ellis
- Names of the Dead by Diane Schoemperlen
2003 - Done!
- Garbo Laughs by Elizabeth Hay
- An Adoration by Nancy Huston
- Roads Unravelling by Kathy-Diane Leveille
2002 - Done!
- True Confessions of a Heartless Girl by Martha Brooks
- Midnight Cab by James W. Nichol
2001 - Done!
- Dust by Arthur Slade