2011 Countdown Challenge


I’ve been trying to find this challenge anywhere on the web, but it looks like 3M doesn’t seem to be hosting it again this year. If anyone knows who is hosting or has the official link, please pass it along.

In the meantime, I loved it so much, I’m just going to continue on with it myself. I’ve never started a challenge myself before, so this is pretty rough.

The challenge starts 10/10/10 and ends 11/11/11. The goal is to read the respective number of books for the year (for example: 11 books for 2011, 10 books for 2010, 9 books for 2009, etc.)

  • indicates an option to read, but not a book that has been read yet

2011 (11 required) – COMPLETED:

  1. 10th Anniversary by James Patterson
  2. ThxThxThx: Thanks for Everything by Leah Dieterich
  3. Toys by James Patterson
  4. Winning With Money by Aaron Coleman
  5. Onward by Howard Schultz
  6. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
  7. Enchantment by Guy Kawasaki
  8. The Seed by Jon Gordon
  9. All Together Now: Volume 1 by Alan Ball
  10. The Sookie Stackhouse Companion by Charlaine Harris
  11. Miles to Go by Richard Paul Evans

2010 (10 required) – COMPLETED:

  1. Late Late at Night by Rick Springfield
  2. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
  3. The Walk by Richard Paul Evans
  4. 365 Thank Yous by John Kralik
  5. Badass by Shannen Doherty
  6. Me by Ricky Martin
  7. Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi
  8. Naked Heat by Richard Castle
  9. Cougar Club by Susan McBride
  10. Creative Inc by Meg Mateo Ilasco

2009 (9 required) – COMPLETED:

  1. Sorry, Right Number and Other Stories by Stephen KingĀ 
  2. Exploiting Chaos by Jeremy Gutsche
  3. The Time of My Life by Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi
  4. I, Alex Cross by James Patterson
  5. Finger Lickin Fifteen by Janet Evanovich
  6. Smash Cut by Sandra Brown
  7. Rainwater by Sandra Brown
  8. Drive by Daniel Pink
  9. Heat Wave by Richard Castle

2008 (8 required) – COMPLETED:

  1. Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich
  2. Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich
  3. The Principle of the Path by Andy Stanley
  4. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  6. Walking Dead: Volume 8 by Robert Kirkman
  7. Stuff White People Like by Christian Lander
  8. Maximum Ride: The Final Warning by James Patterson

2007 (7 required) – COMPLETED:

  1. Plum Lucky by Janet Evanovich
  2. Walking Dead: Gays Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman
  3. Maximum Ride: Saving the World by James Patterson
  4. Walking Dead: Volume 6 by Robert Kirkman
  5. Walking Dead: Volume 7 by Robert Kirkman
  6. The Go Giver by Bob Burg
  7. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

2006 (6 required) – COMPLETED:

  1. Secret Diary of a Call Girl by Anonymous
  2. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
  3. Maximum Ride: School’s Out Forever by James Patterson
  4. The Walking Dead: Volume 5 by Robert Kirkman
  5. At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks
  6. You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader by Mark Sanborn

2005 (5 required) – COMPLETED:

  1. Stationary Bike by Stephen King
  2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  3. The Walking Dead: Volume 3 by Robert Kirkman
  4. The Walking Dead: Volume 4 by Robert Kirkman
  5. Spook by Mary Roach

2004 (4 required) – COMPLETED:

  1. The Curious Incident of Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
  2. When God Winks on Love by Squire Rushnell
  3. Walking Dead: Volume 2 by Robert Kirkman
  4. How Full is Your Bucket by Tom Rath

2003 (3 required):

  1. The Present by Spencer Johnson
  2. The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks
  3. The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen

2002 (2 required) – COMPLETED:

  1. From a Buick 8 by Stephen King
  2. The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen

2001 (1 required):

  1. TBD

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3 responses to “2011 Countdown Challenge

  1. Hmm,I think I may join you in this, I’ve been looking for the 2011 challenge, and can’t find it. I found your blog, by typing in 2011 Countdown Challenge. So, now theres a second person continuing on with you, if you don’t mind. :)

  2. You know…the more I sit here thinking about it…the more I’m tempted to “join” you. At least then you know that there’s someone else out there, doing the challenge also. :D

    I’ve been thinking of doing a personal “Pub” 2011 Challenge (read 11 books first published in 2011) next year because I liked the challenge and it’s one that I can usually complete. :)

  3. I am doing this too! If I were a little more dedicated, I would actually host it, but I’m pretty sure I would suck at keeping it up.

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