Friday, September 11, 2009

999 Challenge Completed!



I did it, I finished my final book yesterday for the challenge so completed it by the early bonus date of 9/9/09. You were allowed to overlap up to 9 books and I think I carried 3 over to other challenges in the end. The challenge was to pick 9 categories and read 9 books for each. Below is a list of what I read with links to those which I have reviewed (a couple are pending and will be done when I get back from holiday in a week or so):

9 Graphic Novels
1. Nightmares and Fairy Tales v4 - Serena Valentino
2. Hatter M - Frank Beddor & Liz Cavalier
3. Gloom Cookie v3: Broken Curses - Serena Valentino
4. Gloom Cookie v4: Carnival Wars - Serena Valentino
5. Gloom Cookie v5: The Final Curtain - Serena Valentino
6. Crossing Might v1: Cut Here - Mike Carey
7. Arkham Asylum - Grant Morrison & Dave McKean
8. Crossing Midnight v2 - Mike Carey
9. Crossing Midnight v3 - Mike Carey

9 Manga
1. Return to Labyrinth v3 - Jake T Forbes & Chris Lie
2. Bizenghast v5 - M Alice LeGrow
3. Princess Ai: Rumors from the POther Side - Various
4. The Dreaming v1 - Queenie Chan
5. The Dreaming v2 - Queenie Chan
6. The Dreaming v3 - Queenie Chan
7. Vampire Doll v2 - Erika Kari
8. Princess Ai: Encounters - Various
9. Vassalord v2 - Nanae Chrono

9 Urban Fantasy
1. Personal Demon - Kelley Armstrong
2. Cry Wolf - Patricia Briggs
3. Burnt Offerings - Laurell K Hamilton
4. Blue Moon - Laurell K Hamilton
5. Bone Crossed - Patricia Briggs
6. Undead and Unwed - MaryJanice Davidson
7. Undead and Umemployed - MaryJanice Davidson
8. Undead and Unappreciated - MaryJanice Davidson
9. Undead and Unreturnable - MaryJanice Davidson

9 Anthologies
1. Across the Wall - Garth Nix
2. On the Prowl - Various
3. The Beggar Maid - Alice Munro
4. Water - Robin McKinley & Peter Dickinson
5. The Whole Story and Other Stories - Ali Smith
6. A Wolf at the Door - Ellend Datlow & Terri Windling
7. Swan Sister - Ellen Datloe & Terri Windling
8. Gothic - Various
9. The Prague Golem: Jewish Stories of the Ghetto

9 Fairy Tales
1. Troll Bridge - Jane Yolen & Adam Stemple
2. Mirror Mirror - Gregory Maguire
3. The Twelve Dancing Princesses - Marianna Mayer & KY Craft
4. Pay the Piper - Jane Yolen & Adam Stemple
5. Puddledock Farm - Grace Lodge
6. Cybele's Secret - Juliet Marillier
7. The Iron Fairies v1
8. The Iron Fairies v2
9. The Book of a Thousand Days - Shannon Hale

9 Teenage Fiction
1. Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson
2. Little Grrl Lost - Charles De Lint
3. Search for the Red Dragon - James A Owen
4. Cut - Patricia McCormick
5. Gossamer - Lois Lowry
6. My Swordhand is Singing - Marcus Sedgwick
7. Dingo - Charles de Lint
8. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
9. Catalyst - Laurie Halse Anderson

9 TBR
1. A Lion Among Men - Gregory Maguire
2. Practical Magic - Alice Hoffman
3. The Lolliopop Shoes - Joanne Harris
4. Raven's of Avalon - Diana L Paxson
5. The Princess Bride - William Goldman
6. The Worst Witch to the Rescue - Jill Murphy
7. Story of O - Pauline Reage
8. Ysabel - Guy Gavriel Kay
9. A Fine and Private Place - Peter S Beagle

9 Mythology/Folktale
1. Girl Meets Boy - Ali Smith
2. Binu and the Great Wall
3. Dream Angus - Alexander McCall
4. Where Three Roads Meet - Sally Vickers
5. The Helmet of Horror - Victor Pelevin
6. A Short History of Myth - Karen Armstrong
7. The Penelopiad - Margaret Atwood
8. The Outlasws of Sherwood - Robin McKinley
9. I Am Morgan Le Fey - Nancy Springer

9 Books in a series or by the same author

1. Into the Cold Fire - Lynne Ewing
2. Night Shade - Lynne Ewing
3. The Secret Scroll - Lynne Ewing
4. The Sacrifice - Lynne Ewing
5. The Lost One - Lynne Ewing
6. Moon Demon - Lynne Ewing
7. Possession - Lynne Ewing
8. The Choice - Lynne Ewing
9. The Talisman - Lynne Ewing

8 comments:

Melody said...

Congrats, Rhinoa! I'm in awe!! :)

Ladytink_534 said...

That's awesome! Congratulations!

Nymeth said...

Congratulations on finishing the challenge!

And, more importantly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! :D I hope you're feeling better and have a fantastic day.

Alice Teh said...

Well done, Rhinoa!

Ooooh HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!

soleil said...

congratulations!!! you did awesome!
i look forward to your thoughts on the lollipop shoes. i have had that book on my shelf since it came out, but have not picked it up yet.

happy happy birthday!!!!!!!

Hazra said...

Congratulations! You read 81 books for ONE challenge; I don't think I have read 81 books this year!
Happy Birthday! Have a great year ahead!

Kailana said...

Congrats! That's a great accomplishment!

Robin said...

Wow! That is an amazing list of books read! What a great accomplishment! There are a lot on that list that I'd like to read, too... You inspire me!