March 4, 2009

I've completed my first challenge!

Yay for me. I finished my first 2009 challenge and it was pretty easy. My new favorite thing is listening to the audio books in my car to and from work. I also listen to them when I can during work so I can usually finish an unabridged book within 2-3 days.

As a side note if you're interested in picking up a bunch of low priced audio books visit your local Friends of the Library sale. I usually find quite a few for $3-$5 and recently I got lucky and picked up about 20 audio books for $1 each. You can also download audio books free from most libraries.

Even though the challenge is complete I'll be continuing my list of audio books to track everything I've listened to in 2009.

  1. Divine Justice - David Baldacci
  2. American Outrage - Tim Green
  3. Beat The Reaper - Josh Bazell
  4. Little Pink House by Jeff Benedict
  5. The Terror - Dan Simmons
  6. What The Dead Know - Laura Lippman
  7. Deadly Housewives - Anthology
  8. Dark Fever - Karen Marie Moning
  9. The Virgin's Lover - Philippa Gregory
  10. The Codex - Douglas Preston
  11. Bloodfever - Karen Marie Moning
  12. Steve Martin: The Magic Years - Morris Walker
  13. Amazing Grace - Danielle Steel
  14. The Dangerous Days of Daniel X
  15. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford
  16. Sail - James Patterson and Howard Roughan
  17. The Heretic's Daughter - Kathleen Kent
  18. The Lucky One - Nicholas Sparks
  19. Faefever - Karen Marie Moning
  20. A Treasure With Seeking - Sandra Brown
  21. Drood - Dan Simmons
  22. Book of Lies - Brad Meltzer
  23. UFOs, JFK and Elvis - Richard Belzer
  24. Blood Brothers - Nora Roberts
  25. Run for Your Life - James Patterson
  26. The Year of Fog - Michelle Richmond
  27. Dramarama - E. Lockhart
  28. Honeymoon - James Patterson
  29. The Good Guy - Dean Koontz
  30. Judge & Jury - James Patterson
  31. Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner
  32. Eve: A Novel of the First Woman by Elissa Elliott
  33. Priceless Memories - Bob Barker
  34. Boneman's Daughter - Ted Dekker
  35. First Family - David Baldacci
  36. The Way Home - George Pelecanos
  37. Guilty - Karen Robards
  38. Survivor - Chuck Palahniuk
  39. The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos
  40. Riding Lessons - Sara Gruen
  41. Swimsuit - James Patterson
  42. At First Sight - Stephen J. Cannell
  43. Playing For Pizza - John Grisham
  44. The Bourne Deception - Robert Ludlum and Eric Van Lustbader
  45. Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
  46. Mad Dash by Patricia Gaffney
  47. Acheron - Sherrilyn Kenyon
  48. Daniel X: Watch the Skies by James Patterson
  49. Hollywood Wives: The New Generation - Jackie Collins
  50. Lifeguard - James Patterson
  51. Citizen Girl - Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
  52. Killjoy - Julie Garwood
  53. The House of Thunder - Dean Koontz
  54. Finger Lickin' Thirteen - Janet Evanovich
  55. Paranoia - Joseph Finder
  56. Plum Spooky - Janet Evanovich
  57. On The Grind - Stephen J. Cannell
  58. Mistress of the Art of Death - Ariana Franklin
  59. Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer
  60. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  61. Rizzo's War -Lou Manfredo
  62. The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
  63. True Blue - David Baldacci
  64. Currently listening to... The Hollow - Nora Roberts and A Change of in Altitude - Anita Shreve


loves6cats said...


bermudaonion said...

Congratulations - I've about given up on challenges - I guess I'm too impulsive or not goal oriented enough or something.

Kaye said...

You are fabulous, Monie. Now two ways about it! Good for you.

Becky W. said...

Congratulations!! I have finished my audio book section of my 999 challenge as well. I've fallen in love with listening to books. It's like an addiction!!

A YA that I listened to that I highly recommend is Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. I'm not sure that reading the book would have had the impact that the audio had.

Good luck with all your other challenges!

Ladytink_534 said...

Congrats! Beat The Reaper is the only audio book I own but my library has a great selection.

Unknown said...

Wow!I can't believe you already went through all twelve books! I am only on my sixth.

Luanne said...

Wow! I just finishe Beat the Reaper. I am so glad I listened to it - totally action filled and the reader's voice so suited the story.

MonieG said...

I loved Beat The Reaper on audio and so did hubby. I'm not at all sure I would have loved it so much if I read it instead. The narrator was a lot of fun.

MonieG said...

Becky, I've added Thirteen Reasons Why to my audio wish list. Thanks for recommending it.

shaunesay said...

You're way ahead of me, I've just finished #2! I have a ways to go, but I live closer to work than I used to, so it takes me a little longer to finish them now. Congrats!

Teddy Rose said...

Congrats on finishing the cdhallenge!

Toni said...

Congrats on the challenge... I am envious of those that can finish. I sort of failed one recently..but I had fun trying. :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I just love that completed stamp over the photo!