Saturday, January 9, 2010

2010 Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge

Hosted at J. Kaye's Book Blog, this challenge encourages people to use the public library. Woo! Roaming around the book blogging community, I'm astounded at how many people purchase books - that's an expensive habit! Obviously, I'm biased toward libraries, but I'm rather excited that so many people are participating in this challenge. I hope visiting your local library also becomes a habit. :)

Anyhow, there are four levels in this challenge:

The Mini – Check out and read 25 library books.
Just My Size – Check out and read 50 library books.
Stepping It Up – Check out and read 75 library books.
Super Size Me – Check out and read 100 library books.

I will be participating in the Super Size Me level. My personal challenge will be to read at least 100 library books because I know that I will check out far more than that!

I'll be posting my books here as I read them, and hopefully linking to reviews. :)
  1. Ash by Malinda Lo - review - read 01/06/10
  2. Violet Wings by Victoria Hanley - review - read 01/07/10
  3. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima - review - read 01/10/10
  4. Wonderland by Tommy Kovac and Sonny Liew - review - read 01/16/10
  5. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl - review - read 01/17/10
  6. Need by Carrie Jones - review - read 01/18/10
  7. Adventures in Burrwood Forest by John Lechner - review - read 01/19/10
  8. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger - review - read 01/24/10
  9. The Case of the Missing Marquess (An Enola Holmes Mystery) by Nancy Springer - review - read 01/25/10 
  10. Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation by Tim Hamilton - review - read 01/28/10
  11. Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George - read 01/30/10
  12. Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride written by Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrated by Brian Pinkney - review - read 01/31/10 
  13. Darklight by Lesley Livingston - read 02/01/10 
  14. Splendor by Anna Godbersen - read 02/09/10
  15. Korgi (Book 1): Sprouting Wings! by Christian Slade - review - read 02/10/10
  16. The Case of the Left-Handed Lady (An Enola Holmes Mystery #2) by Nancy Springer - read 02/11/10
  17. Academy 7 by Anne Osterlund - review - read 02/15/10 
  18. Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman - read 02/16/10 
  19. Once was Lost by Sara Zarr - read 02/19/10
  20. High Five by Janet Evanovich - read 02/20/10
  21. The Bride's Farewell by Meg Rosoff - review - read 02/22/10
  22. The Maze Runner by James Dashner - review - read 02/26/10
  23. Amulet: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi - review - read 02/27/10
  24. Amulet: The Stonekeeper's Curse by Kazu Kibuishi - review - read 02/28/10
  25. Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough - read 03/05/10
  26. Aurelia by Anne Osterlund - review - read 03/09/10
  27. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld - review - read 03/14/10
  28. Chibi Vampire (Volume 1) by Yuna Kagesaki - read 03/14/10
  29. Chibi Vampire (Volume 2) by Yuna Kagesaki - read 03/14/10 
  30. Gone by Lisa McMann - review - read 03/16/10
  31. Soulless by Gail Carriger - review - read 03/18/10
  32. Heist Society by Ally Carter - review - read 03/24/10 
  33. Hot Six by Janet Evanovich - read 03/26/10
  34. The Rain Came Down by David Shannon - read 03/27/10
  35. Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes - read 03/27/10
  36. My Garden by Kevin Henkes - read 03/27/10
  37. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa - read 03/28/10
  38. Too Many Toys by David Shannon - read 03/30/10
  39. The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd - review - read 04/03/10 
  40. What Happened to Marion's Book? by Brook Berg - review - read 04/07/10
  41. Duck on a Bike by David Shannon - review - read 04/07/10
  42. Hansel and Gretel retold by Rachel Isadora - review - read 04/07/10
  43. Blankets by Craig Thompson - read 04/10/10
  44. The Dream Stealer by Sid Fleischman - read 04/10/10
  45. No, David! by David Shannon - read 04/15/10
  46. David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon - read 04/15/10
  47. David Goes to School by David Shannon - read 04/15/10
  48. Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas - review - read 04/15/10
  49. The Squeaky Door by Margaret Read MacDonald - review - read 04/15/10
  50. Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton - review - read 04/15/10
  51. It's Spring! by Jimmy Pickering - read 04/15/10
  52. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan - review - read 04/16/10
  53. Strega Nona Meets Her Match by Tomie dePaola - read 04/18/10
  54. Big Anthony and the Magic Ring by Tomie dePaola - read 04/18/10
  55. Koi and the Kola Nuts: A Tale from Liberia by Verna Aardema - read 04/18/10
  56. Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile by Won-Ldy Paye - read 04/18/10
  57. Pretty Salma: A Little Red Riding Hood Story from Africa by Niki Daly - read 04/18/10
  58. Luba and the Wren by Patricia Polacco - read 04/18/10
  59. What Kinds of Seeds Are These? by Heidi Roemer - read 04/18/10
  60. Flip, Float, Fly!: Seeds on the Move by JoAnn Early Macken - read 04/18/10
  61. Fruit Is a Suitcase for Seeds by Jean Richards - read 04/18/10
  62. Jack and the Beanstalk retold by E. Nesbit - review - read 04/19/10
  63. Jack and the Beanstalk retold by Richard Walker - review - read 04/19/10
  64. Jack and the Beanstalk retold by John Cech - review - read 04/19/10
  65. Zeus: King of Gods by George O'Connor - read 04/20/10
  66. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher - review - read 04/25/10
  67. Falling In by Frances O'Roark Dowell - read 04/25/10 
  68. Waynetta and the Cornstalk: A Texas Fairy Tale by Helen Ketteman - read 04/27/10 
  69. The Princess and the Beggar: A Korean Folktale by Anne Sibley O'Brien - read 04/27/10
  70. How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long - read 04/27/10
  71. Pirates Don't Change Diapers by Melinda Long - read 04/27/10
  72. Bear and Bunny Grow Tomatoes by Bruce Koscielniak - read 04/27/10
  73. Watch Out for the Chicken Feet in Your Soup by Tomie DePaola - read 04/29/10
  74. Tony's Bread: An Italian Folktale by Tomie DePaola - read 04/29/10
  75. Little Grunt and the Big Egg by Tomie DePaola - read 04/29/10
  76. Tom by Tomie DePaola - read 04/29/10
  77. The Art Lesson by Tomie DePaola - read 04/29/10
  78. Papa Gatto by Ruth Sanderson - read 04/29/10
  79. Beastly by Alex Flinn - review - read 04/29/10
  80. Changeless by Gail Carriger - read 05/02/10
  81. Count Silvernose: An Story from Italy by Eric A. Kimmel - read 05/02/10
  82. The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood - review - read 05/04/10  
  83. Calamity Jack by Dean and Shannon Hale - review - read 05/05/10
  84. Franklin's Library Book by Sharon Jennings - read 05/10/10
  85. Miss Daisy is Crazy! by Dan Gutman - review - read 05/12/10
  86. Mrs. Roopy is Loopy! by Dan Gutman - review - read 05/12/10
  87. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder - review - read 05/12/10
  88. Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon - read 05/15/10
  89. Rampant by Diana Peterfreund - read 05/22/10
  90. Robot Zot! by Jon Scieszka - read 05/22/10
  91. Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead - read 05/26/10
  92. Princess Hyacinth by Florence Parry Heide - read 05/28/10
  93. Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems - read 05/28/10
  94. Today I Will Fly! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems - read 05/28/10
  95. Pigs Make Me Sneeze! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems - read 05/28/10
  96. I Am Invited to a Party! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems - read 05/28/10
  97. There is a Bird on Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems - read 05/28/10
  98. I Will Surprise My Friend! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems - read 05/28/10
  99. Are You Ready to Play Outside? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems - read 05/28/10
  100. My Friend Is Sad (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems - read 05/28/10
  101. Leonardo, the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems - read 05/28/10
  102. Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems - read 05/28/10
  103. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins - read 05/29/10
  104. Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr - read 06/01/10
  105. Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder - review - read 06/05/10
  106. The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan - review - read 06/05/10
  107. The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee - review - read 06/06/10
  108. The Thirteenth Princess by Diane Zahler - review - read 06/06/10
  109. Seven Up by Janet Evanovich (audiobook) - read 06/07/10
Since I've already reached my goal and since I'm lazy, here's a link to my Goodreads "read" shelf for everything I've read since the summer. :) 

    Natalie

    4 comments:

    Jim said...

    Great idea for a challenge. I almost never buy the book for my book club. I get it at the library in book format or audio. Sometimes, if they don't have that month's pick I'll just get another book by the same author and that's cool too. Libraries are about the best thing ever in the history of everness! And they're FREE!

    Kara said...

    I love this challenge! I always feel bad that I can't afford to buy lots of books to support the writing community. But we definitely use out local library as much as we can.

    Last year I discovered their used book sale. Filling a giant bag for $5 is awesome. I was able to beef up my son's collection considerably, which made him a more frequent reader.

    Thanks for highlighting this effort. I'm in!

    NatalieSap said...

    Glad I could spread the word!

    Peaceful Reader said...

    I think I have to jump on this challenge as I love, love my local library!!

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