Thursday, January 7, 2010

2010 Support Your Local Library Challenge

Host: J. Kaye of J. Kaye's Book Blog

Details: For more details, including the rules and how to sign yourself up, visit J. Kaye at Support Your Local Library Challenge.

Challenge: I joined "The Mini" Support Your Local Library Challenge which is to read at least 25 books that I have borrowed from my local library in 2010.

I started borrowing books from my local library much more often than I had in a long time, yet didn't think I would borrow and read the minimum of 25 books for this challenge. But when I went back and counted up the books that I read last year that were borrowed from the library, I was surprised to come up with 18! So maybe reading 25 books from my library in 2010 won't be such a reach after all. So I'm up for the challenge!

1. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
2. Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts
3. Shakespeare's Landlord by Charlaine Harris
4. Shakespeare's Champion by Charlaine Harris
5. A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh
6. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
7. The Unfinished Angel by Sharon Creech
8. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
9. Shakespeare's Christmas by Charlaine Harris
10. Shakespeare's Trollop by Charlaine Harris
11. Shakespeare's Counselor by Charlaine Harris
12. Four to Score by Janet Evanovich
13. Except the Queen by Jane Yolen and Midori Snyder
14. The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen
15. Nothing But Ghosts by Beth Kephart
16. The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
17. Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs
18. Beastly by Alex Flinn
19. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
20. My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent
21. Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts
22. Lover Mine by J.R. Ward
23. Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater
24. Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield
25. A Fantasy Medley edited by Yanni Kuznia;
stories by Robin Hobb, Kelley Armstrong, C.E. Murphy and Kate Elliott

. . . . . CHALLENGE COMPLETED . . . August 2010 . . . . .

26. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
27. Looking for Alaska by John Green
28. Bad Day for Pretty by Sophie Littlefield
29. The Godmother by Carrie Adams
30. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
31. Room by Emma Donoghue
32. Stringz by Michael Wenberg
33. No Such Thing as the Real World, anthology by An Na, et. al.
34. Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon
35. Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
36. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson 


  1. What a fantastic number of challenges Christine. I'm very impressed. Good luck with them all.

    I've only joined three challenges this year, the Big Book Challenge (of course :), the Support Your Local Library Challenge and the M/M Challenge. That's two more than last year, so I figure that in itself is a good start :)

  2. There's actually two more. I ran out of time last night, as I'm up early this morning for spin class and needed to get some sleep! I'll post them later.

    I did join a crazy number of challenges this year, but I'll be doing A LOT of cross over books. Like a YA book from the library will fulfill two challenges simultaneously and so on. A few of the challenges, I'm not really confident I'll get to finish. Namely the three author specific ones. That's a lot of books by one author to read in the same year. But we'll see.

    Thanks for the good luck wishes... I'll need all I can get! ;)

    Good luck with your challenges. I'm sure you'll ace the library one as well as the others. :)

  3. Wow, I'd never visited that blog before. Look at all those people signed up for this challenge! I should sign up, but I won't because I'm lazy :-)
    I'd go straight for the 100 challenge and I'd probably have it bagged by August. I love my library. I work 1 block from the central library and live 3 blocks from a branch. I brought home 5 Nora Roberts large print just last night. Good treadmill fodder.

  4. Oooh. I could do this one. Thanks to you and your In Death challenge, LOL!!

  5. Phyl, LOL, just do it. It's so easy to sign up and fun to keep track of your library books. Or maybe it's just me having fun (i.e., being obsessed) with making and keeping lists. ;o)

    Lori, I know, right? It'll be like two challenges for the price of one! LOL!

  6. Welcome to the Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge! Love the library and love this challenge. So glad to have you join.

    P.S. Love your background!

  7. Whew! You amaze me between working out/running and your book challenges! This challenge I could and might do. After all, I've already read 2 books from the library this year already. *G*
    Have fun reading!

  8. Hey Christine! Wow, you are brave taking on all those challenges. Good luck! I'm hoping to take advantage of many crossover books as well with this one.


  9. Thanks, J. Kaye! If I never get my nose out of a book in 2010, it's all YOUR fault! ;)

    Brandy, thanks! You should join the challenge! :)

    By the way, the working out/running I do is only an average of 6-7 hours a week. All the reading I'm going to have to do to keep up with these challenges. . . well, it's a lot! LOL!

    Mel, thanks for visiting. I don't know if 'brave' is the right word for what I've done joining all of these challenges. 'Over ambitious' and 'crazy' seem a bit more accurate. ;)

  10. LOL @ Christine! I'll gladly take the credit, I mean, the blame.

  11. I've started borrowing more books from the library as well, but I just suck at reading them. Lots of time, the books will sit on my nightstand for weeks ^_^;


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