Saturday, July 4, 2009

Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge

"Read 12, 25, or 50 books from your local library in 2009."

Hosted by J. Kaye at J. Kaye's Books Blog.

I chose to read 50 books from my public library this year.
Books are listed as completed with links to those reviewed:
4.The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
5.The Spanish Bow by Andromeda Ronmano-Lax
6.The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
9.The Spare Room by Helen Garner
10.Shelter Me by Juliette Fay
11.The Cradle by Patrick Somerville
13.What Happened to Anna k. by Irina Reyn
14.The Interrogation by J.M.G. Le Clezio
17.Leper by Steve Thayer
18.Mad Desire to Dance by Elie Wiesel
19.The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
20.The Behaviour of Moths by Poppy Adams
21.Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
22.The Prospector by J.M.G. Le Clezio
23.Tales of the Ten Lost Tribes by Tamar Yellin
25.To Siberia by Per Petterson
26.Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
27.Disquiet by Julia Leigh
28.A Father's Affair by Karel Von Loon
29.Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
30.Dog On It by Spencer Quinn
31.The Music Teacher by Barbara Hall
32.Asta in the Wings by Jan Elizabeth Watson
33.The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald
34.The Fat Lady Next Door is Pregnant by Michel Tremblay
36.The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville
37.The Winner of Sorrow by Brian Lynch
38.Mind's Eye by Hakan Nesser
39.The Madwoman of Bethlehem by Rosine Nimeh-Mailloux
40.The Snow Geese by William Fiennes
41.Possession by A.S. Byatt
42.The Accordionist's Son by Bernardo Atxaga
43.Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44.Wanting by Richard Flanagan
45.Carpentaria by Alexis Wright
46.The Great Lover by Jill Dawson
47.The Pages by Murray Bail
48.The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing
49.Becoming Abigail by Chris Abani

Original goal completed July 2, 2009.


51.The Little Stranger by Sarah
52.The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar
53.Molly Fox's Birthday by Deirdre Madden
54.Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome


  1. I'm doing this one, too. 50 is going to be a huge stretch for me, but I know 25 would be too easy! Good luck!

  2. I'm signed up for this one also. I haven't decided what books I will do for it. I read the Gravediggers Daughter and really enjoyed it. Happy Reading!

  3. I wish everyone signed for this on some level -- I love owning books, but I think libraries are important and need our support.

  4. About my Weekly Discoveries:

    I made the button up myself from an image in the public domain. I do this every week. Feel free to use my image and then link back to my blog with your post.

    MizB (here) does a popular Friday meme called "Friday Finds." You might want to think about joining that.

    I usually submit one or two books to Friday Finds and use Weekly Discoveries to keep track all the rest!

  5. I might do this challenge as well since my TBR pile is towering. The many books that I got from Christmas might also be interesting since my friends all shy away from giving me fiction. I've got a bunch of non fiction to kick off 2009! :)

  6. Wish you God speed to complete the list, for your energies to complete the target, and meet the deadlines.

    I wish Your list could match with the others, one example is: best books of the year, I found one from Publisher's Weekly: -- And Googling gets you more:*%3AIE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7DBCA&q=%22100+best+books+of++2008-+Publishers+Weekly
    Happy holidays and Happy New Year.

  7. I feel like signing up for this challenge would be cheating, because I use the library so much already! lol

  8. Welcome to the Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge! What an amazing list!

  9. Sandra, I'm so impressed that you have your list of books to borrow all ready to go!

    Did you read Tamar Yellin's *The Genizah at the House of Shepher*? I read it this past year as an LTER book; I thought it was so well done, would love to read more of her.

    Enjoy the challenge!

    p.s. Thanks for your comment on the LT Author Challenge listing some additional LT Authors you've read. I'd love to have you join, even with very abbreviated reviews.

  10. *Dawn, I was supposed to get a review copy last spring from LT and it never arrived. I was so disappointed, I should have told Abby but she's so busy I didn't. I have been given several others through that program so I really can't complain. I will definitely read it, thanks.

  11. I love the library. My mother is a retired library director. I go & check out a huge stack of books at least 2-3 times a month. The librarians joked with me that since I'd moved to San Leandro & became a library patron I'd single-handedly boosted their circulation.

    Libraries matter. It's good to see you're doing this one.

    Also, I gave you an award!



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