2010 Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge

2010 is likely to be the year when it becomes evident that I’m getting hooked on reading challenges.

Here we go:

And while I thought I’d be all set to do the highest level (100 books), I’ve counted the number of books I actually completed this year, and it’s going to be around 75-ish.

So… I’m in at the “Stepping It Up” level, in which I vow to read 75 library books in 2010.

From J. Kaye’s Book Blog, here’s the deal:

“1. Anyone can join. You don’t need a blog to participate. –Non-Bloggers: Post your list of books in the comment section of the wrap-up post. To learn how to sign up without having a blog, click here.

2. There are four levels:

–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.

(Aim high. As long as you read 25 by the end of 2010, you are a winner.)

3. Audio, Re-reads, eBooks, YA, Young Reader – any book as long as it is checked out from the library count. Checked out like with a library card, not purchased at a library sale.

4. No need to list your books in advance. You may select books as you go. Even if you list them now, you can change the list if needed.

5. Crossovers from other reading challenges count.

6. Challenge begins January 1st thru December, 2010.

7. When you sign up under Mr. Linky, put the direct link to your post where your library books will be listed. Include the URL to this post so that other viewers can find this fun challenge. If you’d prefer to put your list in the sidebar of your blog, please leave your viewers the link to the sign up page. Again, so viewers can join the challenge too.”
This page will be my home base for the project, where I’ll list the library books I read in 2010.

The Library Books I Checked out and Read in 2010:
1. A Great Day to Fight Fire: Mann Gulch, 1949 by Mark Matthews
4. The Masque of the Black Tulip by Lauren Willig
5. Unclutter Your Life on One Week by Erin Rooney Doland
6. Eggsecutive Orders by Julie Hyzy

11. The Deception of the Emerald Ring by Lauren Willig


The Balance Thing by Margaret Dumas


Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir by Christopher Buckley


Lincoln’s Other White House: The Untold Story of the Man and His Presidency by Elizabeth Smith Brownstein

16. They Dared Return: The True Story of Jewish Spies behind the Lines in Nazi Germany by Patrick K. O’Donnell

18. Live a Little! Breaking the Rules Won’t Break Your Health by Susan M. Love and Alice D. Domar

20. The Seduction of the Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig

22. Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck

23. Dark Lover by J. R. Ward

24. On the Edge by Ilona Andrews

28. The Peep Diaries: How We’re Learning to Love Watching Ourselves and Our Neighbors by Hal Niedzviecki
29. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
30. FDR’s Funeral Train: A Betrayed Widow, a Soviet Spy, and a Presidency in the Balance by Robert Klara
31. This Is Just Exactly Like You by Drew Perry
32. The Camera Never Blinks: Adventures of a TV Journalist by Dan Rather
33. Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas

34. The Flyers: In Search of Wilbur & Orville Wright by Noah Adams

35. The Temptation of the Night Jasmine by Lauren Willig

38. Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art by Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo

39. Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut


Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success by Claire Shipman and Katty Kay

42. The Lake Shore Limited by Sue Miller

43. The God of the Hive by Laurie R. King


Shelter Mountain by Robyn Carr


State Fair by Earlene Fowler


Whispering Rock by Robyn Carr


A Virgin River Christmas by Robyn Carr


The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick


The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar


Rolling Thunder by Chris Grabenstein


The Witness by Sandra Brown

54. The Widow by Carla Neggers
55. Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne
57. Second Chance Pass by Robyn Carr
58. Past Imperfect: Facts, Fictions, Fraud—American History from Bancroft and Parkman to Ambrose, Bellesiles, Ellis, and Goodwin by Peter Charles Hoffer
61. Blue Angels: 50 Years of Precision Flight by Nicholas A. Veronico and Marga B. Fritze
62. The Birthday Ball by Lois Lowry
63. The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World by Marti Olsen Laney
64. Better Off Wed by Laura Durham
65. Based upon Availability by Alix Strauss
66. George Washington: A Life by Willard Sterne Randall
67. Temptation Ridge by Robyn Carr
68. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
70. Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin
71. Life Would Be Perfect if I Lived in That House by Meghan Daum

72. Coming up for Air: How to Build a Balanced Life in a Workaholic World by Beth Sawi


The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien


Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah


Writing Reviews for Readers’ Advisory by Brad Hooper


Summer Blowout by Claire Cook


What Happens in London by Julia Quinn (read by Rosalyn Landor)


From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor: Front-Line Dispatches from the Advertising War by Jerry Della Femina


The Viognier Vendetta: A Wine Country Mystery by Ellen Crosby


The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin


Thomas Jefferson by R. B. Bernstein


The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama


Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery by Scott Higham and Sari Horwitz


The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson


Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America’s Most Wanted Gangster by Jonathan Eig

87. 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam


Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things by Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee


The White House Doctor: A Memoir by Connie Mariano


The Report by Jessica Francis Kane

91. The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama’s Historic Victory by David Plouffe


Personality: What Makes You the Way You Are by Daniel Nettle

93. How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like by Paul Bloom


Morning Miracle: Inside The Washington Post: A Great Newspaper Fights for Its Life by Dave Kindred

95. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene


The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan


The Left-Hander Syndrome: The Causes and Consequences of Left-Handednessby Stanley Coren

98. Blind Side by Catherine Coulter


Bliss, Remembered by Frank Deford


The Widower’s Tale by Julia Glass

101. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen


News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist by Laurie Hertzel


Austenland by Shannon Hale

104. Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir by Doris Kearns Goodwin

105. Schooled by Gordon Korman

106. Deadlines Past: Forty Years of Presidential Campaigning: A Reporter’s Story by Walter R. Mears


The Fiddler in the Subway: The True Story of What Happened When a World-Class Violinist Played for Handouts… and Other Virtuosic Performances by America’s Foremost Feature Writer by Gene Weingarten


Ape House by Sara Gruen (read by Paul Boehmer)


Animal Farm by George Orwell


Up in Honey’s Room by Elmore Leonard (read by Arliss Howard)


Calvin Coolidge: The Quiet President by Donald R. McCoy

112. The Shimmering Blond Sister by David Handler
113. Safe from the Sea by Peter Geye
114. Paradise Valley by Robyn Carr (read by Therese Plummer)
115. Herblock: A Cartoonist’s Life: Self-Portrait and Views of Washington from Roosevelt to Clinton by Herbert Block
116. Presidential Doodles: Two Centuries of Scribbles, Scratches, Squiggles and Scrawls from the Oval Office from the creators of Cabinet Magazine
117. Making Toast: A Family Story by Roger Rosenblatt
118. The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick
119. Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
120. William and Harry: Behind the Palace Walls by Katie Nicholl
121. Balance: In Search of the Lost Sense by Scott McCredie
122. The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood by Jane Leavy
123. Once upon a Rose by Judith O’Brien
124. Portrait of Camelot: A Thousand Days in the Kennedy White House by Richard Reeves
125. The Future of Success by Robert B. Reich
126. A Week at the Airport by Alain de Botton
127. 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People: What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It by David Niven
128. Living Oprah: My One-Year Experiment to Walk the Walk with the Queen of Talk by Robyn Okrant
129. Anyone But You by Jennifer Crusie
130. The Kennedy Detail: JFK’s Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence by Gerald Blaine with Lisa McCubbin
131. Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell (read by Ann Marie Lee)
132. The Diana Chronicles by Tina Brown (read by Rosalyn Landor)
133. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

One thought on “2010 Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge

  1. Welcome to the Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge. I am so glad you decided to take the plunge. It’s going to be a fun year. I can just feel it.

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