Support Your Local Library Challenge

I love and adore reading challenges that inspire people to read library books.

The guidelines are:

1. The goal is to read 12, 25, 50, or 100 books from your local library. Anyone can join. You don’t need a blog to participate. Non-Bloggers: Post your list of books in the comment section of the Post Your Reviews post.

2. Any book from your local library counts.

3. 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.

4. Crossovers from other reading challenges count.

5. Challenge begins January 1st and continues through the end of December 2011.


I’m doing this challenge! And I’m vowing to read 100 library books this year.
Here’s my definition of “library book” as I read for this challenge:
– books, audiobooks, eBooks, and eAudiobooks checked out from my library
– interlibrary loan books and audiobooks checked out from my library
This page will be my home base as I track my progress on this challenge.
Books Read
1. Just Kids by Patti Smith
2. Master of the Senate by Robert A. Caro
3. Bob Dylan in America by Sean Wilentz
4. Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism by Bob Edwards
5. The President’s Lady: A Novel about Rachel and Andrew Jackson by Irving Stone
6. Dear Mrs. Kennedy: The World Shares Its Grief: Letters, November 1963 by Jay Mulvaney and Paul De Angelis
7. Bird Cloud: A Memoir by Annie Proulx
8. How to Live, or, A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell
9. Confessions of an Advertising Man by David Ogilvy
10. The Natural by Bernard Malamud
11. Forbidden Falls by Robyn Carr
12. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
13. 5th Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman by Sam Wasson
14. The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean
15. Step on a Crack by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
16. Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books by William Kuhn
17. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
18. Though Not Dead by Dana Stabenow
19. The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
20. Keeping the House by Ellen Baker
21. The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels—A Love Story by Ree Drummond
22. The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir
23. The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe
24. Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival by Norman Ollestad
25. Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts by Julian Rubinstein
26. Healing and the Mind by Bill Moyers (audiobook)
27. The Sun’s Bride by Gillian Bradshaw
28. The Company We Keep: A Husband-and-Wife True-Life Spy Story by Robert Baer and Dayna Baer
29. Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach
30. Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella
31. Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan by Del Quentin Wilber
32. Goody Hall by Natalie Babbitt
33. The Book of Awesome: Snow Days, Bakery Air, Finding Money in Your Pocket, and Other Simple, Brilliant Things by Neil Pasricha
34. What’s a Disorganized Person to Do? by Stacey Platt
35. The Still Point by Amy Sackville
36. At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson
37. Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being by Martin E. P. Seligman
38. The 10 Commandments of Money: Survive and Thrive in the New Economy by Liz Weston
39. Bossypants by Tina Fey
40. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
41. She Walks in Beauty: A Woman’s Journey Through Poems selected and introduced by Caroline Kennedy
42. The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst
43. The Path to Power by Robert A. Caro (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 1)
44. The Great Circle by Peter Prince
45. If You Were Here by Jen Lancaster
46. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson
47. Women of Magdalene by Rosemary Poole-Carter
48. Pocket-47 by Jude Hardin
49. Spider Web by Earlene Fowler
50. Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madness by Neil Strauss
51. Life by Keith Richards
52. The Good Among the Great: 19 Traits of the Most Admirable, Creative, and Joyous People by Donald Van de Mark
53. Christy by Catherine Marshall
54. Hell Is Empty by Craig Johnson
55. Red on Red by Edward Conlon
56. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
57. Vanity Fair’s Presidential Profiles edited by Graydon Carter
58. Chocolate Chocolate: The True Story of Two Sisters, Tons of Treats, and the Little Shop that Could by Frances ark and Ginger
59. My Year with Eleanor by Noelle Hancock
60. The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall
61. Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live by Tom Shales and James Andrew Miller
62. Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe
63. Kate: The Making of a Princess by Claudia Joseph
64. Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson
65. The Alienist by Caleb Carr
66. The Cater Street Hangman by Anne Perry
67. Jackdaws by Ken Follett
68. The Godfather by Mario Puzo
69. Original Sin by Beth McMullen
70. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
71. This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman
72. The Money Class: Learn to Create Your New American Dream by Suze Orman
73. An Accidental Sportswriter: A Memoir by Robert Lipsyte
74. Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close
75. Midnight Cowboy by James Leo Herlihy
76. Corn Flakes with John Lennon by Robert Hilburn
77. The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Alan Jacobs
78. Skyjack: The Hunt for D.B. Cooper by Geoffrey Gray
79. Angel’s Peak by Robyn Carr
80. Last Men Out: The True Story of America’s Heroic Final Hours in Vietnam by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
81. Pirate King by Laurie R. King
82. Rules of Civility by Amor
83. English Creek by Ivan Doig
84. Moonlight Road by Robyn Carr
85. Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian
86. Saratoga by David Garland
87. D.C. Noir edited by George Pelecanos
88. The President’s
Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office
by John
Bredar
89. After This by Alice McDermott
90. Killing Floor by Lee Child
91. The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt
92. The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
93. The Last Striptease by Michael Wiley
94. The Blood Red Indian Summer by David Handler
95. Steal the Show by Thomas Kaufman
96. Boston Noir edited by Dennis Lehane
97. Jacqueline Kennedy:
Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy: Interviews with Arthur M.
Schlesinger, Jr., 1964

98. Growing Up Amish by Ira Wagler 
99. What It Is Like to Go to War by Karl Marlantes
100. Into the Wild Nerd
Yonder: My Life on the Dork Side
by
Julie Halpern

101. Heart of a Lion by Gilbert Morris
102. A Place Called Trinity by Delia Parr
103. Laura Rider’s Masterpiece by Jane Hamilton
104. V Is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton
105. Blue Blood by Edward Conlon


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