Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2011 Support Your Local Library Challenge

Yes, I know. Another challenge. BUT this is the last challenge. Really. I said in the last challenge post I did that I would only do another challenge if the Support Your Local Library Challenge got posted again. And here it is.

Last year (when I participated for the first time), it was hosted by J. Kayes book blog. This year The Book Junkie has taken it on. Here's the short version (for full details go through the link above).

*Books may be any form that you can check out from the library.

*There are four challenge levels--aim high. As long as you read 30 by the end of 2011, you are a winner.

*No need to list books in advance.

I'm going for the big-time--my challenge level is:

Mega Size: Check out and read 51+ library books.


1. Publish & Be Murdered by Ruth Dudley Edwards (1/19/11)
2. The X in Sex: How the X Chromosome Controls Our Lives by David Bainbridge (1/21/11)
3. Live or Die by Anne Sexton (1/21/11)
4. The Lost Garden by Helen Humphreys (1/28/11)
5. Use Trouble: Poems by Michael S Harper (1/29/11)
6. Flying Finish by Dick Francis (1/29/11)
7. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope (2/1/11)
8, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald: An American Woman's Life by Linda Wagner-Martin (2/14/11)
9. The Girl in the Green Raincoat by Laura Lippmann (2/15/11)
10. Something New by P. G. Wodehouse (2/17/11)
11. Zubin Mehta: The Score of My Life by Zubin Mehta (2/21/11)
12. The Thornthwaite Inheritance by Gareth P Jones (2/22/11)
13. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (2/26/11)
14. Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro (3/5/11)
15. The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop by Lewis Buzbee (3/7/11)
16. The Trail of the Red Diamonds by L. Ron Hubbard (3/11/11)
17. The Girl in Blue by P.G. Wodehous (3/12/11)
18. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill (3/15/11)
19. The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie (3/20/11)
20. Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker (3/23/11)
21. The White Company by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (3/29/11)
22. Ten Little Herrings by L. C. Tyler (4/6/11)
23. How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu (4/10/11)
24. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux (4/11/11)
25. Burial Deferred by Jonathan Ross (4/11/11)
26. The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl (4/16/11)
27. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard (4/17/11)
28. Third Girl by Agatha Christie (4/18/11)
29. Victorian Tales of Mystery & Detection by Michael Cox (ed) (4/26/11)
30. Death of a Doxy by Rex Stout (4/26/11)
31. Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer (4/28/11)
32. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope (4/29/11)
33. Fantastic Voyage by Isaac Asimov (4/30/11)
34. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman (5/2/11)
35. The Wyndham Case by Jill Paton Walsh (5/3/11)
36. Heavy Weather by P. G. Wodehouse (5/4/11)
37. Intruder in the Dust by William Faulkner (5/9/11)
38. A Piece of Justice by Jill Paton Walsh (5/12/11)
39. Killer Dolphin by Ngaio Marsh (5/14/11)
40. What Alice Knew by Paula Marantz Cohen (5/15/11)
41. Past Tense by Catherine Aird (5/16/11)
42. The Bloody Wood by Michael Innes (5/27/11)
43. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (5/28/11)
44. Howards End Is on the Landing by Susan Hill (5/30/11)
45. The Religious Body by Catherine Aird (5/30/11)
46. The After House by Mary Roberts Rinehart (5/31/11)
47. The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time by David L Ulin (6/7/11)
48. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell (6/8/11)
49. Oscar Wilde & the Vampire Murders by Gyles Brandreth (6/13/11)
The House of Paper by Carlos María Domínguez (6/15/11)
51. The Secret of Lost Things by Sheridan Hay (6/18/11)
52. The Savage Garden by Mark Mills (6/25/11)

Challenge Complete!! 6/25/11

53. The Last Matryoshka by Joyce Yarrow (7/2/11)
54. The Herring in the Library by L. C. Tyler (7/4/11)
55. Hot & Bothered by Jane Isenberg (7/9/11)
56. Roseanna by
Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö (7/11/11)
57. The Case of the Deceiving Don by Carl Brookins (7/13/11)
58. The Mystery of the Third Lucretia by Susan Runholt (7/16/11)
59. Bone Harvest by Mary Logue (7/17/11)
60. Heartless by Gail Carriger (7/21/11)
61. The Prop by Pete Hautman (7/23/11)
62. No Body by Nancy Pickard (7/24/11)
63. Random Walk by Lawrence Block (7/26/11)
64. Shatterday by Harlan Ellison (8/23/11)
65. DeKok & Murder on Blood Mountain by A C Baantjer (8/28/11)
66. Starring Sherlock Holmes by David Stuart Davies (9/9/11)
67. Deadly Reunion by Geraldine Evans (9/9/11)
69. The Quality of Mercy by David Roberts (9/12/11)
70. The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K LeGuin (9/18/11)
71. The Final Solution by Michael Chabon (9/18/11)
72. March Violets by Philip Kerr (9/23/11)
73. Death of an Englishman by Magdalen Nabb (9/25/11)


Anonymous said...

Oh boy, I already joined 8. Hmmmmmmmm. Good luck to you!

brandileigh2003 said...

That sounds like a great idea!

Carol E Wyer said...

I can't get into my local library for old aged pensioners blocking up the doorway. It's pretty small and provincial...the books are somewhat old now. The canny folk write a little number on a special page if they have read a book so they don't take the same one out each's a way of reminding them that they've read the book already.Enjoy the reading...I'm a speed reader and can read a book in a couple of hours or five at a opush if I make it annoys the heck out of Hubby who will spend hours choosing something nice for me to read and I gobble it up.
I came by not only to say hello but to thank you for following my blog. I really enjoy blogging and sharing my world but it is made so much more pleasurable by sharing my thoughts and experiences with super people such as yourself. When I first started this I had no idea that I would meet such wonderful people who I feel have become Blogworld 'friends'. So thank you for all your visits and your kind comments, all of which have served to encourage me further.
I am looking forward to coming back time and time again here... (am I a blogoholic?)
So I'll take this opportunity to say thank you once again and to wish you the happiest of new years. May 2011 be a fabulous year for you.
My sincerest wishes.