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Support your Local Library Challenge: 2009

January 1 - December 31, 2009

J. Kaye from J. Kaye's Book Blog is hosting the 2009 Support Your Local Library Challenge where participants are encouraged to read from their libraries. There are three levels of participation you may choose from:
** The first is to read 12 books from your local library in 2009.
** The second is to read 25 books from your local library in 2009.
** The third is to read 50 books from your local library in 2009.
I am going for 50.  This is a real stretch goal since I am just as addicted to used books as I am to my library, and only about 25 of my 2008 reads came from the library.  But I just love my library.  And what's the point of a challenge if the goal is achievable from the start?

I will list my library reads here, updating this list about once a month (links take you to reviews):
  1. Property, by Valerie Martin
  2. When I lived in Modern Times , by Linda Grant
  3. The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera
  4. The Professor's House, by Willa Cather
  5. A Mercy, by Toni Morrison
  6. The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga
  7. So Big, by Edna Ferber
  8. The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery
  9. The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell
  10. Laughing Boy, by Oliver LaFarge
  11. The Garden Party and Other Stories, by Katherine Mansfield
  12. Wives and Daughters, by Elizabeth Gaskell
  13. Desertion, by Abdulrazak Gurnah
  14. Omeros, by Derek Walcott
  15. A Crime in the Neighborhood, by Suzanne Berne
  16. Larry's Party, by Carol Shields
  17. Home, by Marilynne Robinson
  18. A Spell of Winter, by Helen Dunmore
  19. Fugitive Pieces, by Anne Michaels
  20. Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons
  21. Vernon God Little, by DBC Pierre
  22. Jamaica Inn, by Daphne Du Maurier
  23. My Cousin Rachel, by Daphne Du Maurier
  24. Paddy Clark Ha Ha Ha, by Roddy Doyle
  25. One of Ours, by Willa Cather
  26. The Snow Goose, by Paul Gallico
  27. Disgrace, by J.M. Coetzee
  28. Rites of Passage, by William Golding
  29. Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel
  30. Offshore, by Penelope Fitzgerald
  31. Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner
  32. Saville, by David Storey


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Dec. 10th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
3m said:
I wanted to go for 50 but chickened out and went for 25. I have a feeling I'll be somewhere in the middle!

Dec. 11th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
Wanted to stop in and welcome you to this challenge. If you haven't already, feel free to join us at the Yahoo Groups where others are participating in this challenge as well as others.
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