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Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge

In conjunction with the Countdown 2010 Challenge I'm working on, I thought I'd join this one since I'm at the library borrowing books for my kids all the time. The 2010 Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge is a great way to show my support to the library I use so often, and also will save me some money since I'm planning to read so many books to complete my other challenges!

I'm joining in at the Mini Level, which means I need to check out and read 25 library books from January 1 through December 31, 2010. I'll be keeping track of the books I read for this challenge here.

1. Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris
2. Lunch at the Piccadilly by Clyde Edgerton
3. My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok
4. This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Topper
5. The Piano Teacher by Janice Y. K. Lee
6. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
7. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
8. Not My Daughter by Barbara Delinsky
9. One Foot in Eden by Ron Rash
10. The Girls: A Novel by Lori Lansens
11. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
12. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
13. The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin
14. Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou
15. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
16. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King (audio)
17. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King (paperback - one of the CDs didn't work!)
18. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl

In addition to the challenge, I'm also going to keep track of all the children's books I borrow from the library for my kids this year. I expect this list will grow to at least 200!

1. The big fat cow that goes kapow by Andy Griffiths
2. Charlie and the chocolate factory by Roald Dahl
3. If kisses were colors by Janet Lawler
4. The magic school bus and the missing tooth by Jeanette Lane
5. Robot Zot! by Jon Scieszka
6. The sleep over by Grace Maccarone
7. Spot goes to school by Eric Hill
8. Clifford's birthday party by Norman Bridwell
9. The frogs and toads all sang by Arnold Lobel
10. Pouch! by David Ezra Stein
11. Snip, snip ... snow! by Nancy Poydar
12. Today I will fly! by Mo Willems
13. The adventures of the dish and the spoon by Mini Grey
14. I will surprise my friend! by by Mo Willems
15. Merry Christmas, Spot! by Eric Hill
16. Snow inside the house by Sean Diviny
17. Sweethearts in the snow by Melissa Lagonegro
18. Watch me throw the ball! by Mo Willems
19. Alphabet Rescue by Audrey Wood
20. Are You Ready to Play Outside? by Mo Willems
21. Elephants Cannot Dance! by Mo Willems
22. Forces of Darkness by Heather Scott
23. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
24. My Best Friend is Cinderella by Lisa Ann Marsoli
25. My Friend is Sad by Mo Willems
26. Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems
27. Pigs Make Me Sneeze! by Mo Willems
28. Polite as a Princess by Melissa Arps
29. Sid's Surprise by Candace Carter
30. Sleep, Baby, Sleep by Maryann Cusimano Love
31. Snow Surprise by Lisa Campbell Ernst
32. Star Wars: What Is a Wookiee by Laura Buller and Kate Simkins
33. Star Wars: Luke Skywalker's Amazing Story by Simon Beecroft
34. There Is a Bird on Your Head! by Mo Willems
35.    The carrot seed by Ruth Krauss
36.    Crazy Hair Day by Barney Saltzberg
37.    Dora's mystery of the missing shoes by Christine Ricci
38.    The horse in Harry's room by Syd Hoff
39.    The lighthouse children by Syd Hoff
40.    Max celebrates Chinese New Year by Adria F. Klein
41.    Max goes to the farmers' market by Adria F. Klein
42.    Max goes to the recycling center by Adria F. Klein
43.    Spot on the farm by Eric Hill
44.    Star Wars : ready, set, podrace! by Simon Beecroft
45.    Star Wars, the clone wars. Pirates-- and worse! by Simon Beecroft
46.    Star Wars, the clone wars. Stand aside-- bounty hunters! by Simon Beecroft
47.    T is for Tar Heel : a North Carolina alphabet by Carol Crane
48.    This is the matzah by Abby Levine
49.    This way, Ruby! by Jonathan Emmett
50.    Atlantic by G. Brian Karas
51.    Beaver pond, moose pond by Jim Arnosky
52.    The bike lesson by Stan and Jan Berenstain
53.    Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, butterfly by Jane O'Connor
54.    Fancy Nancy: Explorer extraordinaire! by Jane O'Connor
55.    The fairest of the fall by Melissa Lagonegro
56.    Fancy Nancy by Jane O'Connor
57.    Father Bear comes home by Else Holmelund Minarik
58.    Goodnight Max by Rosemary Wells
59.    Grizzwold by Syd Hoff
60.    Henny Penny by Paul Galdone
61.    Hooray for Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold
62.    Janice VanCleave's play and find out about science: easy experiments for young children
63.    My name is Dug by Kiki Thorpe
64.    Polar bear night by Lauren Thompson
65.    Ruby's rainy day by Rosemary Wells
66.    Shoo, Fly Guy! by Tedd Arnold
67.    Small pig by Arnold Lobel
68.    Stanley by Syd Hoff
69.    Star of the week by Barney Saltzberg
70.    Star Wars, the clone wars. Stand aside-- bounty hunters! by Simon Beecroft
71.    Super Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold.
72.    We're going on a bear hunt by Michael Rosen
73.    The young dancer by Darcey Bussell, Patricia Linton
74. Because I am your daddy by Sherry North
75. The Berenstain bears' new baby by Stan & Jan Berenstain
76. Blankie by Leslie Patricelli
77. Exploring our solar system by Sally Ride
78. Geysers by Larry Dane Brimner
79. Kick, pass, and run by Leonard P. Kessler
80. Miss Fox's class earns a field trip by Eileen Spinelli
81. Say goodnight by Helen Oxenbury
82. Storms by Seymour Simon

Adult list last updated 12/10/10
Children's list last updated 6/11/10 (I've decided we take out way too many children's books to keep track!)


  1. Welcome to the Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge! 2010 is going to be a fun year!


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