Monday, January 11, 2010

Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge

I just so happened upon a reading challenge that utilizes the local library. WELL... here is a picture of the library that is just two blocks from my house. I have to say, it is a very nice library for our small town. I should know, I work there!!

There are several levels to the challenge:

  • Mini - check out and read 25 books
  • Just my size - check out and read 50 books
  • Stepping it up - check out and read 75 books
  • Super size me - check out and read 100 books
I am all for supporting my local library, so I think that I will step up to the challenge with the "Stepping it up" level.
I will record the books that I read at this post. Our library has a wonderful loan network, so I am able to get just about any book my heart desires!!
**I just want to say that after reading some of these books, they are not all ones that I would recommend. After working at the library, there were several authors and genres that I wanted to check out. Some were great reads...others not so much.
1. White Picket Fences - by Susan Meissner
2. When She Flew - by Jennie Shortridge
3. Rain Song - by Alice Wisler
4. Breach of Trust - by DiAnn Mills
5. Things Worth Remembering - by Jackina Stark
6. The New Frugality - by Chris Farrell
7. Leaving Carolina - by Tamara Leigh
8. Not My Daughter - by Barbara Delinsky
9. Going Rogue - by Sarah Palin
10. Tender Grace - by Jackina Stark
11. The Passion of Mary-Margaret - by Lisa Samson
12. The Moment Between - by Nicole Baart
13. White Crosses - by Larry Watson

14. Roses - by Leila Meacham
15. The Choice - Suzanne Woods Fisher
16. Sarah's Key - Tatiana de Rosnay
17. The Things that Keep us Here - Carla Buckley
18. The Coupon Mom's Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half - Stephanie Nelson
19. Grooming the Next Generation for Success - Dani Johnson
20. Anything but Normal - Melody Carlson
21. The Help - Kathryn Stockett
22. The Wives of Henry Oades - Johanna Moran
23. The Parting - Beverly Lewis
24. Sixteen Brides - Stephanie Grace Whitson
25. The Language of Secrets - Dianne Dixon
26. The Postmistress - Sarah Blake
27. A Soft Place to Land - Susan Rebecca White
28. House Rules - Jodie Picoult
29. The Other Family - Joanna Trollope
30. At the Scent of Water - Linda Nichols
31. My Name is Mary Sutter - Robin Oliveira
32. Maid to Match - Deeanne Gist
33. Hannah's List - Debbie Macomber
34. Whistling in the Dark - Debbie Kagen
35. Velva Jean Learns to Drive - Jennifer Niven
36. Though Waters Roar - Lynn Austin
37. Sold - Patricia McCormick
38. Putting Away Childish Things - Marcus Borg
39. Sister Wife - Shelley Hrdlitschka
40. Look Again - Lisa Scottoline
41. The Sister Wife - Diane Noble
42. The Mountain Between Us - Charles Martin
43. Secret Daughter - Shilpi Somaya Gowda
44. The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
45. Stiltsville - Susanna Daniel
46. Crossing Oceans - Gina Holmes
47. The Castaways - Elin Hilderbrand
48. No Time For Goodbye - Linwood Barclay
49. Alone: Orphaned on the Ocean - Tere Deperrault
50. Daisy Chain - Mary DeMuth
51. A Slow Burn - Mary DeMuth
52. When I Lay My Isaac Down - Carol Kent
53. A New Kind of Normal - Carol Kent
54. While We're Far Apart - Lynn Austin
55. Winter Garden - Kristin Hannah
56. The Violin of Auschwitz - Maria Angels Anglada
57. Motherland: Beyond the Holocaust - Fern Chapman
58. The House on Malcolm Street - Leisha Kelly
59. Lady in Waiting - Susan Meissner
60. Authentic Faith - Gary Thomas
61. Life in Defiance - Mary DeMuth
62. Promise Me - Richard Paul Evans
63. A Secret Kept - Tatiana De Rosnay
64. For Time and Eternity - Allison Pittman
65. Safe Haven - Nicholas Sparks


DiAnn Mills said...

Thank you for recommending my book - Breach of Trust!

Alice J. Wisler said...

Many thanks for posting about my first novel, Rain Song!

~ Alice J. Wisler
author of RAIN SONG, HOW SWEET IT IS & (coming in October) HATTERAS GIRL

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge! Love the library and love this challenge. So glad to have you join.