Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Support Your Library Challenge: Super Size Me!

J Kaye's Book Blog is hosting the 2010 Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge, and I'm proud to sign up. I should probably sign up twice, because I support two local libraries (city and county), but that's too weird and anyway there is a risk of them consolidating in the middle of the year. I know I pretended that I was going to sign up at the lower levels, but it's time to face some reality. Also, I'm counting the Young Readers and picture books I read with my kids, so the numbers should zoom along. I'm going for the Super Size Me! (100 books).

Seeing as I have over 70 items checked out right now, it doesn't seem too unlikely. But not all those things are books! At least four are movies. A few of them are for my kids, and I don't even want to read them. Really, there is no problem here.

I'll group my books in bunches of ten, and star the ones I really like. When I really need to procrastinate on something (like laundry), I'll make sure to update the links.

Books Read in 2010 from a library:

Wanting Mor, Rukhsana Khan
Merry Christmas, Ollie!, Olivier Dunrea
Yoon and the Christmas Mitten, Helen Recorvits
Countdown to Summer: A Poem For Every Day of the School Year, J Patrick Lewis
Dragon, Actually, G.A. Aiken
The Kids Are All Right, Diana Welch (with Amanda, Liz, & Dan)
Who Wants to Be a Poodle I Don't, Lauren Child
Come Along Daisy, Jane Simmons
Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner, Amy Schwartz

Sea Glass, Maria Snyder
Vanished, Kat Richardson,
* Fire, Kristen Cashore
Where Have All the Flowers Gone? Diary of Molly Mackenzie Flaherty, Ellen Emerson White
When the Tide Rises (the RCN), David Drake
Kindred in Death, J.D. Robb
Soulless, Gail Carriger
The Lion and the Mouse, Jerry Pinkney
Two Under Par, Keven Henkes

The Knife of Never Letting Go, Patrick Ness
Scepter of the Ancients, Derek Landry
Ariel, Steven Boyett
You Had Me At Goodbye, Jane Blackwood
Lawn Boy, Gary Paulsen
Deep and Dark and Dangerous, Mary Downing Hawn
Lighting Their Fires, Rafe Esquith
Fire: Tales of Elemental Spirits, Robin McKinley & Peter Dickinson
Captain Alatriste, Arturo Perez-Reverte
Gus and Grandpa, Claudia Mills

The Hungry Ghosts, Julius Lester
Morris Has a Cold, Bernard Wiseman
The Picture of Morty & Ray, Daniel Pinkwater
Picture This, Norah McClintock
Isabel and the Miracle Baby, Emily Smith Pierce
Son of the Mob, Gordon Korman
After Tupac and D Foster, Jacqueline Woodson
Beat the Turtle Drum
Scandal, Carolyn Jewel
Mormon Convert, Mormon Defector, Polly Aird

Life Without Friends, Ellen Emerson White
The Grounding of Group 6, Julian F. Thompson
Colibri, Ann Cameron
Are You Alone on Purpose?, Nancy Werlin
Nocturnes, Kazuo Ishiguro
Someday My Prince Will Come, Jerramy Fine
Caught By the Sea, Gary Paulsen
Academy 7, Anne Osterlund
Chalice of Roses (anthology)
Rampant, Diana Peterfreund

Black Angels, Linda Beatrice Brown
The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver
Does My Head Look Big in This?, Randa Abdel-Fattah
Unwind, Neal Shusterman
A Touch of Dead, Charlaine Harris
The Drunkard's Walk, Leonard Mlodinow
The Gingerbread Boy, Paul Galdone
Rabbit's Birthday Kite, Maryann MacDonald
Good Poems, Garrison Keillor (ed)

Stormbreaker, Anthony Horowitz
Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen, M.T. Anderson
Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat, Lynne Jonell
When Sophie Gets Angry -- Really, Really Angry, Molly Bang
Huntress (anthology)
Blood Memories, Barb Hendee
Who Is Stealing the 12 Days of Christmas?, Martha Freeman
Spinning Through the Universe, Helen Frost
Mrs. Marlowe's Mice, Frank Asch & Devin Asch
Wolves in the Walls, Neil Gaimon

The Private Patient, P.D. James
Dragon Spear, Jessica Day George
Promise of the Flame, Sylvia Engdahl
Pink Brain, Blue Brain, Lise Eliot
Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakauer
Ender in Exile, Orson Scott Card
The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers, Lilian Jackson Braun
Olivia Kidney, Ellen Potter
Divine Misdemeanors, Laurell K Hamilton
The Three Bears, Paul Galdone

Owl at Home, Arnold Lobel
Space Captain Smith, Toby Frost
The Year of the Bomb, Ronald Kidd
Alex & Me, Irene Pepperberg
Shredderman: Enemy Spy, Wendelin Van Draanen
Shredderman: Attack of the Tagger, Wendelin Van Draanen
Shredderman: Meet the Gecko, Wendelin Van Draanen
So Totally Emily Ebers, Lisa Yee
Taken, Norah McClintock
Ender's Game: Battle School, Christopher Yost (from Orson Scott Card's book)

Free Fire: A Joe Pickett Novel, C.J. Box
Point Blank (Alex Rider), Anthony Horowitz
Skeleton Key (Alex Rider), Anthony Horowitz
Wintergirls, Laurie Halse Anderson
Spellbent, Lucy A. Snyder
Gift of the Unmage (Worldweavers), Alma Alexander
Blaze of Memory, Nalini Singh
The Small Adventures of Popeye and Elvis, Barbara O'Connor
Dr. Frau, Grace H. Kaiser
Mr. Putty and Tabby Spin the Yarn, Cynthia Rylant

101-100 (Shall I keep going?)
Martha Doesn't Say Sorry!, Samantha Berger
You Bad Dog!, Leslie Baker
The Good Little Bad Little Pig, Margaret Wise Brown
Eternal Kiss, Trisha Telep (ed.)
The Firelings, Carol Kendall

1 comment:

Kristen said...

Lower level for the Library challenge? Bwahahahahahaha! Thanks for the laugh before you admitted to the true depths of your depravity. ;-)