Friday, August 21, 2009

Support Your Local Library Challange



I'm coming to this a little late, but I'm giving it a try anyway. For extra drama, I'm going with challenge option #3: reading 50 books from my local library before December 31, 2009. Given Mayor Nutter's disturbing Plan C,* the Philadelphia Free Library can use all the support it can get, including non-monetary support, and reading 50 books is the least I could do.

Since I work in the library of a private college, I'm limiting my challenge books to only those checked out from the public library. I know I've checked out and read plenty of books from Philly Free this year, but for accuracy's sake, I'll only count those that I can be sure were this year, ie. the ones I've blogged about. Books I've blogged about are linked; you're just going to have to trust me on the rest. ;)

1. Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link
2. Snitch by Allison van Diepen
3. Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale
4. Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher
5. Tales from the Farm by Jeff Lemire
6. Was She Pretty? by Leanne Shapton (This was great, by the way.)
7. The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
8. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
9. Don't Cry: Stories by Mary Gaitskill
10. The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
11. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
12. The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
13. Un Lun Dun by China Mieville
14. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
15. M+O 4EVR by Tonya Cherie Hegamin
16. Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
17. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
18. The Red Necklace: A Story of the French Revolution by Sally Gardner
19. The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King
20. Censoring an Iranian Love Story by Shahriyār Mandanī╩╣pūr
21. Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman
22. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
23. The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson
24. The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
25. King Rat by China Mieville
26. Mariah Mundi: The Midas Box by G.P. Taylor
27. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
28. Dreaming in French by Megan McAndrew


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*For a full transcript of Mayor Nutter's speech, see Philebrity's coverage of this issue.

1 comment:

J. Kaye said...

Welcome to the Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge! So glad to have you join!