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Saturday, January 12, 2019

2019 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge (Title/Author)

Titles                                                                        Authors

A                                                                             A  
B                                                                              B
C                                                                             C
D                                                                             D
E                                                                             E
F                                                                             F
G                                                                            G
H                                                                            H
I  I Travel by Night - Robert McCammon                 I
J The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan                               J
K                                                                            K
L                                                                             L
M                                                                            M
N                                                                            N
O                                                                            O
P                                                                             P
Q                                                                            Q
R Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare               R
S                                                                             S
T                                                                             T
U                                                                             U
V                                                                             V
W                                                                            W
X                                                                              X
Y                                                                              Y
Z                                                                              Z

2019 Literary Escapes Challenge

CA - The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan (1)
LA - I Travel by Night - Robert McCammon (2)

IT (Italy) - Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare (3)

2019 10 to Try Reading Challenge (King County Library System - KCLS)

Read a book about history - Victoria, the Queen - Julia Baird
Read a book about a subject that can be difficult to discuss - All the Bright Places - Jennifer Niven
Read a book by a journalist - The Case for Christ - Lee Stroebel
Read a book by an LGBTQ+ author - The Story of a Marriage - Andrew Sean Greer
Read a book about family - The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan (1)
Read a children's book - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
Read a book of poetry - Jabberwocky - Lewis Carroll
Read a book recommended by KCLS Staff - The Wild Robot Escapes - Peter Brown
Read a book about a crime - I Hears You Paint Fences - Charles Brandt
Read a book by an an immigrant author - Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

2019 Challenge - 52 Books in 52 Weeks

Book published in 2019 - On the Come Up - Angie Thomas
Author you've never heard of - I Travel by Night  - Robert McCammon (2)
A book you've read before - The Secret of the Unseen Treasure - Kathryn Kenny
Book with a strong female lead - The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan (1)
A play -  Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare(3)
A book set in Southern USA - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
A memoir on someone you admire - Mrs. Kennedy and Me - Clint Hill
Set in Victorian Era  - Victoria the Queen - Julia Baird
Character with career you wish you had - My Heart is Boundless - Eve LaPlante
A plant on the cover  - Plants are Alive! - Molly Aloian
Published the year you graduated school  -
   A Purple Place for Dying - John D. MacDonald
A graphic novel  - Tom's Midnight Garden - Edith
Featuring music - Katie's Noisy Music- Fran Manushkin
An ugly cover  - Iris - Mark Jarman
A teen as the main character  - Jumped - Rita Williams Garcia
The re-telling of a well-known story - Wicked - Gregory Maguire
Set during a holiday - Christmas in My Heart -  Joe Wheeler
Book picked out by someone else - Still Alive - Lisa Genova
Gothic Fiction novel  - The Mysteries of Udolpho - Ann Radcliffe
A book about time-travel - Dragonfly in Amber - Diana Gabaldon
A title starting with the letter "J" - Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Fantasy novel  - Dune - Frank Herbert
True crime novel   - The Dove Keepers - Alice Hoffman
A self-published book - Little Mary Elizabeth Has Just Turned Three - Jon Browder
The name of a color in the title - Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls
A one word title - Origin - Dan Brown
A book that makes you mad  - Rage Become Her  -  Soraya L. Chemaly
A book that discusses mental health - All the Bright Places - Jennifer Niven
A book published by HarperCollins  - The Color of Our Sky - Amita Trasi
An author who uses initials - Harry Potter & the Philosophers Stone - J. K. Rowling
A book that everyone's talking about  - Becoming - Michelle Obama
A western - The Streets of Laredo - Larry McMurtry
A book about a cult - The Girls -  Emma Cline
Nominated for (but didn't win) the 2018 Goodreads choice awards -
   Us Against You - Fredrik Backman
A sports related book - Ghost  - Jason Reynolds
A humorous novel  - Anybody Can Do Anything - Betty McDonald
Set in South America - One Hundred Years of Solitude -  Gabriel Garcia Marquez
An allegorical book - Young Goodman Brown  - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Military Related: fiction or non-fiction - Beyond Silent Battleground - Don Ulmer
A character that is an immigrant  - Americanah  - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
A book suggested by someone else in the challenge -
   The Tale of Peter Rabbit  - Beatrix Potter                                            
A family member's favorite book - I Married Adventure - Osa Johnson
A children's book - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain
An author who uses a pseudonym - Cat's Eye - Andre Norton
A "beach read" - Firefly Lane - Kristin Hannah
The first book you see in a bookstore/library - Eleanor and Hick - Susan Quinn
Set in a country you've visited - The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches - C. Alan Bradley
Set in a post-apocalyptic world - Giant Spider and Me, Tale 1 - Kikori Morino
A speed read - Giant Spider and Me, Tale 2 - Kikori Morino
A fairy tale - The Six Swans - Jacob Grimm
A book about organized crime/the mob - I Heard You Paint Houses - Charles Brandt
An audiobook - Speak No Evil - Uzodinma Iweala

Friday, July 27, 2018

Read in 2018 (not part of a challenge)


The Power of Doom – Bruce Coville
To Heal Again – Rusty Berkus
The Little Women Letters – Gabrielle Donnelly
The Foxbury Force - Graham Oakley
The Church Cat Abroad   - Graham Oakley
The Diary of a Churchmouse – Graham Oakley
Marmee and Louisa – Eve LaPlante
Into the Sea - Philip Stine
She Persisted Around the World – Chelsea Clinton
How the Leopard Got His Claws – Chinua Achebe
The Church Mice and the Ring – Graham Oakley
The Church Mice in Action – Graham Oakley
When Aunt Mattie Got her Wings – Petra Mathers
The Whistler - John Grisham
Transitions - William Bridges
The Best Dad is a Good Lover - Dr. Charlie Shedd
The Way of Transition - William Bridges
Petanque - B. W. Putman 
Basketball Blues - Thalia Kalkipsakis 
The Daniel Prayer - Anne Graham Lotz
Breathe - Priscilla Shirer 
Short and Tall Tales - Lilian Jackson Braun
The Lady in the Lake - Raymond Chandler