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Saturday, May 2, 2020

2020 - Ten to Try - King County Library System

COMPLETED 10.18.20 AND GOT THE 10 TO TRY BADGE! ;-)

1.  Retelling of a fairy tale or myth -Fairest - Gail Carson Levine
2.  Teaches you a new skill - Writing in Place - The Edmonds Writing Sisters
3.  About a journey - Walking to Listen - Andrew Forsthoeler
4.  With a friend - The Paris Architect - Charles Belfoure
5.  About a person you'd like to meet - My Bondage and My Freedom - Frederick Douglass
6.  About nature-Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer
7.  About music or a musician - Me - Elton John
8.  About current events - Breakthrough - Jack Andraka
9.  Recommended by KCLS staff - The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Agatha Christie
10.  By an author whose gender is different from yours - Elevation - Stephen King

Thursday, January 23, 2020

2020 Everett (Public Library) Reading Challenge

READ in any order ...
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/X/ A book by Yangsze Choo - The Ghost Bride
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 /_/  Bonus:
 Attend the author event on Sunday, 1.27.at 7p.m. Evergreen Branch
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/_/ A book by Tayari Jones - The Untelling
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 /_/  Bonus:
Attend the author event on Saturday, 2.15 at 7 p.m. Everett Performing Arts Center
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/_/ A book by Phillip Margolin - Sleeping Beauty
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 /_/  Bonus:
Attend the author event on Sunday, 3.14 at 2 p.m. Main Library
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/X/ A book set in the 1920s - Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe - Fannie Flagg
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/X/ A graphic novel or comic book - Giant Spider and Me, Vol. 3, Kikori Morino
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/_X/ An e-book or audiobook  Tip:  use the Libby app to borrow books on your device - Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer (from another library!)
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/X/ A book that challenges your point of view - The Danish Girl - David Ebershoff
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/X/ A book of short stories or essays - Florida - Lauren Groff
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/_/ A book set in a city that has hosted the Olympics - Heart of Stone - Christine Warren
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/_/  A book recommended by library staff - The Crocodile on the Sandbank - Elizabeth Peters
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/X/ A book published in 2020 - Chain of Gold - Cassandra Clare
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/_X/ A cookbook or a book about food - The Main Corpse - Diane Mott Davidson

Sunday, December 29, 2019

2020 British Book Club Challenge


JANUARY – Children’s/YA book – One Morning in Maine – Robert McCloskey
FEBRUARY – book recommended by a friend – What Jesus Says to You - Dene Cole
MARCH – a book which has a central theme of an animal(s)My Family & Other Animals – Gerald Durrell
APRIL – a book by a Commonwealth author or a Republic of Ireland author – The Borrowers Afield – Mary Norton
MAY – a travel book (fiction or non-fiction) – From Kansas to Cannibals – Suzannne Middendorf Arruda 
JUNE – book by an author you have never read before – Margaret's Quest - Muncy G. Chapman
JULY – re-read of a favorite book – Trixie Belden & the Mystery off Old Telegraph Road – Kathryn Kenny
AUGUST – a classic – Now we are Six – A. A. Milne
SEPTEMBER – a book that you want to be made into a movie/series – Murder at an Irish Wedding – Carlene O’Connor (Ireland)
OCTOBER – an Agatha Christie book – The Mysterious Affair at Styles – Agatha Christie
NOVEMBER – a book chosen for its title – Blood Trail – C. J. Box
DECEMBER – a book published in 2020 – Chain of Gold – Cassandra Clare  

12/12 as of 11.17.20

2020 Alphabet Soup Author/Title Challenge



          Author       

Atlas, James  - Bellow     
Belfour, Charles - The Paris Architect
Cassandra Clare - Chain of Gold
Diane Mott Davidson - The Main Corpse
The Edmonds Writing Sisters - Writing in Place
Forsthoefel, Andrew - Walking to Listen
Groff, Lauren  - Florida
Honeyman, Kay - Interference 
Irving, John - Last Night in Twisted River
Joshilyn Jackson - Between, Georgia 
Kathryn Kenny - The Mystery off Old Telegraph Rd
Leonard, Elmore - Killshot
Middendorf Arruda, Suzanne – From Kansas to Cannibals
Norton, Mary – The Borrowers Afield 
O'Connor, Carlene – Murder at an Irish Wedding
Patterson, James - Max   
Queen Noor - Leap of Faith, Memoirs of an Unexpected Life
Rucker, Ivy – Night of the Twisters
Smith, S. E. – Indiana Wild      
Tyson, Timothy B. – The Blood of Emmett Till 
Ulmer, D. M.  – The Cold War Beneath 
Vijay, Madhuri – The Far Field     
Wingate, Lisa – Before We Were Yours 
Xingjian, Gao – The Case for Literature 
Yasuda, Anita – What’s Great about Maryland?
Zweig, Jason – The Devil’s Financial Dictionary     26/26 as of 11.16.20

Title
Asking for Truffle – Dorothy St. James

Body on the Bayou - Ellen Byron
California Fire and Life - DonWinslow
The Danish Girl - David Eberchoff
Educated - Tara Westover
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe - Fannie Flagg
Giant Spider & Me, Volume III - Kikori Morino
Holy in Christ - Andrew Murray
Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer
Just Like Jesus - Max Lucado
Kentucky Sunrise - Fern Michaels
Little Heathens - Mildred Armstrong Kalish
My Bondage and My Freedom - Frederick Douglass
Now We Are Six - A. A. Milne
One Morning in Maine - Robert McCloskey
Prey - Michael Crichton
Queen of the Night - J. A. Jance
Reliance, Illinois - Mary Volmer
The Secrets We Kept - Lara Prescott
Treasures of the North - Traci Peterson
U is for Undertow - Sue Grafton
Viva Vermont! - Melody Carlson
Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
Fancy Nancy, Poison Ivy EXpert - Jane O'Connor
Y is for Yesterday - Sue Grafton
Z. Raptor - Stephen Cole     25/26 as of 11.28.20

2020 Literary Escapes Challenge


AL/Alabama – Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop CafĂ© – Fannie Flagg  
AK/Alaska – Julie of the Wolves – Jean Craighead George 
AZ/Arizona – Queen of the Night – J. A. Jance
AR/Arkansas – Deader Homes & Gardens – Joan Hess
California –  California Fire and Life – Don Winslow 
Colorado – The Main Corpse - Diane Mott Davidson
Connecticut – The Cold War Beneath - D. M. Ulmer
Delaware -
District of Columbia – The Coloring Crook – Krista Davis 
Florida – Florida – Lauren Groff 
Georgia – Between, Georgia – Joshilyn Jackson
Hawaii – Max – James Patterson
Idaho – Educated – Tara Westover  
Illinois- Reliance, Illinois – Mary Volmer
Indiana – A Cousin’s Promise – Brenda E.  Brunstetter
Iowa – Little Heathens – Mildred Armstrong Kalish
Kansas – Horse of a Different Color - Ralph Moody
Kentucky – Kentucky Sunrise – Fern Michaels
Louisiana – Body on the Bayou – Ellen Byron
ME/Maine – One Morning in Maine – Robert McCloskey
MD/Maryland – What’s Great about Maryland? – Anita Yasuda 
MA/Massachusetts- The Witches – Stacey Schiff
MI/Michigan – Lending a Paw – Laurie Cass 
MN/Minnesota – Plum Pudding Murder – Joanne Fluke 
MS/Mississippi – The Blood of Emmett Till – Timothy B. Tyson 
MO/Missouri – Killshot - Elmore Leonard 
MT/Montana – Indiana Wild – S. E.  Smith 
Nebraska – Night of the Twisters – Ivy Ruckman 
Nevada – Prey – Michael Crichton 
New Hampshire – Last Night in Twisted River – John Irving
New Jersey – Twisted Twenty Six – Janet Evanovich 
New Mexico – Cinco de Meyhem – Ann Myers 
New York – Trixie Belden & the Mystery Off Old Telegraph Road – Kathryn Kenny 
North Carolina – Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens
North Dakota – Peace Like a River – Leif Enger 
Ohio – Scent of Murder – Kylie Logan 
Oklahoma – Ghost Gone Wild – Carolyn Hart 
Oregon – Murder in Christmas River – Meg Muldoon 
Pennsylvania - The Mermaid’s Sister – Carrie Anne Noble 
Rhode Island – Carter & Lovecraft – Jonathan L. Howard 
South Carolina – Asking for Truffle – Dorothy St. James   
South Dakota – Black Elk – Joe Jackson 
Tennessee – Before We Were Yours – Lisa Wingate 
Texas- Interference – Kay Honeyman 
Utah – To Helvetica and Back – Paige Shelton 
Vermont – Viva Vermont! – Melody Carlson 
Virginia - A Murder for the Books – Victoria Gilbert 
Washington – Writing in Place - The Edmonds Writing Sisters
West Virginia – Zero Day – David Baldacci   
Wisconsin – Survival of the Fritters – Ginger Bolton 
Wyoming – Blood Trail – C. J. Box    34/51 as of 11.28.20

GREECE - My Family and Other Animals - Gerald Durrell  
FRANCE - The Paris Architect - Charles Belfoure     
ENGLAND - King Lear - William Shakespeare        
DENMARK - Hamlet - William Shakespeare     
MALAY (MALAYSIA) - The Ghost Bride - Yangsze Choo
AUSTRALIA - The Lost Man - Jane Harper 
KENYA - From Kansas to Cannibals - Suzanne Middendorf Arruda   
RUSSIA - The Secrets We Kept - Lara Prescott 
BRAZIL - The Charm School - Susan Wiggs 
INDIA - The Far Field - Madhuri Vijay
JORDAN - Leap of Faith, Memoirs of an Unexpected Life - Queen Noor
IRELAND - Murder at an Irish Wedding - Carlene O'Connor
12/12- INTERNATIONAL as of 11.11.20