The Summer Library Challenge concluded today. These were my goals:
- Visit the library once a week – COMPLETE!!
- Read 12 library books – NEARLY!
- Here is a list of the books I read and links to my reviews where applicable:
- A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
- The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
- All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld
- I Forgot to Remember by Su Meck
- Floating City by Sudhir Venkatesh
- Buddhism Plain and Simple by Steve Hagen
- Doll Bones by Holly Black
- Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
- Torture Team by Philippe Sands
- Moon at Nine by Deborah Ellis
- Emberton by Peter Norman
- I read 40% of Nowhere to Hide by Glenn Greenwald but couldn’t finish it before I leave.
- Of these books, I most enjoyed A Tale for the Time Being, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender and Emberton. I wasn’t so excited by Doll Bones, I Forgot to Remember, and All the Birds, Singing.
- I participated in an Ideas Fair, during which my library collected feedback from patrons on how the library might become more involved in the community.
- I didn’t make it to any of the events I mentioned in my mid-way post. So much to do, so little time!
I was also lucky enough to win two of the giveaways – an Amazon gift card and The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. Thank-you to Kristen @ The Book Monsters for hosting such a fun challenge! I enjoyed reading about other bloggers’ libraries, and I’m happy I was motivated to engage a little bit more with my library before my big move.