Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Buck Stops Here Challenge

And while I'm at it, I can do this one too! I LOVE getting my books at the ongoing library sales at my local library. Paperbacks are 50 cents, hardcovers $1.00. I have amassed quite a collection of TBR books from these impossible-to-resist bargains so why not also do this challenge, since many of the books from the other challenges will overlap nicely. Here's the link for this challenge:
http://retroreduxsreviews.blogspot.com/2011/01/2011-buck-stops-here-challenge.html

1. The Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum - Wallace Irwin (Project Gutenberg)
2. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party - M.T. Anderson (50 cent Library Sale book)
3. The Wonderful O - James Thurber ($1.00 Library Sale book)
Level 1 achieved - Jan. 28 2011 Hooray! :)
4. Maggie: A Girl of the Streets/George's Mother - Stephen Crane (I think it was bought at a local high school's book sale, it was well under $1.00)
5. Portrait of an Unknown Woman - Vanora Bennett (50 cent Library Sale book)
6. The House with a Clock in its Walls - John Bellairs (50 cent Library Sale book)
Level 2 achieved - February 16, 2011 Hip hip hooray! :)
7. Haweswater - Sarah Hall (50 cent Library Sale book)
8. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress - Rhoda Janzen (50 cent Library Sale book)
9. Leah's Choice - Marta Perry (50 cent Library Sale book)
10. The 19th Wife - David Ebershoff (50 cent Library Sale book)
Level 3 achieved - March 5, 2011 Hurrah!!
11. JPod - Douglas Coupland (50 cent Library Sale book)
12. The Gum Thief - Douglas Coupland ($1.00 Library Sale book)
13. Ak√©: The Years of Childhood - Wole Soyinka (50 cent Library Sale book)
14. Life of Pi - Yann Martel (50 cent Library Sale book)
15. Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen (50 cent Library Sale book)
16. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters - Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters (50 cent Library Sale book)
17. On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan (50 cent Library Sale book)
18. Tales of the City - Armistead Maupin (50 cent Library Sale book)
19. Brighton Rock - Graham Greene (50 cent Library Sale book)
20. Bastard out of Carolina - Dorothy Allison (50 cent Library Sale book)
21. The Book of Lies - Brad Meltzer ($1.00 Library Sale book)
22. The March - E.L. Doctorow (50 cent Library Sale book)
23. Mountains Beyond Mountains - Tracy Kidder (50 cent Library Sale book)
24. Home Fires - Candace Schuler (free book from office book exchange shelf)
25. The Long Winter - Laura Ingalls Wilder (50 cent Library Sale book)
26. Gingerbread Girl - Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (read for free through NetGalley.com)
27. Liar's Kiss - Eric Skillman and Jhomar Soriano (read for free through NetGalley.com)
28. Those Across the River - Christopher Buehlman (read for free through NetGalley.com)
29. Push - Sapphire (50 cent Library Sale book)
30. This Girl Is Different - J.J. Johnson (read for free through NetGalley.com)
31. The Lake - Banana Yoshimoto (read for free through NetGalley.com)
32. Hoopskirts, Union Blues, and Confederate Grays - Kate Havelin (read for free through NetGalley.com)
33. Little Town on the Prairie - Laura Ingalls Wilder (50 cent Library Sale book)
34. These Happy Golden Years - Laura Ingalls Wilder (50 cent Library Sale book)
35. Rogue - Frederick Ramsay (read for free through NetGalley.com)
36. Calli - Jessica Lee Anderson (read for free through NetGalley.com)
37. Anasazi - Emma Michaels (read for free in an ARC)
38. Domestic Violets - Matthew Norman (read for free through NetGalley.com)
39. Malled - Caitlin Kelly (read for free through NetGalley.com)
40. The Girl Who Invented Romance - Caroline B. Cooney (50 cent Library Sale book)
41. The Mysterious Benedict Society - Trenton Lee Stewart (50 cent Library Sale book)
42. The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield (50 cent Library Sale book)
43. The Witch of Blackbird Pond - Elizabeth George Speare (50 cent Library Sale book)
44. The Secret of Platform 13 - Eva Ibbotson (50 cent Library Sale book)
45. Taggart - Louis L'Amour (free book from office book exchange shelf)
46. Less Than Zero - Bret Easton Ellis (free book from neighbor)
47. Six Degrees of Separation - John Guare (free book from neighbor)
48. Pardon My French: Unleash Your Inner Gaul - Charles Timoney (found at dollar store for $1.00)
49. Elegance - Kathleen Tessaro (50 cent Library Sale book)
50. Miss Library Lady - Ann McLelland Pfaender ($1.00 Library Sale book)
51. Jinny Williams Library Assistant - Sara A. Temkin and Lucy A. Hovell ($1.00 Library Sale book)
52. The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins (50 cent Library Sale book)
Level 4 achieved (bonus level) - Sept. 23, 2011 Yahoo!
53. The Anglophile - Laurie Gwen Shapiro (50 cent Library Sale book)
54. Someone Killed His Boyfriend - David Stukas (50 cent Library Sale book)
55. I'm with Fatty - Edward Ugel ($1 Borders last days book)
56. The Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls (free book from neighbor)
57. My Antonia - Willa Cather (50 cent Library Sale book)
58. Uglies - Scott Westerfeld (50 cent Library Sale book)
59. Kabul Beauty School - Deborah Rodriguez (50 cent Library Sale book)
60. On Green Dolphin Street - Sebastian Faulks (50 cent Library Sale book)
61. The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster (50 cent Library Sale book)
62. The Secret of the Ruby Ring - Yvonne MacGrory (50 cent Library Sale book)
63. Thousand Pieces of Gold - Ruthanne Lum McCunn (50 cent Library Sale book)
64. Welcome To My World - Johnny Weir ($1 Borders last days sale book)
65. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke (50 cent Library Sale book)
66. The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks (50 cent Library Sale book)
67. Alexander the Great - John Gunther ($1 Library Sale book)
68. Three Cups of Deceit - Jon Krakauer (read for free on the Internet)
69. The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Project Gutenberg)
70. Gormenghast - Mervyn Peake (free book from office book exchange shelf)
71. War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy (Project Gutenberg)

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