Sunday, September 6, 2009

Support Your Local Library Challenge Completed!

Hooray!! I finished my first challenge of the year!!

Seriously, I knew that I could do this one when I signed up for it. Since I live in a large city with a large library system, the amount of books to choose from is overwhelming. The Christian fiction they have to choose from is a little limited, but I've noticed an improvement in recent months. In addition to the public library, my church library is LOADED with Christian fiction, so needless to say, there's no shortage of books for me to choose from. :o)

Many thanks to J. Kaye of J. Kaye's Book Blog for hosting this wonderful challenge, as well as several others. I've got 2 more challenges left to finish up for the year--100+ Book Challenge and the Chunkster Challenge--and I think both of them are being hosted by her.

Here's a final listing of what I read:

1. Kiss by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy--1/5/09
2. A Bouquet of Love by Ginny Aiken/Ranee McCollum/Jeri Odell/Debra White Smith--1/10/09
3. Daring Bride by Jane Peart--1/22/09
4. Indigo Waters by Lisa Samson--2/10/09
5. End of State by Neesa Hart--5/18/09
6. Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall--6/3/09
7. Dinner with a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory--6/20/09
8. A Day with a Perfect Stranger by David Gregory--7/13/09
9. This Side of Heaven by Karen Kingsbury--7/23/09
10. Priced to Move by Ginny Aiken--8/15/09
11. A Steal of a Deal by Ginny Aiken--9/4/09
12. Shadows of Lancaster County by Mindy Starns Clark--9/6/09


  1. You did awesome! Congratulations!! What did you think of "Kiss" by Ted Dekker and Erin Healy?

  2. I really liked Kiss, and I'm very eager to read their next collaboration called Burn. I could be mistaken, but I think it's supposed to released toward the first of next year.

    I haven't read a whole lot of Dekker novels, but I liked that Kiss had a female lead character instead of a male. Plus, it had a bit more of a softer edge to it, which I attribute to Healy.

  3. I stayed up one night reading it...couldn't put it down. I read HOUSE - seriously intense and just finished BONEMAN'S DAUGHTER, which will probably go down as his best thriller. I didn't think much of him until a book group selected one of his books. Everyone I've read was a winner.

    I haven't heard about the one you mentioned, but I will keep my eyes out. :)

  4. Boneman's Daughter is in my TBR pile, and I plan to read it by the end of the year. House was my first experience with Dekker--which I loved! I've also read Black and The Martyr's Song, but I'd have to put Kiss and House at a tie for which one I liked best--they were both seriously good!

  5. Hi Christy, what did you think of Shadows of Lancaster County? It's in my TBR piles, but I haven't gotten to it yet.

    ~ Lori

  6. Lori--

    It was FABULOUS!!! I plan to have a review posted of it tomorrow. It's a 5-star book, for sure!

  7. SWEET! I may have to read it today! I'm trying to decide what to read next, so you may have just decided for me. LOL

    Thank you,

    ~ Lori


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