With moving into a pretty small apartment with another person who also desperately loves books, I’ve found myself in very serious lack of shelf space, so the library has been a huge help for me being able to read books while also not accumulating so much stuff (and helping us save money so we can buy a house that has more room for our books!). So, when I saw that Bea’s Book Nook and Angel’s Guilty Pleasures were teaming up to do a challenge specifically aimed at reading books from the library, I knew it was the perfect challenge for me this year.
Basically, here are the rules:
- Runs: January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017. You can join any time.
- Put a sign up post on your blog or (dedicate a Goodreads shelf or LibraryThing) and link it below. Make sure it’s public.
- The goal is to read at least twelve (12) books from the library, but you can read more. While twelve is the minimum, there is no maximum limit. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you.
- Any format will work for this challenge (print, ebook, or audio); as long as you checked it out from the library, it counts.
- Books can be any genre (fiction, nonfiction, romance, fantasy, mystery, thriller, horror, etc.).
- Crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed, including re-reads. The goal is to support your local library and save money.
- Write a review – 2 sentences or an essay, whatever works for you, but there is a minimum of 2 sentences. Not sure what to write? How about something like, “The plot was a delight, but the characters didn’t capture me.”
Not too bad, right? And there’s a giveaway involved if you join, so overall, a pretty cool challenge!
The level I’m aiming for is: Overdrive Junkie – Read 36 books.
I would do the highest level (50 books), but I’m trying to be better at balancing real life and reading, so my goal for the year is only 52 and I want to read some of the books I own and haven’t read as well.
I will track my progress here and link to reviews as well. Want to join me? Head over to Bea’s Book Nook and sign up!
- My Bridges of Hope by Livia Bitton-Jackson
- The Floating Island by Elizabeth Haydon
- Console Wars by Blake J. Harris
- Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
- Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong
- Baby-Sitting is a Dangerous Job by Willo Davis Roberts
- Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins
- The Travelers: Book One by DJ MacHale and Carla Jablonski
- All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
- Haunted by Kelley Armstrong
- Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs
- Yes Please by Amy Poehler
- The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
- The Power of Three by Diana Wynne Jones
- The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley
- Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
- Living with the Dead by Kelley Armstrong
- Superior Saturday by Garth Nix
- P is for Pirate by Eve Bunting
- Stormwalker by Allyson James
- Unbound by Kim Harrison, Vicki Pettersson, Melissa Marr, Jeaniene Frost, and Jocelynn Drake
- Better to Wish by Ann M Martin
- Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
- The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo by Judy Blume
- The Road to Cana by Anne Rice
- Angus, Thongs, and Full-frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
- The Clocks by Agatha Christie
- A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron
- Dawn by Elie Wiesel
- Frostbitten by Kelley Armstrong
- Firewalker by Allyson James
- The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
- The Long Way Home by Ann M. Martin
- Mile 81 by Stephen King
- Animal Attraction by Jamie Ponti
- The Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies
- Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold
- The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
- The Trouble with Lemons by Daniel Hayes
- The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King