Library Love Challenge Sign-Up

Library Love Challenge Sign-Up

2017 Library Love Challenge

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:

  1. Runs: January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017. You can join any time.
  2. Put a sign up post on your blog or (dedicate a Goodreads shelf or LibraryThing) and link it below. Make sure it’s public.
  3. 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.
  4. Any format will work for this challenge (print, ebook, or audio); as long as you checked it out from the library, it counts.
  5. Books can be any genre (fiction, nonfiction, romance, fantasy, mystery, thriller, horror, etc.).
  6. Crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed, including re-reads. The goal is to support your local library and save money.
  7. 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!

  1. My Bridges of Hope by Livia Bitton-Jackson
  2. The Floating Island by Elizabeth Haydon
  3. Console Wars by Blake J. Harris
  4. Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
  5. Industrial Magic by Kelley Armstrong
  6. Baby-Sitting is a Dangerous Job by Willo Davis Roberts
  7. Gregor and the Code of Claw by Suzanne Collins
  8. The Travelers: Book One by DJ MacHale and Carla Jablonski
  9. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
  10. Haunted by Kelley Armstrong
  11. Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs
  12. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
  13. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  14. The Power of Three by Diana Wynne Jones
  15. The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley
  16. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  17. Living with the Dead by Kelley Armstrong
  18. Superior Saturday by Garth Nix
  19. P is for Pirate by Eve Bunting
  20. Stormwalker by Allyson James
  21. Unbound by Kim Harrison, Vicki Pettersson, Melissa Marr, Jeaniene Frost, and Jocelynn Drake
  22. Better to Wish by Ann M Martin
  23. Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
  24. The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo by Judy Blume
  25. The Road to Cana by Anne Rice
  26. Angus, Thongs, and Full-frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
  27. The Clocks by Agatha Christie
  28. A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron
  29. Dawn by Elie Wiesel
  30. Frostbitten by Kelley Armstrong
  31. Firewalker by Allyson James
  32. The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
  33. The Long Way Home by Ann M. Martin
  34. Mile 81 by Stephen King
  35. Animal Attraction by Jamie Ponti
  36. The Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies
  37. Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold
  38. The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
  39. The Trouble with Lemons by Daniel Hayes
  40. The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King

2 thoughts on “Library Love Challenge Sign-Up

  1. What a cool challenge! And so smart, conserving money and maximizing space. I want to jump on board, but I feel like I’m already utilizing the library as much as I can, so it would feel like cheating on the challenge haha. I’m looking forward to your challenge updates though!

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