I Love Libraries Reading Challenge


I Love Libraries Reading Challenge–hosted by Bea @ Bea’s Book Nook.

I do love libraries! The small town I grew up in didn’t have a bookstore until I was an adult. My mom took me to the library almost every Saturday morning and I could spend hours looking at books and selecting ones to check out. I loved it when I started looking in the adult section–probably when I was 10 or 11. That’s when I discovered Agatha Christie and Robert Heinlein and Andre Norton. They all opened new worlds to me.

The details:

  1. Put a sign up post on your blog and link it below.
  2. If you don’t have a blog, make a dedicated goodreads shelf (or LibraryThing), make sure it’s public, and link it below.
  3. Any reading material that can be checked out of your library counts – print books, audio books, digital books, magazines, etc.
  4. As part of your sign up post, briefly write why you like using your library – free books, internet access, a quiet place to work, whatever draws you to the library. If you don’t have a blog platform, post it in the comments below.
  5. 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 characters were a delight but the story was slow and confusing. It was disappointing.”
  6. There will be a post each month where you can link your reviews. Each linky will run for the calendar year.
  7. Pick a level from the list below. You can move up as needed but you can’t move down.
  8. Books may overlap with other reading challenges.
  9. ETA Dec. 17: There’s a goodreads group for anyone interested in discussing libraries or books or for tracking your challenge. The group was an outgrowth of yet another library reading challenge that has since ended but the group is still active. The challenge host, The Geeky Blogger, added me as a mod to the goodreads group, come check us out!


  • board book – 3
  • picture book – 6
  • early reader – 9
  • chapter book – 12
  • middle grades – 18
  • Young adult – 24
  • adult – 36
  • just insert IV – 50


My goal is 18 books–Middle Grade. I hope I read even more. I also will try to do a wrap-up post each month to show how I’m doing.


  1. Killing Trail by Margaret Mizushima
  2. The Royal Wulff Murders by Sean Stranahan
  3. Death Comes to London by Catherine Lloyd
  4. Death Comes to Kurland Hall by Catherine Lloyd
  5. The Last Death of Jack Harbin by Terry Shames



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