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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Sign Up ~ 2017 Library Love Challenge

I LOVE the Library, it's my second home, and I love the Library Challenges that have been hosted in the past by the Book Dragon’s Lair (I Love Libraries), which I took over in 2016, but did a miserable job of hosting. Then in 2015 and past years there was Snagged @ The Library Reading Challenge hosted by The Book Nympho & Geeky Bloggers Book Blog.

This year I'm co-hosting with Angel's Guilty Pleasures and we've renamed the challenge:

Library Love Challenge

If you love to read and/or listen to books then you also love to buy every book you want to read. And, well, that puts a hurt on your wallet. Checking books (print, ebook, or audios) out from the library can save you LOTS of money and in most places getting a library card is FREE.


  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."

  • Dewey Decimal: read 12 books
  • Thrifty Reader: read 24 books
  • Overdrive Junkie: read 36 books
  • Library Card on Fire: read 50+ books
As an added bonus: We are offering up a GIVEAWAY with this Challenge. Winner will be picked at the end of the year!! The entries are the direct links to your book reviews and you will have until Jan. 2nd, 2018 to enter your reviews in the Rafflecopter.

What you could win: Winner gets their choice of 2 books (shipped from Book Depository) or ebooks (nook or kindle) up to $12 each. (Open INT)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Direct Link:

Join the Goodreads Group Library Love Challenge, where we talk, share, and discuss the books we snagged/read during the 2017 Library Love Challenge - Click Here

To join this challenge, grab the 2017 Library Love Challenge button and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post (or to Angela's at Angel's Guilty Pleasures) so others can join the reading challenge too. You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads/LibraryThing (as long as you have a dedicated shelf someplace).

Once you have your sign up post live, add your link below!
Please grab the button to share, too!

2017 Library Love Challenge

I'm aiming for Thrifty Reader. What's your goal?


  1. This looks like a fun challenge! I really should go to the library more... I even figured out how to check out books online (for me that was an accomplishment) so I have no excuse. :)

  2. I don't know if I am going to join any challenges this year...I always fail at keeping track. This would be a good one for me though.

  3. Ugh I think I joined this challenge since the first 3 on the rafflecopter are completed but I can't figure out what I did for a shelf. Can you let me know or let me change it since obviously it was not specific enough? Anne

  4. Joined! Going to be a fun one, thanks!

  5. Yep, I'm in...

  6. Excited to join in at Library Card on Fire level!

  7. I'm in.

  8. I'm joining in! I'm starting with the Dewey Decimal level but I will move up a level if I complete it! Here's my post:

  9. Just posted my link! Excited for this challenge!

  10. I'm in...I love the library challenge!!! Here's my post:

  11. Always love the library!

  12. Glad this challenge is back, albeit under a new name. Here's my sign-up:

    Aiming for Thrifty Reader.

  13. I'm a little late, but I still want to join Library Love.I'm signing up for Library Card On Fire. Thanks for hosting the challenge.

  14. I'm joining and going to do the Thrifty reader.

  15. You can count me in. I will try for the Thrifty Reader level.

    Post ling:

    I am aiming for dewy decimal.

    Thanks for th!

  17. Here is my link to my challenge page on my blog. I was going for Thrifty Reader, but since I've already hit 16 books in the first 2 months of 2017, I'm going to go for gold and do Library Card on Fire. :)

    Thanks for hosting this challenge!

  18. Hi,
    Just found your reading challenge. Thought I would join up. I've posted about this at my place. You can find it here....
    I'm going for Library Card on Fire....50+ books. Have a great day!

  19. Hello! What a great challenge. I'm going to start low and see if I can do more. 12 a year so Dewey Decimal and hopefully I can actually do 2 a month. What a great way to get everyone out to their libraries! Post at: 2018 Reading Challenges


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