I Love Libraries Reading Challenge: 50 Book Goal Met!

In 2016, I joined the I Love Libraries Reading Challenge sponsored by Bea’s Book Nook.  Last year, this challenge was hosted by the Geeky Bloggers Book Blog and The Book Nympho, and I was happy to achieve 12 library books (all audiobooks) for the year.  Having discovered some of the great resources that my library has (especially all of Patricia Briggs’ and many of Kristen Ashley’s titles), I was hoping to increase this number for 2016, but kept my goal at a conservative 12 books (or Chapter Book Level). Well I’m pleased to announce that I way exceeded this number taking full advantage of the bountiful resources that my library has!  For 2016, I mostly listened (but also read) 51 books! With so many great resources at our libraries it would be a shame not to take full advantage of them!


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  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. 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 for 2016 is: Chapter Book 12 books!  GOAL MET!!!

Revised goal for 2016 (Updated November 2016): Insert IV 50 books!

Books borrowed and read or listened to for the I Love Libraries Reading Challenge (all audiobooks unless otherwise stated):

  1. Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs
  2. The Prince by Sylvain Reynard (Ebook)
  3. Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson)
  4. Cold Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas 
  5. River Marked by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson)
  6. Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson)
  7. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard 
  8. Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren
  9. The Lie by Karina Halle (Ebook)
  10. The Diary of Bink Cummings Vol. 4 (Ebook)
  11. The Gamble by Kristen Ashley
  12. Mother Before Wife by Melissa Brown (Ebook)
  13. Lawless by TM Frazier
  14. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
  15. The Hunter by Kerrigan Byrne
  16. My One and Only by Kristan Higgins
  17. The Girl on a Train by Paula Hawkins
  18. Sidebarred by Emma Chase
  19. Make Me Love by Johanna Lindsey
  20. Fair Game by Patricia Briggs
  21. The Vanishing Year by Kate Moretti
  22. Hating Game by Sally Thorne
  23. Furious Rush by SC Stephens
  24. Royally Screwed by Emma Chase
  25. First Star I See Tonight by Suzanne Elizabeth Phillips
  26. Sting by Sandra Brown
  27. Earl Takes All by Lorraine Heath
  28. The Baller by Vi Keeland
  29. Sterling by Dannika Dark
  30. Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
  31. Temptations of a Wallflower by Eva Leigh
  32. Deadly Silence by Rebecca Zannetti
  33. Unattainable by Madeline Sheehan
  34. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
  35. Perks of Loving a Scoundrel by Jennifer McQuiston
  36. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer (Relisten)
  37. Unbeautifully by Madeline Sheridan
  38. Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover
  39. Do You Want To Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare
  40. The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole
  41. Roman Crazy by Alice Clayton and Nina Bocci
  42. Hard Rules by Lisa Renee Jones
  43. Behind Closed Doors by Lisa Renee Jones
  44. Nuts by Alice Clayton (Ebook)
  45. The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
  46. The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne
  47. The Prophet Takes All By Melissa Brown (E-Book)
  48. Two by Two by Nicholas Sparks
  49. Hitched Vol. 2 by Kendall Ryan
  50. A Study in Scarlett Women by Sherry Thomas
  51. The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer