I Love Libraries Reading Challenge 2016 – Sign Up

Posted 01/02/2016 by Cezanne in Blogging, Reading Challenges /// 1 Comment ///

I was scrolling through some blogs and I came across the I Love Libraries Reading Challenge hosted by Bea’s Book Nook and I decided I had to participate. I love my local library and I’m  lucky that I only live 7 minutes away from it. My son and I visit the library often. They have a great selection and they have tons of different events for both, adults and kids, which is awesome.

I love checking out physical copies but I also adore the libraries Overdrive selection and I use it often. If they don’t have what I want, I usually send in an a recommendation, and they usually get it, so score for me and the other library patrons!! Plus seriously the library saves me a ton of money because I get to borrow instead of buy. #winning

There are 8 different levels for the challenge but the level I’m going for is………  24 Young Adult Novels. I love YA plus that is good portion of of what I check out from the library.

If you want to join the challenge, check out the deets below and make sure to hop over to Bea’s Book Nook to sign up!!

For this challenge, use your library to check out reading material – books, magazines, any sort of reading material that you are allowed to check out, physical or digital. The challenge runs January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. #Ilovelibraries2016

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


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