2020 Library Love Challenge Results #LibraryLoveChallenge @angels_gp @BooksofMyHeart

Posted January 3, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Library, Misc / 17 Comments






  • Dewey Decimal: Read 12 books
  • Thrifty Reader: Read 24 books
  • Overdrive Junkie: Read 36 books
  • Library Addict: Read 48 books
  • Library Card on Fire: Read 60+ books


This is my fourth year in the Library Love Challenge. As a host, I didn’t do a post with a goal but on the Goodreads group, apparently I set a goal of 100 library books.     I have a total of 103.

I use my library extensively for all formats. I take the opportunity to read or listen to earlier books in a series when I am catching up, to try out new series, or for non-fiction research. I read and listen to quite a few but often don’t review them here on the blog. It was reduced in number by my reviewing more new release audiobooks and a trial of Kindle Unlimited.



Goodreads 2020 Library Challenge


Library savings:       $1,738.57

These are calculated using prices from Amazon for Kindle or Paperback and Audible for audiobooks  ? .


1. Wake to Darkness by Maggie Shayne        $ 6.99
2. Murder in Grammercy Park by Victoria Thompson    🎧                              $24.49
3. The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware  🎧    $27.99
4. A Faint, Cold Fear by Karin Slaughter 🎧    $34.22
5. Murder on Washington Square by Victoria Thompson  🎧$27.99
6. Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle  🎧$28.51
7. Murder on Mulberry Bend by Victoria Thompson 🎧$26.59
8. Murder on Marble Row by Victoria Thompson 🎧$26.59
9. Murder on Lenox Hill by Victoria Thompson 🎧$26.59
10. Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs 🎧     $28.00
11. A Blossom of Bright Light by Suzanne Chazin  🎧    $24.47
12. Trace of Evil by Alice Blanchard  🎧  $25.51
13. Two Girls Down by Louise Luna 🎧$31.50
14. Murder in Little Italy by Victoria Thompson 🎧   $26.59
15.The Old Success by Martha Grimes 🎧
16. rookie Move by Sarina Bowen 🎧$24.47
17. No Witness but the Moon by Suzanne Chazin 🎧$24.47
18. Indelible by Karin Slaughter 🎧$34.22
19. Murder in Chinatown by Victoria Thompson 🎧$32.87
20. The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams 🎧$28.00
21. Murder on Bank Street  by Victoria Thompson$ 7.99
22. Murder on Waverly Place by Victoria Thompson$ 7.99
23. Murder on Lexington Avenue by Victoria Thompson$ 7.99
24. Murder on Sister's Row by Victoria Thompson$ 7.99
25. Murder on Fifth Avenue by Victoria Thompson$ 7.99
26. Murder in Murray Hill by Victoria Thompson$ 7.99
27. Murder in Chelsea by Victoria Thompson$ 7.99
28. Murder on Amsterdam Avenue by Victoria Thompson $ 7.99
29. Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue by Victoria Thompson$ 7.99
30. Murder in Morningside Heights by Victoria Thompson$ 7.99
31. Murder in the Bowery by Victoria Thompson$ 7.99
32. What Angels Fear by CS Harris 🎧  $27.99
33.  Murder on Union Square by Victora Thompson$ 7.99
34. Murder on Trinity Place by Victoria Thompson $ 7.99
35. Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain  🎧 $31.49
36. The Prey by Allison Brennan $ 2.99
37. Faithless by Karin Slaughter 🎧 $39.93
38. A Place in the Wind by Suzanne Chazin 🎧 $27.99
39. Voodoo Shanghai by Kristi Charish $12.99
40. Golden in Death by JD Robb$14.99
41. Guilty Not Guilty by Felix Francis 🎧$27.99
42. Secondhand Spirits by Juliet Blackwell 🎧 $25.88
43. An Alaskan Christmas by Jennifer Snow $ 5.99
44. Happy Trail by Daisy Prescott$ 0.99
45. The Military Wife by Laura Trentham$ 9.99
46. The Janes by Louise Luna 🎧$31.50
47. The Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs 🎧  $30.79
48. The Vanishing by Jayne Ann Krentz$13.99
49. Silver Birch, Blood Moon by Ellen Datlow$ 7.99
50. The Hunt by Allison Brennan$ 5.99
51. An Alaskan Wedding by Jennifer Snow$ 2.99
52. Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert 🎧$30.79
53. Under an Alaskan Sky by Jennifer Snow$ 5.99
54. Cowboy Boots for Christmas by Carolyn Brown$ 5.99
55. The Kill by Allison Brennan$ 8.99
56. The Christmas Cowboy Hero by Donna Grant$ 7.99
57. An Everyday Hero by Laura Trentham$ 9.99
58. Credible Threat 🎧$24.49
59. All I Want for Christmas is a Cowboy by Jessica Clare$ 7.99
60. A Study in Charlotte Brittany Cavallaro 🎧$26.23
61. Murder on Millionaire's Row by Erin Lindsey$10.99
62. Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert 🎧$30.79
63. The River by Peter Heller 🎧$24.50
64. A Golden Grave by Erin Lindsey$11.99
65. Beyond Reach by Karin Slaughter 🎧$27.27
66. Cleaning the Gold by Karin Slaughter$ 3.99
67. Beyond Risk by Connie Mann 🎧$27.99
68. All My Loving by Marie Force$ 4.99
69. One Little Lie by Colleen Coble 🎧$30.79
70. The Tenant by Katrine Entgberg 🎧$22.67
71. The Cowboy and His Baby by Jessica Clare$ 7.99
72. The Cowboy Meets His Match by Jessica Clare$ 7.99
73. The Blackest Crimson by Debra Webb$ 0.99
74. Enclave by Ann Aguirre$ 7.38
75. Shadows in Death by JD Robb$ 8.99
76. Ex-heroes by Peter Clines$ 0.99
77. Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey 🎧$27.37
78. Fellowship of Fear by Aaron Elkins$ 6.99
79. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware 🎧$13.99
80. Noontime Follies by Elizabeth Gunn$ 9.89
81. The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths$ 4.99
82. The Janus Stone by Elly Gritths$ 4.99
83. Zero Day by David Baldacci$11.99
84. The House at Sea's End by Elly Griffiths$ 4.99
85. A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths$ 4.99
86. A Dying Fall by Elly Griffiths$ 9.99
87. The Outcast Dead by Elly Griffiths$ 9.99
88. The Ghost Fields by Elly Griffiths$ 7.99
89. The Woman in Blue by Elly Griffiths$ 9.99
90. Fatal Fraud by Marie Force$ 6.99
91. The Wicked Sister by Karen Dionne 🎧$28.00
92. The Cold Vanish by Jon Billman$14.99
93. A California Christmas by Brenda Novak 🎧$30.79
94. This is How I Lied by Heidi Gudenkauf 🎧$30.79
95. The Chalk Pit by Elly Griffiths$ 9.99
96. After Sundown by Linda Howard 🎧$30.79
97. He Started It by Samantha Downing 🎧$28.00
98. When Gods Die by CS Harris$27.99
99. Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh$ 7.99
100. The Dark Angel by Elly Griffiths$ 9.99
101. The Stone Circle by Elly Griffiths$ 9.99
102. The Lantern Men by Elly Griffiths$14.99
103. The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon 🎧$28.50
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Posted January 3, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Library, Misc / 17 Comments

17 responses to “2020 Library Love Challenge Results

  1. You had a fantastic year of library reading and listening even with the new releases, KU, and from your shelves. I’m in the middle of KU promo so I’ve been tucking into those a lot during the last few weeks that I give myself to go off ARCs and read just for fun and interest. But, seeing all the savings with your list reminds me why I really need to hit the library shelves more often than I do.
    Ha, forgot about your Victoria Thompson binge earlier this year. I use the library to binge on older series, too.

    Again, fab job, Anne!

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    • Thanks Sophia! I try hard to use my library and not buy things unless I know I really want them or can’t get them other ways. There are some series I love which I choose not to buy because I know they will be at the library long-term. But I still bought some Agatha Christie and Harry Potter on audio, even though I am sure they will be at the library. Yes Victoria Thompson was my new foray into historical mysteries.

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    • Thanks. I just made it. I finished the last two on Dec 31st. And I definitely read more in December than some months. I know I still have an email to go out for the new year. I’ll email you my thoughts.

  2. Yes – reading the amazing savings you made over the year reminds me all over again why we MUST get to grips with borrowing ebooks from our local library! I know it’s a thing – we just haven’t bothered to sit down and sort it out. Meantime, huge congratulations on achieving your very ambitious challenge and saving so much money!

    • When I see sales and Audible daily deals, etc I always check first to see if they are at the library before I buy them. It’s tricky because sometimes they aren’t there long-term only a year or two when new. That’s the downside of digital. But other things like Agatha Christie or Harry Potter books are going to be there. But beloved favorites I often want to own / collect. But my favorite series like Kate Daniels, Mercy Thompson, Cat & Bones, Harry Dresden, were all read through the library before purchasing them. In fact, the first 3 were read in paperback. I almost never do print anymore.

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