Join the 2023 Library Love Challenge
Welcome back to the seventh annual Library Love Challenge hosted by Angel’s Guilty Pleasures & Books of My Heart.
We hope you will join us in celebrating and supporting libraries.
If you are like us; then you would like to purchase every book you want to read. And, well that can put a hurt on your wallet. One way to help lessen the hurt is to check out books (prints, ebooks, or audios) from the library. If you do this, it will help save you LOTS of money $$.
Getting a library card in most places is FREE. So, if you love to read and/or listen to books then grab your library card and join the challenge.
❤️ Runs: January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023. You can join anytime. The sign-up will remain open until Dec. 1st, 2023.
❤️ The goal is to find your love of your local library and 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.
❤️ Any format will work for this challenge (prints, ebooks, or audios) as long as you checked it out from the library, it counts.
❤️ Books can be any genre (fiction, nonfiction, romance, fantasy, mystery, thriller, horror, etc.).
❤️ Crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed, including re-reads. The goal is to support your local library and save money.
❤️ You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads, Facebook, LibraryThing, etc.
❤️ If you’re a blogger grab the button and do a quick post about the challenge to help spread the word. If you’re not a blogger you can help by posting on Facebook or Tweet about the challenge. Please link back to both hosts: Angel’s Guilty Pleasures @angels_gp & Books of My Heart @BooksofMyHeart
❤️ As an added bonus: We’re offering up a GIVEAWAY with this Challenge. Winner will be picked at the end of the year!! There are a few freebie entries just for signing up to join the challenge and then the main entries throughout the year will be the direct links to your book reviews. You will have until Jan. 4th, 2024 to enter your reviews in the Linky/Rafflecopter.
Review Link Up Will Be Live Jan. 1st 2023.
❤️ (Optional) Added Challenge(s) & Giveaway(s): This year we will be doing a few fun challenges throughout the year. We will have an Audiobook Challenge (May-June), the Library BINGO (July-Aug.), & lastly an End Of Year Check-In (Dec.). Each added challenge will have a fun giveaway plus the MAIN giveaway.
❤️ (Optional) Reviews: Write a review to enter the giveaway – 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.” “I enjoyed the story and really liked the characters.”
❤️ Please use #LibraryLoveChallenge when sharing your reviews, library pictures, etc…
- 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
If you are interested, we also have a Goodreads Group for the Library Love Challenge, where we talk, share, and discuss the books we snagged/read during the Library Love Challenge – Click Here
If you are interested, we are offering up a Library Love Email. This email will go out 4x’s during the year. Everyone who signs up will get a confirmation email, you can unsubscribe at any time, including after signing-up. This email will only feature the posts for the library love challenge – Click Here
Grab The Button
What you could win: One (1) lucky winner gets a $100 Amazon Gift Card (US) or $100 worth of books from The Book Depository (INT). The giveaway is international, as long as The Book Depository ships there free of charge (find that out here!) And, if you are a US winner you can pick the GC or Books! The Winner will be notified by eMail, and will have 48 hours to respond or a new Winner will be chosen. Winning entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Giveaway Starts Dec 2, 2022 Ends Jan. 4th, 2024
For joining the challenge you get one entry in the giveaway.
Link-Up And Join The Challenge
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How about a fun challenge to help support your library! Come join the 2023 #LibraryLoveChallenge & share your love of libraries. #giveaways #librarylove #librariesrock #giveaway @BooksofMyHeart @angels_gp Click To Tweet
- 🎧 All The Sinners Bleed by SA Crosby @blacklionking73 @alazarrewhite @MacmillanAudio #LoveAudiobooks #JIAM - June 6, 2023
- Sunday Post –4 June 2023 @kimbacaffeinate @readingreality - June 4, 2023
- 🎧 Series review: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson @HoJay92 @BaileyCarrVOICE @LLAudiobooks @PRHAudio #LoveAudiobooks #JIAM #COYER #ReadASeriesinaMonth - June 3, 2023
I’m definitely in! I’ll be back after I start setting up my 2023 challenges on my blog.
I’m looking forward to having you along for the challenge. I know you make great use of your library.
I’m thinking about this one, Anne. I am making a list of challenges I want to participate in 2023, and I think I’ll do this one too. There are a lot of books on my TBR that I want to read, so this will help me with that as well.
We’d love to have you Wendy. I use the library for reading backlists of authors or if I miss the first book or two in a series. Or even if I want to read a different format sometimes. I also use it to try new authors. And because I only write a couple sentences on Goodreads I don’t have the pressure of reviewing – it’s just fun reading.
I don’t know if I’ll do this one, I don’t do a ton of library books, other than audiobooks. Which is crazy since I work at a library. But I can’t find the info on your top 10 posts, can you remind me where that is so I can sign up? thanks!
Lisa the Library Love challenge is low-key with one review linky for the whole year this year. The Top 10 doesn’t have a Signup but the info on what posts are what days is in the Nov 20 Sunday post https://booksofmyheart.net/2022/11/20/sunday-post-20-november-2022/
Friday is a Your Choice so everyone will be different. You just link up which ever days you want to participate one or a few or all of them.
I look forward to seeing some of your Top 10 favorites.
Thanks for pointing me back to that post! I couldn’t remember when you talked about it and wanted to see what the days were. It looks like the other one I’ve always participated in has a blog that hasn’t been posted since spring, so probably not going to happen over there this year! Now to go plan out my choices for each day!
It’ will be great to have you join us. Hmmm maybe I should repeat that schedule in next week’s Sunday post?
So glad you both put this together and make it so fun with the incentives. I’m in!
I’m glad to have you. It’s something I believe in libraries.
I do love this challenge, even if I totally failed to link up my reviews last year. But I’m keeping my goal low this year, because I have so many of my own books that I need to read. Still, I suspect I can get at least 12 library books in over the course of the year!
My sign-up post is here.
I also try not to stress myself. Ordinarily I read a lot of books but I could run into a problem and not manage it. I plan for 60 which is actually more than 1 per week and somehow I usually end up between there and 100. It doesn’t seem possible to read 1-2 library books a week with the ARCs and freebies I read but I always do somehow. Linking is another issue. I link twice a month so I don’t even wait until the end of the month. I only do Goodreads reviews for most library books with a couple lines which keeps it on the easier side for me.
I am in and will add it to my challenge page. I created a special shelf on Goodreads as well.
So excited to have you with us Kimberly!
I signed up! Yay! I’m looking forward to this, Anne!
So excited to have you join us Wendy!