2023 Library Love Mid Year Check-in #LibraryLoveChallenge @angels_gp @BooksofMyHeart #Giveaway

Posted July 1, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Library, Misc / 14 Comments



Welcome!  We’ve reached the mid-year library lovers, and it’s time to check in for the 2023 Library Love Challenge!! I hope you’ve been enjoying your library.

Don’t forget your library might offer up online features like Libby, and Hoopla to help you reach your Library Goal for the year. 


  • 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 haven’t signed up for the 2023 Library Love Challenge, sign-up is open until December 1, 2023 and  you can join anytime. Find the rules and sign-up: here.

It's time to look at my savings on the 2023 Library Love Challenge. @angels_gp #librarylovechallenge Click To Tweet

Anne’s Progress:

Now I am a host for the challenge so I don’t participate in the giveaways but I’m still tracking my reads and savings.  I have a total of 38 now for the middle of the year.

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.

All Library books read:

2023 Library reads


Library savings:       $754.97

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


1. Killer View by Roy Johansen 🎧$21.90
2. First Family by David Baldacci 🎧$28.50
3. Baltimore Blues by Laura Lippman$ 5.49
4. Honor & Shadows by Jessie Mihalik$ 0.99
5. State of Shock by Marie Force$ 6.99
6. The Backup Plan by Jill Shalvis 🎧$31.93
7. A Grave Girl's Getaway by Jeaniene Frost$ 2.99
8. Don't Open the Door by Allison Brennan 🎧$31.93
9. Haunted Ground by Erin Hart 🎧$17.68
10. Someone to Hold by Marie Force   $ 5.99
11. Running Wild by Linda Howard 🎧$33.60
12. More Than Meets the Eye by Iris Johansen 🎧$28.51
13. Nora Goes Off Script by Annabel Monaghan 🎧$16.49
14. Grimoire of the Lamb by Kevin Hearne 🎧$ 9.49
15. End of Story by Kylie Scott 🎧 $31.93
16. Ghosts & Garlands by Kelley Armstrong$ 2.99
17. Encore in Death by JD Robb$14.99
18. Sit Love Stay by Debbie Burns 🎧$27.99
19. The Sixth Man by David Baldacci 🎧$30.79
20. Knife Edge by Kerry Buchanen 🎧$17.49
21. Hidden by Casey Hill 🎧$19.77
22. King & Maxwell by David Baldacci 🎧$30.79
23. The Cousins by Karen McManus 🎧$25.90
24. The Watched by Casey Hill 🎧$21.58
25. Conquer the Kingdom by Jennifer Estep 🎧$31.93
26. The Kind Worth Saving by Peter Swanson 🎧$31.93
27. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson 🎧$18.16
28. Blacktop Wasteland by SA Crosby 🎧$25.51
29. A Hard Ticket Home by David Housewright 🎧$20.07
30. No Strangers Here by Carlene O'Connor 🎧$24.35
31. Vengeful by VE Schwab 🎧$20.90
32. Kill Joy by Holly Jackson 🎧$19.60
33. As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson 🎧$25.90
34. Warm Up by VE Schwab 🎧$ 3.99
35. ExtraOrdinary by VE Schwab$ 2.99
36. Pride and Protest by Nikki Payne 🎧 $16.95
37. Slay by Brittany Morris 🎧
38. Vanishing Edge by Claire Kells 🎧$30.44
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Posted July 1, 2023 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Library, Misc / 14 Comments

14 responses to “2023 Library Love Mid Year Check-in

  1. You’re doing great! And I love the idea of tracking your savings. I can’t seem to fit in nearly as many audiobooks as you do, but I’m working on it. Alas, my library has Libby rather than Hoopla, and did not have the Iron Druid audibooks, so I have been buying those.

    I may be a little late getting my half-year post up; I’m swamped with work right now.

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  2. I’m at 31/36 so I’m set to make it and then some! I didn’t add my saving up, but I’ll work on it and then do a total at the end of the year. I’m sure it’ll be a lot!