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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2016 I Love Libraries Reading Challenge

I do love my library, and I try to use it as often as I can. It's a great resource! I usually can get any book that I want. It saves you money! They have books! And eBooks! And music! And this year, Bea from Bea's Book Nook is hosting the Goodreads library reading challenge that nudged me into using the library in 2015. The name of the challenge has changed (in 2015, it was Snagged @ The Library Challenge), but the purpose is the same - to encourage people to use their libraries more. And those libraries depend on you using them to keep them going! Save our libraries by walking through those doors once in a while! So, I'm officially joining the 2016 I Love Libraries Reading Challenge!

        Here are "The Rules"…

  • The challenge runs… January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016
  • 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.
  • Put a sign up post on your blog and link it on The I Love Libraries Reading Challenge post. If you don't have a blog, make a dedicated goodreads shelf (or LibraryThing), make sure it's public, and link it on the "Challenge Post". 
  • Any reading material that can be checked out of your library counts - print books, audio books, digital books, magazines, etc. 
  • 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.
  • 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." 
  • There will be a post each month where you can link your reviews. Each linky will run for the calendar year.
  • Pick a level from the list below. You can move up as needed but you can't move down.
  • Books may overlap with other reading challenges.

          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 Level? I'm going for "Picture Book", which is 6 books. I think I can manage that and if I can, I can move up to Early Reader! What do you think? Interested in supporting your library, sharing your book choices with other like minded readers and joining in on the reading challenge? Go to I Love Libraries Reading Challenge to get more info and sign up!
My Challenge Books...
I signed up for "picture book" level, which means 6 books. Here they are...

1. Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
2. Our Souls at Night by Kent Haru
3. American Housewife by Helen Ellis
4. Concussion by Jeanne Marie Laskas
5. The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer
6. The Great Danbury State Fair by Andrea Zimmerman
7. The Guise of Another by Allen Eskens
8. The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
9. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
10. Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
11. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
12. The Revenant by Michael Punke


pagesforthoughts said...

That sounds interesting! I might do it...

Suzanne Yester said...

This is definitely fun! Being part of this challenge reminds me to use my library and I love keeping track of what I checked out and read!

Shaz said...

I am also participating in this challenge. I love to be able to support my library. I am sure you should easily be able to complete the challenge you have set yourself.

Suzanne Yester said...

Hi Shaz!
Yes, 6 books should be easy! Enjoy the challenge! I look forward to seeing what books you read!

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