SIGN UP: 2019 Library Love Challenge

Welcome to the third annual Library Love Challenge hosted by Angel’s Guilty Pleasures.

** For those that have joined the Library Love Challenge in the past would you please take a few moments to fill out this Questioner. I would love your opinion. **

I hope you will join me in celebrating and support libraries.

If you are like me then you like to purchase every book you want to read. And, we’ll 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 then 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, 2019 – December 31, 2019. You can join any time.

  • Put a sign up post on your blog or (dedicate a Goodreads shelf or LibraryThing) and link it in the linky below. Make sure it’s public.
  • The goal is 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.
  • As an added bonus: I’m offering up a GIVEAWAY with this Challenge. Winner will be picked at the end of the year!! Their 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, 2020 to enter your reviews in the Linky/Rafflecopter. Go here to enter your reviews & the giveaway: 2019 Library Love Challenge Review Link-ups.
  • (Optional) Mid-Year Library Check In: This year (2019) I plan on posting a Mid-Year Library Check In Post sometime in June or July. This post is to showcase what you have done so far in the Library Love Challenge. I’ll be offering up a separate giveaway for the Mid-Year Library Check In.
  • (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 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 2019 Library Love Challenge – Click Here

Once you have your sign up post live, add your link below!
Feel free to grab the banner at the top of this post to share or showcase the challenge.


What you could win: One (1) lucky winner gets a $50 Amazon Gift Card (US) or $50 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 will receive the GC!  The Winner will be notified by e-mail, 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.

Find the Giveaway & Review Link Up HERE. For joining the challenge you get one entry in the giveaway.

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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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71 comments on “SIGN UP: 2019 Library Love Challenge

  1. Good afternoon. I’ve joined this challenge and I can’t wait to start logging more books from the library. Quick question though… I looked at the Goodreads group and it is for 2018. So when I try to log my book, it states that the challenge is over. Is there a Goodreads group for the 2019 challenge?

  2. Hi Angela,
    I came across this Challenge at Jan’s Notes from a Readaholic blog and knew it would be a good idea to sign up – I only read SIX library books last year! And we have a brilliant library that’s struggling to stay open with a Government only too happy to close it – not good enough! So I’m aiming to at least double that number and hopefully do better than that. Thank you so much for hosting this one:))

    • You are welcome! So sad to hear your library is struggling. Visiting will help. Keep up the library love!

  3. I’m in! I love the library, but have been neglecting it a bit recently, with all the ARCs I’ve been reading. I’m going for Dewey Decimal for now, and hope to increase the level later on.
    Lark @ The Bookwyrm’s Hoard recently posted…Adding Another 2019 Challenge… Or TwoMy Profile

    • Last year with a few other challenges I started low and up’d when I could. I hope you have fun and thank you for joining. Love your library!

  4. Thanks for sponsoring this challenge! I was in a hurry and added my sign-up link to the review linkup. If you could remove it that would be great. I’m sorry I didn’t read more carefully. 🙁
    Jan @ Notes from a Readerholic recently posted…Review: Omens by Kelley ArmstrongMy Profile

  5. Thanks so much for sponsoring this challenge. Last year I exceeded my goal so I moved my goal higher in 2019. My love for the library stretches back to childhood. Joining this challenge is part of the fun.
    Margot @ Joyfully Retired recently posted…My 2019 Reading ChallengesMy Profile

    • I’m glad you have fun with this challenge and that’s great you exceeded your goal. Good luck on the new goal!
      Happy New Year

  6. This is one of my favorite challenges as I LOVE my local library! Excited to get started!
    Terri @ Alexia’s Books and Such recently posted…Reading Challenge Roulette (here we go again)My Profile

  7. I just moved last year and fell IN LOVE WITH my local libraries! They’re all gorgeous havens with sooo many choices, so I definitely hope on using them more this year! Joined the challenge!
    Amy Price recently posted…2019 LIBRARY LOVE CHALLENGEMy Profile

  8. I already take advantage of my library but I thought it would be fun to join in. I’m looking forward to participating this year.
    Misty S. recently posted…2019 Library Love ChallengeMy Profile

  9. Thanks for hosting this! I’m really trying to push myself to read this year and use the library more. Hoping this challenge will help keep me more accountable.

  10. I’m so glad I found out about this challenge on Jonetta’s blog over at the Secret Library Book Blog. I made a concerted effort in 2018 to borrow more books to read from my library than I bought so this challenge is a perfect fit! 🙂

    Thank you for hosting it!

  11. Hi! My library has the Hoopla online streaming app for ebooks,and audios. Does that count?
    La La in the Library recently posted…TELL ME TUESDAY #229 – Last. Now. Next. – December and 2018 Wrap-UpMy Profile

    • Yes, you can use Hoopla, OverDrive, Libby to borrow from your library. It doesn’t have to be just paperbacks or hardcovers.
      Have fun and love your library.

  12. I LOVE this challenge as it both supports my main goal to get through my physical TBR shelf but also to support by local library. Thank you for hosting it – I cannot wait to see how everyone does!
    Molly recently posted…2019 Reading Resolutions and ChallengesMy Profile

    • Your are welcome. I agree with you Molly. I love this challenge it does the two things I like most. Help me get through my Backlist on my TBR and LOVE my local library! Have fun and Happy New Year!

  13. I just signed up, and I am super excited! I couldn’t also link my instagram account, but I included my handle (@thereadingchemist) because I will be posting there as well!

  14. Great challenge! I’ve never participated before. I’m excited about joining in this year.

    • Welcome Darinda. I hope you enjoy the challenge. It’s all about using and loving your local library!

  15. Excited to join this one. It’ll encourage me to keep supporting my library whilst fighting through my TBR!
    Ivyclad Ideas recently posted…2019 Reading Challenge Sign-upsMy Profile

  16. Angela thanks for hosting, I really improved my 2018 use of my local library and now looking forward to 2019 reading from it.

    • That’s wonderful that you improved in using your local library. I love to hear about all the library love. I’m happy you will be joining again in 2019. Have fun and love that library!

  17. This is my first time participating in this challenge. I’m excited!!


  18. I love my library so definitely happy to do this challenge!

    my post for it:
    lilistarreads recently posted…Why I’m Thankful For My Library – Library Love ChallengeMy Profile

  19. I am a huge supporter of my library but have slacked off a little when it comes to borrowing books so this is the perfect kick up the butt for me!

    Check out my other reading goals and challenges here –

    • Glad to have you join in this year’s challenge. Good luck and have fun!! Keep up the library love.

  20. I am very often at my library, so let´s see how I will do in this challenge next year.

    Best wishes
    Vi @Inkvotary
    Vi @Inkvotary recently posted…2019 Library Love Challenge – Sign-UpMy Profile

  21. I have not been using my library like I should be. This is a great challenge to get me back there with my children and get us. I’m excited!

    • I’m happy to hear you will be doing use in the Library Love Challenge and using your library more. Have fun and enjoy!!

  22. Hallo, Hallo Angela!

    I am looking forward to this reading challenge because I have the tendency of checking out loads of books per year but reading less than half. Not due to lack of interest, some days/months its been lack of time. Other times I’m unsure why I haven’t read them. I started a feature on my blog #25PagePreview where I read the first 25 Pages of the books I’m borrowing to see which ones I want to re-queue to read in full, however, I’ve been slacking on those and want to resume them in 2019.

    Overall, I’d love to read more of the books I’m borrowing and do more outreach socially online (ie. my blog and my Twitter feeds) to help others know how awesome libraries are right now! I’ve been a library girl since I was too short to carry the HUGE stack of library books out the library doors – it also inspired the tagline on my blog! (smiles) I also regularly do tweet / blog about asking for purchase requests and using ILL services (inter-library loans) as much as I talk about checking out digital audiobooks, CD audiobooks and of course print books (as I can’t read ebooks due to chronic migraines).

    So in a lot of ways, this is custom fit for me!! I can’t wait to pull my ideas together to really start talking more about how much I love my local libraries and how awesome they are to help us reach our bookish goals per week/month/year!!

    Thanks for hosting!

    I liked my main challenge page – as the reviews I’ll post for this will start to thread under the banner I created for the challenge whilst I’ll also post links to my update posts, etc so its a page that will increasingly get more links/posts/info on it throughout the year! I’ll add my LibraryThing widget once I get several read (sometime in January) which will also visually show what I’m reading too!
    Jorie recently posted…#Blogmas | A Fantasy Christmas celebration feat. authors of fantastical realms | the Borderlands Saga by Jennifer SilverwoodMy Profile

    • Jorie,

      I’m happy to have joining the Library Love Challenge. When I started blogging this was one of the first challenges I participated in (at the time it was hosted by another blog, but they dropped it and I picked it up) and it was lots of fun. It got me out and using my library more then I use too. Now I make it a point to go once a week and take a look. No worries on finishing every book you pick up. I’ve done the same thing. Picked up so many books, but didn’t get to them all. But, I wasn’t worried; because I can re-check them out or pick them up again at another time. I’m a mood reader and so what I read changes. ^_^

      Looking forward to see what you do with sharing your love of the library. Have fun and happy reading!! ^_^

  23. Thank you so much for creating this challenge and promoting libraries. I can’t wait for it to start! xx
    Zoe recently posted…2019 Library Love Challenge #LibraryLoveChallengeMy Profile

    • You are welcome Zoe. The library is a wonderful place and I love it, so anything I can do to encourage more people to use their library and support them is a win in my book. Thank’s for joining!

  24. Sounds like the perfect challenge so count me in! Our local library is under threat from the council so I hope to do all I can to help it stay open – and borrowing more books is the best way I can think of!

    • Oh no… I hope your library doesn’t go. The library is such a wonderful place for everyone. Thank’s for joining the challenge and supporting your library.

  25. The library and I are the best of friends. Great challenge!
    Marialyce recently posted…For Better and Worse by Margot Hunt #forbetterandworse @hunterauthor #family #crisis #harlequin-mira #netgalley @absltmomMy Profile

  26. I love libraries and can’t wait to join this challenge, one that I should be able to complete without any problem 😀

  27. ohhh, this sounds great! I’ve just joined my back at the end of June. I look forward to this challenge.

  28. I’m definitely doing this challenge again in 2019, once I have my entire 2019 goals and challenges post up I’ll be signing up.
    Ashley recently posted…#November18WrapUpMy Profile

  29. This seems like the perfect challenge for me!
    Jonetta (Ejaygirl) | Blue Mood Café recently posted…2019 Library Love ChallengeMy Profile

    • I hope you enjoy! I love the library and getting other book lovers to enjoy it too. Hope you will join all of use in this challenge. ^_^

  30. I had a good time with my first year and it was a great incentive to pick up library books rather than buy. I’m in for Dewey Decimal!
    Sophia Rose recently posted…Spotlight: Havoc by Kindle AlexanderMy Profile

    • That is wonderful you had a good time with the library love. I’m happy to see you back again. Dewey Decimal is a great level to work at. Have fun and enjoy your library!

  31. This is amazing! I’m so in.

    • I hope you enjoy this challenge. I LOVE the library and love getting other people excited and involved in their library.

  32. I’m in again! Thanks for hosting.

  33. Signed up! I’m excited, thank you!

    • You are welcome Wendi. Thank’s for join the challenge. I hope you have fun visiting your library. ^_^

  34. Great challenge!! Love the cover!! Shared on all my socials!!💖😉