Reading challenge

Library Challenge 2019


I am going to do the library challenge again which is hosted at Angela’s Guilty Pleasures.

Follow the link to get all the information.

In 2018 I used the library really well thanks to this challenge and went beyond my goal of 24. I learned how to reserve books while the books were still on order at the library and so I read a number of them that were published in 2018 and saved myself from buying them! My only difficulty was sometimes having so many become available at one time. Same difficulty in 2019! Oh well a great problem to have.

My goal for 2019 was Overdrive Junkie with 36 as the total. I just made it and what a great year at the library.

Books Read

  1. Becoming Mrs Lewis  Patti Callahan  Historical Fiction.   5 stars.
  2. Suitcase of Dreams  Tania Blanchard  Historical Fiction 4 stars.
  3. Marilla of Green Gables  Historical Fiction  4 stars
  4. The Red Address Book. Multi Time line Fiction. 4 stars
  5. Strawberry Hill  Catherine Anderson  3 stars
  6. Meet Me at the Museum   Anne Youngson 4 stars
  7. The Cottage at Rosella Cove   Sandi Docker   3 stars
  8. The Natural Home Wendyl Nissen  5 stars
  9. From Night Owl to Dogfish  4 stars Holly Sloan/Meg Wolitzer
  10. Ayesha at Last  Uzma Jalaluddin  4 stars
  11. The Accidental Beauty Queen  Teri Wilson  3 stars
  12. When We Left Cuba Chanel Cleeton 4 stars
  13. I’m Fine and Neither Are You  Camille Pagán. 4 stars
  14. Inheritance: A memoir of genealogy, paternity and love.  Dani Shapiro 4 stars
  15. The Secret of Clouds   Alyson Richman   4 stars
  16. The Gift of Friends.   Emma Hannigan.  5 star

Second Half of Year

  1. Ask Again, Yes. Mary Beth Keane.   3 stars
  2. The Summer Guests.  Mary Alice Monroe. 4 stars
  3. The Islanders. Meg Mitchell More.  4 stars
  4. The Huntress. Kate Quinn 5 stars
  5. The Friends We Keep Jane Green 3 stars
  6. Death in Kew Gardens.  Jennifer Ashley. 4 stars
  7. Waiting for Tom Hanks  Kerry Winfrey 3 stars
  8. The Summer of Sunshine and Margot Susan Mallery 4 stars
  9. Ellie and the Harp Maker. Hazel Prior 5 stars
  10. The Essential Enneagram: The Definitive Personality Test and Self-Discovery Guide David N. Daniels. Virginia Price.  4 stars.  Non Fiction

  11. Field Notes on Love. Jennifer E Smith 4 stars.
  12. The Recipe Box. Viola Shipman. 5 stars
  13. A Curious Beginning Deanna Raybourne 4 stars
  14. Keep her Safe.  K. A. Tucker 4 stars.
  15. The Stationery Shop of Tehran 4 stars.
  16. Window on the Bay. Debbie Macomber 3 stars
  17. The Bookman’s Tale.  Charlie Lovatt.  4 stars
  18. Never Have I Ever.  Joshilyn Jackson 4 stars
  19. Celine. Peter Heller.  5 stars
  20. The Story of Arthur Truluv 5 stars

9 thoughts on “Library Challenge 2019”

  1. Yay! As I librarian I love seeing everyone discover their libraries with this challenge.

    As for all your books coming in at once, see if your system allows you to suspend your holds. This keeps your place on the list, but holds off on making the hold available to you until you are ready for them.

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    1. Amelia yes I have read about others doing that but I can’t see the suspend on my reserves. I must look again but could be that our library system I am part of here in New Zealand is not quite so advanced! I have been envious of this ability.


      1. It could be they have the service turned off, most of the big companies do provide software world wide. I would suggest calling or stopping in to find out. I love the suspend feature. I just went though and put holds on all the titles for a book club and suspended them to come in 2 weeks before the meeting.


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