I Love Library Books

2014 Reading Challenge

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After discovering that I couldn't possibly buy every single book that I want to read (yeah, the tears are flowing... ;_;) I had decided to rediscover the wonderful awesomeness that is the local city library.  While I have been checking out some e-books from our library's e-read's system, their collection is still fairly limited.


Lately I've been expanding to more library options, discovering that I can also get a state library number for online e-read check outs as well.


Let's just say, every time I discover something new about bookish stuff, I go a little crazy.


Anyway, looking back on all the books I've read since January this year, I've found that I have had my fair share of library book check-outs, whether paperback, hardback, or digital.  (I'm also explore audio options as well, but that's something for another time.)


So upon remembering a Reading Challenge I came across at the beginning of the year, I decided to seek it out and join in the fun!  So, I'm going to make a game of this for myself even if not for the challenge itself.  Because going to the library and checking out multiple books has always been a fun activity that gave me somewhere to go when I was a teenager -- now that I only have a simple monotony of work, work, and more work, this is the perfect for me to relive the "having something else to do" besides working.




  • board book - 3
  • picture book - 6
  • early reader - 9
  • chapter book - 12
  • middle grades - 18
  • Young adult - 24
  • adult - 36
  • just insert IV - 50


Choose a level; you may move up, but not down.


My Goal:  just insert IV - 50 -- CHALLENGE COMPLETED -- 8/8/2014



My List:

Completed: 54/50 

See Also: 2014 Library Books Challenge shelf for additional books completed.

1.  The Giver by Lois Lowry - Review

2.  The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima - Review

3.  The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

4.  Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder -- Review  

5.  Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder -- Review

6.  Fire Study by Maria V. Snyder -- Review

7.  Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder -- Review

8.  Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder -- Bundle Review

9.  Crandall's Castle by Betty Ren Wright -- Review

10.  The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren Wright -- Review

11.  Sea Glass by Maria V. Snyder

12.  Spy Glass by Maria V. Snyder

13.  Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder -- Bundle Review to come

14.  Outside In by Maria V. Snyder

15.  Troubled Waters by Sharon Shinn -- Review

16.  Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst -- Review

17.  The Safe-Keeper's Secret by Sharon Shinn

18.  To the Edge by Cindy Gerard -- Review

19.  To the Limit by Cindy Gerard  -- Review

20.  To the Brink by Cindy Gerard -- Review

21.  Over the Line by Cindy Gerard -- Review

22.  Under the Wire by Cindy Gerard -- Review

23.  Into the Dark by Cindy Gerard -- Review

24.  Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard -- Review

25.  The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell -- Review to come

26.  Behind Closed Doors by Shannon McKenna -- Review

27.  Fade to Black by Leslie Kelly

28.  Pitch Black by Leslie Kelly

29.  Black at Heart by Leslie Kelly

30.  Dead Wrong by Mariah Stewart -- Review

31.  Dead Certain by Mariah Stewart -- Review

32.  Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

33.  Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon

34.  Amber Beach by Elizabeth Lowell -- Review

35.  Jade Island by Elizabeth Lowell -- Review

36.  Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

37.  In the Hands of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce

38.  The Woman Who Rides Like a Man by Tamora Pierce

39.  Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce

40.  The Haunting of Josie by Kay Hooper

41.  Cold Sight by Leslie Parrish

42.  Moving Target by Elizabeth Lowell -- Review

43.  Stealing Shadows by Kay Hooper

44.  Running Scared by Elizabeth Lowell -- Review

45.  Hiding in the Shadows by Kay Hooper

46.  Out of the Shadows by Kay Hooper

47.  Die in Plain Sight by Elizabeth Lowell -- Review

48.  The Color of the Death by Elizabeth Lowell

49.  Haunting Rachel by Kay Hooper

50.  The Shadow Cats by Rae Carson






I think.... next year I should set up a table system or something.  I have a feeling I'm making all these lists more work than they need to be.  But my OCD-ness for lists and organization won't allow me to change too much right now.


And I like making lists anyway, so I guess it's not such a big deal.