Monday, November 29, 2021

Library Love 2022


 Library Love Challenge


I am going to participate in this challenge gain in 2022.    It is being hosted at Angel's Guilty Pleasures and Books of My Heart.     They are doing monthly challenges and giveaways if you review the books you read.   Check out the sign up by clicking here or on the logo below.  They have a Goodreads group to join and see what everyone is reading.

This one has a minimum of 12 books from the Library to be read in 2022.  The only requirement is you check it out from the library, no restrictions on format or genre.   Just support your local library.

I get most of my books from my TBR pile or the Library so this challenge along with the TBR ones are perfect for me.  I admit I do not buy books very often if I can find them at the library or in their ebook catalog.  I do have a Kindle Unlimited account which I use for additional titles.  

For a full list of challenges I found for 2022 see this blog entry.

The levels available to set your target are:

  • 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   <== My Goal for 2022

Library Books read in 2022:

70/60 Books

  1. Mango, Mambo, and Murder (A Caribbean Kitchen Mystery, #1) by Raquel Reyes
  2. Killer Research (Library Lover's Mystery, #12) by Jenn McKinlay
  3. Murder at the Taffy Shop (Cozy Capers Book Group Mystery, #2) by Maddie Day
  4. A Crafty Christmas (A Cumberland Creek Mystery #4) by Mollie Cox Bryan
  5. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
  6. Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
  7. Fudging the Books (Cookbook Nook Mystery, #4) by Daryl Wood Gerber
  8. Guidebook to Murder (Tourist Trap Mystery #1) by Lynn Cahoon
  9. People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
  10. Murder of a Sweet Old Lady by Denise Swanson
  11. Classified as Murder (Cat in the Stacks, #2) by Miranda James
  12. Killing in a Koi Pond by Jessica Fletcher and Terry
  13. Matchmaking Can Be Murder ( Amish Matchmaker #1) by Amanda Flower
  14. One Poison Pie (Kitchen Witch #1)  by Lynn Cahoon
  15. Death by the Sea by Kathleen Bridge
  16. The Christmas Joy Ride by Melody Carlson
  17. Criminal Mischief by Stuart Woods
  18. The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher
  19. Beauty Expos are Murder by Libby Klein
  20. From Beer to Eternity by Sherry Harris
  21. Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton
  22. Antique Auctions are Murder by Libby Klein 
  23. Christmas Caramel Murder by Joanne Fluke
  24. Christmas Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
  25. Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall   In Progress
  26. The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett
  27. Death by Auction by Alexis Morgan
  28. Caramel Pecan Roll Murder by Joanne Fluke
  29. A Safe House (Stone Barrington #61) by Stuart Woods
  30. The Secret, Book & Scone Society by Ellery Adams
  31. Mirror Girls by Kelly McWilliams
  32. Death by Chocolate Lab (Lucky Paws Pet Sitting #1) by Bethany Blake
  33. Cookie Dough or Die (Cookie Cutter Shop #1) by Virginia Lowell
  34. Roast Mortem (Coffeehouse #9) by Cleo Coyle
  35. Criminal Confections (Chocolate Whisperer #1) by Collette London
  36. Murder by Mocha  (Coffeehouse #10) by Cleo Coyle
  37.  Death of a Kitchen Diva (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails, #1) by Lee Hollis
  38.  The Honeybee Emeralds by Amy Tector
  39. Eight Perfect Murders (Malcolm Kershaw, #1) by Peter Swanson
  40. Hooked on Murder (Crochet Mystery, #1) by Betty Hechtman
  41. What Is the Story of Scooby-Doo?  by MD Payne
  42. Assault and Pepper (A Spice Shop Mystery, #1) by Leslie Budewitz
    • Blog Post and Goodreads Review 4/29/22
  43. Prologue to Murder (Beyond the Page Bookstore #2)  by Lauren Elliott
  44. Dead Men Don't Crochet ( Crochet #2) by Betty Hechtman
  45. Jackie and Maria by Gill Paul
  46. Hot and Sour Suspects (Noodle Shop #8) by Vivien Chien
  47. Death of an Irish Mummy by Catie Murphy
  48. Space Case by Stuart Gibbs
  49. Murphy's Slaw by Elizabeth Logan
  50. Aunty Lee's Chilled Revenge by Ovidia Yu
  51. All I want for Christmas is Fudge by Nancy CoCo
  52.   A Time to Swill by Sherry Harris
  53. I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
  54. Songteller by Dolly Parton
  55. The Corpse in the Gazebo by Debra Sennefelder
  56. Curse of the Stage Fright by Steve Korte and Scott Neely
  57. Meow if it's Murder by T.C. LoTempio
  58. Dead Cert by Dick Francis
  59. The Rocky Road to Ruin by Meri Allen
  60. Not All Diamonds and Rose by Dave Quinn
  61. Santa Cruise by Fern Michaels
  62. Wonder Woman Vol 1 The Lies by Greg Rucka
  63. Geekerella by Ashley Poston
  64. 22 Seconds by James Patterson
  65. Encyclopedia Brown Boy Detective by Donald J Sobol
  66. The Perfect Guests by Emma Rous
  67. Strawberried Alive by Jenn McKinlay
  68. A Murder Yule Regret by Winnie Archer
  69. A Call for Kelp by Bree Baker
  70. Murder at Beechwood by Alyssa Maxwell

Book List Queen

I will again attempt this challenge hosted by Rachel on her BookListQueen blog.   Although the prompts are organized by month they can be read in any order.




Completed Prompts: 42 /52

1. By an Author You Love

2. Goodreads Winner in 2021

3. Book Becoming Movie in 2022

4. Book with a Twist

5. Speculative Fiction

6. With a Bird on the Cover

7. About a Difficult Choice

8. Published in 2012

9. With a Name in the Title

10. By a Local Author

11. Discussion-Worthy Book Club Book

12. 2021 Bestseller

13. Genre You Don’t Usually Read

14. Shakespearean Play

15. With a Two Word Title

16. About a Muslim Protagonist

17. Set in the 1980s

18. Asian American & Pacific Islander Author

    19. Bottom of Your To-Read List

    20. Literary Fiction

    21. Recommended on Instagram

    22. LBGTQ+ Book

    23. A Book Everyone is Talking About

    24. Pulitzer Prize Winner

    25. With a Blue Cover

     26. Author Who Shares Your Initials

    27. Epic Adventure

    28. A Guilty Pleasure Read

    29. An Audiobook 

    30. Catchy Title

    31. About Nature 

    32. Two Books by the Same Author

    33. Two Books by the Same Author  

     34. YA Fantasy

    35. Purchased at a Bookstore

      36. Family Drama

      37. Classic You’ve Avoided

      38. Set in Africa

      39. Recommended by a Librarian

      40. By a British Author

      41. Reread a Favorite

      42. Under 300 Pages

      43. Spooky Read 

        44. Nonfiction Bestseller

          45. A Book About Life

          46. Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick

          47. Makes You Laugh

          48. Historical Novel

          49. A 2022 New Release

          50. Inspiring Memoir

          51. Cozy Mystery

        1. Beagles Love Cupcake Crimes by C.A. Phipps   
        2. Blog Post and Goodreads Review 1/2/22
        3. 52. You Own But Haven’t Read

          Sunday, November 28, 2021

          Uncorked Reader

           This is my second year doing this challenge at Uncorked Librarian  It is a monthly prompt based challenge with bonus prompts each month.  They are very good about providing lists for ideas for the prompt.  


          January’s Reading Challenge Theme: Time Travel Books

          January Uncorked Readers Bonus Challenge: Books we love but critics don’t

          Reading List: Best Books For Time Travel Lovers

          February’s Reading Challenge Theme: Books set in or about South Africa

          • My Idea:  

          February Bonus Challenge: Books from your hometown, state, country, or where your ancestors are from

          Home state/near hometown  

          1. Murder of a Sweet Old Lady by Denise Swanson

          Reading Lists: Best Books About South Africa & Books Around The World

          March’s Reading Challenge Theme: Wine books/Books set on a vineyard

          • My Idea:  

          March Bonus Challenge: Books with your favorite color in the title

          Reading Lists: Best Books About Wine & Books Set On Vineyards

          April’s Reading Challenge Theme: Baltic books (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia)

          • My Idea:  

          April Bonus Challenge: Books with your favorite foods

          Reading List: Baltic Books To Love

          May’s Reading Challenge: Hiking books

          • My Idea:  

          May Bonus Challenge: Books by an author you think you don’t like but have never actually read

          June’s Reading Challenge Theme: Books about or set in Mexico

          • My Idea:  

          June Bonus Challenge: Books by indigenous authors from a continent other than your own

          June’s Reading Lists: Best Books About & Set In Mexico

          Extra Fun: Top Mexican Films To Teach You More & Take You There

          July’s Reading Challenge: Dark academia books (usually set at a prestigious university or boarding school)

          • My Idea:  

          July Bonus Challenge: Books where you next want to travel

          Reading Lists: Books About The World and Books Set On Islands

          Extra Fun: Movies Across The Globe

          August’s Reading Challenge Theme: Books set in or about Australia

          • My Idea:  

          August Bonus Challenge: Books that have been sitting in your TBR (to be read) pile for ages

          Reading List: Best Australian Books

          September’s Reading Challenge Theme – Road Trip Books

          • My Idea:  

          September Bonus Challenge: Books published in the decade or year you were born

          October’s Reading Challenge Theme: Books set somewhere haunted

          • My Idea:  

          October Bonus Challenge: Books from a nearby Free Little Library, library sale, or you received as a gift

          Starter Book List: Seriously Spooky Books

          November’s Reading Challenge: Books about or set in Thailand

          • My Idea:  

          November Bonus Challenge: Book about an inspiring career change that interests you

          December’s Reading Challenge: Books set in or about Ecuador

          • My Idea:  

          December Bonus Challenge: Books set in an environment you’ve never experienced (i.e. jungle, desert, mountain, deserted island, volcanic area)

          December’s Reading List: Books About Ecuador To Teach You More

          Extra Fun: Ecuador-Set Movies To Watch (coming soon)