Just two books this week: Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger and And The Ocean Was Our Sky, which looks gorgeous. I was a little amused that I turned in Rage Becomes Her (posting my review tomorrow!) when I was picking up Good and Mad. Just traded one book about women’s anger for another!
I also checked out The Dreaming Stars (sequel to The Wrong Stars), Inkmistress, Of Fire and Stars, Where Am I Now? True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame, and Don’t Call Me Princess: Essays on Girls, Women, Sex, and Life.
I have been getting through books at a pretty good clip; I’ve started posting reviews on Sundays too, because I’m reading more books than I’ll be able to post in a timely manner, when I read 4 to 6 a week but only post 3 reviews each week!
Five books this week! Camille Dungy’s Guidebook to Relative Strangers is Book Riot’s next Persist Book Club pick. Redshirts was on Book Riot’s recent Ravenclaw reading list, and while I’m not a Ravenclaw (HUFFLEPUFF FOREVER), it looked fun.
Of these five, I think I’m most excited by Redshirts and Seafire.
So I’m not doing too good at whittling down the number of library books I have checked out… I turned in two this week and picked up six! America for Beginners finally showed up, and I checked that out on my first trip in, along with Feminasty: The Complicated Woman’s Guide to Surviving the Patriarchy Without Drinking Herself to Death.
I got bogged down this week with some nonfiction, so I might spend this coming week speeding through some fantasy novels to knock out as many of these books as I can!
I got more books than I expected this week – went in to pick up three and there were six waiting for me! It turns out there should have been one more, so I sent my husband back to get it the next day, and he came home with another hold, but STILL not the one the system says is waiting for me, so I might have to go back in and ask the librarians what’s up with America For Beginners. My account says it’s waiting, but it’s apparently not on the shelf!
Like America for Beginners, A River of Stars and Number One Chinese Restaurant were on my Summer TBR list – I thought they’d release and make their way to me in time to read them this summer, but here it is October! If I’m dependent on library books, I may need to remember not to put New Releases on my seasonal TBR lists. Another “new” release that just got to me is Catwoman: Soulstealer. It’s the third in the DC Icons series, after Wonder Woman and Batman.
After hearing it recommended multiple times at the Baltimore Book Festival, I checked out Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone. The other three books I checked out this week are Bob Woodward’s FEAR: Trump in the White House (which I know I won’t be able to renew, so it’s high up on my to-read list right now, and lord that cover is creepy), Carol Anderson’s One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy, and Many Love: A Memoir of Polyamory and Finding Love(s) by Sophie Lucido Johnson. I now have quite a bit of heavy nonfiction out from the library that I need to sit down and read, so I may have to drop by the grocery store and get some crunchy snacks to help keep me awake!
So I only checked out one book from the Library this week – Shel Silverstein’s A Light in the Attic, because it turns out it was a bestseller the first week of 1982, so it hits the prompt of “Bestseller the year you were born” from PopSugar. And I’d much rather re-read that than any of the rest of the boring shit that was apparently good that year!
I did wind up with six books from the Baltimore Book Festival this weekend, though! Five of them from Friday, and one from Sunday. I talked about the first five in my post on Sunday, but the last one is All The Birds in the Sky, by Charlie Jane Anders. We got to listen to her at a couple of panels on Sunday, and she signed the book for me too!
That was all I picked up this week. Need to cut down on my physical To-Be-Read stack when I can!