I’ve only picked up 4 books this week, two of which I talked about in yesterday’s Fall TBR list.
Swastika Night – a dystopia where the Nazis won and women are relegated to breeding stock
Finding Yvonne – a young adult novel
Educated – Tara Westover’s memoir about being homeschooled
Call Me American – a Nigerian refugee’s memoir
I’m trying really hard to dedicate time to reading in the next couple of weeks, I currently have nineteen books checked out! Gotta whittle that pile down a bit!
I am buckling down and concentrating on reading a book every day this week; I HAVE to knock out some of these library books!
I checked out four books this week:
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, which I need to read ASAP as I’m sure I won’t be able to renew it, with the popularity of the movie adaptation on Netflix.
A Whole New World, which is the first in a set of Disney stories, twisted. In this case, what if Jafar found the genie first?
Revolution For Dummies, written by Egypt’s version of Jon Stewart.
And Autonomous, about a “pharmaceutical pirate” who brings cheap drugs to the poor in a future earth with robots.
Picked up five books this week, after turning in four. I really have to start swapping those numbers around!
Grace and Fury
The Wild Dead
The Weight of Feathers
Heart of Thorns
I loved Carrie Vaughn’s Kitty Norville series, so I’m looking forward to this post-apocalyptic set. The Weight of Feathers is a Romeo and Juliet retelling by an author I love on Twitter, Grace and Fury is about the bond between sisters, and Heart of Thorns is the “discover you are the very thing you thought you hated for no good reason” trope. Which I enjoy. So five fun books this week!
In addition to my Library Loot, my Book of the Month arrived yesterday! I picked The Silence of the Girls, another book about the women involved in the Trojan War. This one centers on Briseis, who was a queen of a country that neighbored Troy. It released yesterday as well.
Monday I spent at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, helping out at Tiger Torre Art. (And DYING in the heat and humidity, holy cow can it be winter yet?!) Just before cannon, I ran over to Page After Page, the fair’s bookstore. They carry all kinds of medieval-themed books, both fiction and nonfiction. I picked up All’s Faire in Middle School, an adorable-looking graphic novel about a kid who grew up at a Ren Faire because his parents work there.
Only two books this week – I have to slow down after last week! But R. F. Kuang’s The Poppy War and the Asian inspired anthology A Thousand Beginnings and Endings both came in this week, and I am SO EXCITED to read them! I’ve been looking forward to both of these for quite some time – a lot of the books that came out this summer have finally made it into the library system so I’ll probably be getting a lot of awesome reads in the next month or two!
SO MANY BOOKS. Between helping Tiger Torre Art gear up for the Maryland Renaissance Faire and leveling my toons through World of Warcraft’s newest expansion, I haven’t been reading as much as usual. I’m also slogging through some nonfiction at the moment, and that always slows me down. You’d think I’d get fewer books from the library to compensate but um…no. I checked out far too many books this week.
My first trip to the library brought home Jacqueline Carey’s newest book, Starless, The Marked Girl, and The Bees.
On my second visit, I checked out Guardian Angels & Other Monsters, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, The Girl Who Drank the Moon, Rain: A Natural and Cultural History, The President’s Gardens, and Brief Cases. (Though that last one is more for my husband. I might still read it.)
So that’s NINE more book from the library. I currently have TWENTY-THREE checked out. Guess I need to get reading!
It’s a good thing I read fast and had six books to turn in at the library this week, because I picked up TEN MORE. I also received my Book of the Month box!
I ordered two of the Books of the Month, plus one from May of last year. The Love Interest is the old one, and Sweet Little Lies and Goodbye, Paris, are this month’s books. Sweet Little Lies released yesterday, and Goodbye, Paris released last week.
On my FIRST library visit I picked up Cinnamon and Gunpowder, The Heart Forger (sequel to The Bone Witch), This Will Be My Undoing, Always Never Yours (from my beach read list), Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach (for the “fruit or vegetable in the title” PopSugar prompt), a Wonder Woman graphic novel, and The Top of the Volcano, a collection of Harlan Ellison’s short stories.
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My second library visit netted me the second volume of the Wonder Woman set, The Book of M, and Vinegar Girl, Anne Tyler’s retelling of The Taming of the Shrew for the Hogarth Shakespeare series.