So. I…may have gone overboard this week. I may have checked out seven books without turning anything in. Whoops!
So these two are because I checked out Greywalker last week – Poltergeist is book 2, and Mean Streets has a short story that lands between books 3 and 4. Book 3 is only available as an ebook, so I’ll check that out when I finish Poltergeist.
I checked out two nonfiction books this week, both about climate change. The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World, and Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore.
The last three books are a little more random – I finally got my hands on And I Darken. It made a huge splash on the internet, and one of my personal friends highly recommended it. The other two were spotlighted on Book Riot somewhere – Frankenstein in Baghdad, in which someone accidentally puts together a Frankenstein monster in, well, Baghdad, during the war, and The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love, which should be a little lighter fare.
Just two books this week – I finally got my hands on The Poet X by Elizabeth Acavedo, which has gotten lots of amazing reviews, and we checked out the first book in an urban fantasy series, Greywalker, after reading a related short story in an anthology. There’s nine books total in the series, plus a few short stories, so if the first one is good, I’ll be in that world for a while!
This week was a week for diverse books! I picked up two Young Adult lesbian romances, It’s Not Like It’s A Secret and Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit, one LGBTQ anthology, All Out: the no-longer-secret stories of queer teens through the ages, and one Afro-Latino Pride and Prejudice retelling, Pride. Very excited about all of these!
I took three books back, not intending to pick up ANY new books, but then my husband wanted to peruse the stacks for some reading material, and – well. Needless to say, I checked out more books! Five, to be exact. I’m not good at this game.
So my husband found a Mercedes Lackey Elemental Masters book that neither of us have read, called The Bartered Brides. I found a book I’d seen talked about and is half novel, half adult picture book, Above the Timberline. I got two short story anthologies, Shadowed Souls and Warrior Women, and White Stag, a fantasy written by an autistic author.
My husband checked out four additional books, including The Alloy of Law, which is the very first book I reviewed on this blog!
I picked up two books this week. The first one is Rin Chupeco’s The Shadowglass, the conclusion to the amazing Bone Witch trilogy. I’m SO EXCITED to dive into it, but I have to finish Priory of the Orange Tree first!
The second book I got on a recommendation – I enjoyed The Gutter Prayer, so someone on Twitter recommended The Ingenious to me. It looks pretty interesting.
So this is the first week I’ve picked up books from my new county public library! It’s a much larger branch than my old one, and in a different county. I’m not convinced it’s a better selection than my old county, but we’ll see. I also still have my old library card, so if I really want something, and don’t to wait to have it shipped over through the statewide loan system, I can just check their system too. (And I still have access to their ebooks!)
I picked up four books this week. The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson, Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal, for YARC, The Food Forest Handbook, and Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist.