This weekend I downloaded three contemporary romances from OverDrive. Two I read in about 24 hours each; the third I DNF at the 9% mark. I think I got my reading mojo back. Today I went to volunteer at the library (something I haven't done all March because of adult taskings); after, I decided to browse the fiction side for a change.
I came home with 12 books (8 adult fiction titles, 1 middle grade that will fill a PS prompt, 1 graphic novel) plus I still have four books coming to me via ILL. In my defense, I was left unsupervised in a library.
Here's what I brought home:
1. George by Alex Gino (the MG for PS prompt)
2. Paper Girls (Book One) by Brian K. Vaughn et al (collects the first 10 issues)
3. Death on Tap (Sloan Krause Mystery #1) by Ellie Alexander
4. Once Upon a Spine (A Bibliophile Mystery) by Kate Carlisle
5. A Perfect Proposal by Katie Ffjorde
6. Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz
7. Dark Harbor (Stone Barrington Novel) by Stuart Woods
8. The Miner's Lady (Land of Shining Water #3) by Tracie Peterson
9. One Wish (A Thunder Point Novel) by Robyn Carr
10. Island Girls by Nancy Thayer
11. Family Tree by Susan Wiggs
12. Night Road by Kristin Hannah
All additions this week come from the library:
1. No Fear Shakespeare: Othello by William Shakespeare/Sparks Publishing
I needed a book to read that would fill in the "Dead Author" square on the Summer Bingo Card. Can't get more dead than Shakespeare. This is the one Shakespearean tragedy I have wanted to read, but was never assigned in either high school or college (yet I had to read Hamlet 3 different times!! GRRRRR).
2. Brave Like My Brother by Marc Tyler Nobleman
I needed a book to read that would fill in the "Published in June/July/August 2016" square. For the record, this MG novella was published June 28, 2016. I can't tell you how many display tables/shelves I went through in two different libraries just to find a book published in this time frame.
3. Hell on Earth: The Wildfire Pandemic by David L. Porter with Lee Reeder
I have been on a real natural disaster kick lately. I think I miss being an emergency manager.
4. Not Just the Levees Broke: My Story During and After Hurricane Katrina by Phyllis Montana-Leblanc
I wanted a few books on Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy to read during September (which is National Emergency Preparedness Month in the US). My library had this book (portions which was turned into a movie by Spike Lee, who wrote the forward to the book) and I thought it would be good jumping off point. I put a hold on OverDrive for two more books, but both of those are from journalists.
5. Not Left Behind: Rescuing the Pets of New Orleans by Best Friends Animal Society
It was near book #4 and I could not resist the dog on the cover. Besides, I really think pet safety/evacuations are so important yet so overlooked aspect of emergency preparedness and response.
*bookish meme created by Moonlight Reader
I don't think I shared this with all of you, but I took a pic of almost all the books in my most recent library haul. A lot of YA this time around, so it'll likely be my next stretch of reviews. (Some of them I'm working on at this very moment reading).
I'm also working on several ARC reads as well, so I'll be back and forth. Long and short, I have plenty to read, just have to carve out the time.
About a month has passed since I've done one of these. Before going on vacation to visit my family I took all of my books back to the library. Some had been sitting there a while and I thought best to get a clean start. When I got back I put a lot a few things on hold. Originally I thought they would sort of stagger in since some had just been arrived and others I was pretty low on the waiting list. I, apparently, thought wrong when eighteen of my holds came in between Saturday and Tuesday. EIGHTEEN!
Though, to be honest it, sort worked in my favor. Tomorrow is Dewey's 24-hour Read-a-Thon. So I guess I'll use these stacks as my TBR as sort, despite my never stacks of books in my office. Not sure where I'll start, but I've got a lot of good things so I don't think I can bad a choice.
On a random side note. I didn't realize how small Devil You Know was until I picked up. I do love KJ Parker, which is what drew me toward the book first. For some reason I thought it would be a little bigger. I don't generally look at page counts when I add things to my TBR since I don't honestly care. Still, it threw me for a second.
Is there something I should add to the top of the reading pile? Any favorites you've read?