Library Love | April

Posted April 20, 2016 / Features, Library Love, Weekly Memes / 12 Comments

lib headerI’ve been wanting to share some library hauls on the blog, since I don’t usually include them in my monthly wrap-ups. I just show the books I acquired for keeps instead of the ones I’m renting ūüėČ However, the library has been really fantastic lately. I go through phases where I use it A LOT and phases where I forget it exists somehow. Whenever the mood strikes, I’ll share what I’m working on from the library during any given month. [Linking up with Library Loot; details at the bottom]


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On Location by Jen Calonita¬†/// I keep starting old series and then never finishing them. *eye roll emoji* ¬†I’ve been aiming to reread this series and finally finish it off. Continuing with book two!

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge /// Book Buddies pick for April with Cristina! Must read ASAP.

The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry¬†/// I was instantly attracted to this one and don’t know why I didn’t pick it up at ALA. It sounds right up my alley and the library was a good place to grab it.

The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury /// This has been on my TBR for a long time and I finally got it out from the library. It took forever for me to read for some reason, but I did eventually finish!

Fables 1 & 2 by Bill Willingham  /// I always stare longingly at this series when I visit the graphic novel section of B&N with Chris. I finally decided the library would be a great place to start.

It’s All Your Fault by Paul Rudnick¬†/// I have no idea why but I became obsessed with this book once I saw it. I’ve seen almost no reviews for it so hopefully it works for me! Taking a risk here ūüėČ

Sanctuary Bay by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz¬†/// This is simultaneously a book I’d be attracted to right away, while also out of my comfort zone… I don’t read many thrillers but I can’t resist the boarding school atmosphere. I hope I can read it before it’s due back though…

The Two of Us by Andy Jones¬†/// Grace had a good review for this one and I was intrigued! Getting back into adult fiction is a priority for me lately, as I also talk about below ūüėČ

Where Futures End by Peevy Parkerhouse¬†/// This is another one with minimal reviews but sounded intriguing. Noticing a pattern yet? I like to get my library books when I don’t feel like buying the book, or it feels risky because I’ve heard so little about it.

The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield /// I became quickly obsessed with the cover of this book and finally saw a friend (Cassie) read it/rated it highly. I grabbed it on a whim at the library last week.


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Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here Tell Me Three Things The Decent Proposal

Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw¬†/// This is my book club’s pick for our May meeting. The book¬†came out yesterday so I hope it arrives to me before it’s too late. I usually read quickly, so I’m not super worried. If I have to, I can just pick it up from the store instead ūüėČ

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum¬†/// I’ve been SO eager to read this! I’ve heard really fantastic things but for some reason I don’t want to purchase it outright yet. I’m hoping this is a book I add to my collection after reading it and loving it, thanks to the library. I’ve been doing this a lot lately.

The Decent Proposal by Kemper Donovan¬†/// I don’t remember how I came across this one, but I keep resolving to read more “adult” fiction. This one fit the bill and sounds really cute! From early reviews, it sounds like a rom-com movie in book form – those usually work well for me.

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Linking up with…¬†Library Loot¬†| Library Loot is¬†a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from¬†The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief¬†that encourages bloggers to share the books they‚Äôve checked out from the library. If you‚Äôd like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries.

12 responses to “Library Love | April

  1. The Forbidden Wish is one of the reads that managed to surprise me this year! It’s such a lovely spin on the Aladdin tale that I’m very familiar with. I’m also excited for you to get to Tell Me Three Things. That one was a super cute contemporary read!

  2. I have Tell Me Three Things on hold also!!! Can’t wait for it ūüôā And YES to Scarlett Epstein… I’m super-pumped to read that. I haven’t heard really anything about It’s All Your Fault either. No reviews or anything… that’s my kind of book ūüôā Also I love books with a premise like that. I’ve read a few and they’ve all turned out to be fun and cute.

  3. That looks like a lovely loot, and a reasonable monthly haul. I have a bad habit of going to the library every week and bringing home a months worth of reading, but my resolution this year is to pace myself. I also have a wonderful library system available! (Several great libraries in shouting distance)

  4. Fun feature!! I usually include mine in my STS posts but I like that this is separate ūüôā I’ve been checking out a lot of books lately but haven’t been good at reading them on time…. at least I’m keeping them in circulation right? Haha. It’s fun to request and fun to browse! I have The Forbidden Wish from the library currently and want to check out Crimson Bound and Glass Sword again.

    • Thank you! ūüôā I’m soooo bad about reading the books I check out – its a problem. Hopefully this feature helps haha.

      I have checked out Glass Sword I dont know how many times since it was released.. I need to just sit and READ IT

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