I’ve been wanting to share some library hauls on the blog, since I don’t include them in my monthly wrap-ups. I go through phases where I use the library 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.
I’ve been using the ebook section of my new library quite a bit, but I got motivated to get some physical copies this month as well. Whenever I have a robust hold list and a few books checked out, I know it’s enough to share here. Here we go!
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire | I read the first book a while back and generally enjoyed it, even if I found it a bit predictable. The series is very diverse, which is something I’ve been looking for lately. These books are so tiny too! I read an ebook for the first one so it was weird to see how short they are in a physical copy.
Public Relations by Katie Heaney and Arianna Rebolini | I saw Estelle and many others talking about this book on Twitter, and I think she started a movement with a few us! I requested it from the library (it was already on my Goodreads TBR but just not high enough up) and it came in quickly. I’ll be reading it when I need something cute and addicting.
The Wonder of Us by Kim Culbertson | I’ll admit that this is my second round of checking this book out from the library. For some reason I just never got around to it. I wanted to grab it again because I feel like I’ll be in the mood and maybe it fits one of my challenge prompts? I feel like it does…?
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson | I haven’t read anything by her except for the one story in LET IT SNOW, so I’ve been meaning to hop on for a while. Her backlist titles are actually boxed up in CT at the moment, so I thought I’d begin with her new story. Boarding school is my fave and I’ve been enjoying more mystery-related contemporary fiction lately. Fingers crossed!
People Like Us by Dana Mele | This is another prep school-y mystery-like book. I haven’t seen great early reviews so far but I’ve been thinking about this book ever since it was announced. Dahlia described it as a “gay Mean Girls” and honestly I’m down for that, absolutely.
Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire | Clearly I’m hoping to do a quick binge of this series. I know this is a newer release and might be in demand at the library, so I knew it’d be good to request it ASAP. I’ll probably read it as soon as it comes in.
The Chaos of Standing Still by Jessica Brody | I love books where people meet in crazy circumstances, so obviously swapping phones with someone in an airport is right up my alley. I generally liked Brody’s other book I read and she ALWAYS is added to my TBR for some reason (even though I’ve got a lot of her backlist still to read). So yes, gimme.
Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke | I’ve had this on my TBR forever too; it might be my most anticipated debut of the year and it happened to come out in January lol. I’ve been looking for more post-grad/college-related books lately and this whole Big Brother premise seems intriguing.