I don’t know how, but we’re sailing into May! Shannon @ Rivercity Reading keeps inspiring me to go to the library – mostly so I can participate in the Library Checkout. Anytime you can get an easy blog post, you do it.
Library reading in April wasn’t great but it wasn’t terrible either. I anticipate more library usage in the future as we get serious about this moving thing. The books that I did read from the library were underwhelming but I feel like I still have a bunch out that could be great.
You may be wondering why I’m still using the library when I have a veritable library of unread books at home. I don’t have an answer except I’m a greedy reader and I’m doing my part to keep circulation numbers up.
Library Books Read
Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea (wanted it to be like Crazy Rich Asians, it tried but wasn’t)
The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams (strong ending, before that was kind of meh)
The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas (still mad)
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes (mostly charming but am hoping the next one of hers I read doesn’t involve a poor, struggling woman who falls in love with the rich man she’s working for)
Checked Out, To Be Read
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Flappers by Judith Mackrell
Twain’s End by Lynn Cullen
The World According to Bertie by Alexander McCall Smith
Tiny Little Thing by Beatriz Williams
After Alice by Gregory Maguire
You know I rarely put anything on hold. Still true.
12 thoughts on “Library Checkout: April 2016”
The library has to love greedy readers like us right? So Girls of Riyadh – worth a read or no?
I think I checked out close to 15 books in April, and I read only one of them. It’s just too much fun to browse. And, as you say, it’s our contribution to keeping the circulation numbers up.
We’re totally helping.
Ooh… Twain’s End! I want to know what you think of that one! (More requests from yours truly.)
I almost reached for that one about 3 times this week. Haven’t done it yet. But definitely soon!
I thought Violet Grant was kind of meh too…especially compared to A Hundred Summers. But, I liked Tiny Little Thing a lot better!
Oh that’s good to know! I wondered if maybe I’d only like the one!
My library reading skyrocketed when we moved, too, especially as everything started to get packed and I couldn’t get to the things I wanted to read. I’m totally with you on keeping the library going through my circulation 😉
Moving is just the worst. I hate it so much. Library use might be a way to keep some of my sanity.
I’m currently reading The Queen of the Tearling and I love it so far! I’m hoping to finish it in the next couple of days before I go on vacation because I have four books dedicated to an eight day vacation and being behind will kill my productivity, ha.
I received After Alice pre-release date as a contest win and I haven’t been able to finish it. I can’t decide if it’s because I don’t like it or if I just haven’t been in the mood for that type of novel. Either way, it sits on my shelf, gathering dust.
I just started reading The Queen of the Tearling this morning – I can’t decide if I’m in love with it but I’m intrigued by where it’s going, 100 pages in.
After Alice…I have a lot of love for Maguire and what he’s managed to do with well-known stories. But After Alice…I just couldn’t get into.