Library Checkout: May 2016

Another month gone by! And so it’s time to talk about library books, thanks to Shannon @ Rivercity Reading.


Shannon didn’t use her library much this month, but I did. Especially when you consider that, overall, I didn’t read that much. I’m hoping to finish one more by the end of the month but that would still only bring me to 12 books read total.

Still, I wasn’t going to not go to the library. It’s not even that I haven’t been enjoying the books I’ve been reading – for the most part, I really have. I’ve just been adulting and that’s taken some time out of reading. But hey – the pace of summer is slower right? More reading time is just around the corner.

Here’s what I managed with the help of my library this month:

Library Books Read
Twain’s End by Lynn Cullen
Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation by Judith Mackrell (YAS to this book)
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Dietland by Sarai Walker (still in love)
Tiny Little Thing by Beatriz Williams
The World According to Bertie by Alexander McCall Smith

Checked Out, To Be Read
The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon (second time checking this out, better read it this time)
The White Russian by Vanora Bennett
Jane Steele by Lindsay Faye (someone is waiting for this one now so I either need to read it ASAP or return it)
The Little Book by Selden Edwards (read the first page, SO intrigued)
Midwives by Chris Bohjalian
Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa (which apparently also has someone waiting for it and I totally found it on the shelves…not sure I can handle this kind of pressure)

Returned, Unread
None this month, huzzah!

On Hold
Maybe one day I will get into holds…

Did you go to the library this month? What did you take home?

15 thoughts on “Library Checkout: May 2016

  1. I checked out Jane Steele this month, too, but I returned it with only 50 pages in. It didn’t grab me, although I will probably return to it at some point. I think I own Flappers… now I need to check my Kindle.

    • I’m so nervous to read it!
      Flappers was so great. Super readable, so interesting and it didn’t waste time with a lot of extra, you know? It really looks at these women in this one decade – you find out what happens to them in the end, but their whole lives are not the point of the book.

      • That really appeals to me! After being sucked into this long Bronte book – I want more to the point. (still really good though!)

  2. I go to the library on Friday. (And I do have holds waiting for me!) But I’m going to try and limit myself to only 7 or 8 books this time…not 12! 🙂

  3. I have to go to the library once a week, it’s like my therapy, and I get twitchy if I don’t spend some time there. And when (like now) I already have more books out than I’m going to get to before I have to return them, I still have a hard time not getting more.

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