Library Checkout – August 2016


We are getting to the end of summer and I for one could not be more thrilled about it. I am more than ready for cooler temperatures, rainy days, more layers and pumpkin-spiced everything. I don’t even like things pumpkin-spice flavoured, it’s just a sign that summer is but a memory. And now that it’s the end of August (again, hooray!), it’s time to join Shannon @ Rivercity Reading in looking at how we used the library this month.

Another fairly quiet month for me. I am looking forward to more piles of books in fall, and chilly, rainy, grey days to enjoy them on.

Library Books Read
Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg (at least I didn’t buy it)
The Assistants by Camille Perri (which I loved and devoured in a day)
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson (ended up loving it, will post soon)

Checked Out, To Be Read
All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani
Dear Fang, With Love by Rufi Thorpe
The After Party by Anton Disclafani
Under the Udala Tree by Chinelo Okparanta

Returned, Unread
None this month!

On Hold
Nothing but I’ve been toying with the idea of putting My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier on hold for a while. Thought about doing the same with Erik Larson’s Thunderstruck but then I realized that I always love his work and just bought it.

Not a huge library month quantity-wise, but a mostly quality library month.

11 thoughts on “Library Checkout – August 2016

  1. I loved Dear Fang…but now I don’t trust myself recommending things to you b/c Did You Ever Have a Family was such a bomb!

  2. I’m a Fall girl too, neutral on pumpkin spice but big on boots and leggings and sweaters! I really must do this post, so much of my reading is library books. You have a lot of books I haven’t heard of on your list this week!

  3. Yay for Fang! I look forward to your thoughts. I am skipping the library post as I returned everything unread 😦 so sad. moving is basically the worst.

  4. Summer is my least favourite season, but it’s good to know that we’re nearing the end of it. At least now, when it’s over 30, the nights cool down quite a bit, so sleeping isn’t impossible (no A/C for us)! I’ve been on full-library-borrow mode lately. I need to take a breath or soon they’ll be plotting a revolution of sorts amidst the regular inhabitants.

  5. I have The Assistants on hold- it sounds like something I would really love!

    You have Fang to look forward to! There were some aspects I didn’t love but overall it’s really touching.

  6. Great post! I haven’t read any of the books you’ve listed here, but they all sound super interesting, and I’m glad you liked them! This meme is just so amazing (I did it too); the library is simply such a special place.

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