Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Library Love, Wednesday, April 13th

It's National Library Week and what a great week to unveil my ridiculous haul of books from last week. I believe I've mentioned that I have a hold problem. Well, last week on top of my holds that had come in (a few of which get immediately returned to the system), I also remembered my pledge from last year to read all of the nominees for the reader awards of the Missouri Association of School Librarians (minus the K-3 books). 

Here are all the physical books that I checked out within the last week:

Only Love Can Break Your HeartWhat Is Not Yours Is Not YoursYour Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist

Adult Fiction (6)
  • Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Ed Tarkington
  • Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler
  • Look at Me by Jennifer Egan
  • What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
  • Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa
  • All Stories Are Love Stories by Elizabeth Percer

Wolf By Wolf (Wolf By Wolf, #1)MosquitolandThe Serpent King

Young Adult Fiction (11)
  • Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
  • Mosquitoland by David Arnold
  • Drama by Raina Telgemeier
  • We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
  • The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
  • Rapunzel Untangled by Cindy C. Bennett (Truman nominee)
  • All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill (Gateway nominee)
  • In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters (Gateway nominee)
  • The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston (Gateway nominee)
  • The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Gateway nominee)
  • Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown (Gateway nominee)
For the hubby or kiddos (6)
  • Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Wee Free Man by Terry Pratchett
  • Alcatraz Vs. The Shattered Lens by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Fall by Robert Muchamore
  • Death Weavers by Brandon Mull
  • Ashley Bell by Dean R. Koontz
I also checked out several e-books and e-audiobooks. I am afraid that too many of my electronic audiobooks came in at once, and I will not get to all of them. Meanwhile my son ran out of Kindle books and started reading an adult book that I had purchased on the Kindle, The Magicians by Lev Grossman. When I told him it wasn't a kid book, he replied, "Oh, I wondered why they used the F-word so much." It was a magical parenting moment. Now I make sure he has at least 3 books waiting for him.

E-books (almost exclusively for my 9-year-old son who has appropriated my Kindle):
  • The Battle Begins by Tony Abbott
  • When Monsters Escape by Tony Abbott
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
  • Krakens and Lies by Tui T. Sutherland
  • The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
  • Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
  • Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
  • The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
  • All American Boys by Jason Reynolds
  • Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Ed Tarkington
That brings me to a grand total of 70 physical items checked out and 18 electronic items, which really doesn't seem so bad when I look at it. I have 125 physical items and 29 electronic items on hold, most of which are currently suspended.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVED Only Love Can Break Your Heart - read it!! And I've been hearing some good things about The Serpent King...and might give it a go even though YA doesn't normally appeal to me.