November 24, 2017

Library Update 11/23/17

Happy Thanksgiving, readers!

It is time to do a little library update where I keep you up to date on what is going on in my library account.

Last month, I told you that I had checked out all the books that are left to read on the Sequoyah Award nominee list. Here are the books still left on that list: The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie Sue Hitchcock, Underwater by Marisa Reichardt, Holding Up the Universe by Jenniver Niven, The Reader by Traci Chee, In the Shadow of Liberty by Kenneth C. Davis.

So now I'll share what's checked out for fun reading:

How to Read When You're Not In Charge by Clay Scroggins - I hear all the time about leading from the middle, so I thought I'd look into it.

The Making of Jane Austen by Devoney Looser - This finally came in at the library! Good thing. It's on my November TBR.

Odd Hours by Dean Koontz - I got a whim to check this out. It's the next one in the series for me. I was going to try to read it while I was recovering, but I didn't get a lot of reading done, actually.

Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones - The eleventh book in this series just came out and I realized I was way behind.

Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich - The copy I ordered hasn't come in yet, but I found a copy on the quick picks shelf at the library. Woot! I was so excited to find it there. The quick picks shelf is where we put high request books as kind of a "lucky day" collection. They don't renew and they can't be requested. It was my lucky day!

Now for books I have on hold:

The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Beyond the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia by Michael Booth - The last time I checked the library didn't have this book. I was so pleased when I checked it and found it, that I ordered it immediately.

iGen: Why Today's Super-connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy - And Completely Unprepared for Adulthood by Jean M. Twenge - I read a quote from this book and I'm not sure it's accurate. We'll see.

And that's it! That's quite a lot of books, actually, but some of them will not get read for several months. On the other hand, I keep acquiring books at home and not reading them. I have enough unread books to not have to go to the library or bookstore for 3 years. But it's not like I'm going to stop buying books.