May 21, 2020

Library Update May 2020

You may remember from my Friday Reads post last week that my library started moving holds and we started curbside pickup for holds on Monday. Well, I put 12 books on hold. On top of the 10 I already had. That has led to my having 7 books in transit to my pickup library right now. Oy! So much for reading plans.

I don't currently have any books checked out because I finally got to return the two I had when the libraries closed back in March. So this will just be books I have on hold.

In Transit

The Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman - This is a middle grade novel about 2 school girls in Chernobyl during the nuclear reactor explosion. This event fascinates me so I am here for a novel for kids about it.

Solstice by Lorence Alison - This has been on hold for months. This is billed as a tropical horror comedy, whatever that may be. The main character's name is Adri, so there's that.

With a Star In My Hand by Margarita Engle - This is a book of poetry. I read a book by Engle last year about her experience in college during the Vietnam War. It was pretty good, even though I'm not a very good poetry reader. It's also short, which helps.

The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare - I've been feeling the need for a little Regency Romance lately (yes, I realize her dress is anachronistic.) I've heard this series is great.

Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson - More Regency Romance. This one is supposedly less steamy than the above. A girl is invited by her sister to join her at a house party at a duke's house where she is trying to get the duke to marry her. The duke falls in love with the wrong sister.

The Librarian's Guide to Homelessness by Ryan J. Dowd - I can finally get some more reading done for my presentation for work. Next time I won't give it up so easily.

Turtle Under Ice by Juleah de Rosario - This YA contemporary novel is about two sisters dealing with the grief of losing their mother. Then one of the sisters disappears in the middle of a snowstorm leaving no tracks.

Still On Hold

Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman - This is another YA contemporary about a girl whose parents own a Vegas circus act. When they won't let her learn to be an aerialist, she runs away and joins a different circus.

The Seventh Sun by Lani Forbes - This is a YA Fantasy (maybe romance?) novel. The summary is very confusing and I can't really tell what it's about. Something about finding a bride for the new king? I guess I'll find out.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb - Gottlieb is a therapist. She decided to get therapy. This is a memoir about that experience and therapy in general. I'm a fan of therapy. I think it is beneficial for everyone.

What I Like About You by Mariser Kanter - Well this is a mess of a YA contemporary. Halle has a whole online world... as Kels. As Kels she is super close friends with Nash. When Halle changes schools, she's suddenly face-to-face with Nash, but he doesn't know she's Kels. Awkward!

When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey - I've heard a lot about Sarah Gailey. And she just put  out this YA book. I guess these girls are witches? And one of them is making out with a boy and she accidentally kills him? And they have to figure out what to do? Could go a lot of different ways. We'll see.

All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace - The title is terrible, but I have it on good authority that it's a good book. The cover looks kind of piratey. I'm here for that.

Banned Book Club by Kim Hyun Sook, Ko Hyung-Ju and Ryan Estrada - This is a graphic memoir about Kim Hung Sook's experience in college in South Korea during the 5th Empire, which focused on censorship and torture and murder.

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas - This is the next book in the Throne of Glass series I've started reading. I'm tearing it up!

The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow - This is YA Sci-Fi set in a future New York City after aliens have conquered Earth. Ellie has a secret library, but when an alien finds it, she's afraid she'll be put to death. M0Rr1S is the alien who has a secret affinity for music. There are a lot of books on this list with Stars in the title.

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare - This is the second book in The Mortal Instruments Series that I started last month. Because that's definitely what I need to do: start more series. Oh well.

The Degenerates by J. Albert Mann - I read a non-fiction book by Mann last year. It was okay. This one promises to be more entertaining merely by being fiction. It also looks like it will be hard to read. It's about a group of girls at a home for the "feeble-minded".

We Are the Wildcats by Siobhan Vivian - This is about a girls field hockey team that throws their toxic coach for a loop. Looks very interesting.

And that's the list! Whew! I'm going to be busy!