July 24, 2020

Library Update July 2020

I keep thinking it's still the 2nd week of the month, and here we are about to finish it up. Which is good since I hate summer. But enough of that. Let's have a look at my library account.

Checked Out Now

Survival Math by Mitchell S. Jackson - I'm still slowly working my way through this non-fiction book about the author and all the men he knows who have been through the prison system.

The First Actress by C.W. Gortner - I read a YA biography of Sarah Bernhardt last week, and then my eye caught this brand new novel about her. Pretty stoked.

Again Again by e. lockhart - This author has written a couple of thriller-type YA books, but this one appears to be a romance? It has cute dogs on the cover which I hope don't die.

Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang - I think this is a memoir about the author who is a teacher at a high school in California. He has always been terrible at sports and lost interest around middle school. Now as a teacher at a school that lives and breathes basketball, he gains interest in these student players and their season.

Orange, Vol. 2 by Ichigo Takano - I read volume 1 a couple of weeks ago, so here I am with volume 2. It will probably make me cry.

Clique Bait by Ann Valett - Chloe is mad at the popular crowd for ruining her best friend's life last year. This year, she's going to take them down. She reinvents herself and infiltrates their group to learn their secrets.

The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly by Jamie Pacton - Kit Sweetly works at The Castle as a waitress but she really wants to be a knight. Knights get paid more, but only boys can be knights. She needs the money to go to college and help her mother who apparently hasn't paid the mortgage in months.

The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkowski - This is about a girl in a world with three castes. She is, or course, from the lowest caste but meets a woman from the second class that is fascinating to her for being so completely other.


Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman - This is the sequel to a book I read last year. I think I remember what happened well enough to pick up this sequel.

Check Please! Vol. 2 by Ngozi Ukazu - This is the sequel graphic novel to the sweet little first volume that I read a couple of weeks ago.

Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson - This is about a teen girl who wants to be a superstar. When a popular R&B star takes her under his wing it seems like her dreams are coming true. Until she wakes up with his blood all over her next to his dead body. She doesn't remember anything from the night before. I loved Jackson's last book as well as her first book. I think there is at least one book between those two that I need to read. Maybe two. I think she's great.

Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith - This is a YA contemporary novel about a trans boy who falls in love with a girl at his new school. That's all I know, but the title refers to The Outsiders, so I'll be checking it out.

Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin van Whye - In this cute little YA Rom Com, Bryson Keller is dared to date anyone who asks him out on Monday morning for a week. Kai Sheridan sees his chance and goes for it. I've heard this is adorable.

A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow - This is about sirens. These two girls can't let anyone know they're sirens. Something happens and they have to run. That's all I know.

Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron - The good news is, this is not a Cinderella retelling. It's more of a continuation. Hundreds of years after Cinderella met her match, girls now have to attend a ball and be selected by men. Sophia would rather marry her best friend Erin, so she bails from the ball and finds herself in Cinderella's mausoleum. Then the real story starts.

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer - This is a retelling of Twilight from Edward's point of view. I am one of those people who can appreciate Twilight while recognizing all the problematic elements. I am pretty stoked to check this out. Honestly, I'll probably buy the stupid thing to put with my twilight collection.

I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown - I'm still waiting for this one. It might be another month before I get it. I am hold number 25 on 18 copies of the book. Sigh.

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander - Mike ordered a copy of this book for me, but the shipping date keeps getting pushed back. He ordered it mid-June. It said it would be here Mid-July. Now they're saying early September. We'll see if my library copy comes in first. Oy!

Ok. That is all that is happening on my library account and honestly, it's a lot. It's not like I don't have plenty to read at home, but it is what it is.

Do you have any library books checked out? What are they?