April 24, 2024

April '24 Library Update

My library account is a whole lot less chaotic than it was not too long ago.


Where Sleeping Girls Lie by Faridah Abike-Iyimide - I loved this author's debut YA mystery, so when this came out, I put a hold on it ASAP. Sade goes to a boarding school and her roommate disappears after her first night. Sade and her roomie's best friend get together to figure out what happened.


Colton's Gentry's Third Act by Jeff Zentner - I have loved all of Zentner's YA novels. I'm not sure how an adult book will be, but all the reviews I've heard so far have been positive. Colton Gentry is a country music star whose best friend was just killed by a mass shooter at a concert. Gentry goes on an alcohol-fueled rant about guns on stage one night. Weirdly, the country music fans didn't appreciate it. His marriage implodes, his career tanks, and he goes to his Kentucky home town to fade into obscurity. Then he runs into his high school sweetheart. I'm first on the list for this one, but it isn't in circulation, yet.

A History of the World in Twelve Shipwrecks by David Gibbins - I checked the record on this one. It does include color pictures. Yay! For each wreck, the author investigates the culture of the people who were on the ship and discusses some of the artifacts found on board. I love this kind of stuff. I'm second on the list for this one, but again, it isn't in circulation yet.

The Noom Kitchen: 100 Healthy, Delicious, Flexible Recipes for Every Day by Noom - Noom is a weight loss app. I'll give their cookbook a sniff. My problem with cookbooks is that so much of the time the recipes have too many ingredients, take too long to prepare, or have ingredients I've never heard of and have no intention of searching out. Most cookbooks are for people who like to cook. I need a cookbook for people who hate cooking but can't afford to eat out every day. I'm third for this one. It is circulating, so maybe another month?

Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder by Salman Rushdie - In 2022, Rushdie was attacked as he took the stage at a conference. The young man stabbed him several times, nearly killing him. Rushdie lost the use of his left arm and lost his right eye. This is his memoir about being a target of the fatwa placed on him by the Ayatollah Khomeini. I'm number 9 on the list for this one.

The Secret Lives of Booksellers and Librarians: True Stories of the Magic of Reading by James Patterson and Matt Eversmann - I am not a fan of Patterson, so I'm hoping Eversmann did most of the writing here. I'm number 11 on this list.

And that's it. Just books I'm actually interested in looking at. What a concept!