Library Checkout June 2019

library-checkout-feature-imageI’m still trying to manage my library holds so that I can also read some of my own books… so far I’ve been doing a good job of not letting them all come in at once. Is it an art, or a science… I’m not sure! My pre-ordered copy of the new Kate Atkinson, Big Sky, arrived at home Tuesday, so the library books will have a wait a few days. Here’s what I got up to at the library this month. Thanks to Bookish Beck for hosting this monthly celebration of library use!


The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths

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My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

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The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

The Huntress by Kate Quinn ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (Such a page-turner!)


Nothing. I’m reading two of my own books!


City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Queenie by Candace Carty-Williams


I Miss You When You Blink by Mary Laura Philpott (underwhelming)


Soooooo many books. Here are a few:91Q73aHp3PL

Normal People by Sally Rooney

Evvie Drake Stars Over by Linda Holmes

The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali

Maid by Stephanie Land

Let’s hope I can keep an eye on those holds and still chip away at the books from my own shelves. Anything catch your eye from my list?

27 thoughts on “Library Checkout June 2019

  1. I’m kind of relieved to hear I Miss You When You Blink is underwhelming, I waffled about whether to read that one but couldn’t get enthused about it. I’m curious to hear what you think about Maid, I’ve heard wildly different reviews of it!

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    1. I read 7 essays in I Miss You… and none of them really did anything for me. With my huge TBR list I felt like I couldn’t waste any more reading time. So you’re safe, I think!

      I really have no idea when I’ll get to Maid. Hopefully in the next couple of months? Depends on how long I keep pushing back the holds!


    1. Ha ha! Fair enough. I really enjoyed her previous novel, The Signature of All Things, so I have high hopes for this one. I can’t believe it’s on the New Shelf at your library already! We’ve still got over 100 people waiting for copies in our system.


  2. I get carried away with library holds and then have exactly the same problem as you – they all arrive at once. My reserve of Big Sky has just come through and I’m trying to hold off collecting it so I can finish at least one of my 20booksofsummer first…..

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  3. So glad you loved The Stranger Diaries – isn’t it great? She’s such a talented writer. I didn’t love My Cousin Rachel quite as much as you, although I enjoyed it. I really must read more du Maurier… just as soon as I’ve finished the two hundred plus books on my TBR… 😉

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  4. I have normal People in my holds queue too! I’m 385 or something ridiculous like that. Just when I think I have my library pile down and under control so I can read a book of my own all the books in my queue that the library has had on order arrive and I am back at square one!

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