Library Checkout July 2019

Taking up my son’s challenge to read more of my own purchased books, I’ve not read very many library books in July. But I’ve sure been checking them out and putting them on hold! I’m still attempting to suspend my long list of library holds – thank goodness for that capability. Thanks to Bookish Beck for hosting this monthly meme that celebrates library use.


Books Read:

The Black Book – Ian Rankin (John Rebus series #5) ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

The Terrible Two Gets Worse – Mac Barnett and Jory John ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

March: Book 3 – John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

The Island of Doctor Moreau – H.G. Wells ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Currently Reading:

Gmorning, Gnight!:Little Pep Talks For Me and You – Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jonny Sun

Lost – Sharon Bolton (Lacey Flint series #3)

Checked Out, To Be Read:

The Secret Keeper – Kate Morton

Highland Homeland: The People of the Great Smokies – Wilma Dykeman and Jim Stokely

Burnout:The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle – Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski

Greenglass House – Kate Milford

Returned Unfinished:

A Duke By Default (Reluctant Royals #2) – Alyssa Cole (I just wasn’t in the mood to read romance.)

In the Holds Queue: (so many! here are a few new ones)

The Lightest Object In the Universe – Kimi Eisele

Magic For Liars – Sarah Gailey

The Lager Queen of Minnesota – J. Ryan Stradal

Have you read anything on my list? Anything grab your fancy?





23 thoughts on “Library Checkout July 2019

    1. Awesome! I’m excited to read it too. I don’t know when I’ll get it. It’s still showing “on order” in our catalog. This is the time of year when the library budget is just getting back up for the new fiscal year, so there’s a backlog of new books being processed.


  1. Aren’t the March books fantastic? Oh and Dr. Moreau, liked that one.

    I keep meaning to read more of my own books but I keep putting books on hold at the library and since my own books don’t have due dates I never get to them. I joke with my husband that I should request copies of books I own from the library and read the library copy instead 😀

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  2. I love the heart Johnny Son brings to his writing, and Lin M.M. is so great on Twitter (I am not a musical fan and thus do not care about Hamilton), so I would imagine the combo of two incredibly heart-felt writers made for a magnificent book!

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  3. Oh, dear, sorry you didn’t enjoy The Island of Dr Moreau more since I suspect it was me that talked you into it! Glad you’re still enjoying the Rebus books though. And I love Bolton’s Lacey Flint series, so I hope you’re enjoying that one – my memory’s so poor, is that the one about the boys?

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    1. I did read Moreau on your recommendation, FF, but honestly I’m glad I read it. I’d never read anything by Wells before and it’s one for my Classics Club so those are two positive things! I liked parts of it – the beginning was very good – but it’s hard to pin down why I didn’t like it more. I have to think about this before I write about it!

      Yes, it’s the one about the abducted boys – talk about gruesome. But Bolton really knows how to write a page-turner with characters I care about!

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      1. I don’t think I found it enjoyable exactly either – it was more all the stuff it had to say about science and the concerns of society at the time that made me love it. But you know I’m weird about all those vintage sci-fi writers… 😉

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  4. For just that sliver of a moment, when I see you mention that you can only share a few of the items on your hold list because there are too many to share them all, I feel so “seen”! 🙂

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  5. Hi Laila, I haven’t read any of these, but will look some of them up. My two latest favorites are Educated by Tara Westover – a girl raised by survivalist parents, and Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim – about a slave who escapes to freedom, with a different twist. I’m a librarian so love book blogs. Thanks!

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