Library Checkout August 2019

It’s September! I haven’t been reading as much lately, but I did manage three library books in August. And of course I have a lot still on hold! Lately I’ve been checking out a lot of cookbooks and travel guides. I feel like I’ll get back on track with reading soon. It comes and it goes. Thanks as always to Bookish Beck for hosting this monthly meme celebrating library use.



The Nickel Boys – Colson Whitehead ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Burnout – Emily and Amelia Nagoski ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (review to come)

The Murder on the Links – Agatha Christie ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


The Lager Queen of Minnesota – J. Ryan Stradal (loving it so far!)

Every Body Yoga – Jessamyn Stanley

G’Morning, G’Night! – Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jonny Sun



Evvie Drake Starts Over – Linda Holmes

The Body in the Library – Agatha Christie

Land of the Blind – Jess Walter

Thornhill – Pam Smy


The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton (Just too much to read and I wasn’t feeling drawn to this right now, although I’ve kept it on my TBR.)

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman (Started off alright but by page 107 it was getting too precious for me.)

IN THE HOLDS QUEUE: (a selection)

El Deafo – Cece Bell

Ceremony – Leslie Marmon Silko (for the Classics Club)

Mortal Causes – Ian Rankin

The Need – Helen Phillips

Do you fancy anything from my list? What is in your holds queue this month?


25 thoughts on “Library Checkout August 2019

  1. I have heard good things about Hellen Phillips books but I am yet to read any of them. The Need looks really good. I hope that you will enjoy it when you get it.

    Have a wonderful September.

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    1. Ha ha! I’ll send out a distress signal! What I like about it so far is that she talks about the history of yoga and how it has evolved in different ways over the centuries. I’m not too far into it yet, but from my Youtube yoga explorations I know that there are some poses that my body just can’t do – and that’s okay!

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    1. You’re welcome – thank you for reading. I think every reader goes through phases where other things just attract more interest and time, and it ebbs and flows. It’s hard for me to balance reading and blogging – right now blogging definitely takes a back seat.


    1. No special reason – I just have been in the mood. 🙂 And yes, I’ll be participating in RIP with something I haven’t yet settled on, ha ha. By the way – I think my comments on your blog aren’t going through for some reason. I tried yesterday and today and they don’t show up.

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  2. Oh, I hope you enjoy Evvie Drake! I liked it but maybe not quite as much as I wanted to — it was a lot of fun to read, and I cared about the characters, but it didn’t quite get to where I hoped. BUT I still enjoy Linda Holmes’s writing, I was glad I read the book, and I’m excited to try future books by her when she writes them.

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  3. I read The Nickle Boys last month! While I loved that Whitehead shed light on a horrific institution AND I almost fell out of my chair with the plot twist, I was a little underwhelmed. I still gave it 4 stars, but it was lacking something for me. I feel like since Whitehead glossed over the abuse, it made it harder to emotionally connect to Elwood, at least for me.

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    1. Interesting! I was grateful he didn’t delve into it in greater detail. But you’re not alone – I’ve read others who also think his writing can be a bit distant/cerebral and that it’s a minus for them. Glad you enjoyed it enough to give it four stars!

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  4. Ohhh, that yoga book sounds like an interesting one. I used to say that there were certain poses that my body just can’t do but a lot of those are poses that I can do now, after four years of practice, the last two years mostly every day. I’m shocked that I can do things at this age that I couldn’t do when I was younger. But there are still a lot that seem impossible to me – maybe someday? My library holds were bananas over the summer, but now they’re just busy – with new CanLit prize season – not overwhelming, just busy. Phew!

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    1. That’s awesome to hear (your yoga adventures.) I go through phases where I do more and less yoga, depending on schedule and tiredness. But it always rejuvenates me. This was a good book for someone who might be intimidated by yoga, thinking they don’t have the “right” type of body for it.


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