Library Book Haul!

Another library book haul for you all! Some of these are about due back, so I figured I would make this now. I’m excited for all of these, but I just don’t have enough time to read all of them šŸ˜¦

  1. The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor
  2. Not Our Kind by Kitty Zeldis
  3. Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  4. Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine
  5. The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
  6. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  7. Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh
  8. Letter 44 Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 by Charles Soule
  9. Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman
  10. The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
  11. Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
  12. The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley
  13. Black Mad Wheel by Josh Malerman
  14. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
  15. Pet Sematary by Stephen King
  16. Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
  17. An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena
  18. The Outsider by Stephen King
  19. Providence by Caroline Kepnes
  20. Dunbar by Edward St. Aubyn
  21. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
  22. The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnson
  23. One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  24. Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

Have you read any of these? No spoilers please!

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Library Book Haul #2!

Hey guys, I’m back! Sorry I haven’t posted in a week or so but I’ve been busier than I ever expected to be. Between working everyday and Thanksgiving I haven’t had any time. That’s no excuse though, right? Doesn’t matter because I’m making a blog post right now. Better late than never.

I have another library book haul for you. I haven’t made one of these since I started my blog last month. It seemed to do pretty well so now that I have a bunch of books from the library I figured now is a better time than any. I believe I have 11 exciting books to share with you all. A couple of them I’ve had for a month now so I’m sure some of you have seen them on my Instagram if you follow me there.

This one is a little bit different from the last one. I do not write the synopsis of the book I just give you the Goodreads link. I just explain kind of why I want to read it and if it’s still a priority to me.

Ringer by Lauren Oliver


I have already read Replica by Lauren Oliver and thoroughly enjoyed it. I’ve had Ringer checked out from the library for a long time and just haven’t picked it up. I don’t even plan on picking it up soon so it will probably go back to the library before I do. That’s okay though I’ll have the chance to read it eventually.


Bird Box by Josh Malerman


I was recommended this by a co-worker and I planned on reading it in October but I just never got around to it. It also wasn’t one of my top prioritized books anyway. I haven’t heard much about it other than at work so I don’t know what to expect going into it.


Warcross by Marie Lu


If you haven’t heard of this book you have been living under a rock. It was all over Booktube and goodreads. There is so much praise and high rating that I decided to check it out. I’ve had it laying on my desk for a while now and haven’t picked it up. I’m still pretty interested in reading it so I may reach for it in the near future. Hopefully I don’t have to take it back anytime soon!


They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera


Here is another book that was very popular for a while on the internet. I waited a very long time for this to come back to the library. There is such a long check out period at the library I go to so I have to wait patiently. I haven’t had a good run with Adam Silveras books unfortunately. I started History is all You left Me and I DNF’d it. The writing was very plain and it was boring. Hopefully this one is much more interesting.


Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave


I was browsing around on my library’s overdrive and found this as an audio book. I read the synopsis and thought it sounded interesting. I haven’t heard anything about this before but I’m excited to see what it has to offer!


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon


I have known about this book for a little while now. I don’t know much about it and I haven’t heard anything. I think sometimes I just want to go into a book blind. I always tend to pick up hyped books so this would be a nice change.


Class Mom by Laurie Gelman


I saw this on Booktube very recently and it just sounded like a lot of fun to read. It’s not a very big book so I think I should be able to fly through it. The YouTuber that read it and enjoyed it was rmfickfack 

I really enjoy her channel and value her opinions about books. Go check out her channel!


Slasher Girls and Monster Boys (Stories selected by April Genevieve Tucholke) (Stories written by many authors including Leigh Bardugo, Jay Kristoff, Marie Lu etc…)


I haven’t really ever read a collection of short stories. I haven’t really ever heard good things about them so I have been hesitant to pick on up. I have heard a good amount of praise about this one so I decided to check it out. I wanted to read it in October but my library didn’t have it in stock at the time.


Far from the Tree by Robin Benway


I have no idea what this is about (surprise, surprise). I have seen it around Booktube but I didn’t pay attention to it. Again, the ratings on Goodreads are pretty good so I don’t think it would hurt anything to read it. I do love how beautiful the cover of this book is though (may also be another reason I picked it up. . . Shh!)


The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed


I’ve heard about this book on Booktube quite a bit. Since I wasn’t really interested in reading it then I didn’t pay attention to what they were saying about it. It has a pretty solid rating on goodreads so I figured, why not? If I don’t like it I can just turn it back into the library and never see it again. That’s why I love checking books out from the library first instead of wasting money on a book and then it just sits on your shelf.


Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


I’ve heard great things about this book but I have no clue what it is actually about. It has a high rating on goodreads and I think it will be something a little different from what I have been reading lately.


Thank you for reading and sorry for being gone for awhile. I hope you enjoyed this post and let me know what you think/thought of these books! Remember, be respectful and happy reading.

Library Book Haul!

Hello everyone! I wanted to do a library book haul since I haven’t bought many books in the last few months. I have, however, recently been hired as a circulation attendant at my local library so here we are. It’s a fantastic job if you love to read. No, I do not sit and read all day because I know that’s everyone’s misconception of librarians. A lot more goes into the job than you think. Anyway, here are the 7 books I have checked out from my local library.

The first one I have to talk about and have started reading is Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson. This book is about a young female protagonist named Lee “Leah” Westfall, who has the ability to sense gold. This novel is set during the Gold Rush so you could see how this ability is a blessing and a curse. Her life then starts to fall apart and she makes her way west to California.

I am about 140 pages into the novel and I am loving it. It’s full of all these hardships that our main character goes through and there is never a dull moment for Lee or the reader. Rae Carson does very well writing the novel to seem like it was written during those times. Sometimes I do feel like she tried to hard to make it sound authentic but other than that it has been a fantastic read. I will keep everyone posted on my thoughts when I am finished reading it.

An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin is the next novel I checked out from the library. Yes, the author isĀ theĀ Steve Martin. This novel is just a fiction book that is “written” by a man named Daniel Franks that follows a woman named Lacey Yeager. This is a girl he just can’t seem to get out of his head. Lacey is ambitious enough to take on the art world of New York City. She works in a Sotheby’s, the worlds largest brokers of fine art as well as other fancy artifacts. As she climbs the social ladder it shows just how dark the art world becomes from the 1990’s and so on.

I have also started this novel and I am a little over 60 pages in. Can I just say that I never expected Steve Martin to write such a beautiful novel, especially about art! The words flow smoothly and the story is interesting. As a person that took art every year and every semester in high school I enjoy this book. If you want to know about art and you are just starting out I’m not sure this book would be for you. If you know a lot about art and just want to know a little bit more, this book is great. That said, if you just want to pick it up because it seems interesting to you, then all the power to you! It’s a beautiful book so far and I will also be doing another review on this book when it is finished.

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell is a book I checked out because I have heard mixed reviews about it. This is one of Rainbow Rowells adult books. This novel is about two women Beth and Jennifer that work for a newspaper. They are aware their emails are monitored but they continue to gossip over email. Lincoln O’Neill then becomes one of the internet security officers and ends up reading Beth and Jennifer’s emails. He realizes he starts falling for Beth but it may be too late to even say anything to her.

I have not started this novel, but I am excited to get to it. The good thing about working at the library is I get an extra week to have the books!

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders is a historical fiction book about President Lincoln’s son Willie who falls ill and dies. George then twists the story to show Willie in purgatory or the “Bardo.” It’s a transitional state before deciding where he goes. Willie comes across ghosts that gripe and mingle so to speak.

I have also started this book and I have only reached page 18. I don’t know if I’m ready for a historical fiction, but I just couldn’t get into it. I couldn’t understand what was happening even after reading the synopsis. I may put it down and pick it up sometime down the road. As of right now, not a fan. If you’re into historical fiction then I recommend picking this up.

The Cruelty by Scott Bergstrom is a young adult novel that follows Gwendolyn Bloom. Her father disappears and she decides to change her identity and find her father. It takes place in a world with a fair amount of spies, assassinsĀ  and criminal masterminds. It’s all about her journey.

I have not started this book but I am excited to go along with Gwendolyn on her bad A journey!

The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti is about a young twelve-year-old male protagonist named Ren. Ren has lost his left hand but has no idea how or why. He is abandoned at an orphanage for boys and goes on a journey to find out who his parents are and what his life was like before. Benjamin Nab then enters his life claiming to be his brother and tells him a story of his parents. Ben convinces the orphanage to let Ren go to discover himself. It follows Ren and his adventure with scammers, thieves and even grave robbers!

I haven’t started this but it sounds like a novel that I haven’t really read before. This was a novel my boyfriend picked up at the library and asked me to read it so lets see where this goes.

Even the Dogs by Jon McGregor is a novel that follows multiple friends of a man who winds up dead in an abandoned apartment. It is all of their stories pieced together. It deals with drugs and distress. They live in a parallel world where they are out of reach from the outside world. When they all suddenly die they realize they were treated with more respect that when they were living their short lives.

This story sounded odd and when I was looking for one of his other books I came across this. I haven’t started it but I am very excited to see what that synopsis even means. I’ll definitely keep you all posted.

The last novel I checked out from the library is a recommendation from my co-worker, This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. This is a fantasy that follows Kate Harker and August Flynn. Kate wants to be ruthless but she was in boarding school for five years and now that she’s released she wants to prove she can be just as ruthless as her father. August wants to be human but he’s stuck as a monster that steals souls with songs. The city they live in is divided and they are the only two that can understand both sides. They are the only two that can do anything about it.

I haven’t started this book but I have heard mixed reviews about it. I decided I would pick it up soon and give it a read. I will keep everyone posted!

Sorry this is a long post, but I wanted to give insight about the books I read. If you want to see other books I’m interested in you can visit my goodreads account as well as all my other social media. They are all linked at the top of my blog page.

Thank you for reading and don’t be afraid to tell me your opinions. No spoilers on any of these novels please!

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