Sunday, March 13, 2016

March Library Mini-Haul

I already had way too many books checked out from the library this month, so I wasn't going to get any more. There were a few that were due, though, so I had to go back, and I really wasn't planning on getting any books when I went but we all know where this is going, don't we.

The good news is that I got only four books! That seems manageable! Even if I did already have a dozen out and all the ones I got are at least 500 pages each. I'll get to them soon.

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Illuminae #1): Funny coincidence - I just made a comment on a post by Liz @ Out of Coffee, Out of Mind saying that whenever she posted about how much she loves Illuminae, it made me want to read it even more, but that it was never at the library when I went. And guess what was at the library today. I took it as a sign and grabbed the book. It's not a book I would normally pick up, but I've heard so many good things that I really wanted to give it a try.

The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman (Lady Helen #1): This one wasn't even on my to-read list, but it was too good to pass up. I could have gone either way just based on the blurb, but I read the first couple of pages while I was at the library and I knew I had to read it. I know very little about this, so I'm looking forward to seeing what it's about!

The Ask and the AnswerCristin Terrill

The Ask and the Answer and Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking #2-3): I read the first book in this series, The Knife of Never Letting Go, last summer. I was completely unimpressed and ready to leave the series unfinished with no regrets...and then the ending happened and I NEEDED to know what happened next. From what I know, I think these books are going in a very interesting direction, and I'm very excited that I was able to get both from the library at the same time!

Do you find it easier to resist getting books at the library than I do? Can you share your secrets about not having an overwhelming library TBR? Which of these should I read first? Tell me in the comments! 


  1. YOU GOT ILLUMINAE!!! I'm so glad you were able to get your hands on it, and I hope you enjoy it! :D

    Also, sad face that you didn't like The Knife of Never Letting Go that much. Oh well, I guess not every book is for everyone, but I do hope you enjoy the sequels. :)

    I would recommend reading Illuminae first because it's amazing and gorgeous and just, yeah. *nods*

    I'm really bad when I go to the library. I always get an enormous stack and then get distracted by other books on my own shelves, so I always have to renew at least a few of the books. I have a few on my TBR, but until I have a book order come in in week or two, my short term TBR is actually rather manageable. In fact, it's getting a little small, which isn't fun. I don't like having a short TBR. :P

    1. I DID GET ILLUMINAE!! I'm SO excited. I need to read the books that are going to be due soon first, so I probably won't get to it for a few weeks :(

      I don't know what it was about The Knife of Never Letting Go, but I wasn't really invested until the last 100 pages or so, at which point I cared way too much. Hopefully the sequels are more like that ending than the rest of the book! (Although I'm not sure I can take too many more things like that ending. That was INTENSE.)

      I always bring a bag to the library because I used to have enormous stacks and it just got too much for me to handle. And there's nothing bad about renewing books, either - I can't remember the last time I finished all my library books before they were due. I also can't remember the last time I had a short TBR, but I can imagine it wouldn't be too fun. Good thing that book order will be in pretty soon, then!