Sunday, May 22, 2016

May Library Haul

It feels like forever since I've done a library haul. And it kind of has been. I had no library haul in April, and only a mini one in March, because I may have gotten a few too many books at once and been unable to read all of them quickly. So I've learned my lesson. I only got nine books this time!

Ahem. So maybe I could have gotten fewer books and been more sure that yes, I can read them all before they're due. But I just saw them on the shelf, and so many of them are ones I've been looking forward to for so long, and school's a lot less busy now...so I got nine. I've had less self-control than this.

If you've seen my #BookBuddyAThon TBR, you've definitely seen a few of these books, but I also got some for after that. 


Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith: I know that I'm in agreement with a lot of book lovers when I say that there's something about summer that just screams contemporaries. I've read most of Jennifer E. Smith's books, and while they're never my favorites, I usually have a good enough time reading them. And her books always have such interesting concepts that I just have to read them!

The Steep & Thorny Way by Cat Winters: Even if this book weren't by Cat Winters, I would be completely sold on the premise. This is a retelling of Hamlet, except it's set in 1920s Oregon with a biracial female protagonist. And it just so happens to be written by an author I really like. And maybe this counts as studying for my final exam, which is mostly about Hamlet? That might be stretching things a little bit.

The Rose & the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh (The Wrath & the Dawn #2): This is probably the MOST EXCITING PART of this haul. Considering it's a recently-released sequel to a popular book, I thought that there was no way it would be at the library. But it was. And I'm going to devour it as soon as I finish the book I'm reading now. I absolutely loved The Wrath and the Dawn, and I'm sure that this one will be great, too!


The Land of 10,000 Madonnas by Kate Hattemer: I'm a sucker for road trip books. I will literally never get tired of them, even if so many of them seem like more or less the same plot over and over again. So it's just an added bonus that this one seems pretty unique! And I'm also excited about the European setting, which is also different from a lot of road trip books I've read.

Front Lines by Michael Grant (Soldier Girl #1): For a while, I wasn't sure whether or not I wanted to read this. Then I heard that it was pretty diverse and good for fans of Code Name Verity, and suddenly I absolutely had to read it.


Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (Rebel of the Sands #1): I hadn't heard about this book until a couple of months ago, when suddenly everybody was talking about it. And the premise isn't something I think I'd usually go for, but I don't think I've seen anyone give this book less than a perfectly glowing review. So I definitely need to see what the fuss was all about. I have high hopes!


Infinite in Between by Carolyn Mackler: I've had my eye on this book for a while, but I decided to save it for now because I wanted to make it have perfect timing. This book is about the end of high school, and I'm going to be finishing high school about a month from now. (Finally.) And that's why I will probably be feeling LOTS of things when I read this.

Stars Above by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles): I cannot believe that the Lunar Chronicles is pretty much over. There's going to be a couple of graphic novels (and I think a coloring book?), but for the most part, this is it. This is the end. And I'm not ready. This series is one of the first popular YA series I started reading, and I'm going to miss it.

Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl: I fell in love with Nathan Edmonson's run of Black Widow comics a couple of weeks ago, and I was sad that I couldn't find the next volumes at the library. But hopefully this will satisfy some of my Black Widow craving!

What have you picked up from the library recently? Which one of these should I read after the readathon is over? Tell me in the comments! 

4 comments:

  1. Rebel of the Sand was pretty good. I don't know if I'd give it a glowing review, but it was definitely good. And I really want to read Stars Above because I'm still in denial about the series ending. BECAUSE IT CAN'T END. NO. NEVER.

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    1. I'm definitely looking forward to reading Rebel of the Sands! Good to know that it's maybe not spectacular, but I still don't think I've seen anything negative about it. And the Lunar Chronicles CAN'T be over! It won't be over. Marissa Meyer just has to write more. Always.

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  2. Okay, first of all, I know I'm a couple of days late, but I wanted to wish you a happy birthday! Hope you had a fantastic day!

    I'm really excited to read both The Wrath and the Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger - I own them both and plan to pick them up very soon!!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Thank you so much!

      I'd definitely recommend reading The Wrath and the Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger as soon as you can. But make sure you leave some time for those - I couldn't put them down!

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