Library Check Out – August 2018


Whew! August has been quite a month around here. I haven’t read quite as much as I wish I would have, but that’s okay. I’ve definitely been using the public library, whether or not I’ve been successful at actually reading anything!

Today I’m linking up with Rebecca and her Library Checkout meme! Go check out her post for lots of great ideas to pick up at the library.

Library Books Read

  • Celebration at Thrush Green by Miss Read – anything by Miss Read is perfect when you want to read something completely inconsequential. Thrush Green is preparing for a party and the villagers are abuzz. Will everyone be able to make it? Will the recently retired teachers show up? Doesn’t really matter, but a cup of hot tea just sounds delicious.


Currently Reading

  • Us Against You by Fredrik Backman – I’ve only just started, but this feels like an amazing novel. I am loving his musings on parenthood, especially as I’ve just put my first child into Kindergarten this week!
  • The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert – I’m listening to this on audio and have waited forever for my hold to come up. I’m really enjoying it, but am worried that I won’t be able to finish before my time is up and will have to go back on the waiting list!
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab – I started this on audio last month and wasn’t able to finish it before my hold was up. I got right back on the waiting list and it just came back to me! I only have about two more hours of audio to finish it, so I hope to settle in with knitting tonight and get through it!

Library Books Checked Out – To Be Read

  • A Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny – the next in the Inspector Armand Gamache series on audio. I love this series!


  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gayle Honeyman – I got on the waitlist on June 13th and I’m the 8th in line now… so excited!
  • A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab – I’m glad I looked at my holds list because this is the second in the series of the Darker Shade of Magic… and I’m next in line for it! So I put a pause on the hold so that it can go to someone else first and give me time to get caught up.

Returned Unfinished

Okay – here’s the embarrassing part!

  • The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
  • LaRose by Louise Erdrich
  • There, There by Tommy Orange
  • The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny (which I now have checked out on audio)

These are all books that I still want to read, but just couldn’t get to this month!

How about you? Have you been using the library? Or do you have any recommendations for me??


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  1. Hi, and thanks for taking part in Library Checkout! I have been meaning to try Louise Penny’s books but my library system doesn’t own the first in the series, so I have to decide whether to start at a later book or wait until I can buy a secondhand copy.

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    1. It’s such a fun meme – thanks for hosting it! I would say it’s fine to skip even the first two in the series. They were cozy and cute, but I thought they started getting better with the third. And she does a good job of filling you in on the characters in each book, so you won’t miss much!


  2. I’m glad your library system also has the “suspend” function for your holds – it’s the best thing ever for voracious readers with precious little time!

    I’ve been hearing a lot about The Hazel Wood. I’ll look forward to reading your thoughts on it if you post about it.

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    1. The suspend function is so great!! I just have to remember to use it…

      I’m loving the Hazel wood so far and I wish I was able to make more time for reading AND book blogging lately. I am trying to figure it out!

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