Library Lowdown: Sharing My Recent Library Finds

It’s supposed to be Sunday Stacks day but I only read one book last week and it wasn’t even one from the TBR I last shared. My son had a heart procedure done so we were in the hospital for two days and all the prep and then aftercare that came with that made reading time nonexistent.

We did go to the library though for the first time in months last weekend. My husband had put some movies on hold so we went with him to pick them up. I thought I’d just help Elliott pick out a book or two but I ended up getting a bit too excited when I saw the graphic novel section. Here are the ten I ended up taking home with me!

Apocalypse Taco by Nathan Hale – Honestly why wouldn’t you want to read a graphic novel with this title?

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Sunday Stacks Week Fourteen

I read some really incredible books last week and I loved every second of it! August hasn’t been my best reading month, but the quality of books have been exceptionally high. I don’t plan on reading too much this week because my son has a heart procedure on Wednesday so we’ll be spending some time in the hospital.

Here’s a look at how last week’s TBR went and what I’m hoping to read this week!

Holy guacamole The Liar’s Daughter by Megan Cooley Peterson was so good! Only a few short hours passed from the time I started reading to the last page. Piperโ€™s story is so compelling that I had no choice but to read it all right there and then. I was so impressed by Peterson’s young adult debut and it’s definitely one I recommend pre-ordering if you can. Read my full review to see all the reasons why I loved it!

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Sunday Stacks Week Thirteen

Not too much reading happened this week because I was busy for my birthday. If you missed my special birthday post you should definitely read it because it includes a lot of my friends and was really fun to do!

Here’s a look at how I did with my TBR from last week and what I’m hoping to read this week!

After reading a bit of The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth I was really worried that I wouldn’t enjoy it. There is not a lot of dialogue, the chapters are incredibly lengthy, and the pacing is very slow – all of which typically add up to me disliking a book. Something about Cameron is so compelling though and I’m loving her story. It’s a very heavy book that is making me feel a great bit of emotion, so it’s taking me a while to read it. I’m really only reading a chapter or two, maybe three, each day. So far I’m about halfway through it and I really am so glad I finally listened to Arin from Tomes of Our Lives and gave this book a chance.

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Sunday (On a Monday) Stacks Week Twelve

Yes, I know it’s Monday and this post is a day late. I had it all ready to go and then realized I had a prior commitment that I put down in my spreadsheet for the wrong date and I hate posting twice in one day so I just had to flip flop yesterdays and todays posts.

I’ve been failing at read the past two weeks so yay! Life has just been incredibly busy with my son’s birthday and the party I planned for him and also the annual toy drive my family runs for the Children’s Hospital that takes care of my son just ended and it completely takes over every aspect of my life.

So here’s a look at the books I tried to read from the last Sunday Stacks and what is on my TBR for this week.

I actually tried so hard to get through The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen and I just couldn’t do it. It took me a couple of hours to get only two or three chapters into and I honestly had no clue what any of the words were meaning. I felt guilty DNFing it since I had a review copy, but not every book is for every reader, and that’s okay. Fantasy is a genre I want to like so badly, but just really isn’t for me.

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Sunday Stacks Week Eleven

Last week I was recovering from the intense 24in48 readathon, so I wasn’t expecting myself to do too much reading since I had just done all of the reading in two days. I figured I’d be left feeling a bit burnt out and needing a break. Somehow, though, I did manage to complete the TBR I set for myself last Sunday! Here’s a few thoughts on those books and what I’m hoping to read this week.

Also, a little side note – I’m unofficially participating in ARC August. I’m not technically behind on any ARCs yet, but I’ve been cutting it close and reading them like a few days before my review needs to go up. So, starting this week and going through August, I’m going to try and read only ARCs and get a bunch of reviews scheduled so I can stop feeling quite so stressed.

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Sunday Stacks Week Ten

24in48 is in full swing and I’m having so much fun doing ALL THE READING! After being in a book slump for over a month, it’s nice to have this weekend to play catch up on my TBR. Here’s how I did on the books I planned to read last week and a look at the week ahead.

I just barely managed to finish They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera in time for this recap! I enjoyed this one, but I definitely didnโ€™t love it. The story line is really interesting and I love Mateo, but there’s something about Rufus that drives me crazy. This was kind of the deciding factor for whether or not I like Silvera (since I hated More Happy Than Not but loved History is All You Left Me) and I guess the final decision is that Iโ€™m just meh about his books.

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Seven Books I Hope to Read During 24in48

It’s time for another round of 24in48 and I AM SO EXCITED! Seriously, I’ve been looking forward to this since I first participated back in January. I didn’t manage to complete 24 hours of reading, but I still had a blast, and I’m feeling hopeful for this round.

If you aren’t familiar with 24in48 then here’s some background information! During the 48 hours that make up July 20 and 21 (it’s held twice a year in January and July), participants are challenged to read for 24 hours. You can break up the time however you want, go solo or pair up with friends, get your family involved… However you do it is up to you!

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