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Love Your Library: December 2021

16 books this month, 1 #ARC, 10 from the library and 5 from Kindle Unlimited.

My Christmas RomCom project results were…uneven. I loved four, liked three just fine, and thought that three were…eh. To be fair, I did not give it the full month (next year, I will plan better) and there were a ton of books that I wanted to read that were still on a library hold come 12/31 (again, next year, I will plan better). Overall…yeah, overall I would say that it was a worthwhile exercise.

Library Books I Read in December

Kindle Unlimited Books I Read in December.

#ARC I Read in December

Currently Reading

Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis and Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen

Checked Out, Reading Soon

  • Remnant Population, Elizabeth Moon
  • All The Feels, Olivia Dade
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid

Returned Unread

  • Always in December, Emily Stone
  • A Slow Fire Burning, Paula Hawkins

DNF

  • The Holiday Swap, Maggie Knox

Favorite Library Book This Month

Best was Malibu Rising, but if I’m honest, my favorite was Duke, Actually. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Currently On Hold

  • Last Summer at the Golden Hotel, Elyssa Friedland
  • Harlem Shuffle, Colson Whitehead
  • Just Haven’t Met You Yet, Sophie Cousins
  • A Time for Mercy, John Grisham
  • The Bounty, Janet Evanovich and Steve Hamilton
  • Never Fall for Your Fiancé, Virginia Heath
  • Apples Never Fall, Liane Moriarty
  • Unbound, Tarana Burke
  • Our Country Friends, Gary Shteyngart
  • On Writing, Stephen King
  • A Marvellous Light, Freya Marske
  • The Singles Table, Sara Desai
  • The Christmas Wedding Guest, Susan Mallory
  • The Christmas Bookshop, Jenny Colgan
  • One Christmas Wish, Brenda Jackson
  • The Storyteller, Dave Grohl
  • The Last Girl Ghosted, Lisa Unger
  • The Mother Next Door, Tara Laskowski
  • Anna and the French Kiss, Stephanie Perkins
  • The Judge’s List, John Grisham
  • The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy, Anne Ursu
  • Find Me, Alafair Burke
  • Nick and Noel’s Christmas Playlist, Codi Hall
  • Last Night at the Telegraph Club, Malinda Lo
  • The Ivory Key, Akshaya Raman
  • The Sorority Murder, Allison Brennan

So, I started the TBR clean out this week. There are probably more on that list that I just need to come to terms with, but I did take a first pass and tossed everything that I know I’m not interested in right now. I also removed a couple that I bought the Audiobooks for. HOWEVER, there are a bunch of new releases in January on there now, so it’s really not any more manageable. Sigh. Good thing these aren’t real books. They’d collapse and suffocate me.

So, that’s the current state of my virtual library pile. What do you have out from the library now?

The Library Checkout blog meme was created by Shannon of River City Reading and previously hosted by Charleen of It’s a Portable Magic. It has been hosted by Bookish Beck since 2017.

8 thoughts on “Love Your Library: December 2021

  1. Just got two out from the library at the moment:
    Imaginary Cities, Darran Anderson (via interlibrary loan) and
    We Shall Rise, John Ringo and Gary Poole

    But have have nearly 50 more on hold (across several area libraries) and who knows how many more in the TBR list!

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  2. I hope you enjoy Eight Perfect Hours, it was one of my favorite books last year. I also enjoyed All the Feels. I’m hoping to get to The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, sometime this year.

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  3. I keep seeing the cover of Duke, Actually around and it looks so cute! I’m definitely gonna have to check it out/keep it on my radar! I also can’t wait to read Malibu Rising as it’s been too long since I last read TJR and I’ve missed the way she slays my emotions 😂 I hope you’re enjoying your January reads so far!

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