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Love Your Library: March 2022

25 books read in March, 8 library, 9 KU, 2 ARCs from NetGalley and 6 books that I bought.

This was a weird month, as a quarter of the books I read, I actually owned. I don’t really buy books anymore, but late last year, Lucy Score had the Blue Moon box set on sale for, like, six bucks, so I picked it up. I got the Elle Kennedy book free during a kindle sale of some sort, and I bought a copy of Brilliance almost ten years ago, and re-read it this month for book club. So. Weird.

March was decent, quality wise. I enjoyed most of what I read, with only a couple ‘meh’ reads. I was…I don’t want to say disappointed, because that sounds judgy, but I still read mostly romance books, when one of the things I wanted to do this year was branch back out into other kinds of books I love, specifically Mystery/Thriller, of which I read one, and Urban Fantasy, of which I read zero.

The romance books are just so satisfying, with their happy endings. And they FLY by. It’s a little addictive.

Library Books I Read in December

Kindle Unlimited Books I Read in December.

NetGalley Early Releases

Stuff I Actually Own

Currently Reading

The Paradox Hotel, Rob Hart

Checked Out, Reading Soon

  • The Cartographers, Peng Shepherd
  • Wild Wicked Things, Francesca May
  • The Book of Cold Cases, Simone St. James

Returned Unread

  • None this month. Go me!

DNF

  • Tell Me An Ending, Jo Harkin—Just couldn’t get into it
  • Here’s To Us, Becky Albertalli—I really didn’t love the first book, and I kind of wanted to know how it ended so I skimmed through this one…but I didn’t really read it.

Favorite Library Book This Month

Hook, Line and Sinker by Tessa Bailey

Currently On Hold

I went through and removed the top eight books on last month’s list. They had all been sitting there for almost a year, so obviously I don’t want to read them all that badly. If they come up again, I will put them back on hold…but they were mocking me. 😂

I have also added the month that I put the book on hold, and I am going to try to cancel holds older than six months, unless there are extenuating circumstances. I need to learn to let go. 🙂

  • Just Haven’t Met You Yet, Sophie Cousins (Oct ‘21)
  • A Marvellous Light, Freya Marske (Nov ‘21)
  • The Storyteller, Dave Grohl (Nov ‘21)
  • The Mother Next Door, Tara Laskowski (Nov ‘21)
  • The Judge’s List, John Grisham (Nov ‘21)
  • The Last Girl Ghosted, Lisa Unger (Nov ‘21)
  • Anna and the French Kiss, Stephanie Perkins (Nov 21)
  • The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy, Anne Ursu (Dec ‘21)
  • Last Night at the Telegraph Club, Malinda Lo (Jan ‘22)
  • The Ivory Key, Akshaya Raman (Jan ‘22)
  • The Sorority Murder, Allison Brennan (Jan ‘22)
  • A Flicker in the Dark, Stacy Willingham (Jan ‘22)
  • The Maid, Nita Prose (Jan ‘22)
  • The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Eva Jurczyk (Feb ‘22)
  • Greenwich Park, Katherine Faulkner (Feb ‘22)
  • Last House on the Street, Diane Chamberlain (Feb ‘22)
  • Arsenic and Adobo, Mia P. Mandala (Feb ‘22)
  • The Unsinkable Greta James, Jennifer E. Smith (Mar ‘22) New This Month!
  • Tessa Ever After, Brighton Walsh (Mar ‘22) New This Month!
  • On A Night Like This, Lindsey Kelk (Mar ‘22) New This Month!
  • I Kissed Shara Wheeler, Casey McQuiston (Mar ‘22) New This Month!
  • The Christmas Wedding Guest, Susan Mallory (Christmas Hold)
  • The Christmas Bookshop, Jenny Colgan (Christmas Hold)
  • One Christmas Wish, Brenda Jackson (Christmas Hold)
  • Nick and Noel’s Christmas Playlist, Codi Hall (Christmas Hold)

As to where I am with my reading challenge, I have finished 61 books toward my goal of 175 books, which means that I am 18 books ahead of schedule.

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.

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