Library Loot across genres

Going along with my recent book buying ban, I have been seriously hitting up the library for all of my lusty reading needs…well not all, they hardly have any romance novels at my libraries *harumph* So I suppose I should say, all of my NON lusty reading needs. Despite not having 90% of the romance novels on my wish list, I still picked up plenty of books from other genres on the rest of my list. Yes, I do read non-romance novels! This trip to the library was made even more successful by the fact that Girl Scouts were selling cookies out front, so I walked away with the quite the loot, both in books and in thin mints! So what did I get???

  • Anna and the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins: there has been a lot of buzz about this one around the book blogs, and I’m all for YA romances, and have become extra attracted to this kind of read after becoming obsessed with Jennifer Echols, Sarah Dessen, and Simone Elkeles. I’ve heard this one was really cute, but with plenty of angst. After seeing a review from my very trusted book-recommender friend at Katidom, I knew I needed to pick this up!
  • Last Sacrifice, by Richelle Mead: I am OBSESSED with this YA Vampire Academy series, ya’ll, this is the 6th and final one! I’m so obsessed with this series that I actually BOUGHT the 5th one in HARDCOVER. I never ever ever buy hardcover…so why I am I getting this one from the library? *sigh* There is a love triangle. And I dont think Rose ends up with the guy I like. I’m actually scared to read this, it’s a monster of a book (610 pgs) and although I haven’t read any reviews for fear of spoilers I just have this terrible feeling I will not like this book. I actually have a strong feeling I just might not even read it and just return it.
  • Bed of Roses, by Nora Roberts: I read the first in the Bride Quartet and didn’t love it, it was a little flat…but I saw this 2nd one on the library new releases shelf and thought, why not? I need some light reading for my metro commute!
  • The Three Weissmanns of Westport, by Cathleen Schine: the review for this one in last month’s People Magazine intrigued me, and as I said above, I like a little bit of diversity in my reading diet, so this one can fill my “literary fiction” quota ;)

Library loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader and Claire from The Captive Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.

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8 Responses

  1. I adored Anna and the French Kiss. It’s one of my favorite YA reads of the year so far.

    Does your library share with other libraries in the county you are in? My library’s website lets me order any book from any branch in their system and have it shipped to my library. Without that service, I’d be doomed in the romance/UF department.

  2. I get a lot of review copies but there are still books that I read that don’t fall into that category so I’ve been hitting the library too. It doesn’t always work out for me because I hate putting stuff on hold and not knowing when the item will come in, but if I see something I’ve been wanting to read, I nab it.

    Yay on the cookies! I found an unopened box of Thin Mints in the fridge last night. I love them but can’t eat them anymore (allergies) but my kids somehow missed the box.

  3. Colette: i use two library systems, the District of Columbia and Arlington County in northern virginia. each system has multiple branches, and yes i can request a book from any of the branches and pick it up at the closest location to me.

    but, for example, NEITHER library system has a single book by Kristan Higgins, Sherry Thomas or Nalini Singh. NONE. its really sad.

    Ti: allergic to thin mints! so sad!!! well i am allergic to alcohol which is no fun either

  4. All look really good. I keep seeing Anna and The French Kiss everywhere. I’m sure I’ll read it at some point. Enjoy!

  5. My romance reading falls in historical category and my library borrowing is now the eBook variety (using my Nook, not my Kindle). While my library system has a very small selection of eBooks of any sort my brother gave me the secret codes to his account and I borrow all my romance books from his library system. They have plenty to keep my reading for months.

    I’m with you on the thin mints. Thank heavens the GS cookie sale is only once a year.

    Enjoy your books.

  6. My library has a lot of uncataloged romance books, in a sort of “honor” section. You could ask. I do live in one of the best library systems in the country, though (King County, WA). Doesn’t stop me from also getting my Seattle library card, of course.

  7. Linda: yep *nods in agreement* that was me too! i could no longer avoid all the many mentions

    marcia: i think it is so so so awesome that libraries now do ebook lending, whether from your, or someone else’s library ;)

    Beth: the Arlington County Library in northern virginia used to have a sort of romance/mass market paperback section that wasnt par of the rest of the system BUT they just got rid of it, sold a lot of the books, and put the rest in with general fiction. so you cant browse the genre easily anymore, and again, i think they sold most of them. sigh.

  8. Sounds so familiar, I’m on a self-imposed book-buying ban too T__T
    I read a very positive review of Anna and the French Kiss at Marg’s blog, hope you enjoy it as much as she did!

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