Welcome to my new weekly blog feature, where I share all the things I brought home from the library this week! One of my favorite things about being a librarian is bringing home stacks of exciting new reads: books I snagged as soon as they hit the “New arrivals” shelf, hidden gems I stumbled upon in the stacks, digital books I found on Libby, and more. Even though I don’t always get through all the reads I bring home, I’m excited to share them!
The Disasters by M. K. England: I snagged our library’s copy of this YA sci-fi with queer rep as soon as it arrived! It looks like such a fun read, and I love that the author is a teen librarian!
Open Earth by Sarah Mirk, Eva Cabrera, & Claudia Aguirre: This short adult graphic novel is set in space and focuses on a young woman in happy, healthy poly relationships. I picked this one up earlier this week and just finished it last night.
Scythe by Neal Shusterman: My awesome friend & fellow teen librarian Hallie just read this one with her teen book club, and has been raving about it ever since! Scythe hadn’t really piqued my interest before, but after hearing how much she (and the teens in the book club) loved it, I had to check out a copy.
Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America edited by Ibi Zoboi: I honestly nearly screamed with excitement when I got a eBook and eAudio of this one via Libby! This is one of my most anticipated books of 2019 and I’ll probably end up switching back and forth between the eBook and eAudio versions.
Two Can Keep A Secret by Karen M. McManus: I’ve heard so many great things about Karen’s previous book One of Us is Lying so I’m hoping to give this one a try. I really like listening to thrillers on Audio, because it makes it even spookier.
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe: There’s been some positive buzz popping up for this YA contemporary about a Black French Canadian teen adjusting to his new life in Texas, so I checked out both the eBook and eAudio on a whim. I have so much on my January TBR, so I’m not quite sure when I’ll get to this one.
Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills: This will be my first Emma Mills book, but I’ve heard that her books are happy, funny, and heart-warming!
Color Me In by Natasha Diaz: A huge thank you to the publisher (Penguin Random House) & author for sending me this YA contemporary about a mixed-race Jewish girl figuring out where she fits in in the world. As a mixed-race Jewish reader, I’m so excited to read this own-voices novel!
Internment by Samira Ahmed: I was ecstatic to get an ARC of this one in the mail through Kid Lit Exchange and have already gotten started on it. This YA novel about a near-future US in which Muslims are forced into internment camps (and a teen girl trying to form a resistance) is sure to be one of the most important novels of the year. Stay tuned for a review!
Did you check out anything from your local library this week?
6 thoughts on “Library Haul | January 12, 2019”
I LOVE the idea of a weekly library haul! I honestly always wondered how many books librarians took home from work on average and after just 2 weeks at my new library job, it’s like, WOW, HOW DO I *NOT* TAKE IT ALL HOME?!?! It’s just… THERE for the taking! 😂 Funny enough, my co-workers all say they barely ever read! I’m like… how?!?! I took a few graphic novels and 2 middle grade books home with me this week.
I honestly sometimes take home entire tote bags of books!! Ahhhh and congratulations on your new job! I actually have a ton of coworkers who hardly read and I’m just like BUT WHY?! This was actually a small stack this week–I usually take home way more!!
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Thank you so much! And yes to the “BUT WHY?!” 😂😂
This is such a great idea. I try to use my library as much as possible, but I haven’t been highlighting them on my blog.
I’m not a librarian, but I work at a library and take WAY too many books home with me all the time lol. It’s kind of dangerous not having any late fees because then I don’t worry when I keep things a little later than I should (oops). I’m so excited that Black Enough is out because I need to read it ASAP, it sounds so so good.