“Library Haul” is my weekly post 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, advanced readers copies that arrived in the mail, and more. Even though I don’t always get through all the reads I bring home, I’m excited to share them!
Apparently, I was really feeling comics this week, because that’s all I ended up physically checking out from my library! Here’s what I got:
I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation by Natalie Nourigat: I’ve seen a few reviews saying that this graphic novel is less memoir and more how-to in regards to the animation field (which is not something I’m super interested in), but I’m still curious and want to give this book a try.
Quiet Girl in A Noisy World: An Introvert’s Story by Debbie Tung: I love memoir comics and am really eager to read this one about the author’s life as an introvert because that’s definitely me!
Flocks by L. Nichols: This one is a memoir about the author, who is a trans man, growing up in a conservative Christian family. I’m always interested in reading about queer people & religion, and hearing about how those two experiences/identities intersect.
Book Love by Debbie Tung: Debbie Tung’s comics are basically me at this point. Can’t wait to read this one about book lovers! I’ve been not-so-patiently waiting for my library’s copy to arrive and it’s finally here!
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi: I’ve been on the holds list for the audiobook version through Libby for a while and it was finally ready for me this week! It’s narrated by Bahni Turpin (who I adore) and I’m excited to start it once I finish up the audiobook I’m currently listening to.
In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang: Another one I’ve been on the holds list for, this graphic novel has been on my TBR for a while! I loved The Prince and the Dressmaker and am looking forward to more from Jen Wang. Ebook is from Libby.
Saga, Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughn: After tons of recommendations, I’m finally working through Saga for the first time. I finished the first volume a few weeks ago, and just downloaded volume 2 via Hoopla Digital. I’ve already finished it and am planning to download volume 3 really soon!
The Fever King by Victoria Lee: This queer YA sci-fi/fantasy has been getting lots of buzz lately, and I’m really looking forward to getting started on it. Thanks Megan Beatie Communications for sending me an ARC! The Fever King
On The Come Up by Angie Thomas: I’m screaming because I still can’t believe that I got my hands on an ARC of this one! This is kind of the highlight of my life. Out on February 5!
What We Buried by Kate A. Boorman: This one is out on February 26, so I’m hoping to read it at some point before then, though I’m not too sure I’ll get to it since I have so many other upcoming releases to read. Such an eerie cover!
All Is Fair by Dee Garretson: I just added this one to my TBR this week and am excited to give it a try! I don’t reach much historical fiction but I usually love Swoon Reads titles. Out next week, January 22!
Did you check out anything from your local library this week?