The Checkout Check-In(6)

Posted February 8, 2017 by Stormy in Books / 2 Comments

The Checkout Check-In

In the Checkout Check-In, I’ll be checking in with you guys about the items I’m checking back into the library. . . and everything I’m checking out. Consider it partially a TBR, partially an accountability post to myself to READ THESE BOOKS.

I have done well at limiting myself to library checkouts. I only have a total of SIX books out right now! Which includes my ebook check-outs and books from both libraries. I’m proud of myself.

The Check-Ins

  • Lyddie by Katherine Peterson. Had to read this for class. It was okay, but definitely an older YA novel(i.e. the pacing of a snail)
  • Talking as Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham. Sadly, I had to return this unread. I’ve been reading through the Cybils shortlist, and I just didn’t have time to get to this one before it was due. I definitely plan on adding myself back to the holds list though!
  • The Serpent King by Jeff Zenter(Cybils book)
  • The Weight of Zero(Cybils book)
  • This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills. I LOVED this book and I’m so glad I gave it a chance after not loving Mills’ debut.


I don’t even have a high priority and short priority list, because I have so few library books out and it feels great!

  • Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. Yeah, I STILL haven’t read this. I’m on my fifth renewal and it’s sad because I loved Illuminae. I really want to read Gemina, don’t get me wrong, I just haven’t felt compelled to pick it up lately.
  • The Swan Riders by Erin Bow. Eep. Another sequel I need to read. In my defense, as much as I loved The Scorpion Rules it was a very intense book and I’m not sure I’m ready for that again.
  • The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee. You know how sometimes you’re compelled to a book and you don’t even know why? Like, there’s nothing specific in the synopsis that appeals to you necessarily, you just REALLY want to read it and think you’ll like it? That’s how I feel about The Secret of a Heart Note.
  • Spindle by E.K. Johnson. I’ve head mixed things about Johnson’s retellings, but I really loved Exit, Pursued by a Bear so I want to read some of her other books.
  • Exquisite Corpse by Penelope Bagieu. I’d never heard of this graphic novel before, but the title caught my eye as I was browsing the shelves.
  • Vaclav & Lena by Haley Tanner. This was on a Valentine’s display at my local library, and the cover caught my eye. It’s about two children who meet in an ESL class and then go several years without seeing each other. I’m assuming they then find their way back to each other, since it was on that Valentine’s display.





2 responses to “The Checkout Check-In(6)

  1. I’ll look forward to your thoughts on the Swan Riders as you got me to pick up and LOVE the Scorpion Rules! I am months behind on reviewing that one, it definitely didn’t go in a direction I expected but I loved a lot about it.

    • Stormy

      I think The Scorpion Rules was, to this day, one of my most successful recs to a handful of people! It was so intense, though, so I’ve been dreading(in a good way!) The Swan Riders, where I’m pretty sure I’ll love it but also not sure my heart & soul is ready to go back there.

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