The Checkout Check-In(7)

Posted March 9, 2017 by Stormy in Books / 6 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.

It’s been about a month since the last check-in, so let’s check on how I’m doing!

The Check-Ins

  • Exquisite Corpse. This was a graphic novel & a quick read. I didn’t love it, but I was entertained & there were some interesting parts.


  • A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab. OF COURSE as soon as I picked this up from the library it jumped to the top of the TBR. I’m reading it now, albeit slowly and in chunks because that’s how my reading time comes this day. I’ll probably power through and finish it on my day off tomorrow, though, because I really want to read it all at once.
  • History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera. I loved More Happy than Not, so of course I was going to pick up Silvera’s newest work. It will probably make me cry, so I’ll have to save it for a day when I know I won’t be going anywhere.
  • The Island by Oliva Levez. This is an interlibrary loan, so I need to read it quickly. It sounds interesting!
  • George by Alex Gino. I know I’m late to reading George, but hey, I’m picking it up now!
  • 10 Things I Can See From Here by Carrie Mac. This book’s been getting mixed reviews, but I know it’s a f/f story with a MC with anxiety, so I really want to give it a chance and hope it exceeds my expectations.
  • Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley. This is another one I feel iffy about. I’ve loved some of Robin Talley’s previous books, but I have heard some things about this one. Nevertheless, I’m gonna give it a chance and see what I think.
  • Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer. I’m so excited to jump into the Lunar Chronicles world graphic novel! It’ll be exciting to be back in that universe.

Hold overs:

  • Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. Yes I STILL have this out from the library. I promise I actually loved Illuminae and really want to read this.
  • The Swan Riders by Erin Bow. Same, pretty much.
  • The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee.
  • One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid.




6 responses to “The Checkout Check-In(7)

  1. Savannah @ Playing in the Pages

    I absolutely love this post format! What a great way to keep accountable to library books… I don’t know about you, but the fact that the library is a free public good and I can renew books as many times as I want usually means I let them slip to the wayside sometimes. But there are so many good books on this list, it makes tons of sense that you’d want to keep track! 🙂 REALLY can’t wait to hear what you think of A Conjuring of Light!

    • Stormy

      I work at a library so the temptation is even stronger! (though unlimited renewals? That sounds like a dream! My library has 3 renewals, and then my local library has ten, which is enough temptation). I’m about 200 pages into A Conjuring of Light and loving it so far–I’m having trouble reading it because I don’t want it to end.

  2. Kelly in Hali

    This is the first moment I’m realizing that Illuminae was written by Kaufman AND Kristoff. I’ve seen it everywhere, but hadn’t given it more than a passing glance – I’ll have to give it a shot now!

    • Stormy

      Yeah, it’s co-authored! Though I keep accidentally writing the authors as Kristoff & Meagan Spooner, since Spooner & Kaufman co-wrote a trilogy. Hard to keep it all straight!

  3. I just read Gemina and it was SO GOOD! I loved the new characters and I actually had to stop reading at one point because my heart was just pounding too fast. So many twists and turns. I still liked Illuminae better, but if you loved that one, you will love Gemina for sure. And Taylor Jenkins Reid is a phenomenal author. I loved her book One True Loves. Happy reading!

    • Stormy

      I’m excited to jump into Gemina, I just can’t believe I’ve had it out from the library THIS LONG and I kep forgetting about it.

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