Library Reads #39

libraryrreadsLibrary Reads: I’m a huge fan of Libraries. I tend to visit the library quite a bit, so these posts are where I document the books I’ve borrowed from the library of my hometown, or one of a few libraries that I go to. 

I’ll tell you a little bit about what I expect from the book, or the author’s writings. Whether what I say is a sentence long, or a few sentence’s. From doing these posts, I hope to spread a little bit of my love for libraries, while simultaneously informing you of books you may or may have not known of!


Hello friends! Today’s post is about the books I’ve borrowed from the library recently. There are a few so lets get into it! I borrowed these books on June 23rd, and on July 7th. Let me know if you’ve read any of these books! 

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons, #1) by Leigh Bardugo

I’ve been interested in Warbringer for a while now. I know I may say that quite a bit, but it’s true! Anywho, I’ve been interested in Warbringer solely because it’s a Wonder Woman novel. I don’t know much about Wonder Woman’s character to be quite honest. I didn’t grow up reading the comics, or watching the movies. And that’s because I didn’t like how they depicted WW’s outfit. — Knowing little to nothing about Wonder Woman, all I truly know of her character was what happened in the Wonder Woman movie back in 2017. I’m going to try and keep any (and all) expectations I have for Warbringer to a low. I don’t want this one to be a disappointment!

Hunted by Meagan Spooner

I’ve had Hunted on my To Be Read pile/list for so long that I’ve forgotten what it’s actually about! Yet when I come across Hunted on the internet, whether that be tumblr, twitter, Instagram or somewhere else, I’m always reminded of the book, and that I want to read it. And since I have forgotten what Hunted is about, I’d like to keep it that way so when I get around to reading Hunted, I’ll have a fresh start.

A Poison Dark and Drowning (Kingdom on Fire, #2) by Jessica Cluess

Sooo, I randomly found A Poison Dark and Drowning on the library shelves, thought “Hey, this is probably the second book to A Shadow Bright and Burning. May as well borrow it!” …And that’s what I did! Hahaha. I have no idea what to expect within A Poison Dark and Drowning, but hopefully I’ll like it. I can’t really remember what happened in the first book. There’ll probably be a refresher in this second book though.

Everless by Sara Holland

Everless has been on my mind for a while now. I think I first found Everless on Netgalley and thought that it’d be a great read, since hey, Everless is a fantasy novel and I do love me some fantasy! Reading the synopsis for Everless kind of has me wondering if I’ll actually end up enjoying the book or not. I mean, I’d like to enjoy it. Yet Everless might not be a book that I’ll end up liking since I’m pretty much over fantasies with kingdoms where the main character “has to go back.” I guess we’ll see! (Since Returned, unread)

Incarceron (Incarceron, #1) by Catherin Fisher

I’m actually really relieved that Incarceron is the first book because I tend to borrow second or even third books when I go to the library. And because I did not check before hand whether or not Incarceron was the first book, I kinda winged it. I’m glad it worked out!

Incarceron is another book that I’ve had my eye on for a while. I don’t know what to think of the book because I haven’t read the synopsis for Incarceron. However, what made me borrow this book was that on the cover there’s a sentence at the bottom of the title/cover page that says “This prison is alive.” Which should be interesting!

The Return (Titan, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I am laughing at myself because the cover in my opinion is just ridiculous. There’s just something about it. Maybe it’s because the guy’s eyes on the cover are kinda glowing? I don’t know, hahaha. The Return is another book that I’ve had my eye on. I’ve actually been low-key wanting to read The Return for like, 3 years, and since a friend of mine said that she really enjoyed reading the entire Titan series/trilogy, she practically made me borrow The Return. In good fortune, of course. (I can’t help but roll my eyes when I look at the cover though. Am I alone in this??)

Normal (Normal, #1) by Graeme Cameron

I heard of this book a while ago. I think I first saw/heard of it on instagram, but I’m not too sure. Though, admittedly, the more I think of seeing Normal on Instagram, the more I’m sure that I did see it first on Instagram. Anyway! With Normal, the case was that a person I follow on IG loved/really enjoyed reading Normal, recommended it to the moon and back. So I marked it as ‘To Read” on GoodReads, did the same on one of my library accounts, and promptly forgot about it. Yikes! I know. I found it again though when I scrolled through said library account and thought “Why not?”

I don’t know much about Normal aside from it being a Thriller/Suspense / Mystery / Horror novel.

Right Behind You (Quincy & Rainie, #7) by Lisa Gardner

On my way from leaving the Mystery section of that library, I came across Lisa Gardner’s books. I’ve heard nothing but great things about her writing, and since my library book bag was already kinda full, I only took the one with the most interesting spine. And that one was Right Behind You! Which, by the way, even the title is kind of creepy. Like, I want to look behind me and see if anyone is actually there, haha!

I actually just found out that Right Behind You is the seventh book in a series so hopefully, I can read Right Behind You without having to read the first 6 books first..

The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro, Daniel Kraus

I’ve literally heard nothing about this book. I’ve only heard somethings of the movie. And since I haven’t watched the movie, I thought I’d try and read the book! Actually, the only thing I’ve heard of the movie is that my cousin has thoughts on it all, haha!

I have no idea what to expect from this novel, so I’m keeping my mind open to the possibilities of everything. (Since Returned, unread)

The Mermaid’s Child by Jo Baker

I haven’t heard anything of The Mermaid’s Child. I’m not even sure myself of how I came across this title. I can’t deny that I’m interested in this book though. I’m looking forward to seeing how everything pans out, and if the main characters’ mother is actually a mermaid.

The Sapphire Affair (Jewel, #1) by Lauren Blakely

I don’t even know how I came across The Sapphire Affair, but I’ve wanted to read it for a while. And since I’ve been digging the romance novels lately, I thought I’d give The Sapphire Affair a go. I expect that there will be some smexy-smexy times in this one!

Burn Bright (Alpha & Omega, #5) by Patricia Briggs

I have been looking forward to reading Burn Bright for such a long time. I am incredibly excited that the library had it (though I could only borrow it for a week. I didn’t let that stop me though)! I love the Alpha & Omega series, which is a companion series to the Mercy Thompson series, which is also written by Patricia Briggs.

Song of the Current (Song of the Current, #1) by Sarah Tolcser

I found out about Song of the Current about a month before the book initially came out. I found it on Netgalley originally and recommended Song of the Current as a purchase. Now that I have Song of the Current in my hands, I expect that there will be some fantasy elements in this novel. Seeing that there are fantasy elements to Song of the Current, I’m curious to see what happens and if everything turns out alright.

Manga:

Kiss of the Rose Prince Volume 01 by Aya Shouoto

I discovered that there are some fans of Aya Shouoto in my libraries system. I only found this out because searching the authors name into the online catalogue showed me that the library has quite a few books of hers! I’m looking forward to reading Kiss of the Rose Princess because I have heard nothing about it. Nothing at all.

The Demon Prince of Momochi House Volume 01 by Aya Shouto

The Demon Prince of Momochi House is another manga that I’ve heard nothing about. I’m also looking forward to reading this first volume but I’m looking forward to it because the character on the cover looks like a one-tailed kitsune. I could be wrong, I don’t know. I’ll have to read this first volume to see what’s what.

Karneval Omnibus Volume 02-08 by Touya Mikianagi

Having been a fan of the anime for a while now, I am genuinely looking forward to reading these editions of Karneval.

Cook Book:

Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat by Chrissy Teigen

Because I am always looking for new recipes to try, I tend to borrow a few cook books here and there. Otherwise I tend to use pinterest to scour for any recipes I may find.

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What was the last book you borrowed? 

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Reading!
— Adele

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