Checked Out: Week 20

allegiant-by-veronica-rothIt seems like the perfect storm this week when it comes to books for me. I already had Requiem, the final book in the Delirium series. Then Allegiant, the final book in the Divergent series arrived at the library for me. Not to mention I have to finish my book club book, The Sound of Things Falling, in time for the discussion group on Sunday night, AND the final book in the Mortal Instruments series, City of Heavenly Fire, came out on Tuesday, and I have been dying to read that one since I finished the last one in three days flat. Yeah, that’s a lot of books.

That means, though, that I had to put a few books on hold that I already had checked out. I just don’t have the time to finish them all, and some of them were only 14-day books, meaning I had to return them in two weeks’ time anyway. So back they went, hopefully to be checked out again in the near future (once I’m done with all these finales, oh, and the next Jack Reacher book)…

Checked In:

  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store, by Robin Sloan
  • The Haunted, by Bentley Little
  • Psychos, by Babe Walker

I will admit that I’m finding it a bit hard to read the book club selection for two reasons. The first is that I really want to finish Requiem and Allegiant so I keep flashing back to where I am in them while I try to read the other. And the second reason is that perhaps the book loses a little something in the translation from Spanish to English, but it just seems too… sterile. It takes a while to get going with the action that is definitely there. But it needs to get done by Sunday so I’m going to make it my priority today.

With that being said, here are the books I have Checked Out:

  1. Requiem, by Lauren Oliver
  2. Allegiant, by Veronica Roth
  3. The Sound of Things Falling, by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
  4. Echo Burning, by Lee Child

That of course reminded me of how many series’ books I’m reading at the moment, something that seems to go in waves. This time last month I think I was only reading one series’ book. They tend to either come out at the same time or I just get around to them at the same time. I’m stopping by my local library today to see if I can get my hands on a copy of City of Heavenly Fire even though it’s in high demand right now. If push comes to shove, I can hope I get a Barnes & Noble gift card for Father’s Day so I can just purchase the Nook version of its eBook and read it that way.

And as always, I hope you’re still reading too. Let me know what you have checked out!

Sam

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