So how many books is too many? I’m not actually sure that I have an answer for you. In a one week span I went to the library twice and picked up fourteen books total. Sure, to some that may not be a lot. But considering the fact that I only just finished a two year long reading slump, that’s a lot. I haven’t read them all yet. But I have finished three and am halfway through another now. Go me! What did I pick up? Well let’s take a gander:
Romanov by Nadine Brandev
Why: As a kid I was always drawn to the mystery surrounding the whereabouts regarding the Russian Grand Duchess and even though we now know, I still find the whole story intriguing. So, a fantasy/alternate universe type take on the history of Anastasia and the Romanov family? Sign me up!
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
Why: Despite the fact that I’ve read several reviews stating it was a no-ending story, the idea of a feminist horror novel has me in it’s grasp. Plus I’m a sucker for dystopian stories.
The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams
Why: Think The Babysitter’s Club meets witches. Even the author says that she grew up with books like The Babysitter’s Club and Sweet Valley High and that this was a more fleshed out nod to them. Also, I LOVE witchy books.
The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
Why: I’ve wanted to read Kara Thomas’ books for awhile and I’m so glad that I finally did. I had read Little Monsters and The Darkest Corners and became an instant fan, so when I saw the library had this one, it was a no-brainer. Described by many as Pretty Little Liars but without the silly ending, I was hooked from the start.
The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh
Why: A historical, paranormal, murder mystery set in 1872 New Orleans. Need I say more?
Heroine by Mindy McGinnis
Why: I recently discovered Mindy McGinnis and I loved her writing style. So when I saw this contemporary story about a teenage girl dealing with an addiction to pain killers after a car crash, I was curious.
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
Why: This will be my first Riley Sager book and I have heard nothing but good things. A suspense novel about a mysterious apartment and the people who tend to go missing inside it.
Something Like Gravity by Amber Smith
Why: I’ve never been a huge fan of romance stories, but every so often I like to sit down with one and a love story about a transgender boy finding love for the first time sounded pretty sweet.
Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw
Why: I fell deeply in love with Shea Ernshaw’s first book, The Wicked Deep so when I saw she had a second book out, I knew I had to get it. Also, the cover is glorious. I’m about halfway through it now and while it moves pretty slowly, I’m enjoying it so far. Also, witches.
These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling
Why: This book is completely gay, and I mean that in the best ways possible. Seriously, this LGBTQ book makes me happy. So we have witches (I told you they make me happy!), a mystery, a lesbian witch main character and her hot ex-girlfriend who is also a witch, the bisexual new crush and the transgender co-worker. I read this one super fast and it was a delight. Can’t wait for the sequel!
That’s my list! Hope you enjoyed my library haul and don’t worry. You’ll see many more of these. After all, I have another 5 books on hold right now. I’m sure that will at least double in the next week. Oops! I’d love to hear from you. Leave me a comment and let me know what books you got from the library OR link me your own library haul post!