Library Checkout: August – September 2016

September 29, 2016 Library Checkout 16

Library Checkout

After not using the library too much in August, multiple holds coming in at the same in September changed all my reading plans for the month!

Library Books Read

Barbarian Days by William Finnegan (Audio cheat*, DNF) 
Hillbilly Elegy
by J.D. Vance
Love, Loss, and What We Ate
by Padma Lakshmi (Audio cheat*)
Originals by Adam M. Grant (Audio cheat*)
The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts by Laura Tillman
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Checked Out, To Be Read


Returned Unread

Bright, Precious Days by Jay McInerney (because the format wasn’t compatible with Kindle)
 by Ann Patchett (because I ended up buying the e-book before my hold came in)

Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer

On Hold

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
*Audio cheat is when I check out an e-book from the library to get the discounted audiobook price from Audible (an amazing tip I learned from Kathy at Kathy Reads Fiction). So, I’m not actually reading the e-book from the library, but listening to the audio version.
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16 Responses to “Library Checkout: August – September 2016”

    • Sarah Dickinson

      Thanks 🙂 It’s not the norm for me…watch me have no nonfiction left that I want to read once Nonfiction Nov rolls around!

    • Sarah Dickinson

      It’s amazing!!! I can get audiobooks for like $5 without using any Audible credits. Definitely check it out on Kathy’s blog.

  1. Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    I’ve got Commonwealth downloaded from the library as we speak. As soon as I finish Vinegar girl, which is my other download…

  2. Heather @ Bits & Books

    What did you think of the Padma Lakshmi book? I have the audio version to listen to but haven’t got around to it it. I feel like I’ll like it once I get started on it, but I just can’t encourage myself to get going.

    • Sarah Dickinson

      I really enjoyed it on audio. Nice mix of gossip and behind the scenes stuff and substantive issues.

    • Sarah Dickinson

      It’s definitely gotten me to relax (not chucking them completely, but way more relaxed than I was) on reading plans and I’m liking how that feels!

  3. Eva @ The Paperback Princess

    Gossip in the Padma Lakshmi one! That sounds promising. I’ve only heard amazing things about Commonwealth. Ann Patchett is always so readable but her endings tend to let me down. Will be interested to hear what you think about this one!

  4. Katie @ Doing Dewey

    Ooh, Lab Girl was a good one! I hate having to return library books unread, but I’ve been doing that a lot lately. Starting a new job has kept me busy and I’ve been pretty optimistic with what I’ve checked out!

    • Sarah Dickinson

      I’m so glad to hear that – I’m like 8th on the hold list at the library and am crossing my fingers it comes in in time for Nonfiction November.

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