The Stack - April Library Haul

In honor of National Library Week, I thought I'd share the ENTIRE library haul we have going on in our house and include the kids' stacks this month! Currently the almost 6 year old girl child has the following stashed willy nilly around her room:
Yes, she's still a Mo Willems devotee, and we're making our way through the many Mittens early reader books in addition to all the Elephant and Piggie books. Did you know the last of the dynamic duo is going to be published next month and it's called The Thank You Book?? I'm already dying from the sweetness. I also really wish I was able to jet our family off to New York to check out this exhibit

The almost 9 year old child's stack, which is usually kept in somewhat neatly next to his bed:
Right now, I'm thankful that (like his clothing) he's totally on board with most everything I pick out for him. I grabbed How to Eat Fried Worms out of nostalgia and he's yet to read it, so the jury is still out. I think I did well with The Spiderwick Chronicles, and surprisingly, Farmer Boy. It's a Laura Ingalls Wilder that I had not read, but thought might me a good intro for him and we've enjoyed reading that one together before bed. So far it's not terribly exciting, but there is something rather compelling and intriguing about immersing ourselves in the story of a 9 year old farm boy in the early 1900s. The Captain Underpants books are just par for the course for the grade school set, he's also enjoying another goofy comic: Timmy Failure, and a book about sharks - because he's never really outgrown them.

As for me:
New to the stack this month is Mr. Splitfoot, Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist and Half of a Yellow Sun. Although I think this month may be comprised mostly of Kindle reading, since last month's Everything Everything came in via ebook so I returned the physical copy from last month's haul. The Nest also came in from the library on ebook and I was too curious about all the buzz on that one to put it off. Lastly, I am reading another NetGalley ARC (Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave) on the Kindle. I should get around to Half of a Yellow Sun before the end of the month, though, as I'm reading it for a book club!

New e-books ready in my queue:

Golden Son by Pierce Brown
You by Caroline Kepnes
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (no, I haven't read this yet!)

As well as the ones I've had ready for awhile:

I'm Glad About You by Theresa Rebeck

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry
The Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
Happy Again by Jennifer E. Smith
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

As always, I'm interested in any thoughts/if you've read the books on this list or others I should know about!


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