The Stack - May Library Haul

Since summer break is just around the corner, I mostly have books from my library's 'Paperback Picks' shelf to keep on hand in June and July, as I can easily renew these books - if you live in KCLS land, I highly recommend grabbing books from the paperback picks section and other super user tactics. So, I picked up an Elin Hilderbrand for easy breezy reading, 'natch, and the first of the Neapolitan novels: My Brilliant Friend which seems like a good summer pick. I also grabbed H Is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald as it's been on my radar for months, Smile for my oldest (but I read it, too, and it's FANTASTIC), as well as a book club pick: The Wrath and The Dawn.

And new to the ebook queue:

The Girls by Emma Cline (a NetGalley ARC)
First Comes Love by Emily Giffin (a NetGalley ARC)
You by Caroline Kepnes
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (gotta catch up on this series so I can read the final book, The Raven King)
Golden Son by Pierce Brown

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

I'm Glad About You by Theresa Rebeck
Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa
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 (which just got recommended by Bill Gates, so maybe I'll move it up in the queue...)
Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
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!

Also, how awesome is this wee patio at my local library?? 
I hardly ever peruse the shelves, usually hitting the area where holds are kept and, of course, the children's section. But I had time on my hands today and wandered the aisles and, lo, there was a patio! I must take advantage of this on a warmer day...


  1. Oooh, I just finished In a Dark, Dark Wood - very hard to put down!