May Library Haul (and another trip!)

I can't believe our trip to Chicago is almost here! (Hence no real menu planning this week.) This is a slightly different kind of trip, with much more time sitting on the airplane and zero pool sitting/cocktail time. So. I decided I would try and get through some backlist titles I've been meaning to read. Most of these I got on my Kindle as well, since I always put both physical and digital on hold to see which comes in first and so I can bounce back and forth to read on the go.

A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley was a recommendation on What Should I Read Next that sounded right up my alley (family drama) and an author I feel like I should read.
A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner is still in my stack because it's a Choice Reads that I can renew for another month, and probably will because the digital copy is still on hold and I don't want to bring any physical books on this trip. Maybe I'll get around to it later in the month...
Brown Girl Dreaming is another one from the Choice Reads shelf and will definitely be my Newberry book for May!
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver has been on the to-read for a WHILE. One of my favorite books of all time is The Poisonwood Bible and I have enjoyed several of her other books. Although, the last one I tried was The Lacuna and couldn't get into it - but, I'm hoping this one, also recommended on WSIRN and by my friend Hillary, will get some Kingsolver back in my life.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that follows a lot of bookstagram or book Twitter. The latest in this YA fantasy series hit the shelves last week and the internet was in full freak-out mode. Of course I wanted to see what the fuss was about, so I hope to get to that later this month.
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough was another book with so much hype - specifically regarding the crazy ending. It was literally marketed with the hashtag #WTFthatending. And I read this one already and, yep, that pretty much sums it up - review forthcoming!

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin
Hum If You Don't Know the Words by Bianca Marais
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Practicing Normal by Cara Sue Atchenberg 

Other Digital Books in the Queue:
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson (another backlist on the TBR for awhile!)
On Turpentine Lane by Elinor Lipman
Victoria by Daisy Goodwin
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai
Tiny Little Thing and A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry
The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin

Audiobooks in the Queue:
The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls (long overdue read, and I heard her audio was excellent!)
The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir Ariel Levy
Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel by George Saunders

And, of course I still have my Book of the Month selections piling up from last month, along with the book I got on Independent Bookstore Day, eep. As always, I look forward to any commentary and suggestions! 


  1. Flight Behavior has been on my TBR since hearing about it on WSIRN also!

    And - I'm looking forward to Young Jane Young too!

  2. I would love to hear your thoughts on Young Jane Young when you get to it. I absolutely loved The Storied Life of AJ Fikry and am so hoping this measures up.

  3. I read the print of Glass Castles a bunch of years ago; it was good. Court of Thorn and Roses is fantastic - I have the second in my queue for reread before I am able to get the third. SO EXCITED. It's one of the very few where I thought the second book was better than the first, and I'm hoping the third is even better!