June Library Haul

Anne Bogel's podcast is KILLER for my TBR pile... On a recent episode she talked classics, and I realized that I have never read A Room with a View by E.M. Forster. I adored the movie, but it's been a long time, so I hope to read it and watch with fresh eyes. 
I've been reading Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo with my son, and now I'm re-reading it to get the whole picture, since I missed out on the nights my husband was on bedtime duty. And it's my Newberry book for the month!
Marrow Island by Alexis M. Smith is a book I took note of earlier this year, as it was on the PNW authors shelves at Elliot Bay Bookstore and it's been making the rounds on social media lately with the release of the paperback. It's set in my neck of the woods, too, and sounded intriguing. 
Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham is a very compelling sounding dual timeline historical fiction YA, and another book mentioned on the What Should I Read Next podcast, as well as her summer reading guide. I also have Killers of the Flower Moon (a nonfiction account Osage Indian murders) from a recent Book of the Month box, so I hope to read them back to back.
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai has been described as similar to Dark Matter and more lighthearted, which made me put it on hold immediately.
It's been awhile since I paged through a new cookbook, and Naturally Nourished by Sarah Britton looks like a good one!
And as I was returning some books for my kids yesterday, I discovered Beartown by Fredrik Backman on the lucky day shelf! I'm pretty far along in the queue for the digital book (see below), but I had to grab it. I didn't love A Man Called Ove, but I keep hearing raves about this, and that it's a departure from his other work. I guess that's what I'm reading next, and as always, I look forward to any commentary or suggestions! 

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin
Hum If You Don't Know the Words by Bianca Marais

Other Digital Books in the Queue:
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
The Whole Thing Together by Ann Brashares
Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy
The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor
A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams
Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry


  1. Check out The Bright Hour by Nina Riggs. I know the author's family so I might be a little biased but I loved it so much. Also that cookbook is amazing.

    1. Oh man, I tend to shy away from those kind of books - When Breath Becomes Air has been languishing on my shelf because I am a wuss. And, I think I'm coming to realize that I prefer memoir that is on the uplifting side :/

  2. I enjoyed Dark Matter better than All Our Wrong Todays (I thought the science-y stuff got a little strange towards the end?) BUT my husband read All Our Wrong Todays and couldn't get 50 pages into Dark Matter. So there is that.
    My library hold of The Shark Club just came in and I'm excited to read that one. A Hundred Summers is a book I reread almost every year, it's my favorite of hers (although I think I liked it better on rereads than originally). Happy reading!

    1. I agree with you on All Our Wrong Todays! It was good, but not as great as Dark Matter. I am excited to finally read Beatriz Williams, as I had A Hundred Summers on my list last year but didn't get around to it - I am DETERMINED this year :)