July Library Haul

I wonder if I was drawn to blue and yellow subconsciously for summer? It is a lovely coordinating stack, and more than I can handle in a month, as usual...

I feel as if I am the last of the book blogging/instagram community to read Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett. Thankfully, it was on the library Choice Read shelf, which means it's mine for at least three months
As usual, Anne Bogel is influencing my reading pile, having mentioned Sarah Addison Allen on her podcast several times. I had just finished Beartown and went on a spree of putting holds on books that might be lighter fare, and magical Southern fiction sounds like just the ticket with Garden Spells
I enjoyed Jennifer E. Smith's This is What Happy Looks Like, and heard great reviews of her latest: Windfall
I caved to the hype from The Skimm and the description of The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo. This is what I am currently reading and, as someone who was also a 'twentysomething' during 9/11, it is grabbing my heartstrings. 
The initial buzz on The Reminders by Val Emmich didn't grab me - singer and actor who wrote a book? Hmmm. But it's gaining momentum in gushing reviews, so I have my fingers crossed for a great heartwarming novel. 
The Shark Club by Ann Kidd Taylor (who I just realized is Sue Monk Kidd's daughter!) is the second book I'm checking off from my Summer Reading List
I just finished reading A Hundred Summers by Beartriz Williams and I'm so glad I finally read one of her books! More thoughts to come; for now I'd say that if you enjoy Elin Hilderbrand books, as well as historical fiction, you will enjoy her work.

Also in the queue...
Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

Other Digital Books in the Queue:
The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
City of Thieves by David Benioff
The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand
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
Marrow Island by Alexis M. Smith 
Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham 
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
Church of Marvels by Leslie Parry

As always, I would love to hear your thoughts or recommendations!


  1. I've been toying with The Light We Lost also for the same reason you have...but have also shied away b/c isn't it YA? I loved Rabbit Cake...also enjoyed Do Not Become Alarmed and am looking forward to Young Jane Young!

  2. I really enjoyed Windfall and The Shark Club. Both fun reads for summer! I read The Identicals and it was fine. Not my favorite of hers but a decent enough summer read. I always get through her books pretty quick and they're usually fun. I just put Young Jane Young on hold at the library for when it's released! Heard good things about that one!

    1. Good to know on The Identicals - I was also toying with catching up on her backlist, maybe The Rumor instead!