Mama’s Library Haul

Hi all! We were on vacation last week, so our normal kids review library haul post is a little off track. We’ll be back with that next week! In the meantime, I thought I would give you a peak inside my library bag. Generally speaking, I don’t post about my specific library haul because I feel like there is much more need for selections and reviews of children’s books, but this week is the exception. Enjoy 🙂







**Please note, these are not reviews, just a quick snapshot of what I’ve got on my nightstand. Spoiler alert: It’s piled with books.

#1. The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson
This is an ebook I rented for vacation. Haven’t worked my way through it yet, but about 30% done. It’s about a lady who starts dreaming about her life in an alternate universe. So far, I remain intrigued.

#2. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Okay, I have to admit, I’ve been a long time coming to the Mortal Instruments series, but I HAVE ARRIVED. I put this book on my kindle for vacation, read it in two hours and was on to the next one. Reviews and fan-girling will be saved for another episode.

#3. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
I told you I had arrived, didn’t I? Downloaded, read, and finished this book all in the same day.

#4. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
I should abstain from admitting that this was part three of my weekend binge reading. But I won’t, because I’m secretly proud of it. It’s a blessing and a curse. If only I could figure out how to match my review pace and my reading pace, this site would be hopping!

#5.Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
I’m not sure what this one is about, but I’ve watched it floating around goodreads and my library site as a ‘recommended for you’ book for several weeks, and finally downloaded it. We’ll see how it is.

#6. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling is awesome on The Office (All Time Favorite TV Show) and I’ve heard from a few sources I trust that her book is hilarious. I’m excited enough to read it that I might break out of my Mortal Instruments binge. Might.

#7. The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
The Joy Luck Club was recommended to me a while ago by a fellow book-loving friend quite some time ago, but I only just found it in the library. Reading it now!

#8. Season of Darkness by Maureen Jennings
This is a mystery of some sort. Can’t remember what it’s about, but it’s another of my kindle scores.

Moving past the ebooks now… No, I’m not done… Yes, that’s the exact look on my husband’s face when the library stacks are replenished every week.

#9. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
Feeding the addiction. Polished this one off this morning.

#10. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
I have NOT read this one yet. Saving it for after my kidlings are in bed so I can fully appreciate it.

#11. Into The Wilderness by Sara Donati
I finished this yesterday. Will be reviewing it later, but for now, I will say that it reminded me a lot of the Outlander series. I consider that an amazing thing, since I’m having trouble finding The Fiery Cross at my library.

#12. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
I am embarrassed to admit I have not read this yet, despite being a great fan of the movie–a situation I intend to remedy this week.

#13. The Short Stories of Katherine Mansfield
In light of all the teen fluff I’ve been reading, I’m adding something more literary to the palette this week.

#14. Bittersweet by Colleen McCullough
This was a complete Cover Judgment. It was new at the library, and I liked the cover. That is the only thought process that went into selecting it.

#15. The Edge of Dreams by Rhys Bowen
Another Cover Judgment. It looks like a period drama though, so I’m guessing I’ll love it. Leave it to me to realize it is #14 in a series just now… oh well. If I love it, at least I know there are 13 other books I’ll probably enjoy floating around my library somewhere.

And there you have it. That’s my library haul. Also, now you see why I tend to focus on the kids books that we love, after we read them. My library haul post has turned into a novel all it’s own!