And so we’ve come to the last part of this book haul — the library books. I almost went overboard with these too. It was my first time entering a library to borrow books since the pandemic, and I was both excited about it grabbing everything that caught my eye. But I cooled myself and managed to walk out with just a few books. Yeahie me!
Here’s what I got.
The Storm, The Way Home in the Night, and The Tea Party in the Woods by Akiko Miyakoshi (illus.)
These are all children’s picture books. I love the covers and had to get them.
Cinnamon and Gunpowder by Eli Brown
I’ve wanted to read this book since FOREVER!! For some reason, the edition with this cover isn’t available anywhere for purchase.
Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray
It’s the third novel in her Diviners series, a YA historical paranormal series that I’ve been buddy-reading with Rachel at Life of a Female Bibliophile. I recently started this and am already scared, lol.
The Adventures of Rama: With Illustrations from a 16th-Century Mughal Manuscript by Milo Cleveland Beach
I recently read a children’s picture book about Rama, which was great, so I got curious when I saw this title. I’d like to see how the story is presented in this one.
Moonstruck, Vol. 2: Some Enchanted Evening by Grace Ellis, illus. by Shae Beagle & Kat Fajardo
A sweet YA fantasy comic book set in a college town. I LOVE the illustrations and colors used. I recently reviewed it, so check it out to see sample pages.
The Absolute Book by Elizabeth Knox
I borrowed this because I kept hearing great things about it but unfortunately had to return it to the library unread. I didn’t have time to read it when my hold came up and didn’t feel like doing the whole suspending my hold thing.
The Wizard’s Tale by Kurt Busiek, illus. by David Wenzel
A middle grade fantasy graphic novel about a wizard who has a hard time being evil. I borrowed it read for Wyrd & Wonder and enjoyed it. Review coming soon.
Conspiracy of Ravens by Leah Moore & John Repp, illus. by Sally Jane Thompson
YA fantasy novel set at a boarding school in the U.K. about a group of girls who inherit special abilities. I kept seeing it on my comic bookstore’s website, so I borrowed it because I wasn’t sure I’d like it. Review coming soon.
Beard Science by Penny Reid
Another romance novel in the Winston Brothers series. I actually returned this to the library unread. I thought I was in a romance mood, but I wasn’t.
And that’s it for the library books.
I’m curious, what are you currently reading?