My Library Checkout – March 2017

librarycheckout2 Have you been using your library over the past month? What did you read? What didn’t you read? What are you waiting on? The linky goes up the last Monday of every month, and will stay open through the 15th, so click the button at left to go to Charleen’s post for this month to add your Library Checkout post to the Linky there.


  1. Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding The Church by Rachel Held Evans.
  2. Gone, Baby, Gone, the fourth Kenzie & Gennaro, by Dennis Lehane
  3. Prayers for Rain, the fifth Kenzie & Gennaro, by Dennis Lehane
  4. Moonlight Mile, the sixth Kenzie & Gennaro, by Dennis Lehane
  5. The Dain Curse, the second Continental Op, by Dashiell Hammett.

The best of the five was the book by Evans.

Returned Unread:

  • Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist
  • Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World by Emily P. Freeman
  • Hurry Up and Meditate: Your Starter Kit for Inner Peace and Better Health by David Michie
  • Surprised by Hope Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church by N. T. Wright
  • Hardwiring Happiness:The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence
    by Rick Hanson
  • Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun, and Be Your Own Person
    by Shonda Rhimes
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
    by Mark Manson
  • A Killing in China Basin, DI Ben Raveneau Series, Book 1, by Kirk Russell
  • Death Along the Spirit Road, the first Manny To mystery, by C. M. Wendelboe.

I had a bunch of these picked out for Lenten reading, but those didn’t work, for one reason or another, mainly because I couldn’t relate to the author.

Checked Out:

  1. My Family and Other Animals, The Corfu Trilogy Book 1, by Gerald Durrell
  2. My Jesus Year: A Rabbi’s Son Wanders the Bible Belt in Search of His Own Faith by Benyamin Cohen
  3. Hell Before Breakfast: America’s First War Correspondents Making History and Headlines, from the Battlefields of the Civil War to the Far Reaches of the Ottoman Empire by Robert H. Patton
  4. The Moving Target, the first Lew Archer, by Ross Macdonald
  5. Fer-de-Lance, the first Nero Wolfe, by Rex Stout.

I’m reading the Durrell right now and enjoying it so far.

On Hold:

  • IQ by Joe Ide
  • Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama
  • Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight
  • Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
  • Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace by Anne Lamott
  • Crocodile on the Sandbank, the first Amelia Peabody, by Elizabeth Peters
  • The Deep Blue Good-by, the first Travis McGee, by John D. MacDonald.

I guess I really, really want to not give a f*ck, but still do, I think.

What did you check out from the library this past month, put on hold? Click on the button above to go to Charleen’s post to add your own post, or comment there — and here, if you’d like.




7 thoughts on “My Library Checkout – March 2017

  1. If I participated in this meme, I think 99 percent of my library checkouts would head back to the library unread for one reason or another. I usually put books on hold that others rave about but that are generally not books I would buy….perhaps I should change my library strategy?


  2. I have not read a single one of these books, although Crocodile on the Sandbank has been lurking on my TBR for years. But I was surprised to look it up and realize that I’ve never read a Dennis Lehane book. He seems like an author I’d enjoy.


  3. I’m making my way through Devil in the White City. It’s a long title, much longer than I’d normally read. Since it is the April pick for my book club, I will keep plowing my way through. I may need to follow it with something light and fluffy.


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