My Library Checkout for April 2018


Have you been using your library over the past month? What did you read? What didn’t you read? What are you waiting on? These were the questions of a meme called Library Checkout, originally started by Shannon of River City Reading, continued first by Charleen of the blog It’s a Portable Magic, and now by Rebecca Foster of the blog Bookish Beck. I’m joining in for this past month of April.


  1. The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
  3. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
  4. Tangerine by Christine Mangan Friends by Carl Dennis
  5. Wade in the Water: Poems by Tracy K. Smith
  6. Colosseum by Katie Ford

The best of the lot was All Creatures Great and Small and Tangerine also was really good.

Returned Unread

  1. Macbeth by Jo Nesbo
  2. Sending Christmas Cards to Huck & Hamlet by Joseph Mills
  3. Unknown Friends by Carl Dennis
  4. Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

I had four all of my list for last month’s Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon, but I just never made it to them and I don’t know if I ever will, although maybe with the two books of poetry listed in the middle because they’re short.

Currently Out

  1. The Sinner by Petra Hammesfehr
  2. Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama

To be honest, I forgot I had these checked out from the Free Library of Philadelphia on ebook and I’ll see now if I get to them.

On Hold

  1. Inspector Maigret Omnibus, Volume 1: Pietr the Latvian; The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien; The Carter of ‘La Providence’; The Grand Banks Cafe by Georges Simenon
  2. The Gunners by Rebecca Kauffman
  3. Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers: A retirement and aging roadmap for single adults and childless adults by Sarah Geber
  4. Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
  5. Wonder Valley by Ivy Pochoda

All five are on hold at FLP too, with the latter two being on hold the longest, the Locke since March and the Pochoda since February! Both must be really good, I’m thinking, so I’ll wait them out.

In other non-bookish related news, I continued our What We’re Watching Wednesday this past week and started a new feature Friday Finds for music.

What did you check out from the library this past month, put on hold, return unread, did not finish? Share in the comments.

15 thoughts on “My Library Checkout for April 2018

  1. I used to love Nesbo but his current reads have just been okay. I feel like he is getting a little formulaic. Macbeth from his pov would be interesting though.


  2. In regard to Rebecca’s comment – I can never figure out how to add Mr. Linky to my blog so I never try and host anything 🙂

    For April I had:
    A Year in the Life of the Yorkshire Shepherdess by Amanda Owen
    Waiting for Wednesday by Nicci French
    Another beginners crochet book (I keep hoping one will make sense to me)

    Right now I am waiting on Tangerine and Jane Harper’s latest book, Force of Nature.

    Movies/Series: Tried Peaky Blinders and didn’t care for it. Murder on the Orient Express had potential but I think they wasted the great actors in this one. Love Taboo and The Darkest Hour, We also watched Thor, the latest one.


  3. As you know because you just commented on my blog, I currently have ten library books checked out in print or e-audiobooks. I also have six board books I checked out for my grandson. There is no way i can listen to six audiobooks in three weeks, but hope to able to renew a few and then get back in line for those I can’t. It seems to be feast or famine around here.


  4. I took over running Library Checkout from Charleen in October, but so far you are the only person to join in on it! Glad to see you found it of use. Long may it live on.


    1. Oh, I’m sorry, Rebecca. I didn’t realize you were running it as a meme. I didn’t see the Mr. Linky. 🙂 But I edited the post to reflect you are now the group organizer and I’ll link to your posts in the future. Because I do like this meme and want to continue this each month.


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