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Library Checkout: December 2015

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I returned a sad number of books unread this month after requesting far too many for Nonfiction November and just not having enough time to fit everything in before my holds ran out (and some really break my heart, especially A Manual for Cleaning Women). Does that mean I learned my lesson? Of course not. The Tournament of Books long list came out early this month, so I went on a request spree and have more books checked out than I can possibly read. Plus, we’re moving close to a fancy new library (with a drive up window!!), so I had to place some future holds there. You can find me over here in the shame corner.

Library Books Read

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Ravensbruck by Sarah Helm
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman
Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash

Checked Out, To Be Read

Nonsense by Jamie Holmes
Satin Island by Tom McCarthy
Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes
The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

Returned Unread

Burning Down the House by Nell Bernstein
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
The Hunt for Vulcan by Thomas Levenson
SPQR by Mary Beard
Aquarium by David Vann
A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin

On Hold

She Came From Beyond! by Nadine Darling
Green on Blue by Elliot Ackerman
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
The Longest Night by Andria Williams (publishes January 12th)
Paradise Now by Chris Jennings (publishes January 12th)
The Stargazer’s Sister by Carrie Brown (publishes January 19th)
While the City Slept by Eli Sanders (publishes February 2nd)

How was your library reading in December?