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Book Haul from BEA 2017

June 2, 2017

This is a lot of books. Let’s see just how many.

I’ve got them in four lists, and four piles… Split into Teens and Older and Teens and Younger, and then subdivided into books I’m excited about, and books that I was curious about enough to grab (the books that happened to me.) We’ll see, as I read, if the categories hold.

Teen and Older: Eager to Read

  1. Shadowhouse Fall by Daniel José Older. I have two copies. Because he signed one! And I want to keep it safe and lovely forever. Also, he let me take a picture with him today. Swoon! Ahem.
  2. The Devouring by James R. Benn. The latest Billy Boyle. Alas, the author was not in attendance at BEA, or you’d have two pictures of me grinning like a big goofball next to favorite authors. But! I have the book!
  3. Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II by Liza Mundy.
  4. Null States by Malka Older (guess whose sister she is? Talented family! Need to track down Infomocracy as this is a sequel)
  5. Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds (Miles!!! Morales!!! by Jason Reynolds!!!!)
  6. Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi
  7. Dear Martin by Nic Stone (will probably make me cry)
  8. The Usual Santas, a Soho Christmas anthology. Includes stories by James Benn and other goodies.
  9. The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin
  10. Sourdough by Robin Sloan. Sentient sourdough plays matchmaker.
  11. Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely. Future Wild West.
  12. Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen. Diverse fantasy.
  13. The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee
  14. Whichwood by Tahreh Mafi
  15. Slider by Pete Hautman
  16. The New Brooklyn by Kay S. Hymowitz
  17. Soonish by Kelly and Jack Weinersmith
  18. The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente
  19. Invictus by Ryan Graudin
  20. Real American by Julie Lythcott-Haims (will make me cry, I’m sure)
  21. As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti (a mythical town where everyone gets one wish)
  22. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
  23. Warcross by Marie Lu
  24. Calling My Name by Liara Tamani
  25. Lies Jane Austen Told Me by Julie Wright
  26. Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller (a prequel! Neat!)
  27. Radium Girls by Kate Moore (nonfiction)
  28. Glow by Megan E. Bryant (historical fiction)
  29. The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy. (Yeah, it’s for the title.)
  30. The Little Old Lady Who Struck Lucky Again by Catharina Ingleman-Sundberg (which reminds me to read the prequel, The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules, which I have on my Kindle awaiting review. Whoops!)

Teens and Older: Why Not?

  1. Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green (a graphic memoir about an eating disorder. Hoping this will be useful to help library patrons.)
  2. Under Water by Casey Barrett. Former Olympic Swimmer writes murder mystery with former-Olympian-turned-PI. Hmm
  3. All the Wind in the World by Samantha Mabry. Possibly too dystopian for me
  4. Madonna in a Fur Coat by Sabhattin Ali
  5. A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan (multigenerational fantasy)
  6. From Here to Eternity by Caitlin Doughty (also wrote Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, which I didn’t love)
  7. Be True to Me by Adele Griffin. YA set in the 70’s
  8. Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo (I have a specific library patron in mind who made me curious to read this)
  9. The Witches of New York by Ami McKay (re the title)
  10. Berserker by Emmy Laybourne (Nordic fantasy YA)
  11. Supernormal: The Untold Story of Resilience by Meg Jay. (Nonfiction, self-help)
  12. Koh-i-Noor by William Dalrymple and Anita Anand (nonfiction)
  13. The Prague Sonata by Bradford Morrow (suspense I bet Dad will like)
  14. World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech by Franklin Foer. (The nice book marketer promised this was solution-oriented, otherwise it’s nightmare fodder)
  15. See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt. (Historical fiction about Lizzie Borden.)
  16. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (novel in verse)
  17. The Book of Pearl by Timothée de Fombelle (not sure if this could skew younger)
  18. Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller. Start of a series.
  19. Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict
  20. World of Tomorrow by Brendan Mathews
  21. Blood and Ink by Stephen Davies (the teen daughter of a librarian in Timbuktu meets a soldier from a sect of Al-Qaeda. Really not sure about this one.)
  22. The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin (historical fiction on early Hollywood)
  23. Unforgivable Love by Sophfronia Scott. Compared to Dangerous Liaisons and set in the South. Not sure about this one.
  24. Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta. I literally have no memory of this book. I think it jumped into my bag.

Teen and Younger: Eager To Read

  1. The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore
  2. Auma’s Long Run by  Eucabeth A. Odhiambo
  3. The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill (looks utterly charming)
  4. Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag
  5. Greetings from Witness Protection by Jake Burt
  6. The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris.
  7. Wonderling by Mira Bartok
  8. The Not So Secret Society- Daley/Crafts/Clark/Bruni (graphic novel)
  9. Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race by Chris Grabenstein (part of a series that also looks generally promising)
  10. They Didn’t Teach This in Worm School by Simone Lia (looks good for the Wimpy Kid crowd)
  11. The Giant Pumpkin Suite by Melanie Heuiser Hill (just for the title)

Teens and Younger: Why Not?

  1. The Whisper in the Stone by Kamila Benko. Start of a series.
  2. Brave Red, Smart Frog by Emily Jenkins
  3. Laugh Out Loud by James Patterson (yes, that James Patterson.)
  4. Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend. Start of a series

Oh wow, that is a lot of books in two days.

I also scooped up some mysteries and nonfiction for Dad, the new Zadie Smith for Mom, and a couple books I think Aunt Ruthanne will like. (Prairies are involved)IMG_1064.JPG

I tried to pile the younger and older Enthusiastic books on top of one another, but the book tower got wobbly.

41 books, total, are in the Enthusiastic pile, and 28 books made it home with me under dubious circumstances. (Not counting the books that are going to be gifts to others.)

69 books! Good grief!

Please ignore the books you can see behind these stacks, lurking in the shadows. Please do not ask what year’s Book Expo brought them into my life. Please do not ask me where I am going to put these 69 lovely new books, or the other titles I requested in the heady frenzy of the Book Speed Dating. And again, do not ask me about the library books I have out.

Also, Lisa: I am not buried under books.


One Comment leave one →
  1. June 2, 2017 9:18 pm

    Way back in the day, Canada had a similar event, and the book takings were epic! Miss those days 😦

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