I’m grateful that, even though the building is closed to the public and volunteering has paused during lockdown, my library is still allowing people to collect their reservations. I’ve got a ton of new books on request! Some are available for me to pick up on Wednesday. So, in the near future, I’m looking forward to reading the whole Costa Award poetry shortlist, and the memoir by the new U.S. Vice President.
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- Things I Learned on the 6.28: A Commuter’s Guide to Reading by Stig Abell
- Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain by David Eagleman
- The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman (for January book club)
- Ex Libris by Michiko Kakutani
- Hormonal: A Conversation about Women’s Bodies, Mental Health and Why We Need to Be Heard by Eleanor Morgan
- The Invention of Surgery: A History of Modern Medicine: From the Renaissance to the Implant Revolution by David Schneider, MD
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (rereading for book club)
- The Dickens Boy by Thomas Keneally
- Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud
CHECKED OUT, TO BE READ
- Mama’s Boy: A Memoir by Dustin Lance Black
- In the Woods by Tana French
- Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb
- In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne
- How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell
- Country Doctor: Hilarious True Stories from a Country Practice by Michael Sparrow
- How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang
ON HOLD, TO BE PICKED UP
- The Air Year by Caroline Bird (poetry)
- The Historians by Eavan Boland (poetry)
- Daddy by Emma Cline
- The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris
- My Darling from the Lions by Rachel Long (poetry)
- Citadel by Martha Sprackland (poetry)
- The Mystery of Charles Dickens by A.N. Wilson
IN THE RESERVATION QUEUE
- A Biography of Loneliness: The History of an Emotion by Fay Bound Alberti
- Can Bears Ski? by Raymond Antrobus
- All the Young Men by Ruth Coker Burks
- A Lie Someone Told You about Yourself by Peter Ho Davies
- The Living Sea of Waking Dreams by Richard Flanagan
- Begin Again by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
- A Net for Small Fishes by Lucy Jago
- The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.
- A Burning by Megha Majumdar
- A Crooked Tree by Una Mannion
- Liquid Gold: Bees and the Pursuit of Midlife Honey by Roger Morgan-Grenville
- You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters by Kate Murphy
- Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
- A Promised Land by Barack Obama
- The Ministry of Bodies: Life and Death in a Modern Hospital by Seamus O’Mahony
- How We Met: A Memoir of Love and Other by Huma Qureshi
- My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell
- UnPresidented: Politics, Pandemics and the Race that Trumped All Others by Jon Sopel
- Light Perpetual by Francis Spufford
- Asylum Road by Olivia Sudjic
- Square Haunting: Five Women, Freedom and London between the Wars by Francesca Wade
- Village Christmas and Other Notes on the English Year by Laurie Lee – I looked at the few short Christmas pieces over the holidays, but didn’t realize that the rest of the book would be set in other seasons.
- The Cat and the City by Nick Bradley – Requested after me; I’ll get it out another time. There’s a section in manga style!
- Big Girl, Small Town by Michelle Gallen – I knew from the first page that this wasn’t going to be a book for me. Did you love Milkman and The Glorious Heresies? If so, you’ll probably like this, too.