Love Your Library, May 2022

I have a big ol’ stack of library books with me in Spain and I hope they have been good companions on the holiday, especially on the 20-hour ferry rides there and back (I’m scheduling this before we set off).

Margaret shared a lovely post about a grandchild’s early appreciation of the local library. And Naomi reviewed three novels she has recently read from the library, two I loved and one I’m partway through.


Since last month, here are my stats…


With loads still on the go, and a preposterous number of reservations pending and hopefully not all arriving while I’m away.

What have you been reading or reviewing from the library recently?

Share a link to your own post in the comments. Feel free to use the above image. The hashtag is #LoveYourLibrary.


16 responses

  1. That’s a good library haul! The Sentence and The Exhibitionist are ones I really want to read. I’ve only recently begun properly using the local library and now don’t know how I managed before. My recent borrows are Anxious People by Fredik Backman, Chronicles of a Cairo Bookseller by Nadia Wassef, Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney, and about to start The Dance Tree by Kiran Millwood Hargrave.

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    1. Thanks for reading and commenting! The Sentence and The Exhibitionist are both well worth reading, as is Rooney’s latest. I started The Dance Tree while on holiday and I’m about a third of the way through it now.

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  2. Just reading Aldous Huxley’s late novel The Genius and the.Goddess in fits and starts, and hope to fit in a Simenon, also from the library, after that. They are a bit overdue but I haven’t got round to renewing them as I ought to have done.

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    1. Tsk, tsk 😉 I’m at the library so often (twice a week for volunteering) that I don’t have that problem, but of course it’s not uncommon. Does your system charge overdue fees? There’s a debate as to whether those actually deter unwanted borrower behaviour.


      1. No charging since lockdowns but I suspect that might not last…

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  3. Right now I’m reading Lisa Moore’s new novel – This is How We Love. 🙂

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    1. Ooh, I’m keen to read that. It’s coming out a bit later in the USA and I’ve been offered an e-copy to review for Shelf Awareness (for which I get sent around 6 e-books per month and then have to choose 2+ to review — whichever I like best, or have time for).

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      1. Pick Lisa Moore!

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      2. I hope so! My choice often depends on how my deadlines clump together.


  4. Just went and read your reviews of Yinka (I also didn’t mind the religious content, in fact I was pleased it was portrayed positively and respectfuly) and French Braid (no, I couldn’t forgive her, either … and there was a gay character in another one but now I can’t remember which, but I thought it was a good return to form, too).

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    1. I remember a character coming out to his parents in A Spool of Blue Thread, but then nothing really came of it.

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      1. I’m just sure there’s another one somewhere that’s not just saying it for effect like him! Oh dear! I don’t really want to have to read them all again!!


  5. […] Rebecca’s Love your Library, a monthly challenge for … of course, […]


    1. This is wonderful, thank you! Do you have enough Spanish to get by while you’re out and about?

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      1. We do thanks. Catalan? Not so much, though we can understand written Catalan pretty well


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