Library Loot: April 7th

This Library Loot is actually from a couple of trips.  It’s mostly young adult novels and one short novel because I still have longer books hanging around from earlier loots.  Also, I have Sir Walter Scott’s The Talisman out from the university library and it keeps getting passed over in favor of the books with imminent public library due dates.

So here is my loot!

Tepper Isn’t Going Out by Calvin Trillin – I heard about this book via Gaskella.  It sounds like a light, fun read about a guy who likes to read the paper in his parked car and because it is New York City and his parking spots happen to be desirable, this simple action causes consternation and admiration from fellow NYC denizens.

The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean – The teenage protagonist has obsessed with the Antarctic as is her uncle, but when he takes her on a journey to that continent, it is a tale about survival.  This was also a recommendation from a book blog – The Bluestocking Society.

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson – I have seen rave reviews for this one everywhere.  A seventeen-year-old girl wakes from a yearlong coma and slowly has to piece together her memories and happened after the accident that put her in the coma.

Enna Burning by Shannon Hale – This is the sequel to Hale’s Goose Girl which I enjoyed.  This follows the path of a supporting character from the first novel.

Library Loot is hosted by Eva and Marg.

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14 responses to “Library Loot: April 7th

  1. The Calvin Trillin book looks adorable.

  2. The Adoration of Jenna Fox is on my tbr list. Enjoy!

  3. Eva

    Looks like you’ve got some fun reading! Some of my library books get pushed aside in favour of the ones I know I won’t be able to renew. And then I worry about hurting their feelings. lol

  4. You hit the jackpot with the Trillin book. Tepper Isn’t Going Out is one of my favorite books of all time. I don’t want to oversell it, but I really like this book. It has a very special place in my heart.

    Interestingly enough I came across the book by pure serendiptity a few years ago while I was at the library. It had also been a part of my Library Loot. I can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it.

  5. I’m curious about the McCaughrean. I’ve heard good things about her as a writer, but I got bored with the only one of her books I ever tried. If you like The White Darkness maybe I’ll give her another go.

  6. bybee – I’m looking forward to tucking into the Trillin book.

    Linda – It turns out that I barely got The Adoration of Jenna Fox because a hold had been placed on it but it hadn’t been pulled from the shelves so I got to check it out after all. But I have a feeling that I won’t be able to renew . . .

    Eva – hee. They’re probably muttering some bookish variation of the squeaky wheel gets the grease. 🙂

    Thomas – oh yay! Knowing that it’s a favorite of yours does raise my expectations, though I was feeling favorable already toward it. I found out later yesterday that Gaskella’s review must have been a reposting because when I went back to find the original review, it was a couple of years old, but I just read it on my google reader last week.

    Jenny – I’ve read mixed reviews of The White Darkness, so we’ll see. I’ve never read McCaughrean before.

  7. I really enjoyed The Goose Girl so I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Enna Burning!

  8. Hi Christy!
    The last two books on your list have been on my “to read” list for a while now. Of course, I also have The Goose Girl on my list, but at least that book is already on my shelf. I’ve heard great things about that Hale series for so long.

    Your other loot books sound great, too. I’m especially interested in the Trillin book. It sounds fun!

  9. Samantha – I am definitely looking forward to the continuation of this series.

    Christine – Same for me for those two books, so I’m glad I’m finally checking them out.

  10. gaskella

    The Calvin Trillin was a lovely book – thanks for the link. I’ve got the McCaughrean on my TBR pile too, along with Goose Girl. One day I must read them!

  11. Yay for Enna Burning! I’ve read up through River Secrets in the series, and am excited for Forest Born.

    When I read Enna, I thought it was the best…but then had the same thought after I read River Secrets. I’m sure if I went back to Goose Girl *it* would be my favorite. I find them to be very enjoyable YA fic.

  12. Did not know that Hale had a follow-up to Goose Girl. Will have to look out for it next time.

  13. I’m curious to see what you think of “The Adoration of Jenna Fox. ” I was not as enchanted with it as some other bloggers.

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