Some days I go to the library and pick up way more books than I can get through in the allotted check-out time, because I just HAVE to have them. Even though these books live at the library and aren't going anywhere (but what if someone checks them out when I NEED them???). This was one of those days.
I've been reading a lot of contemporary YA romance/issue books, so yesterday I woke up and decided that I need to read some epic fantasy. That led me to to the library where I picked up Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier, The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss and The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. How I think I'm going to get through all those books in three weeks is beyond me. Although I could definitely read through them, I don't think my mind will be able to retain all that awesomeness. I also can't get away from the contemps, so I got The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. And to round it all off, because I just don't know when enough is enough, I grabbed Pretties by Scott Westerfield. I promised a friend that I'd finish the series by the end of the summer and we're getting down to the wire.
BUT I still have three library books sitting on my shelf, which I have yet to open. Clearly I should have read them before I even thought about getting anything else. But I am not always logical in my library book hoarding. This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers and Wake by Amanda Hocking, might have to head back into the stacks before I've read them (this time). However, Alice Bliss is for a book group. Laura Harrington lives nearby and will be meeting our group in September, which means I'll definitely be reading that one.
But which one should I start now? I'm feeling a bit paralyzed by my choices.
This was the state of my library copy of Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier after I finished it. Apparently a well checked out book. I promise I didn't rip it apart - but I'm still going to have to explain it to the librarian. I also promise those little fingers that wormed their way into the picture didn't do it.