#ReadingMyLibrary Challenge | Week Two Update

Week two of the #ReadingMyLibrary Challenge was…not great. I’ve been under a lot of stress recently and I don’t know if it’s that or what I was reading, but I didn’t make much headway this week. As you might remember from last week’s update, I had started The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows. I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to DNF it. I read a little over a hundred pages, and I just felt like I had read it before, like it was similar to A LOT of other books I’ve read. So I took a break and picked up Compulsion by Martina Boone, which I really like, but it’s taking me SO long to read it. I also took a break from my Jackaby audiobook. Do you ever just have days (or weeks) where you really enjoy what you’re reading but you don’t really feel like reading? Does that even make sense?

BUT Thursday I raced through more than TWO HUNDRED PAGES in Compulsion and finished it up on Friday, so I think I’m doing better. Fingers crossed I’m not falling into a slump.


Each week during the Challenge, we’ve chosen a topic to discuss during our weekly update. This week’s topic is:

Books you would like to suggest to your library.

Well, I feel a little bit like a cheater because I usually get to order a lot of the books that I want to read each month. I do all of the YA ordering at my library (as well as suggesting several adult titles per month), so, of course, my list is pretty much all books I either want to read or have found through other book bloggers as ones they’d recommend. Because of this, I’m going to share the list of YA and MG books I ordered in April. Because we’re a small library, we have a relatively small budget each month, but I think I did a pretty good job of getting a wide range of books. This list does not include the easy reader/picture books we ordered or the few non-fiction books. [All titles linked to Goodreads, of course!]

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures by Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce
Mosquitoland by David Arnold
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
Denton Little’s Deathdate by Lance Rubin
Anything Could Happen by Will Walton
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond

What books would you suggest to your library? Let me know so I can expand my collection!


And don’t forget to enter the #ReadingMyLibrary Challenge giveaway!

7 thoughts on “#ReadingMyLibrary Challenge | Week Two Update

  1. I hope you’re not in a reading slump, because they are the pits! I have had them way too much lately.

    I started trying to read Red Queen because of the hype. It’s good, but feels like the Hunger Games a little. I know everyone loved this book, but I’m not exactly loving it or at a point where I HAVE to pick it up. Which is frustrating!!

    I hope you have a better reading week this week!

  2. I get like that some weeks, just not in the mood to read, for some reason it has been worse this year too. Sometimes it is simply not finding a series or book that excites me. Can’t wait to click through your book suggestions too.

    • The weird thing for me is that I’ve been finding really amazing books to read this year and I’ve read so many great ones. I think it was the fact that I read Beautiful You, which was weird, and then didn’t like Orphan Queen. I’m racing through the book I’m reading right now (not a library book. Oops).

  3. I’ve heard really great things about Compulsion, so I’m looking forward to that book. I love when I think a book is going slowly, but then I can just knock out a huge set of pages at once. My library is pretty good with having plenty of books that I want to read, but one recently that I was looking for and couldn’t find was Snow Like Ashes. It’s a pretty interesting fantasy and I was surprised to see that they didn’t have it.

    • Yeah! That’s exactly what happened. It just completely surprised me by hooking me in so suddenly.
      I’m sorry they didn’t have Snow Like Ashes! I ordered that one for my library last year. Wish I could send it to you! 🙂

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