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Up Next: My Library TBR

Hey everyone, it’s Sabrina! I’ve reached the hold limit at my library again – I’m in the queue for 20 books – so I thought I’d share the resulting TBR with you. Thanks to Libby and the (usually) quick nature of my library, chances are I will read a lot of books other than these over the next few months, so it’s not a complete overview of what to expect. However, if there are any books on this list that you’d be interested in seeing my thoughts on, let me know! Anyway, without further ado, here’s my library TBR!

THREE DARK CROWNS
by Kendare Blake

Hold Placed: 25th August 2021
Place in Queue: 1 of 3

I have been waiting for this book for a very long time, as you can see! I was planning to read it back in September for my “dark books” post, but it didn’t show in time. I’m still not sure when it will show up, as the listing hasn’t got a link any more – a bit concerning, but as there are other people in the queue, I think they will still bring it back. I’m not sure if I’ll enjoy it, but one of my friends outside of the book community recommended it to me so I’m still planning to give it a go!


IN MY DREAMS I HOLD A KNIFE
by Ashley Winstead

Hold Placed: 29th August 2021
Place in Queue: 1 of 6

You’ll find that this is a running theme throughout this post, but I first heard about this book through BooksandLala’s Youtube channel. I’ve been looking for a great adult thriller for quite some time and I love the intriguing cover for this one – it’s not a very typical thriller cover, so I am hoping for an atypical book too!


A PSALM FOR THE WILD-BUILT
by Becky Chambers

Hold Placed: 13th October 2021
Place in Queue: 4 of 9

I can’t believe after so many months I am still 4th in the queue for a novella, but anyway 😅 I’ve been interested in this author for a while, but I know Vera didn’t love A Long Way To A Small Angry Planet, so I’m a bit wary now! I’m thinking a novella would be a good option for at least trying out the writing style, so I’m looking forward to giving A Psalm For the Wild-Built a go. I’ve also seen a few people on Booktube enjoying this one, so I have relatively high expectations.


IRON WIDOW
by Xiran Jay Zhao

Hold Placed: 19th October 2021
Place in Queue: 1 of 4

I’ve heard approximately one million great things about this book everywhere in the book community – Twitter, blogs and Youtube – so I can’t miss out. I also follow the author on Youtube, so I’m interested in that capacity too. And, of course, the premise of flying robots and mecha aliens sounds really cool!


THE ATLAS SIX
by Olivie Blake

Hold Placed: 25th October 2021
Place in Queue: 3 of 17

This is another book I put on hold simply because I heard everyone talking about it! I’d been hoping my library would purchase it, and they did as soon as Tor acquired it! I’m really looking forward to reading this book featuring “magical academicians” that has received so many enthusiastic reviews – I hope I enjoy it as much as everyone else!


JADE LEGACY
by Fonda Lee

Hold Placed: 10th November 2021
Place in Queue: 1 of 3

When I heard my copy of Jade Legacy wouldn’t be available until March at the earliest, I immediately jumped in the queue at the library in case they somehow got a copy before me. Sadly, no luck so far, so I imagine I will be leaving this queue pretty soon. I still have Jade War to re-read before it gets to me at least!


A DOWRY OF BLOOD
by S.T. Gibson

Hold Placed: 14th December 2021
Place in Queue: 2 of 2

Once more, this is a book I have chosen to read because of all the buzz around it. It helps that Vera gave it five stars, that it’s fairly short and that it is written in an interesting way -from what I have heard, anyway. I don’t really know anything about Dracula, so this will be something different for me and I’m looking forward to it.


REPRIEVE
by James Han Mattson

Hold Placed: 26th December 2021
Place in Queue: 1 of 1

This is another book on my TBR because of BooksandLala and honestly because I love the cover, lol. I’m a little scarred from my one and only escape room experience (it was so freaky!), so knowing the book deals with one of those is a little scary but compelling. I’m actually still a tiny bit on the fence about whether I should do this to myself 😅


THE MARY SHELLEY CLUB
by Goldy Moldavsky

Hold Placed: 27th December 2021
Place in Queue: ?

Again, I saw this book on BooksandLala’s channel. I’m primarily interested because of the title – I’ll always be intrigued by Mary Shelley – but I also heard that there are different endings to the book depending on which edition you read. I feel like I have to read it now so I can look up what changes were made! My place in the queue for this book is blank which usually means the book is either lost or about to arrive, so fingers crossed I have this in my grasp soon.


RAZORBLADE TEARS
by S.A. Cosby

Hold Placed: 16th January 2022
Place in Queue: 4 of 6

This is the Literally Dead Book Club pick for February, so I don’t think I’ll be able to read it in time to watch the live show live, but at least I will know it’s there for me to watch when I’m finished. I’ve heard a lot of people talking about this one and it sounds intense and unlike anything I’ve read before, so I’m hoping I enjoy it!


THE PARIS APARTMENT
by Lucy Foley

Hold Placed: 16th January 2022
Place in Queue: 18 of 28

I loved The Guest List by this author when I read it in 2020, so I have relatively high expectations for this – I’m hoping for atmosphere and tension at the very least. It’s also a Literally Dead Book Club pick, but I definitely won’t be able to read this one in time for the live show with that queue!


STRANGE BEASTS OF CHINA
by Yan Ge, translated by Jeremy Tiang

Hold Placed: 16th January 2022
Place in Queue: 1 of 1

I’m pretty thrilled that my library has this book to be honest, because so often I hear about interesting translated works from Jen Campbell and I can’t get them – not the case for this one! I am mostly interested because I have heard this is about a cryptozoologist, and what could be better than that?


SEVEN DAYS IN JUNE
by Tia Williams

Hold Placed: 24th January 2022
Place in Queue: 11 of 12

This might be a weird reason to be interested in a book, but I heard this has good migraine representation, lol. I get a lot of headaches and migraines myself, but I haven’t read about many characters who experience them, so I’m weirdly excited for this! I’m also excited for it because Talia Hibbert gave it five stars and I definitely trust her judgement. Though I have to admit I’m worried there might not be a HEA because this cover says “literary fiction” to me. Fingers crossed this book doesn’t break me.


THEY NEVER LEARN
by Layne Fargo

Hold Placed: 25th January 2022
Place in Queue: 4 of 4

Okay, yes, I first head about this book through BooksandLala. What can I say? I watch too many videos. But – Vera really enjoyed this one too, so I have decided I have to read it. The premise sounds great and it has an average rating over four stars, so I’m hoping I fall in with the majority and end up loving this thriller.


THE CITY WE BECAME
by N.K Jemisin

Hold Placed: 25th January 2022
Place in Queue: 1 of 1

I have this hold suspended for now, because I want to read it for the Buzzword Reading Challenge in March – the prompt is “a book with a location in the title”. I’ve been wanting to read more of Jemisin’s work for a while (I loved the Broken Earth trilogy but didn’t really like The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms) so I think it’s time to give this book a shot. I don’t really know anything about New York except for what I’ve seen on TV though, so I’m not sure how this is going to go!


I LIVE A LIFE LIKE YOURS
by Jan Grue, translated by Becky Crook

Hold Placed: 27th January 2022
Place in Queue: 1 of 1

This is another book I heard about through Jen Campbell’s channel. I’ve been trying to read more nonfiction over the last few years and this sounds like one I’d be interested in. Jen also said this would be good for people who enjoyed Sitting Pretty – and I loved that book! So I’m hoping for great things from this one.


GARLIC & THE VAMPIRE
by Bree Paulsen

Hold Placed: 3rd February 2022
Place in Queue: 2 of 2

I saw Destiny from Howling Libraries tweet about this book and how it is getting a sequel, and I was immediately intrigued by the titles and the covers. She also mentioned that this book has anxiety rep which I’m always interested in reading. It looks very cute and it’s been a while since I loved a graphic novel, so I’m excited for this!


TRANSCENDENT KINGDOM
by Yaa Gyasi

Hold Placed: 3rd February 2022
Place in Queue: ?

This book has been on my radar for quite some time now – I’m anticipating the scenes in the lab, because that is weirdly something that I tend to enjoy in fiction – but I’ve heard it’s very sad, so I’ve been putting it off. However, a friend of mine from outside the book community recently read it and sort of enjoyed it – but she told me she appreciated the ending. So, I have to read it now!


MURDER OF CROWS
by K. Ancrum

Hold Placed: 3rd February 2022
Place in Queue: 1 of 1

Unfortunately I am unfamiliar with Lethal Lit and Tig Torres – I believe it is a podcast or something? Because of this, I don’t know how my experience with the book will go, but I love K. Ancrum so I at least have to give it a try. I still need to read Darling too, but I’m wary of it after some unfavourable reviews I’ve heard.


PASSING
by Nella Larsen

Hold Placed: 6th February 2022
Place in Queue: 1 of 1

I mentioned in my last TBR post (for the Out of Your Comfort Zone Challenge) that I want to read more classics and that this book was on my list – particularly because I have yet to read The Vanishing Half or watch the new movie adaptation (of Passing). I’ve heard nothing but great things about this, so I hope I enjoy it too.

What do you think?

Are you waiting on any books from your library? Have you read any of the ones I’m waiting on? Let me know!

30 thoughts on “Up Next: My Library TBR

  1. i’ve only read one book on this list, a psalm for the wild built, but i really loved it!! i also want to read iron widow, murder of crows, and the atlas six. i hope you enjoy all of these when you’re able to get to them!!

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  2. I loved seeing your Library TBR! 💕 My library sadly only allows you to be in the queue for 5 books at a time 😭 I just read A Psalm for the Wild-Built and while it had a more cozy sci-fi feel (and a cool robot), it was sadly lacking a bit of structure for me 🥺 Garlic & the Vampire looks SO cute!! My library sadly doesn’t have it, so I might have to buy it sometime 🥰

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    1. Haha! Well, I’m allowed to be in the queue for twenty books at a time (not including Libby), and I’m not sure how many I’m allowed to have actually checked out. Maybe twenty as well, but usually I don’t go that far :’)
      I’m really excited to get to both of those, so there’s a good chance I will be reading them soon! I hope I’ll enjoy them and therefore be able to convince you to read them! 😀

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