What’s On My Library List [2]

Posted May 17, 2019 by Cristina (Girl in the Pages) in Book Recommendations & Lists, Features / 8 Comments

What’s On My Library List is an original feature I started to highlight some of my most anticipated reads I have on hold through my local library that I am eagerly waiting for!


I’ve decided it’s the perfect time to return to this feature I launched last year as I add digital library books to my holds list in preparation for my honeymoon! I am a total e-book fiend when it comes to vacation and my Kindle is my constant companion on airplanes, by the pool, etc. I’m hoping most of these will come in time for me to have a good selection downloaded on my Kindle by the time my honeymoon rolls around!

We Set the Dark on Fire | Hold Position: #1 on 2 copies

I’m hearing great things about this debut, and have heard it described as a Latinx Handmaid’s Tale (one of the most formative books I read in high school). There’s so many wonderful Latinx books coming out this year and I can’t wait to read this one!

The Red Scrolls of Magic | #7 on 3 copies

So I have sort of a weird relationship when it comes to purchasing Shadowhunter books- I own all of the “core” novels, but feel like I can never keep up with the short stories and side novels that are published. I’m on the fence about buying this one/ how I’ll feel about this series (will it just feel like filler?) so I figured I’d try it from the library first and see how it goes!

Small Town Hearts | #4 on 1 copy

I adore the cover of this book and I have a weakness for YA contemporaries set in small, picturesque towns. Also that pie looks DELICIOUS. Really hoping there’s plenty of food and dessert descriptions in this book…

Hope and Other Punch Lines | #4 on 2 copies

I’ve actually never read a Julie Buxbaum book but I’ve heard great things! I’m also intrigued to see how this book tackles the premise of 9/11 and internet memes.

Romanov | #5 on 2 copies

So fun fact, as a child I was obsessed with the story of Anastasia. Blame the animated movie, which I saw in theaters (and had/still have the entire soundtrack memorized…) but I was fascinated by the Romanovs and everything they went through. As I got older I did more research on what really happened to Anastasia’s family (and was unsurprisingly traumatized) but the fascination still remained. Every so often a book pops up about the Romanovs and I am of course drawn in…

What’s on your library holds list? Have you read any of the above titles? Let me know in the comments!


8 responses to “What’s On My Library List [2]

  1. I’m also very excited about Romanov. (I LOVE that animated movie! The soundtrack is so good!) I also find that family to be fascinating, so I’ll read anything connected to them. :p Happy reading!

  2. Small Town Hearts was cute! You are going to ADORE the setting (and make you wanna come to Maine.. I volunteer to meet you there, of course). I liked Romanov – it was kind of a quick read (not TOO much happened, but it was still readable I think? I don’t know how to describe it without making it sound bad LOL). And I love Julie Buxbaum!! I need this one soon.

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    • UGH LAUREN YOU KNOW IT IS MY DREAM TO LIVE IN/VISIT A QUAINT EAST COAST SEASIDE TOWN. So excited I’m going to get that chance by reading Small Town Hearts, IF I can get to it before my library hold expires lol. I also read the Buxbaum book and can confirm it was good!

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