WHEW. What a month May has been, like April, the books keep coming in. So many at one time there was no way I read every book I wanted to this month.
What have I learned in May?
- Look for the audiobooks. They likely have a short wait time, or no none at all. This has been a game changer for me.
- I have said this before, books 2-? of a series almost always are available, whereas book 1 has a long hold list.
- Popular books may not be worth the wait.
- Newer titles may be available as an ebook/audiobook before they hit the shelf at your local library. I don’t make the rules, this is what I have noticed.
- Use your library to stray into new genres. The only risk is that you may not like the book 🙂
- When a book becomes available from your hold list, if you do not borrow it within a certain time frame Libby will deliver it at a later date. Often my loans are available during the prime hours of the work day and I forget to borrow them that same day…thus have to wait a little longer.
- If you have friends who use the same library as you, you likely cannot read a book at the same time. Unless one person reads the ebook, one listens to the audiobook, and if there is a hardcopy someone reads that. I highly doubt you run into this issue, but you might.
My hold list is slowly shrinking, but my TBR is growing. A lot of the books I want to read I don’t need a hold for anymore! YAY for those readers who are not being active library users right now. I imagine many will return to reading as fall approaches.
- Keeper of the Night
- The Starless Sea
- Jade City
- Dark Witch
- Spin the Dawn
- We Hunt the flame
- The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
- Tender if the Flesh
- To Kill a Kingdom
- The Atlas Six
- The Grace Year
- The Ninth House
- Daughter of the Moon Goddess