I went to the library today to do what I like to call “Speed Picking”. (Also, I’m staying away from bookstores because I’m broke. And let’s be real, who actually has self-control in bookstores? Yeah, that’s what I thought.) A It’s pretty self-explanatory. I scan every row of every shelf and stop at a random book. I borrow said book, making sure to check it’s not the second or third in a series. It’s what I do when I don’t know what to read, especially since I’ve been so out of the loop with young adult fiction lately.
- The Industry by Rose Foster
- Talon by Julie Kagawa
- Skulk by Rosie Best
- Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
I plan on finishing and reviewing all of these — including The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater which I have yet to pick up from another library, and The Reposession by Sam Hawksmoor which I’m halfway through — by the end of the month. A big task, but when I said I wanted to dive back in to my old reading habits, I meant it.
2 thoughts on “Library Book Haul | Speed Picks”
Speed picking sounds like an excellent idea actually. The book blogging world has introduced me to soooo many books that walking in to a bookstore or library can be overwhelming. Which book do I want to read first?! I’ve walked out of both places without buying or borrowing anything because I couldn’t make up my mind.
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Yep, absolutely! Sometimes I’ll kind of just stand there with my eyes darting everywhere thinking, “so… many…. books….”