This is the second week of the Triple Dog Challenge of refusing all new books. I'm still standing, despite my slacker son refusing to come into the library to police me. Something about wanting to sit in the car and read, I dunno. Anyway, I heroically resisted all the new books (well, I did peek at a few picture books, but I didn't check any out).
Luckily the hold shelf was full of some leftovers from last year, a book club selection, and the picture book Cybils finalists. So I left with a happily full book bag. Happily for my final checked-out count, my older son had returned a few pounds of books that he checked out on my card a few weeks ago (he has now caught up to Steven Brust in the Vlad Taltos world and is eagerly awaiting Hawk).
- Sophie's Squash, Pat Miller. A vegetative hero -- tasty!
- Open This Little Book, Jessie Klausmeier. I've actually read this already -- I'm a sucker for any picture book about books or reading, but I thought it would be more fair to read it again.
- Mr Tiger Goes Wild, Peter Brown. From the cover, tiger must be planning on a colored cumber-bun or something.
- Journey, Aaron Becker. I've seen this lauded on many blogs for the past few weeks.
- If You Want To See a Whale, Julie Fogliano. Is it OK to capitalize the title?
- Count the Monkeys, Mac Barnett. The most expansive looking of the lot.
- Hawkeye 2: Little Hits, Matt Fraction. This was a bit of a miscalculation. I'm number 4 in line for the first in the series. I hope I get that before this has to go back!
- The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, N.K. Jemisin. For my online book club. I actually have this out three times -- ebook, paper copy, and failed audio (can't get onto my mac).
- The Lover's Dictionary, David Levithan. My next Best of the Best selection.
Book credits banked: TWO