I was afraid this might happen...
As you know, I divide my time between Florida and Central New York. You also know how much I love my libraries, both here in NY and our newly-remodeled island library. My bookish needs are usually fulfilled between the two. This past winter, I obtained a third library card. This time to our Florida county library system... and it changed my reading life! I use it exclusively for ebook and audiobook downloads, and almost everything I've searched for has been available. However, the hold lists tend to be longer and this is where I get into trouble.
During most of the spring, I added ebook titles to the county hold list. They allow ten per patron and I seem to be consistently at or near the limit. I use the other two libraries when I reach the limit or if the hold list is significantly shorter. I also use the other two libraries for physical books and movies.
Anyway, the holds began arriving. Naturally, all at the same time. Now I'm nearing the top of the list for most of the other titles, too. "Out of control" is officially a crisis. Maybe just writing it all down will help. Here we go...
BORROWED AND ACTIVELY READING//
by Dani Shapiro, narrated by the author
I'm loving this audiobook and have about an hour left.
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
This is our July book club selection. I'm almost halfway through and fully invested.
The loan expires today... hello, airplane mode!
EBOOKS BORROWED, BUT NOT STARTED//
The Overstory by Richard Powers
I read the kindle sample of this 500+ page Pulitzer Prize winner. The writing is excellent!
Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
This 400+ page book seems to be on every list of summer reading recommendations.
The Altruists by Andrew Ridker
Wish I could remember who reviewed this book. The premise sounds appealing.
The Leavers by Lisa Ko
I borrowed this on impulse after seeing a friend's goodreads review... sounds like an emotionally charged story.
AT THE TOP OF THE HOLD LIST//
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
I'm at the top of this list for this nonfiction audiobook. Maybe it will become available today...
So many books! What's a reader to do??
If I keep my kindle on airplane mode, they won't disappear before I at least get a chance to sample them. Can I/ will I read them all? And what about all the other titles still on hold? I've taken the drastic measure of suspending all holds for one month.
Just for fun, I'll go ahead and share my suspended holds, too.
TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED LIBRARY HOLDS - FICTION//
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
Summer of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand
Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane
The Other Americans by Laila Lalami
Milkman by Anna Burns
The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED LIBRARY HOLDS - NONFICTION//
by Mary Pipher
by Timothy P. Carney
by Lori Gottlieb
And there you have it... my library hold list. Writing it all down was helpful. Several titles have lost their appeal and I cancelled those holds. Wish me luck with the rest!
What's at the top of your library hold list?