Reading on borrowed time

Just the other day, I mentioned that I had no books out from the library. Even though I have a zillion unread books at home, it still was very unsettling, and may never happen again. Luckily, I made it down to my favorite place on earth yesterday, and there were ten holds right there waiting for me. Which ones will exceed expectations? Which will disappoint? Which one will sadly be returned unread?

on deck
You are my babies but I will not love you equally.

Hunger– Um, yeah, there is no way that Roxane Gay’s memoir about her weight issues is going to go unread. In fact, I’ve already finished it and I loved it. I’ll return it right away because it has a 400+ waiting list and I don’t want anyone to be deprived any longer than they have to be.

The Impossible Fortress– I’m a little wary of this one. It seems like a love it or hate it kind of thing, and might have a Ready Player One vibe. (I know I’m in the minority here, but I really didn’t care for RPO.) It looks quick and potentially fun, I’m fairly certain I’ll read this one.

Ill Will– I’m very interested in this one. I’ve liked this author before, and mixed reviews, especially ones calling it disturbing, always intrigue me. This is high on my priorities.

Here Kitty Kitty– Earlier novel from the author of White Fur. Have I mentioned that I loved White Fur? It had its flaws but it will stick with me forever. Very curious about this.

Pachinko– This has been on my list for ages, has gotten great reviews, and looks like a perfect novel. If I end up not reading it this time around, it’s only because it doesn’t seem like a summer read, and I usually do like to take it down a notch in the summer. I will get to it at some point, if not now.

Ugly Girls– So, I’ve been patiently waiting for this author’s new book to come out, and I have a saved search for her on the library website, and every time I check it, this one is still at the top of the list, so it was like some kind of subliminal advertising thing that happened. She is hilarious on Twitter, to the point where I probably will want to read everything she ever writes. Great job, Internet!

Standard Deviation– Since I loved the writing in Single, Carefree, Mellow, but felt it would be more suited as a novel, I’m pretty sure I will love this. Already started it this afternoon and can’t wait to get back to it.

Swimming Lessons– I see a lot of people raving about this one, and the plot sounds like it was written specifically for me. High priority read here.

Made for Love– I wasn’t that interested when I first read about this, but people keep going on about it, and I loved Tampa, so here I am. My expectations aren’t especially high, but I could be surprised.

Our Little Racket– New England WASP family in crisis is one of my favorite genres. I will never not read a book like this.

I may not get to all of these in the next three weeks, but I’ll make a solid dent in the pile. My to-read angst is distracting me from my annual Ragnar anxiety, omg four days until Ragnar!