Books I Put on Hold This Week

Okay, none of these are technically from this week, because there haven’t been a lot of books coming through cataloging lately and also I’ve been busy reading actual books, what? Craziness.

RedshirtsRedshirts, by John Scalzi. This is one from a while ago that I thought I’d have devoured by now, but it hasn’t even been delivered to my library yet so who knows. I actually had a dream the other night that I bought the book when I found it unexpectedly in paperback (I love me some trade paperbacks), and was a little disappointed when I woke up! Why do I want this one? Well, it’s John Scalzi, whom I love for Zoe’s Tale and the rest of the Old Man’s War series, doing a parody of Star Trek and its friends. Red shirts, people, what could possibly go wrong?

BlackbirdsBlackbirds, by Chuck Wendig. Just look at that cover! It’s so pretty! Also, the plot — there’s a girl who can see how people die, and she meets a dude whose death is gruesome and murder-ful and while he’s dying he’s calling her name. She’s all whatever about other people dying, but when she might be the next victim, she starts to care a bit.

Gone GirlGone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. So I read Flynn’s first novel, Sharp Objects, a couple years back, and it was icky and gross and weird and I didn’t particularly like it. But I did like the writing, and I was willing to give her another chance (though I never did), and I’ve heard so many good things about this book from people I trust that I guess it’s time to hang out with Flynn again.

What are you guys waiting on?

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3 thoughts on “Books I Put on Hold This Week

  1. Redhead says:

    you got/are getting Blackbirds?? I am so jealous! must go to library website RIGHT NOW!

    I adored Scalzi’s Redshirts, so I hope you enjoy it. It was my first Scalzi, and I now I want to read some of his older stuff.

    • Alison says:

      I will have it, someday! I hadn’t heard anything about it until I saw it at work, so I hope it’s good. And I am so eagerly awaiting Redshirts!

      • Redhead says:

        i’ve heard it is incredible. I did put my name on the hold list for the library for that title, hopefully no one else is interested in the book, so i can read it first!

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