Books I have on hold at the library

Happy Monday, friends!

Today I’m doing a post about my library! Almost a year ago, I did one of these posts where I talked about the books I had on hold at the library, and thought I’d do another one. I love my library; most of the books I read last year were from the library. And even though this year, I’m trying to read more of my physical TBR, I still read a ton of books from the library. I just get excited about my library having a copy and have no impulse control about putting a book on hold.

My library has this great feature with audio and ebooks where if you don’t want to read a book yet, you can opt to have it delivered at a later date. So it’s really useful for scheduling reading or keeping my hold on a book I don’t have time to read at the moment.

But, without further ado, let’s talk about the books I have on hold currently! This (🎶) notes an audiobook.


Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Wait time: about three weeks, #8 on 6 copies
Requested: February 2

I used the Read-a-thin prompts to give me a couple random prompts for books to read, and one of them was “no romance”, and this was on a Goodreads list of books with no romance and has been on my TBR for AGES so I’m hopefully reading it soon!


The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Adhieh
Wait time: about 11 weeks, #33 on 6 copies
Requested: February 2

This was also a Read-a-thin prompt, this time “fairy tale retelling”. This book is a thousand and one nights retelling, and has also been on my TBR for the longest time and I’m actually really excited to read it! Hopefully I’ll get it soon.


Lobizona by Romina Garber
Wait time: about 4 weeks, #2 on 1 copy
Requested: February 1

My friend Rick over on booktube is doing the BookTube spin, where you make a numbered TBR, Rick spins a number wheel, and we all read the corresponding book. My book was Lobizona, so here it is! I’m really excited to read it, I think it sounds so interesting.


Haben by Haben Girma
Wait time: about 14 weeks, #8 on 1 copy
Requested: February 3

I actually recommended my library buy this one, which meant I was put on the hold list when they did buy it! This book is about a deaf-blind woman who graduated from Harvard Law school, which sounds super interesting (I’m talking more about it in my next post!


If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha
Wait time: about 22 weeks, #54 on 5 copies
Requested: January 14

I’m also really excited about this one! I’ve heard so many good things about it from so many different people, and it really sounds up my alley. It’s one of the longest wait times, but that’s okay because it just means I’ll be getting it when I hopefully won’t have any other books to read.


When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole
Wait time: about 14 weeks, #152 on 21 copies
Requested: January 14

I’ve heard a ton of good things about this book, and after really enjoying The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware, I’m willing to give mystery/thrillers another chance. This one is also partially about gentrification, which sounds super interesting.


Influence by Sara Sheppard and Lilia Buckingham
Wait time: about 4 weeks, #2 on 1 copy
Requested: January 12

This is here because I love “someone gets obsessed with unattainable woman” storylines and will not apologize for it. I’m pretty sure I also requested the library buy this one, and was therefore put on the hold list. This is one I’ll probably put off reading for a while tbh but I’m still excited to read it.


Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
Wait time: about 7 weeks, #14 on 7 copies
Requested: January 12

Everyone seems to love Parable of the Sower, and I’d planned to buy it but saw my library had copies of it. I’ve decided I want to read it more than I want to buy it, so I’ll just buy it after if I end up loving it. I’m very, very excited for it.


Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man by Emmanuel Acho (🎶)
Wait time: about 12 weeks, #30 on 5 copies
Requested: January 6

I’m super excited for this one, it sounds really interesting. I’m always trying to read more books about racism and being antiracist, and I think this one will be a really good book to have read. I’ve also heard really good things about it, so hopefully I enjoy it!


Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown
Wait time: about 4 weeks, #2 on 1 copy
Requested: February 3

I also recommended my library buy this AGES ago, and they did! I pushed the delivery date back a couple of weeks because I have a bunch of other things I want to read soon, but I’m SO excited for this. It sounds fantastic.


Real Life by Brandon Taylor
Wait time: about 8 weeks, #24 on 6 copies
Requested: December 29, 2020

Another books I’ve heard really good things about, and that sounds right up my alley. I mean, gay STEM researchers? Yes please.


We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates (🎶)
Wait time: about 8 weeks, #11 on 3 copies
Requested: December 25, 2020

I’ve also had this one on hold for AGES but keep putting it off because I haven’t listened to audiobooks a ton lately. I really enjoyed Coates’ other nonfiction, but have heard mixed things about this one. I’m hoping listening to the audiobook will help make it more enjoyable.


Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo
Wait time: about 3 weeks, #8 on 6 copies
Requested: December 1, 2020

This is also on my 2021 TBR, and as you can see, I’ve been waiting to read it for AGES. It sounds super interesting and a bunch of my friends have really enjoyed it. Let’s hope I get it soon.


Daring Greatly by Brené Brown (🎶)
Wait time: about 5 weeks, #93 on 39 copies
Requested: November 21, 2020

Listen, I love Brené Brown. I watched her Netflix special three times one summer, and genuinely think it changed my life. So I really want to read her book, and I have been waiting for FOREVER.

So those are the books I currently have on hold at the library! Have you read any of these? Do you have any books on hold at the library? Do you do the same thing I do, request a bunch and then have too many books to read? Let me know!

Ally xx


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