Books I have on hold at the library (pt. 3)

Happy Friday, friends! I’ve done a couple of posts where I talked about the books I had on hold at the library, and thought I’d do another one. I have no impulse control and consistently put books on hold at the library, and then wonder why I read almost no physical books. I also recommend a lot of books from my library, and then get put on the hold list for those books. So I consistently have 10-15 books 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.

There are also some books I still have on hold since the last time I did this post:

  • The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Adhieh
  • Influence by Sara Sheppard
  • When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole
  • Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown

I’m hoping to read these all soon (probably June or July), ESPECIALLY The Wrath and the Dawn.

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


A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní Ghríofa
Wait time: about 2 weeks, #2 on 1 copy
Requested: May 21

I requested my library buy this book ages ago and tbh I didn’t think they ever would!! So I’m so excited they did. I’ve heard really good things about this memoir, and it sounds super interesting. Hopefully I can read it soon.


The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He
Wait time: about 8 weeks, #4 on 1 copy
Requested: May 20

Yet another book I asked my library to buy for me. This book sounds so lovely, and I’ve heard a ton of good things about it, so hopefully I’ll be able to read it ASAP.


Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe (🎶)
Wait time: about 23 weeks, #46 on 4 copies
Requested: May 20

Look at how lovely those covers all look together, wow. Anyway, Keefe’s book Say Nothing was one of my favourites of last year and one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read. So I will read anything he writes, and this one sounds super interesting. I’ve heard really good things, so I will be patiently waiting for five months.


Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin
Wait time: about 22 weeks, #44 on 4 copies
Requested: May 20

Jalaluddin’s debut novel, Ayesha at Last, was one of my favourites from last year. And she’s a Muslim Canadian author, and I’m always trying to read more Canadian authors and more diversely in general. So when I saw she had a new book, I knew I had to read it.


Bloom by Kevin Panetta
Wait time: about 4 weeks, #4 on 2 copies
Requested: May 20

Round 4 of Graphics-a-thon is coming up (announcement soon), so I’m hoping to get this one before then! I may also purchase it tbh, but I currently have it on hold in case I can’t buy it. But it sounds so cute and interesting and fun, I definitely want to read it. The art also looks adorable.


Brood by Jackie Polzin
Wait time: about 6 weeks, #3 on 1 copy
Requested: May 12

Aka the Chicken Book. Some of my friends are hoping to group read this in June, so I’m hoping my hold will be released sooner than six weeks. But I’m very excited to read this book about chickens.


Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson
Wait time: about 4 weeks, #2 on 1 copy
Requested: May 12

I’ve heard a ton of good things about this debut, and requested my library purchase it, so I was put on the hold list! It sounds right up my alley, so hopefully I can get to it soon.


Wild Women and the Blues by Denny S. Bryce
Wait time: about 4 weeks, #2 on 1 copy
Requested: May 12

I am SO EXCITED about this book, it sounds like it was written for me. This was another book I requested my library buy, and I honestly wasn’t expecting them to, so it was such a great surprise when I got the email about being added to the hold list. I had to delay my hold, but I will absolutely be reading it ASAP.


The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe
Wait time: about 2 weeks, #3 on 2 copies
Requested: May 6

Another book I requested my library buy. This YA sounds so fun and like a perfect summer read. Hopefully I’ll get to it soon.


Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl
Wait time: about 8 weeks, #4 on 1 copy
Requested: May 1

I actually lost my hold for this book, which was very sad. I keep putting it on hold and not delaying my hold and having to re-add myself. So hopefully next time I get it, I’ll actually be able to read it.


How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones
Wait time: about 6 weeks, #13 on 5 copies
Requested: April 14

This was recently long-listed (and maybe short-listed?) for the Women’s Prize, and it again sounds like something I’d enjoy. I put it on hold to read this month, and never got it, so I actually don’t know when I’ll read it. Maybe later in the year. But I’m going to keep myself on the list so I can get it when I want.


Rage Becomes Her by Soraya Chemaly
Wait time: about 4 weeks, #5 on 2 copies
Requested: March 18

I think I actually heard about this book on tiktok, of all places. But I’m trying to read more books about feminism/women’s issues by women of colour, and this fits the bill. I’ve also always been interested in female rage and how society views women’s anger, so this sounds perfect for me.


The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (🎶)
Wait time: about 3 weeks, #9 on 7 copies
Requested: March 15

My brother’s friend told me about this book AGES ago, and I just recently learned that my library has a copy of the audiobook. So hopefully I’ll get it soon and be able to listen to it.

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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7 thoughts on “Books I have on hold at the library (pt. 3)

  1. Wild Women and the Blues & The Ones We’re Meant to Find are at the very top of my TBR! My Libby app scares me every morning, I have a few that said at minimum 3 weeks wait and overnight now say “Available Soon” *eyes wide open* Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro, Malice by Heather Walter, The Lights of Prague by Nicole Jarvis and Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano are some of mine. I’d love to also place a hold on Hana Khan Carries On but ummmm I’m at max capacity at the moment lol! I hope you enjoy your time with these as they come through 🙂

    Happy reading! ❤

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    1. Right!! I have some books that I wasn’t expecting to get for months that suddenly become available, and it really throws off my rhythm lol. Oooh those all sound fantastic, I’m really excited for Klara and the Sun as well!

      You as well!

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