On library book triage. Do you ever check out too many library books? This happens to me more often than it should. And when it does, I find myself forced into a kind of bookish triage: stacking the books that can't be renewed into the "must read first" pile, throwing the books I'm not sure I really want to read, or that I know I can easily renew for 3 more weeks, into the bottom of my bag, and then hoping I'll get a chance to read the books that are left before they're due. You'd think I'd learn to limit the number of library books I check out, but I never do.
On Little Black Lies. Sharon Bolton is one of my favorite authors, and her latest mystery is my favorite kind of psychological thriller: page-turning, suspenseful, with unexpected twists and turns, and a nice mix of complicated characters. It's set in the Falkland Islands and centers around some missing children. But it's so much more than that. I loved the setting and definitely did not see the ending coming. To tell more than that would be to give something away. So I'll just say that Little Black Lies is an awesome read.
On my library still being closed for renovations. It's been over two months! Two very long months and my library is still closed. They were supposed to reopen on July 6th. But they didn't. Now they're saying maybe the middle of August. But I'm not holding my breath. And the next closest library, while nice, is so small it never has any copies of the books I really want to read. It's so frustrating. So, that's my bookish complaint this summer. What's yours?