Friday, April 16, 2021

Friday Fives - Five Random Books That Are Next on My Library List

I'm taking a bit of a break from my usual Friday Linkups to try something a little different.  I'm in a list making kind of mood so I thought I'd start making random five lists.  Sometimes they'll be bookish other weeks not so much.  So I really am hoping to read more books off my shelf this year but that doesn't mean I'm going to be neglecting my library completely.  I love the sheer randomness of the books I can find there and give them a try without the risk of not liking it.  Here are 5 books I'm planning on picking up on my next trip to the library.

1.  The Life and Times of Miss Jane Marple by Anne Hart- Since I'm reading the Miss Marple books this year I of course have to pick up this biography of Miss Marple.  The author has a book on Hercule Poirot which I'm anxious to pick up but I'm going to start with this one.

2.  Close Calls:  How Eleven US Presidents Escaped from the Brink of Death by Michael Spradlin - I read Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell and found it fascinating and I'm curious about this one. 

3.  Devil's Daughter by Lisa Kleypas - Devil in Winter is one of my favorite historical romance books and I'm curious about this one involving one of the daughters of the couple in that book.  

4.  Fairy Spell: How Two Girls Convinced the World That Fairies Are Real by Marc Tyler Nobleman - I read and loved The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor which was a fictional account of this story.  I'm really curious to see more about the real story because it sounds fascinating!

5.  I'd Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel - I've been wanting to read one of Bogel's books since her very first one and this one is the one that appeals to me the most.

Do you use your library to try out random books that catch your interest?


  1. I recalled reading the Anne Bogel book but, today it was all a blur today so I looked it up

  2. Devil's Daughter was a solid historical romance. Kleypas is such a great author. I have to agree that Fairy Spell sounds fascinating.

  3. What a nice list of books to look forward to! I hope you enjoy them all.

  4. Sounds like you will have some really good books to read. Enjoy them!

  5. These all sound like they will be good. When was the last time I was at the library? When was it last open?! I miss the library . . . I hope you enjoy these when you read them!

  6. Yes libraries are great and I do try to use it when I can. And especially for an author I've never tried before. I think you'll enjoy your Miss Marple one.

  7. I read a lengthy article about these girls back in the '80s in a photography magazine from the library. This book sounds good. I'm going to look for it. I was thoroughly convinced there were fairies when I was 9 and we first moved to a wooded area. I was always looking for signs around old stumps because they looked like fairy castles to me. 🤗

  8. I liked that Devil's Daughter series. I have the hardcover on my buffet that needs to be returned along with nine other library books.