Saturday, April 20, 2013

Library Loot: April 17 to 23

Library Loot
Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!

Divergent by Veronica Roth
In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

I have been making an effort to catch up with the young adult genre lately, thanks to a particularly tempting display of YA dystopia at the library where I volunteer. Divergent, of course, was high on my list and I lucked out this week when I was able to check out both Divergent and Insurgent at the same time.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth
One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful.


Since I read Divergent in just under 48 hours (I was trying, perhaps unsuccessfully, to pace myself and savor it), I was very glad to have Insurgent on hand so I could jump right into Book 2.

A Test of Wills by Charles Todd
Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge returns home suffering from shellshock and the emotional strains of World War I, but he soon goes back to work and must solve a murder case involving the killing of a retired military officer, a crime in which the main suspect is a highly decorated war hero.

I've been wanting to read the Ian Rutledge series for years. With the recent release of Proof of Guilt, the fifteenth book in the series, I decided it was time to get started.


Did you pick up any new books this week?

8 comments:


  1. Ruth, you commented on my post: "Sitchin is a new-to-me author. This series looks really interesting. I'll have to see if my library has it.

    If you read any of Sitchin's books, come back to my blog and discuss it with me: http://bonniesbooks.blogspot.com/2013/04/library-loot-april-17-23.html

    Or email me, since I don't have anyone around who is interested in discussing such ideas. Here's my email address: emerging DOT paradigm AT yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Bonnie! Thanks so much for stopping in. I'll definitely let you know if I can find any of Sitchin's work. From the online catalog, it looks like my library doesn't have him but I may luck out with inter-library loan.

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  2. Oh my! DIVERGENT! I loved that book :) And there's a second book? *goes to library catalogue*

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    1. I couldn't put it down! Book 3, ALLEGIANT, is coming in October. I'm glad, in a way, that I waited this long to read DIVERGENT. I have less waiting for the third book!

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  3. I haven't read them all but I do enjoy the Ian Rutledge series. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks, Cat! I'm enjoying A TEST OF WILLS so far.

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  4. I've read great things about Divergent. Happy reading, Ruth!

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    1. It's very well-deserved praise. The book has really stayed with me since I finished reading it. Thanks!

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