I've got over 30 books home from my classroom library, plus another half dozen or more checked out from the library, so when I stopped by to pick up the ice cream maker I had on hold, I was NOT planning on checking out any more books.
But they've rearranged the library lately, and it brought my attention to both the new book and the bestseller shelves, and oh my WORD did I spot a bunch of books that I have been hoping to read. I started piling them into my arms like I was rescuing kittens from a burning building.
Here they are, in all their glory (and all my non-bookstagram-ness):
Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
Pax by Sara Pennypacker
The Shadow Queen by R. J. Redwine
Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharyn McCrumb
The Haters by Jesse Andrews
Gathering of Shadows by by V. E. Schwab (but I haven't gotten the first one yet, so I probably won't actually read it)
My Seneca Village by Marilyn Nelson
The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson (not pictured, because my daughter fell asleep in my room where it was and I didn't want to wake her up when I was taking the picture)
All the bestsellers, which are the ones with the pink labels, have a non-renewable two week time limit, so I am abandoning all my other reading intentions to get through as many of these as I can.
All that AND homemade mocha-walnut-chip ice cream! Life is good, indeed.