The Sunday Post | Weekly Wrap-up #4

I’m linking up with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

I am officially one ahead of my Goodreads reading goals! I’m really happy, because when I started these wrap-ups I was three behind.

My week passed really, really quickly for whatever reason. And yet, again, I didn’t get as much done as I wanted to. I’m going to look at the paragraph above this one and remember that even if it doesn’t seem like it, I am getting things done.

I binged the hell out of season two of The Magicians. Omg. I loved season one, but holy shit season two was phenomenal. This is one case where I think the show is considerably better than the book, though I was only able to get through the first book in the series.

I also started 13 Reasons Why on Netflix, and I’m really enjoying it. I think there’s so much to be gained from having shows like this, where the cast is MAD diverse and it gives an unapologetic look at rape culture thriving in American schools. I haven’t read it since I was a teenager, so I can’t say how well it’s following the book. But I am going to call it a successful adaptation.

I finished and reviewed two ARC’s this week! (click on the picture to see the review):

I’m sad to say that neither review was exactly glowing, and I hate that this has been three in a row now!

I reviewed Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance, which is magical realism that I just found super boring.

And As You Wish, which is also magical realism, which started off good and the ending made me crazy.

Beasts of extraordinary circumstance by ruth emmie lang As You Wish

I’m still up to my ass in ARC’s, and have two more coming in the mail! Which I love, because I always have something to read.

I still have The Beautiful Ones from NetGalley. Hector, one of the narrators, seems super sexist and I hate to have to try to excuse it because of timing.

From Edelweiss I received Rough Patch, which I was really excited about because it’s about a young girl working on accepting her bisexuality. I’ve only read a chapter, so we’ll see how it goes! (Not technically an ARC, as this one came out in May, but it’s still a free book so hell yes.)

Also from Edelweiss I received Nice Try, Jane Sinner, which I started and I LOVE the voice. I’m thinking I’ll finish this one next, so I can break my streak of negative reviews.

And from Penguin’s First To Read, I received Impossible Views of the World. Which is about a woman who works at a museum and has to go on like a literary treasure hunt, and I love it so far. I’m about fifty pages in, so let’s hope that continues.

I hope everyone is having an incredible week!



The Sunday Post | Weekly Wrap-Up #3

I’m linking up with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

I didn’t get as much done this week as I wanted to reading-wise, but I’m querying a novel and that takes so much time and research and that’s been taking up most of my free time!

I was also featured in Double The Books magazine, as their book blogger of the month! So their feature number 11 has that interview in it 😀 Check it out!

I managed two reviews this week (click on the picture to see the review):

I reviewed When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, which I really enjoyed.

And Jane of Austin, which is a Sense and Sensibilities re-telling, which was such a bummer. Started out so promising and ended up flopping for me.

Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge When Dimple Met Rishi book by Sandhya Menon

I was also tagged by Jo-ann at Inspiration Pie to do a mid-year wrap up! And you can find that post here!

I’m reading three ARCs from NetGalley. As You Wish by Chelsea Sedotti, which I really enjoy! I’m about 70% of the way done, so review will probably come soon. I also have The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (I’m having a hard time getting into this one) and Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang (which I haven’t made a ton of progress on, either.)

I hope everyone has a great week!



The Sunday Post | Weekly Wrap Up #2

I’m linking up with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

This week has been really packed and yet I didn’t get a lot done, reading-wise. I feel good, though. I have a few exciting things going on. One is that I will be on The Belgian Reviewer blog later this month for her BFF posts 😀

I was also contacted by Double The Books magazine, to be their featured book blogger of the month! So their feature number 11 will have that interview in it 😀 Subscribe so you don’t miss it!

I was approved for an ARC of As You Wish on NetGalley, which I am SO excited about. I started it and I am loving it so far.

I also received Jane of Austin from Blogging for Books, which I am loving! It’s a retelling of Sense and Sensibilities. It is absolutely adorable. I love Jane Austen, and many re-tellings of her work. This one also has recipes for scones and things in it (the sisters in the story run a tea shop and scones are a big thing).

Jane of Austin by Hillary Manton Lodge

I only managed one review this week, unfortunately (click on the picture to see the review):

I received an ARC of Summer Unscripted by Jen Klein, who had read my review of her book Shuffle, Repeat, and asked me to review this also! She sent me signed bookmarks from Shuffle, Repeat, which I ADORED so I’m dying of happiness and feel so honored to have connected with her!

Summer Unscripted was great! Another fun, easy read just like her last. (Check out the review!)

ARC from Jen Klein

This week I finished The Unknowns by Gabriel Roth. It’s a few years old, but SO worth the read. I found it at the Dollar Tree and I’m so glad I picked it up. About a kid who really only understands computer code trying to work out “the girlfriend problem.”

The Unknowns by Gabriel Roth

I’m reading When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, which is so adorable so far.

I also have two other ARC’s from NetGalley: The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (I’m having a hard time getting into this one) and Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang.

I hope everyone has a great week!



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The Sunday Post | Weekly Wrap Up #1

I’m linking up with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

This week I’m really excited because it’s just now been almost a month since I started blogging! I am really loving it; it’s been great to meet other bloggers and nerd out about books which is my absolute favorite thing to do. SO MUCH LOVE to Evalina at Avalinah’s Books for being so helpful and amazing and my first new book blogging friend <3

I also made the ill-fated decision to re-arrange my books right before bed, got exhausted not even a quarter of the way through, and ended up throwing everything back together less than eloquently (after the books sat, semi-organized, on the floor for two days) so now I can’t find anything.

I’m trying to catch up, because I’m still 3 behind to make my yearly reading goal, according to Goodreads. But May was a pretty average reading month. Here’s to a better June!

This week has been really exciting! I bought One Of Us Is Lying and When Dimple Met Rishi, two releases I was really excited for!

book haul sunday update

I also received an ARC in the mail from Jen Klein, who had read my review of her book Shuffle, Repeat, and asked me to review this also! She sent me signed bookmarks from Shuffle, Repeat, which I ADORED so I’m dying of happiness and feel so honored to have connected with her!

ARC from Jen Klein

I did two reviews (click on the pictures to see the reviews):

One of One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus, which I had mixed feelings on! I loved the twist (the review has no spoilers, promise 😉

The Wildling Sisters by Eve Chase, which I received an ARC of from Penguin’s First To Read program, and I did not love at all. Sadly, my first review for them had to be a little less than pleasant.

one of us is lying book novel mcmanus the wildling sisters book novel

I’m going to start Summer Unscripted by Jen Klein and When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon! I am SO stoked for these two!

I also have ARC’s from NetGalley, but I have fifty days on those and I’m not as excited for them, so they’re taking the back burner! The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (I read the first chapter and I’m not yet particularly enamored with Hector, our protagonist, which may be causing some of the meh feelings.) And Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang.

I hope everyone has a great week and meets all their June reading goals!