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!

16 thoughts on “The Sunday Post | Weekly Wrap-up #4

  1. Congratulations on being one ahead. I am quite a few behind my reading goals but thats okay!

    I hope you have a fantastic week reading!

  2. Yay for being ahead of your Goodreads challenge! Isn’t that a wonderful feeling??? And I bet you did not cheat as I did! πŸ˜‰ Because I have never seen a children book here πŸ™‚ So… very proud of you πŸ™‚
    You make me want to watch The Magicians so badly πŸ™‚ and… I see you liked 13 reasons. Glad you are enjoying it! Haha glad to see I’m no the only one ass deep in ARCs ;-P Hope you can get through them fast πŸ™‚

    1. Savanah says:

      It is SUCH a wonderful feeling! I had all kinds of personal stuff go down before I started this blog, and ended up seven behind at one point. So to be ahead feels especially incredible.
      Hahaha I love children’s books! I usually don’t do reviews of them specifically, but I did do a post of “Four Middle Grade Series you Will Like Reading with Your Kids.”
      The Magicians is really good! I love it.
      I hope you get through yours too πŸ™‚

  3. Jo-Ann says:

    Hi Savannah! I haven’t seen the Magicians, must have a closer look at that. Sorry your ARC that you read were unremarkable. I hate forcing my self to read a book I’m not enjoying. Takes away all the fun. Have a great week and happy reading πŸ™‚

    1. Savanah says:

      Hey!! It’s a great show πŸ™‚ I didn’t love the book, so I’m glad a show was able to make it into something so awesome.
      I hate that too! I hate to read one I would DNF if I could.
      Have a great week!!

  4. Cindy says:

    What a great haul! I hope that you will catch up with those ARC’s and have a great week ahead.

    1. Savanah says:

      Thank you so much for visiting!

  5. sjhigbee says:

    I have Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance and hope I like it more than you did… I know the feeling of not getting sufficient done during the week – it seems to be the story of my life at present. I hope you have a good week. My Sunday Post – https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/06/25/sunday-post-25th-june-2017/

    1. Savanah says:

      I hope you like it more too! It has great reviews, I think it was just a case of not connecting personally to the material.

  6. I really should watch thirteen reasons why, everybody keeps on raving about it. Have a good week

    1. Savanah says:

      Did you read the book?

    2. no, and I should read it first too.

  7. Greg says:

    Congrats on your GR goal! And nice to hear that Magicians S2 is good, I binged S1 but haven’t started 2 yet. They spend most of the season in Fillory don’t they?

    I thought 13 Reasons Why was done well also, and raises a lot of important questions. I know the kids in our high school are all talking about it.

    1. Savanah says:

      They definitely spend at least some time in Fillory in every episode. If you remember from the end(ish) of season one, Elliot can’t leave Fillory, so yeah there’s a good amount there. Which I love! Fillory is awesome.

  8. Awesome haul! I love The Magicians and recently grabbed the audio of the first book. I cannot wait for season three πŸ™‚ Hope your week is a good one and you keep ahead on your Goodreads goal.

    1. Savanah says:

      Right? I was really impressed with season two. And it’s cool because the show has elements of all the books, but also does it’s own thing.

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