Wrap Ups & Hauls

Weekly Wrap-Up: 4/11 – 4/17/16

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Happy Sunday bookish buddies 🙂 Another week has come and gone.  Spring has finally come to Ohio and I couldn’t be happier.  We spent the entire weekend OUTSIDE!  It’s crazy to think that this time last weekend there was a few inches of snow on the ground and today it was 80°F.  Needless to say my sinuses are not as happy about the weather change.

Back to bookish business!  The rest of my birthday book haul came this week!!!! Here is what I got…

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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye

The Lake House by Kate Morton

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Now… What shall I read first?!?! There really aren’t enough hours in the day!   Here is what else I had going on this week…


This week on the blog…

Monday 4/11

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Book Review: Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran


Tuesday 4/12

Image [150608]Top Ten Tuesday: Books Every Historical Fiction Lover Should Read

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The Entertainer Award!


Wednesday 4/13

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books with “Hard” Topics

end-of-watch-book-tour-1Bookish Dreams Do Come True! Stephen King Book Tour


Thursday 4/14

Image [130043]Thriller Thursday! Book Review: Finders Keepers by Stephen King

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Book Review: Keep Me Posted


Friday 4/15

Image [263446] Freebie Friday! Free ebooks 4/15/16


Saturday 4/16

Image [15303]Book Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

Image [28805]Quote Challenge: Day 1


Sunday 4/17

Image [34097]Quote Challenge: Day 2


Currently Reading…

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After seeing so many blogger friends rave about this book, I had to see what the fuss was all about.  I am around 40% through this book.  The writing is exquisite!  I have never read anything by this author, she is very talented.

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I am only a few pages into this book, but I have high hopes for it!

I find it very ironic that I was about ready to give up on YA books after my review of The Selection… And here I am reading 2 YA books.  I’m really hopeful these books will help restore my faith in the YA genre.  I think I am trying so hard with this genre because, from what I have seen, most of my fellow bloggers are YA fans… I don’t want to be the odd man out 🙂


Recently Finished Reading…

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Ahhh good ol’ historical fiction.  I have very high standards for this genre, and I wasn’t disappointed!  It isn’t up there with Outlander or the Into the Wilderness Series, but definitely a solid book.  I really enjoyed it 🙂


On Deck…

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I will be reading this for my first ever in-person book club!  I’ve heard good things about it, so I am looking forward to it 🙂


How was your week? What is on your bookish agenda for this coming week?

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12 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up: 4/11 – 4/17/16”

  1. What a busy week! I hope you enjoy The Shadow of the Wind – I think I’m due a reread for that one but I remember tearing through the last few chapters because it got soo good!

    And happy belated birthday!! You got some amazing books 🙂 All the Light We Cannot See is amazing – I’m hoping to start Me Before You soon because of all the hype!

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  2. OMG too many of my favorites and upcoming tbr are on this list to even go into them all. Nice taste 😉 I’m especially excited about Salt to the Sea & The Night Circus. And the Lie Tree… HAVE FUN! Cannot wait to read your reviews 🙂 Also, awesome job with a very productive blogging week!

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