Happy Sunday bookworms!
I am bound and determined to get this post up BEFORE Sunday evening for once… Typically it goes up so late on Sunday evening, so late that often it is almost Monday by the time I actually get it posted. Sundays are typically filled with one of my son’s sporting events. Now that football is over, wrestling is in full swing. Not sure if anyone is familiar with how wrestling meets work, but basically you sit around for 5 hours to watch your kid wrestle 3 matches for a total of 10 minutes tops. As you can imagine, this eats up a lot of my time on a Sunday. This weekend we had a break in the schedule, resulting in a rare Sunday at home. I cherish these days! I know my fellow parents can probably relate 🙂
*Weekly Wrap-Up is a weekly post where I feature what posts were published on the blog for the past week, any bookish/blog happenings, noteworthy posts around the bookish blogosphere, what I recently finished reading, what I am currently reading, and what I will be reading next.
This week on the blog:
Nothing noteworthy to share this week 🙂
Around the blogosphere:
*These posts were not necessarily posted within this past week, but this is when I read them.
» Naz @Read Diverse Books hosts his final diverse reads review link up for 2016 → Read Diverse Books Year-Round (Final Edition) AND interviews Imani Josey, author of The Blazing Star → Book Blitz: The Blazing Star – An Interview with Imani Josey
» Jen @Reader in a Reverie talks about gendering books and why it is an issue → I Like “Girl” Books: The Damage of Gendering Books
» CW @ReadThinkPonder shares some Christmas gift recommendations for those who don’t read → Gift Ideas for Friends Who Don’t Read (Spoiler: They’re All Books)
Recently finished reading:
*All titles link to Goodreads*
» Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn
This book was so good! There is so much going on in this one: racial issues, socio-economic issues, LGBT issues etc. etc. This was also my first time reading a book where there was a f/f romantic relationship with a main character! This book would make an excellent book club selection. Take note all my book club participants 🙂
» The Book Club Murders by Leslie Nagel
I read this one for my book club’s November/December book selection. Cozy mystery is probably one of my least favorite genres, so I am not going to give this one a star rating. This one just wasn’t my cup of tea.
» Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
I didn’t make much headway in this one this week unfortunately. I have really enjoyed what I have read so far. I really like how Picoult chose to include the perspective of Turk, a man who follows the ideology of white supremacy. It isn’t easy to read his hateful thoughts and beliefs, and I know it is only going to get worse, but I think it is an important aspect to show. Why? because we can learn from it. What drives these people? The answer is hate and fear.
» The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood
I am really enjoying this book! The old woman in this book isn’t really a curmudgeon, but this one is giving me a similar feel to A Man Called Ove, which I really liked.
» And I Darken by Kiersten White
This one is STILL up next. I hope to finish Small Great Things early in the week, so I can hopefully knock this one out this week too.
How was your week?
What are you currently reading?
What will you read next?