Hello my bookish friends!
I hope everyone who celebrates had a wonderful Christmas, and to those who do not celebrate, I hope you had a wonderful weekend. My family and I had a wonderful Christmas full of family time, gifts, food, and fun. I could not ask for more. I cannot wait to share with you all my amazing Christmas book haul. My husband really spoiled me.
As per usual, I have grossly underestimated my free time around the holidays, which is why I’ve been MIA for the past week or so. Even this wrap-up is going up a day late. Oops. I hope you will all be patient with me while I play a little catch up.
*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:
I know. Pitiful right?
Nothing to report 😦
Around the blogosphere:
I didn’t get to blog hop as much as I would have liked this past week, but here are a few posts that stuck out in my mind…
What have I been reading?
*All titles link to Goodreads
Recently finished reading:
» And I Darken by Kiersten White
I am pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. If you don’t mind slower paced historical fiction, give this book a go.
» George by Alex Gino
I absolutely adored this book. What a beautiful story that can be utilized to help children better understand transgendered issues. I would recommend this book to older middle graders (10+) and I would also recommend reading this book WITH your child. This book is an opportunity to open up dialogue between you and your child. I will explain more in my upcoming review.
» Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
I am sad to report that this was more like 2.5 stars that I rounded up to 3. I am not sure what the issue was here. I listened to the audiobook version, which I thought was wonderfully narrated, but I had a hard time with this book. Had I not seen the Disney adaptation, I don’t think I would have been able to imagine this story in my mind… I am not sure if I just missed it or not, but it seemed like the world building was lacking. I was anticipating vivid descriptions of Wonderland, but I didn’t feel like I got that.
» Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
I am only a few pages into Six of Crows. This is most likely going to be my last read of 2016, so I hope it won’t disappoint.
» 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad
I am 50% through this one so far. I have to admit, when I decided to download the audiobook version, I thought this was non-fiction, but it is actually fiction. I was indifferent through the majority of the first half of the book, but as Lizzie’s story goes on I am finding it very relatable. I’m sure my review for this one will end up being very personal.
» A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
How was your week?
Did you have a good Christmas? *If you celebrate*
What are you currently reading?
What will you read next?
Have a wonderful week, and happy reading