Wrap Ups & Hauls

Weekly Wrap-Up: 12/26/16 – 1/1/17


Happy New Year bookworms!

Yet again my weekly wrap-up is posting a day late and going live on a Monday instead of Sunday.  We had a nasty virus hit our house at Christmas and it has been slowly moving through each member of my family.  Guess it was my turn to join in the fun.  I’m ready for this evil to leave my house so I can get back to living my life lol

*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:

Tuesday 12/27


Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite 2016 Releases

Wednesday 12/28


Christmas 2016: A Very Bookish Christmas Haul


Around the blogosphere:

*These posts were not necessarily posted this past week, this is just when I read them 🙂
**Many of these are “Best Books of 2016” posts because I love reading them!

» Fadwa @Word Wonders shares life lessons she learned from different books → 20 Lessons Books Taught Me

» Casey @adoptabookaus shares her favorite Sci Fi books of 2016 → My Favorite Sci Fi books of 2016 and her favorite standalones → My Favorite Standalones in 2016

» CW @Read Think Ponder shares a few book recs that are about family or explore familial relationships → Book Recs: Dongzhi Festival & The Importance of Family

» Amanda @Hanging with Amanda lists some of her favorite Christmas traditions → My Top Five Christmas Traditions

» Kirstie @Upside-Down Books gives us her favorite books of 2016 → Upside-Down Books Awards 2016 & posted her monthly feature for history geeks → Past to Paper: Deserted Fantasy – Persia

» Sammie @The Bookshelves and Biros shares her top books of 2016 → The Bookshelves and Biros Blog Awards 2016

» Shealea @That Bookshelf Bitch talks about what it is like to be a woman in 2016 → What it’s like to be a woman in 2016

» Ashleigh @A Frolic Through Fiction shares her favorite books of 2016 → Favorite books of 2016

» Marie @Drizzle & Hurricane Books lists her top books of this year → Best Books of 2016 In Three Words

» Drew @The Tattooed Book Geek gives us his top ten books of the year → The Tattooed Book Geek’s Top Ten Books of the Year!!!

» Melanie @Grab the Lapels → Wraps up her reading year and lists her 2017 goals → 2016: One for the Books!

» Kirsty @Kirsty and the Cat Read shares her goals of 2017 → 2017 Bookish Goals

» Yvo @It’s All About Books shares her top mystery/thriller books of 2016 → Best of 2016: Top 5 Mystery/Thrillers

» Annie @The Misstery lists her top 16 books of 2016 → Misstery Awards: Best Books of 2016


What have I been reading?

Recently finished reading:

I didn’t finish any books this past week 😦 Between taking care of my sick kids and then going down for the count myself, I haven’t really been able to get much reading time in.

Currently reading:

» Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo


Don’t throw rocks at me for saying this, but I wasn’t in love with this book in the beginning.  Sure, I am enjoying it, but I wasn’t sure it was going to live up to all the hype for me.  ((Please no tomatoes either))  Now that the crew is inside of the prison, things have really started to pick up for me.  I shall see how this all pans out 🙂  I should finish it by tonight or tomorrow.

» 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad


This book has just been ok for me thus far.  There are parts I really enjoy and can relate to, but there are other parts that I am not feeling.

On deck:

» A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab


I’m really going to try and squeeze this one in this week before I start my January TBR list.  Wish me luck!


How was your week?

What are you currently reading?

What will you read next?

Have a wonderful week, and happy reading:)

21 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up: 12/26/16 – 1/1/17”

  1. I hope you and your family will get better soon, sending lots of hugs ❤ ❤ Also, I'm glad to hear you didn't fall in love at first sight with Six of Crows. I am a bit nervous about it, but now I guess whenever I get around to reading it, I'll lower a bit my expectations. Can't wait to read your full review 🙂

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  2. I’m so jealous that you’re reading a Schwab books – why? Because I’m not reading a Schwab book. I should be, I should’ve have read one ages ago. I have failed the blogoverse. I can totally see how you found Six of Crows to be icky to start with! It took me almost a full month to get through it because things don’t really pick up . . . at all . . . until 2/3 of the way through. I’ve been putting off Crooked Kingdom for this reason, oops!

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  3. We got hit by the scary Christmas virus in our house too! Looks like the evil isn’t limited by the Atlantic Ocean, lol! I hope you’re all feeling better now. 🙂 Thanks so much for including my post! There are some awesome sounding links in there, I’ll definitely be checking some out this weekend when I have an enormous blog hopping session scheduled! x

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  4. Six of Crows started off slow for me, too. But I ended up really loving it! I’m excited for you to read A Gathering of Shadows!! I love that series!!


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