Happy Sunday bookworms!
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. As school is starting to wind down for the school year for my kids, things are fairly hectic around here. It’s like all the teachers decided to organize a million end of the year activities (breakfasts at school, lunch with your kid day, field days, field trips, etc. etc.) and cram them all into a 2 week period. I think I am looking forward to summer vacation just as much as my kids are.
Anyways! Let’s see what else I had going on this week…
*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, what I recently finished reading, what I am currently reading, what I will be reading next, noteworthy posts around the bookish blogosphere, and any interesting bookish articles I came across.
» My Goosebumps Giveaway ended on Friday night. The winner of the signed Goosebumps book (Welcome to Dead House) was Kester who blogs at @LILbooKLovers. The winner of the Goosebumps Retro Scream Collection was the lovely Casey who blogs at @adoptabookaus. Not going to lie, I was thrilled to death that two book bloggers were the winners of these giveaways!!!
» I got #BookMail from my lovely friend Ann Marie who blogs at @Lit·Wit·Wine·Dine. Enclosed were her copies of Equal of the Sun by Anita Amirrezvani, We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter, and The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman. We both share a love for historical fiction, and I cannot wait to dig into these books!
*Book titles link to Goodreads
Recently finished reading:
» Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
I am taking part in Jane @Greenish Bookshelf’s Anne of Green Gables Read Along(#AnneReadAlong2017). May was the kick off to this read along with the first book in the series, Anne of Green Gables. This was my first time reading this classic, and now I can count myself among the Anne of Green Gables fandom. If I had to describe my feelings about this book in one word, it would be enchanting. Now, I am not going to do a traditional review for this book because I don’t typically write reviews for classics. This book is so beloved by so many, so nothing I could say would really do it much justice. HOWEVER I will be doing a few different kinds of posts for this read along, so be on the look out for those in the upcoming weeks.
» Gone to Drift by Diana McCaulay
This was a book I requested last year during the “NetGalley Request Binge of 2016” that I never got around to reading. I think the reason I requested this one was because the cover gave me Island of the Blue Dolphins vibes. While this was nothing like Island of the Blue Dolphins, this was a very interesting YA novel about a boy’s quest to find out what happened to his beloved Grandfather who never returns from a fishing trip. I really enjoyed that this book was set in a fishing village in Jamaica, where fishing is the backbone of the town.
» I Found You by Lisa Jewell
Lisa Jewell is coming to Cincinnati the first weekend of June to promote I Found You. Originally I thought I was going to be out of town for this event, but I was mistaken and will be able to attend. I read The Girls in the Garden earlier this year, and enjoyed it. I’ve heard good things about this one too.
» Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
The Anne of Green Gables Read Along continues on until the end of the year, with the goal of finishing the series. I am not sure if I will be able to commit to the entire series, BUT I am planning on at least continuing on with the second book.
» The History Major by Michael Phillip Cash
» Chronicle of a Last Summer: A Novel of Egypt by Yasmine El Rashidi
» Marie @Drizzle & Hurricane Books defends her favorite genre after seeing some hate on Twitter→ Why YA contemporary is very much alive
» CW @Read Think Ponder gives us some book recs → Book Recs: Diverse Middle Grade Books
» Shiloh @Bookworm Ink shares a tattoo she designed inspired by → Tattooed Inspired: Ouija by Katherine Turner
» Sarah @Heartstring Eulogies shares her issues with the TV show Thirteen Reasons Why → Thirteen Reasons Why Discussion #1
» Drew @The Tattooed Book Geek shuts down those who question book bloggers & their reviews→ I’m ‘just’ a book blogger and proud!!
» Marie @Drizzle & Huricane Books discusses which posts are more popular on book blogs → On popular blog posts
» Read Globally: 10 Folktales, Fables, and Stories That Introduce Chinese Culture and History to Kids
What are you currently reading?
What will you read next?
Have a wonderful week, and happy reading