Features, Wrap Ups & Hauls

Weekly Wrap-Up: 6/12 -6/18/17


Happy Sunday bookworms!

To those of you in the U.S, happy Father’s Day!  Hopefully everyone was able to celebrate with the important father(s) (and/or father figures) in their lives.  For those of you who are missing their fathers/father figures for one reason or another, I hope you find comfort today.

This week I really worked on getting back into the swing of things after being gone for a little over a week.  I was able to get a few posts up, read some amazing posts from my fellow book bloggers (a few of which I feature in this post), and finished two books.

Let’s see what I had going on this week, shall we?

*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.



Monday 6/12


Book Blogger Recs: Bloggers to Follow for YA Readers (Part 1)

Tuesday 6/13


Book Review: Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen



*Book titles link to Goodreads

Recently finished reading:

» The Last Girl by Joe Hart


5-Star Rating System

Feelings in a few words:  liked the dystopian concept; slow start, but pacing gets better; not a fan of the “girl hate” for no reason; cliché at times; enjoyable read, but didn’t knock my socks off

*Full review to come

» The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett


5-Star Rating System

Feelings in a few words:  enchanting; subtle “magic”; wonderful character growth; friendship; recommend to nature & animal lovers; wanted a little more from the ending

Currently reading:

» North of Here by Laurel Saville


On deck:

» Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

» Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend



» Marie @Drizzle & Hurricane Books shares tips for blog growth → How to: grow your blog

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» Drew @The Tattooed Book Geek talks about book blogging pressures → The Pressures of Book Blogging

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» Aimal @Bookshelves & Paperbacks shares some book recs based off your Hogwarts house → Book Recommendations for Your Hogwarts House

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» Vijayalakshmi Harish @TheReadingDesk talks about self-care & blogging → Discussion Post : Blogging With Care

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» Fadwa @Word Wonders asks if reviews have a responsibility to their readers? → Do Reviewers have a responsibility towards readers?

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» Chelsea @The Suspense is Thrilling Me discusses how to develop contacts with various publishers → FAQ: Publisher Contacts

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» Margot @Lectito shares some tips to make more time for reading → How to Make More Time for Reading

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» Summer Reading: Book Lists and Tips for Every Age

» Your 2017 summer reading guide for kids and teens

» Best Book Club Picks for June 2017: Roxane Gay, Catherynne M. Valente, and More

» The Ultimate YA Summer Reading List — 2017 Edition

» Summer 2017’s Hottest Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books: Witches, Robots, and Furious WomenDivider2

What are you currently reading?

What will you read next?

Have a wonderful week, and happy reading:)

17 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up: 6/12 -6/18/17”

  1. Chelsea’s “FAQ” feature is just wonderful! I wish she would have had this when I first started haha. I am also attempting to get back in the swing, but it is going to be a process I think. I am sooo far behind 😛 Have a great week Amanda!

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  2. Thank you so much for mentioning my post, Amanda, that’s so sweet of you! ❤ I hope you had a lovely Father's day and overall a great week. I heard good things about Homegoing, I really hope you'll enjoy the book 🙂 Have a lovely week! 🙂

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  3. You’ll be in for a treat with Homegoing! The pace isn’t all that fast, but it was such a wonderful historical fiction read! I hope you will enjoy it and have a wonderful week. ❤

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  4. As always, I adore your Sunday review posts. You found some really intriguing posts from fellow bloggers to feature! I love seeing all the diversity of the posts you select to highlight here. It makes me feel a bit like a slacker sometimes, honestly, but in a good way. 😉

    Welcome back from your week away! I’m sorry you had a less than stellar book read, but I’m glad you enjoyed The Secret Garden. Was this your first time reading it? What inspired you to pick that book up?

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    1. Thank you so much Jackie! My Sunday posts are definitely some of my favorite posts to put up because 1) I love sharing what I’m reading and 2) I love highlighting other book bloggers & interesting bookish articles.

      The Secret Garden has been on my TBR since I was a kid… I was trying to decide which audiobook I wanted to read next, when I saw that it was Gretchen’s @ChicNerdReads favorite book from childhood, so I decided to finally give it a go 🙂


  5. I’ve heard AMAZING things about Homegoing so I hope you enjoy it. (Actually, I’m really glad that you mentioned it in this post since I totally forgot that I need to go by myself a copy.) Right now, I’m kind of feeling slumpy but I’m reading The Leavers by Lisa Ko and Dengeki Daisy (it’s a manga series). ^.^


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