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Weekly Wrap-Up: 6/19 – 6/25/17


Happy Sunday bookworms!

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.  We had a low key weekend, which is much appreciated as our next two weeks are going to be a little hectic with house guests & leaving for vacation.  I honestly cannot believe we are now in the last week of June!  Why must the summer fly by, while the winter drags on forever?

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 6/19


Book Event: Lisa Jewell’s “I Found You” Book Tour

Wednesday 6/21


Book Review: In the Light of What We See by Sarah Painter

Thursday 6/22


Kids’ Corner: #BabyLove: My Toddler Life by Corine Dehghanpisheh



» I won Rachel @Life of a Female Bibliophile’s “Fun In The Sun” Bookish Giveaway!  Huge thank you to Rachel for hosting this giveaway 🙂

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*Book titles link to Goodreads

Recently finished reading:

» North of Here by Laurel Saville


5-Star Rating System

Feelings in a few words: portrayal of loss & grief; darker than anticipated; cult-like group well done; not a fan of the convenient ending in regards to the romance; decent read

» Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery


5-Star Rating System

Feelings in a few words:  better than the second book; loved Anne’s college escapades; Patty’s Place just as beloved as Green Gables; new friend Phil welcome addition; the loss of an old friend; Gilbert!

» The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill


5-Star Rating System

Feelings in a few words:  magic; good plot line; swap monster, tiny dragon & crow are loveable side-kicks and comedic relief; some aspects needed more development; climax felt rushed; random, but it works; would make a good movie

Currently reading:

» Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi


» The Good Girl by Mary Kubica


On deck:

» Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend




» Fadwa @Word Wonders discusses what makes people come back to a blog → What Makes People Come Back to a Blog?

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» Danielle @Books, Veritgo, & Tea is hosting a giveaway to celebrate her blogiversary → Belated Birthday Bash!

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» Pride and Less Prejudice: 10 New LGBTQ Books for Teens


What are you currently reading?

What will you read next?

Have a wonderful week, and happy reading:)

6 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up: 6/19 – 6/25/17”

  1. Congrats on winning Rachel’s giveaway Amanda! that always makes for a FAB week lol. I’m hella curious for your thoughts on both Homegoing & The Good Girl which have been on my TBR for far too long (especially Homegoing). The Girl Who Drank the Moon has caught my attention, will def pick up a copy. & lastly, Amanda you seriously inspire me to take a vacation cuz I haven’t in 8 years but it’s def time LOL! Happy reading 🙂


  2. You had a great week, it sounds like. I am reading The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories a collection of short stories about djinn/genie mythologies. It’s pretty hit or miss for me right now. On deck I have Golden Son, the conclusion to the Red Rising trilogy. Those books feel so different from the ones you are reading!


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