Happy Sunday bookworms!
Did everyone have a good weekend? Did you read any good books?!
I had a fairly busy week full of hosting my book club (we read Homegoing & it was an excellent discussion), attending a concert (Rob Zombie! It was my first heavy metal concert & quite an experience), and even attended an 80s themed party (it was totally tubular). Despite my busy week in real life, I still managed to get some posts up on the blog & read 3 (almost 4) books this week! Yay me 🙂
Let’s see what I got accomplished…
*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.
*Book titles link to Goodreads
Recently finished reading:
» Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Feelings in a few thoughts: bad-ass female lead; example of how to do the hate – love trope well; witty banter; good concept with fantasy elements; wanted more action out of a PIRATE book; solid read but could have been more
» The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
Feelings in a few thoughts: outside my reading comfort zone; very much a western; play format? didn’t really understand the intermissions; dry humor – which I appreciated; journey where characters must face adversity along the way; enjoyed how everything panned out in the end – but wasn’t the dramatic ending I was anticipating; slower paced; struggled with my rating – possibly a 4 star book; won’t be for everyone
» Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Feelings in a few thoughts: went in with low expectations, but pleasantly surprised; gave me Wizard of Oz vibes; enjoyed the overall plot – darker than anticipating w/ good mystery elements; writing felt forced at times, like the author was trying a little too hard; too much sensory description – particularly smells; wanted a little more visual world building; wonder if I enjoyed this more because I haven’t read The Night Circus yet?
» This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Status: 90% complete
» Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend
» Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
» Lois @My Midnight Mussing discusses why she loves Fantasy → Discussion: Why I Read Fantasy
» Fadwa @Word Wonders talk about blog burn out & some signs that one is coming → The Dreaded Blogging Burn-out
» Evelina @Avalinah’s Books talks about the phenomenon we are all guilty of → Discussion: Crave Book + Buy Book = Put It Away?
» CW @Read, Think, Ponder shows off her new blog design & tells us a bit about herself → Meet The Artist / Blogger!
» Drew @The Tattooed Book Geek shares some interesting book titles 😛 → Fun and Inappropriate Book Covers and Names to make you smile: Volume 5!!!
» Aimal @Bookshelves & Paperbacks shares some tips for writing book reviews →5 Tips to Help You Write Reviews For Your Book Blog
» Marie @Drizzle & Hurricane Books talks about book cover love →On book cover lust
» The Perfect Book for Your Zodiac Sign
What are you currently reading?
What will you read next?
Have a wonderful week, and happy reading