Happy Sunday bookworms!
A lovely snowstorm has hit Ohio & dumped 12 inches of snow on the ground. After a weekend indoors, let’s just say I am itching to get out of the house. You know what a snowy weekend IS good for? Reading!
Let’s see what I’ve been reading these past two weeks, shall we?
*Bookish 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.
I’m currently working on my 2019 reading & blogging goals. I’ve decided that in 2019, I am going to make it more of a priority to write mini-reviews for most of the books I read. Since I will be doing mini-reviews, I will no longer be including a few of my thoughts on the books I’ve recently finished here in my weekly wrap-ups. I will only be including star ratings and maybe a sentence or two.
Recently Finished Reading:
» The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth #3) by N.K. Jemisin
A perfect & heartbreaking conclusion to a new favorite series.
» The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa
A WWII historical fiction about a family escaping Germany on the St. Louis. I liked the historical content, but there were a few things off with this book.
» The Thief (The Queen’s Thief #1) by Megan Whalen Turner
A slow moving book with one of the best endings I’ve read in a while.
» The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey
This book took my breath away. This is definitely a new favorite & will most likely appear in my top books of 2019 list.
» Arrows of the Queen(Valdemar: Heralds of Valdemar #1) by Mercedes Lackey
There were so many good things going for this book! I’m conflicted with my star rating between a 3.5 star and 4 star rating. I will work out my thoughts in a mini-review to come.
» Every Heart A Doorway (Wayward Children #1) by Seanan McGuire
What Am I Reading Next?:
» Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
A dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a little child.
Hours later the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life.
Is it a miracle?
Is it magic?
Or can it be explained by science?
Replete with folklore, suspense and romance, as well as with the urgent scientific curiosity of the Darwinian age, Once Upon a River is as richly atmospheric as Setterfield’s bestseller The Thirteenth Tale.
I was just notified that this book is on it’s way to my local library for me! I cannot wait to dive into this one.
» Jackie @Death by Tsundoku & Melanie @Grab the Lapels announced more details for the #ReadingValdemar read along ⇒ #ReadingValdemar: 2019 Posting Schedule
» Melanie @ Grab the Lapels talks about YA & her issues with it ⇒ Time to Ponder Books: Why I’m So Frustrated with YA Novels
*I’ve read 18 off this list!
*I’m an Aries – my resolution is to read longer books I may be avoiding because Aries tend to be impatient… This is spot on for me. I WILL be adding this to my 2019 resolutions!
What are you currently reading?
What will you read next?
Have a wonderful week & happy reading