Happy Sunday bookworms!
After staying out way too late last night at an Eric Church concert, I am seriously dragging today… And yes, he is freaking awesome live, so it is totally worth it 🙂
Anyways! Let’s see what I’ve been reading & blogging this week…
*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.
Recently Finished Reading:
» Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary by Walter Dean Myers
A well executed memoir of an important figure in black history. I feel like I now have a better understanding of Malcolm X’s beliefs, and why he felt the way he did.
» Daughters of the Silk Road by Debbie Rix
The concept of this story was intriguing: following a vase as it passes from generation to generation starting in the 1440s. Unfortunately, the execution of the story didn’t completely work for me.
» When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors & Asha Bendele
» Circe by Madeline Miller
What Am I Reading Next?:
» The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Set in a darkly glamorous world, The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous but thrilling adventure.
Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.
To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.
Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.
» Moloka’i (Moloka’i #1) by Alan Brennert
This richly imagined novel, set in Hawai’i more than a century ago, is an extraordinary epic of a little-known time and place—and a deeply moving testament to the resiliency of the human spirit.
Rachel Kalama, a spirited seven-year-old Hawaiian girl, dreams of visiting far-off lands like her father, a merchant seaman. Then one day a rose-colored mark appears on her skin, and those dreams are stolen from her. Taken from her home and family, Rachel is sent to Kalaupapa, the quarantined leprosy settlement on the island of Moloka’i. Here her life is supposed to end—but instead she discovers it is only just beginning.
*Great resource for parents!
What are you currently reading?
What will you read next?
Have a wonderful week & happy reading