Happy Sunday bookworms!
The dreaded F word hit our house this week… the flu. Both my husband and son were unfortunate enough to get it. Along with the flu, my husband also has walking pneumonia. Let’s just say it’s been a fun week here. Because I’ve been trapped in my house tending to the needs of the sick, I did get a lot of reading done… got to look for those silver linings.
Let’s see what I read & blogged this past 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:
» Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
An important book that should be required reading for high school aged kids. Speak portrays the trauma that victims of sexual assault can experience.
» Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win by Rachel Ignotofsky
Another excellent collection of mini biographies. This collection focused on female athletes.
» Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson
Another powerful & important book by Laurie Halse Anderson. Wintergirls is a raw depiction of eating disorders, specifically anorexia.
» Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
A heartbreaking WWII historical fiction book about the Wilhelm Gustloff. I am appalled that I didn’t know anything about this horrific event.
» The Sky at Our Feet by Nadia Hashimi
A lovely middle grade book about a young boy born in the United States to an illegal immigrant.
» Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly
What Am I Reading Next?:
» Black Leopard, Red Wolf (The Dark Star Trilogy #1) by Marlon James
Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: “He has a nose,” people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard.
As Tracker follows the boy’s scent–from one ancient city to another; into dense forests and across deep rivers–he and the band are set upon by creatures intent on destroying them. As he struggles to survive, Tracker starts to wonder: Who, really, is this boy? Why has he been missing for so long? Why do so many people want to keep Tracker from finding him? And perhaps the most important questions of all: Who is telling the truth, and who is lying?
Black Leopard, Red Wolf came in for me at my library! While I am super excited to read it, this throws a wrench in my March TBR…. Oh well!
» CW @The Quiet Pond shares what she learned after talking with 42 different book bloggers ⇒ The Pond Gets Loud: How Bloggers Balance Blogging and Life – What Have We Learned? [A Summary]
» @The Orangutan Librarian shares book recs based on her favorite tropes ⇒ BOOKS WITH TROPES I LIKE
» Drew @The Tattooed Book Geek shares some data he collected about book reviews views ⇒ The number of views behind the reviews. #BookBlogger #BookBloggers #Blogger #Bloggers #BookBlog
» Marie @Drizzle & Hurricane Books shares 10 YA book recommendations that feature anxiety ⇒ 10 YA BOOKS DEALING WITH ANXIETY
Have you read any of the books mentioned in this post? If so, what did you think?
What are you currently reading?
What will you read next?
Have a wonderful week & happy reading