Happy Sunday bookworms! To those that celebrate, happy Easter!
We’ve been spending the long weekend at Lake Erie with my family. Unfortunately it has been cold and rainy all weekend, but such is Spring here in Ohio.
*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:
» Truly Devious (Truly Devious #1) by Maureen Johnson
This YA story had dual mysteries, one occurring in the present time and the other occurring in the past. After that cliffhanger ending, I’m itching to read the second book in this series.
» Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
When this book was chosen for one of my book clubs, I was NOT expecting to enjoy it. I am not one for fluffy contemporary reads, but this one hit the spot! It was well written, funny, and surprisingly entertaining. I loved it so much I’ve already got the second book from the library.
» The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections With Your Kids by Sarah Mackenzie
This book was an absolute delight! It inspired me to start reading aloud with my own family.
» Frog and Toad (Frog and Toad #1 – 4) by Arnold Lobel
I listened to this book along with my family to dip our toes into reading together as a family. This collection of short stories was very sweet. We loved the dry humor.
» The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin
This was a fascinating look at the start of the film industry and the women that helped pioneer the industry and helped pave the way for those that followed. If you enjoy historical fiction with feminist tones, I recommend this one!
» Akata Warrior (Akata Witch #2) by Nnedi Okorafor
» Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh #1) by A.A. Milne
» Aru Shah and the End of Time by Rochani Chokshi
What Am I Reading Next?:
» China Rich Girlfriend (Crazy Rich Asians #2) by Kevin Kwan
Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians, is back with a wickedly funny new novel of social climbing, secret e-mails, art-world scandal, lovesick billionaires, and the outrageous story of what happens when Rachel Chu, engaged to marry Asia’s most eligible bachelor, discovers her birthfather.
On the eve of her wedding to Nicholas Young, heir to one of the greatest fortunes in Asia, Rachel should be over the moon. She has a flawless Asscher-cut diamond from JAR, a wedding dress she loves more than anything found in the salons of Paris, and a fiance willing to sacrifice his entire inheritance in order to marry her. But Rachel still mourns the fact that her birthfather, a man she never knew, won’t be able to walk her down the aisle. Until: a shocking revelation draws Rachel into a world of Shanghai splendor beyond anything she has ever imagined. Here we meet Carlton, a Ferrari-crashing bad boy known for Prince Harry-like antics; Colette, a celebrity girlfriend chased by fevered paparazzi; and the man Rachel has spent her entire life waiting to meet: her father. Meanwhile, Singapore’s It Girl, Astrid Leong, is shocked to discover that there is a downside to having a newly minted tech billionaire husband. A romp through Asia’s most exclusive clubs, auction houses, and estates, China Rich Girlfriend brings us into the elite circles of Mainland China, introducing a captivating cast of characters, and offering an inside glimpse at what it’s like to be gloriously, crazily, China-rich.
» Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser
When a group of neighborhood women gathers, wine in hand, around a fire pit where their backyards meet one Saturday night, most of them are just ecstatic to have discovered that their baby monitors reach that far. It’s a rare kid-free night, and they’re giddy with it. They drink too much, and the conversation turns personal.
By Monday morning, one of them is gone.
Everyone knows something about everyone else in the quirky small Ohio town of Yellow Springs, but no one can make sense of the disappearance. Kristin was a sociable twin mom, college administrator, and doctor’s wife who didn’t seem all that bothered by her impending divorce—and the investigation turns up more questions than answers, with her husband, Paul, at the center. For her closest neighbor, Clara, the incident triggers memories she thought she’d put behind her—and when she’s unable to extract herself from the widening circle of scrutiny, her own suspicions quickly grow. But the neighborhood’s newest addition, Izzy, is determined not to jump to any conclusions—especially since she’s dealing with a crisis of her own.
As the police investigation goes from a media circus to a cold case, the neighbors are forced to reexamine what’s going on behind their own closed doors—and to ask how well anyone really knows anyone else.
*I got The Peacock Emporium by Jojo Moyes
Have you read any of the books included 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