Features, Wrap Ups & Hauls

Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up: 4/22 – 4/28/19


Happy Sunday bookworms!

I forgot how crazy the end of April & the month of May can be every year.  All the end of the school year activities are absolutely exhausting!  Field trips, recitals, sports tournaments, standardized testing, parties, etc.  Just looking at my calendar from now until Memorial Day weekend stresses me out!  Can any of the other parents out there relate?

Let’s get into what I’ve been reading lately…

*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 blogisphere, and any interesting bookish articles I came across.



Monday 4/22


Kids’ Corner: Encouraging a Love for Science in Kids – Featuring National Geographic Kids Books

Tuesday 4/23


Top Ten Tuesday: First 10 Books I Reviewed on my Blog

Thursday 4/25


Bookish Travels: Bookstores I Visited in Savannah, Georgia


WhatImReading.jpegRecently Finished Reading:

» Aru Shah and the End of Time by Rochani Chokshi



5-Star Rating System


This was a wonderful MG fantasy filled with Hindu mythology.  It was a lot funnier than I was expecting.  A great debut for Chokshi in the middle grade target audience.

» Akata Warrior (Akata Witch #2) by Nnedi Okorafor


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*4.5 Stars*

Enjoyed the second book in this duology just as much as the first.  Loved seeing Sunny’s growth & development from the first book until the end of this one.

Currently Reading:

» Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser



Status: 80%

» Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh #1) by A.A. Milne


Status: 60%

*Family read together book*

» The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient #1) by Helen Hoang



Status: 47%

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.



» Rachel @Life of a Female Bibliophile shares a few beginner bookstagram tips ⇒ Blogger Tips: How-To Bookstagram 101

» Jackie @Death by Tsundoku shares ways to advocate for your local library ⇒ 20 Ways to Advocate For Your Local Library and talks about surprising services that some libraries offer ⇒ Top 10 Awesome Things Your Library Can Do For You 

 » CW @The Quiet Pond shares some #OwnVoices Autism book recs ⇒ Book Recommendations with Varian – Books With #OwnVoices Autistic Characters!

» Marie @Drizzle & Huricane Books shares some YA book recs for spring ⇒ 15 YOUNG ADULT BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THIS SPRING and talks about how to stop comparing yourself to other bloggers ⇒ HOW TO STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHER BOOK BLOGGERS

» Lois @My Midnight Musing talks about influences on mood reading ⇒ Discussion: Mood Reading Influences


» Understanding the Difference Between a ‘Late’ Reader and a Child with a Learning Issue

» Backlist Book Club: 6 Fantastic Books from 2010

» Tips for Planning an Epic Bookstore Crawl

» Five Things to Discuss at Your April Book Club Meeting

» How to Select a Good Book Club Book



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:)

2 thoughts on “Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up: 4/22 – 4/28/19”

  1. Thanks for the shout out, Amanda! Those were super fun posts to write; it’s nice to see they are getting some love. 🙂

    You had a great week! Keep up the awesome blogging work. I am super impressed with your ability to stay on top of your blogging — it’s hard work!

    I recently got a copy of The Kiss Quotent through Kindle First reads. What do you think so far? I hope you love it– because that means I probably will, too!

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    1. Thanks Jackie!

      Surprisingly, I did enjoy The Kiss Quotient. I wanted to read it because I had heard it has good Autism spectrum representation and that it’s an #OwnVoices book. I thought it was really well done. As you know, I’m not a huge romance or “smut” fan, but this was one of the better ones I’ve read.


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