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Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up: 9/9 – 9/15/19

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Happy Sunday bookworms!

*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.

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***Crickets chirping***

I’ve been working a lot since the school year has begun.  Since I now work most of the week, have my kid’s activities after school most nights, and have jam packed weekends – I have found that this doesn’t leave much time for blogging.  I hope to get some new content up this week 🙂

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Most anticipated books published this past week:

» Where the Light Enters (The Gilded Hour #2) by Sara Donati

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Obstetrician Dr. Sophie Savard returns home to the achingly familiar rhythms of Manhattan in the early spring of 1884 to rebuild her life after the death of her husband. With the help of Dr. Anna Savard, her dearest friend, cousin, and fellow physician she plans to continue her work aiding the disadvantaged women society would rather forget.
As Sophie sets out to construct a new life for herself, Anna’s husband, Detective-Sergeant Jack Mezzanotte calls on them both to consult on two new cases: the wife of a prominent banker has disappeared into thin air, and the corpse of a young woman is found with baffling wounds that suggest a killer is on the loose. In New York it seems that the advancement of women has brought out the worst in some men. Unable to ignore the plight of New York’s less fortunate, these intrepid cousins draw on all resources to protect their patients.

Sara Donati (pen name) writes AMAZING historical fiction series.  This series is actually a spin off of one of my favorite HF series of all time, the Into the Wilderness series.

» The Testaments (The Handmaid’s Tale #2) by Margaret Atwood

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The wait is over. 
And so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light. 
When the van door slammed on Offred’s future at the end of The Handmaid’s Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her – freedom, prison or death. 
With The Testaments, the wait is over. 
Margaret Atwood’s sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead. 
‘Dear Readers: Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in.’ – Margaret Atwood

I read The Handmaid’s Tale for the first time last year, and felt it was brilliant and very relevant even today.  I always wondered what happens to Offred after THT, so I am super excited that Atwood is giving us this book.

» The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

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In the early 1900s, a young woman searches for her place in the world and the mystery behind a magical door in this captivating debut.
In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place.
Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world, and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own.

Obviously this gorgeous cover caught my eye when it was first released.  Guys!  It’s about magical doors!!!!

Bookish news:

» Resale of E-books Ruled Illegal in EU

» Stephen King’s The Institute has been optioned for limited series by Spyglass Media.

Interesting bookish articles:

» Fall 2019’s Must-Read Novels

» The 25 best memoirs of 2019 (so far)

» Fall 2019’s 10 Hottest Sci-Fi & Fantasy Reads

» Fall 2019’s Most-Anticipated Young Adult Sci-Fi & Fantasy

» 19 Highly-Anticipated YA Books to Read in Fall 2019

» Diverse Tween Reads for Your School Library

» How to Read Aloud to a Child That Won’t Sit Still

»Why Pre-Readers Should Get to Enjoy Books Independently (And How to Help Them Learn to Do It)

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WhatImReading.jpegRecently Finished Reading:

» The Queen of Attolia (The Queen’s Thief #2) by Megan Whalen Turner

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Much like the first book, Whalen is a very unreliable author.  Turner loves to throw the reader for a loop.

» The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley

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This was a very interesting look at the ways different countries (focus on the U.S, Finland, South Korea, and Poland) approach education.

» Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

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This was an absolutely beautiful middle grade book about a girl and her mother who come to the U.S. as Syrian refugees.  If you enjoyed Amina’s Voice, you’d like this one too.  Highly recommend!


Currently Reading:

» The Queen of Sorrow (Queens of Renthia #3) by Sarah Beth Durst

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Status: 20%

» Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

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Status: 70%


What Am I Reading Next?:

» Wintersmith (Tiffany Aching #3) by Terry Pratchett

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Tiffany Aching is a trainee witch — now working for the seriously scary Miss Treason. But when Tiffany witnesses the Dark Dance — the crossover from summer to winter — she does what no one has ever done before and leaps into the dance. Into the oldest story there ever is. And draws the attention of the Wintersmith himself.
As Tiffany-shaped snowflakes hammer down on the land, can Tiffany deal with the consequences of her actions? Even with the help of Granny Weatherwax and the Nac Mac Feegle — the fightin’, thievin’ pictsies who are prepared to lay down their lives for their “big wee hag.”
Wintersmith is the third title in an exuberant series crackling with energy and humour. It follows The Wee Free Men and Hat Full of Sky.

» Where the Light Enters (The Gilded Hour #2) by Sara Donati

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Obstetrician Dr. Sophie Savard returns home to the achingly familiar rhythms of Manhattan in the early spring of 1884 to rebuild her life after the death of her husband. With the help of Dr. Anna Savard, her dearest friend, cousin, and fellow physician she plans to continue her work aiding the disadvantaged women society would rather forget.
As Sophie sets out to construct a new life for herself, Anna’s husband, Detective-Sergeant Jack Mezzanotte calls on them both to consult on two new cases: the wife of a prominent banker has disappeared into thin air, and the corpse of a young woman is found with baffling wounds that suggest a killer is on the loose. In New York it seems that the advancement of women has brought out the worst in some men. Unable to ignore the plight of New York’s less fortunate, these intrepid cousins draw on all resources to protect their patients.

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LetsChatHave 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:)

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