Happy Sunday bookworms!
*Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up is a weekly post where I feature what books I’ve been reading, which books are on my upcoming TBR, what posts were published on the blog for the past week, any bookish news I came across, and noteworthy posts from around the bookish community.
This week was the first full week at my new job at the library! I cannot express how much I love my job already. On Friday I got to go to the middle school to participate in an after school board game club as part of our outreach program. That’s right, I got paid to play board games with 8th graders. Best. Job. Ever.
This coming Tuesday I get to host a graphic novel club for 6th – 8th graders! You may understand why I am mentioning this after you see the list of books I read this week…
Recently Finished Reading:
» Ninth House (Alex Stern #1) by Leigh Bardugo
I think the concept for this story was brilliant. Unfortunately, I felt like I was thrown into the story without enough backstory or build up. The flow & pacing was off for me. I will read the next installment since I am intrigued enough to continue on.
» Sadie by Courtney Summers
This was an excellent audiobook! LOVED how the author chose to end it.
» The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
Such a heartwarming read! Definitely recommend this one for MG readers that enjoy animal stories.
» The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) by Kazu Kibuishi
» Nightlights (Nightlights #1) by Lorena Alvarez Gomez
I wouldn’t really consider this a graphic novel, but rather a “middle grade picture book.” The story wasn’t anything special, but the illustrations were absolutely stunning!
» Jane, the Fox, and Me by Fanny Britt
Another book I would consider a “middle grade picture” book since it is so short. I am a huge Jane Eyre fan, so it really shouldn’t be a surprise that I loved this book. Do I think the target audience will appreciate it as much as I did? Probably not…
» Mighty Jack (Mighty Jack #1) by Ben Hatke
I really enjoyed this Jack and the beanstalk retelling! I also loved the inclusion of an autistic main character.
» Little House in the Big Woods (Little House #1) by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Such a heartwarming classic! This was my first time reading Little House in the Big Woods. I cannot wait to continue on with this classic series.
» Pashimina by Nidhi Chanani
A lovely story about an Indian-American girl that is struggling with her identity.
» Brave by Svetlana Chmakova
LOVED this graphic novel from the illustrations to the story. A wonderful depiction of the struggles of middle school.
» All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson
I really enjoyed that the main character’s family were all actors in the local Renaissance Festival. Another great MG book about the struggles of middle school.
» The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Status: Just starting
What Am I Reading Next?:
» Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery
Emily Starr never knew what it was to be lonely — until her beloved father died. Now Emily’s an orphan, and her mother’s snobbish relatives are taking her to live with them at New Moon Farm. She’s sure she won’t be happy. Emily deals with stiff, stern Aunt Elizabeth and her malicious classmates by holding her head high and using her quick wit. Things begin to change when she makes friends: with Teddy, who does marvelous drawings; with Perry, who’s sailed all over the world with his father yet has never been to school; and above all, with Ilse, a tomboy with a blazing temper. Amazingly, Emily finds New Moon beautiful and fascinating. With new friends and adventures, Emily might someday think of herself as Emily of New Moon.
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