Happy Sunday bookworms!
I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. It’s been a hectic week for me with the kids and work, so it was nice to be off work this weekend to recoup.
I was a reading machine for the first half of June, but this week I’ve found reading to be a struggle. I haven’t felt this slumpish in a long time. I think part of this has to do with the fact that I picked up two longer fantasy novels at the same time after reading so many quick and easy reads. After I finish up with my current reads, I may need to return to reading middle grade to get myself out of this slump.
Let’s see what I’ve been reading lately…
*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 past week, my library opened its doors to the public for the first time since March 13th. While the majority of our patrons have been very understanding with all the changes, there are a few that have not been very receptive… I wish people would understand that we are following the guidance of our local health department so we are able to be open to the public. The new rules are meant to keep staff and patrons safe, not to be an inconvenience.
I watched the new Disney adaptation of Artemis Fowl this weekend with my family. Unfortunately, I was not a fan. As someone who recently read Artemis Fowl, I do not think the film captured the essence of the story or characters. Looking at the film without taking the book into consideration, I feel that the story was underdeveloped, rushed, and messy.
Recently Finished Reading:
» Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno
This book gave me The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender vibes, so if you enjoyed that book, you’ll probably also enjoy this one too.
» All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson
Johnson shares his experiences growing up as a queer black boy in this powerful memoir. I love that Johnson wrote his story for the teen audience. This is a must read!
» Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey
While I thought this was a super unique genre mash up science fiction (dystopian) and western. I also loved the pack horse librarian element, but wanted MORE. I wanted a full length novel with more development, but this is a novella.
» The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
» Call Down the Hawk (Dreamer Trilogy #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
What Am I Reading Next?:
» Wink by Rob Harrell
A wrenching and hilarious story about embracing life’s weirdness and surviving an unthinkable diagnosis, based on the author’s own experience with a rare eye cancer.
Twelve-year-old Ross Maloy just wants to be normal. Not to have a rare eye cancer, not to lose his hair, not to have to wear a weird hat or have a goopy eye full of ointment. Just normal. But with a sudden and horrifying diagnosis, Ross can’t help standing out. His new life is medical treatments that feel straight out of a video game, vision loss in one eye, disappearing friends who don’t know what to say to “the cancer kid,” cruel bullying, and ultimately, friendships new and old that rise above everything.
Just when Ross starts to feel like he’s losing his footing, he discovers how music, art, and true friends can change everything. Filled with Rob Harrell’s comic panels (Batpig for the win!) and spot art, this novel brings effortless humor and hope to an unforgettable, uplifting story of survival.
» Study shows it’s Safe to check out materials from libraries after they’ve been quarantined for 3 days
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