Wrap Ups & Hauls

Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up: 8/1 – 8/23/20

Happy Sunday bookworms!

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! I’ve been busy these past few weeks with a special project…

*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.
Bookish Happenings (1)

And that special project was applying to grad school! I am excited to announce that I received my acceptance email this past week to San Jose State University! I will be going for my masters in library and information science. My classes will start in January.

I am both excited and nervous for this new chapter in my life. Keep your fingers crossed for me that I’ll be able to juggle work, helping my kids with online learning, family life, and grad school all at once.


What I'm Reading (1)

Recently Finished Reading:

» Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

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You can read my mini review here – Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

» Beach Read by Emily Henry

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I’ve read a few of Emily Henry’s YA books, so I was curious to see how she tackled adult romance. Henry is queen of the slow burn romance. I’m happy to see all the attention this book is getting.

» American Street by Ibi Zobi

American Street

This was my first time reading an Ibi Zoboi book, but it definitely won’t be the last. This is a YA contemporary story with a touch of magic realism.

» A Wolf for a Spell by Karah Sutton


This was a delightful MG fantasy inspired by Russian folklore.

» The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart

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A new favorite MG contemporary! The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise is a journey story that includes a cast of lovable & quirky characters.

Currently Reading:

» Anxious People by Fredrik Bachman


Status: 20%

» Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane


Status: 45%

What Am I Reading Next?:

» The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult


Everything changes in a single moment for Dawn Edelstein. She’s on a plane when the flight attendant makes an announcement: prepare for a crash landing. She braces herself as thoughts flash through her mind. The shocking thing is, the thoughts are not of her husband, but a man she last saw fifteen years ago: Wyatt Armstrong.

Dawn, miraculously, survives the crash, but so do all the doubts that have suddenly been raised. She has led a good life. Back in Boston, there is her husband, Brian, her beloved daughter, and her work as a death doula, where she helps ease the transition between life and death for patients in hospice.

But somewhere in Egypt is Wyatt Armstrong, who works as an archaeologist unearthing ancient burial sites, a job she once studied for, but was forced to abandon when life suddenly intervened. And now, when it seems that fate is offering her second chances, she is not as sure of the choice she once made.

After the crash landing, the airline ensures the survivors are seen by a doctor, then offers transportation wherever they want to go. The obvious option for Dawn is to continue down the path she is on and go home to her family. The other is to return to the archaeological site she left years before, reconnect with Wyatt and their unresolved history, and maybe even complete her research on The Book of Two Ways–the first known map of the afterlife.

As the story unfolds, Dawn’s two possible futures unspool side by side, as do the secrets and doubts long buried beside them. Dawn must confront the questions she’s never truly asked: What does a life well-lived look like? When we leave this earth, what do we leave behind? Do we make choices…or do our choices make us? And who would you be, if you hadn’t turned out to be the person you are right now? 



Monday 8/3

August 2020 TBR

Thursday 8/6

Mini Book Reviews: August 2020 – Part 1

Thursday 8/13

Mini Book Reviews: August 2020 – Part 2



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!
What I'm Reading

1 thought on “Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up: 8/1 – 8/23/20”

  1. Congratulations on getting accepted! I wish you the best of luck with grad school 🙂 I haven’t read any of the books you mentioned, but I have been meaning to get to American Street for a while. I’m happy to see you gave it 5 stars!


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