Happy Sunday bookworms!
I hope to find everyone well on this dreary day here in Ohio.
Let’s see what I’ve been reading this week, shall we?
*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.
What can I say about my personal life? I am in survival mode these days. Between working, online schooling, housework, and family life, I am not left with much downtime these days. I am hopeful that my kids will be able to return to school in-person in January, only if it is just part-time…. just in time for me to start my first semester of grad school.
It’s fine. Everything is fine.
Recently Finished Reading:
» Into the Wild (Warriors #1) by Erin Hunter
This series is one of my most circulated series at my library, so I felt it was time to pick one of these up to see what the fuss was all about. This is an excellent book to bridge the gap between middle grade & YA. I’ll definitely be recommending this to my patrons that ask for books for their children that are advanced readers, but not yet ready for the content included in YA.
» My Plain Jane (The Lady Janes #2) by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton
While I really enjoyed this as a fun YA Jane Eyre retelling, it didn’t exactly live up to my love of the first book in this series. Still a very enjoyable read.
» The Burning God (The Poppy War #3) by R.F. Kuang
Much like the first two books in this series, I’m loving every minute of The Burning God. I can already tell that this book is going to crush my soul at some point.
» Where the Crawdad’s Sing by Delia Owens
I finally caved and decided to pick this one up. After this book spent YEARS on the best sellers list, I’ve resisted picking it up because of all the hype.
What Am I Reading Next?:
» The Camelot Betrayal (Camelot Rising #2) by Kiersten White
The second book in a new fantasy trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White, exploring the nature of self, the inevitable cost of progress, and, of course, magic and romance and betrayal so epic Queen Guinevere remains the most famous queen who never lived.
EVERYTHING IS AS IT SHOULD BE IN CAMELOT: King Arthur is expanding his kingdom’s influence with Queen Guinevere at his side. Yet every night, dreams of darkness and unknowable power plague her.
Guinevere might have accepted her role, but she still cannot find a place for herself in all of it. The closer she gets to Brangien, pining for her lost love Isolde, Lancelot, fighting to prove her worth as Queen’s knight, and Arthur, everything to everyone and thus never quite enough for Guinevere–the more she realizes how empty she is. She has no sense of who she truly was before she was Guinevere. The more she tries to claim herself as queen, the more she wonders if Mordred was right: she doesn’t belong. She never will.
When a rescue goes awry and results in the death of something precious, a devastated Guinevere returns to Camelot to find the greatest threat yet has arrived. Not in the form of the Dark Queen or an invading army, but in the form of the real Guinevere’s younger sister. Is her deception at an end? And who is she really deceiving–Camelot, or herself?
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