Weekly Wrap Up November 21 – Book Club Reads and Fairy Tales

Stack Of Books

I got a lot of reading done this week! I read some good books, some books that were just okay, and even found a new favorite!

On Saturday, I finished reading Movie Game by Michael Ebner. I was pretty excited about this ARC, but it turned out to not really be my cup of tea. It definitely wasn’t quite what I was expecting, and I couldn’t get into it. You can check out my full review here.

Then on Sunday, I decided to read The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, which I’d gotten (a signed copy of) the day before at a Gaiman event. It’s a retelling of Sleeping Beauty, with a twist. I really enjoyed it, and it was a nice break from some of the bigger books I’ve been reading lately (it’s only about 70 pages).

I also finished The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton on Sunday. I’m in a book club with a few of my cousins and some friends, and it was our pick for this month. To be honest, I wasn’t really in the mood for historical fiction, but I actually ended up liking it a lot. It was slow, but still pretty exciting.

I spend most of Monday and Tuesday binge-reading Uprooted by Naomi Novik, which I loved! I’ve been in the mood for fantasy lately, and this book definitely satisfied that craving.

On Wednesday, I created a TBR jar, and my first pick was Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen. It took me a while to get into it, but it’s actually a pretty interesting story. Hopefully I will finish it soon.

And then on Thursday, I forgot my book when I went to the dentist, so I started reading The Urban Boys: Discovery of the Five Senses by K. N. Smith because I had an e-ARC copy on my phone – the best part of having a smartphone is always having something to read. I finished it last night, and will have a review up for you on Wednesday if you’re interested.

Finally, last night, I read The History of Mary Prince, which is a slavery narrative, for homework. Reading things like this is always difficult (she talks about hearing her pregnant friend be whipped to death), but very interesting. Luckily, it was short.

As for book hauls, I bought nothing this week! But that’s pretty much only because I’m saving up for an epic black Friday haul (so be prepared for that next week). I did, however, get three new ARCs from NetGalley – I really need to get better at reading them, because I have like ten books I need to read and it’s making me anxious. Anyway, the three books I got this week are And Again by Jessica Chiarella, The Relic Master by Christopher Buckley, and The Children’s Home by Charles Lambert. All of them look pretty interesting, and I’m excited to read them soon.

And that’s it for this week. Hope you enjoyed this post and that you all have a great weekend! I am finally going to see Crimson Peak this afternoon and I’m very excited about it.

Let me know what you’re planning on reading this weekend in the comments.

One thought on “Weekly Wrap Up November 21 – Book Club Reads and Fairy Tales

  1. I got The Children’s Home on Net Galley this week too, it looks like it’ll be a great read and I’m looking forward to it. I love the idea of a TBR jar, I might do that for some of my books as I waste so much time sometimes trying to decide what to read next.

    Here’s my Weekly wrap up/stacking the shelves post:

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