Weekly Wrap Up – December 12

Stack Of Books

This week’s wrap up is a little bit sad, because I only finished one book, and it was for school. I hit a bit of a reading slump – which I think is because I just finished up a grad school class on Sunday and needed a bit of a break – so I definitely did not get much reading done.

The book I did end up finishing this week was A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft. I’d read most of it in college, but I definitely enjoyed it more this time around. I read through it on Saturday and Sunday, since I had a term paper due Sunday for which I used Wollstonecraft to analyze the Romantic and feminist themes in Pride and Prejudice. Sounds fun, right?

I read a few bits of other books, but by far my favorite thing that I read this week was the first three chapters of Morning Star by Pierce Brown. (You can access them here, if you’re interested.) I’m a bit obsessed with this series, and I only have to wait two more months for the final book in the trilogy. The excerpt was a nice reminder of how much I love Brown’s writing – I’m looking forward to rereading the first two books in the next couple of months before I finally get my hands on Morning Star.

In an attempt to pull myself out of my reading slump, I started an audiobook: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North, which was recommended to me by a friend. So far, I am really enjoying it, and it will make a great listen on my commute to work next week!

I am also slowly making my way through A Brief History of TimeThe Relic MasterThrough the Narrows, and My True Love Gave to Me. Hopefully this reading slump ends soon, and I can finish some of these books!

I don’t really have a book haul this week, because I only purchased one book: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. I had Amazon credit, and when I fall in love with an audiobook, I get impatient and have to read the physical book as well. So I bought it. Hopefully I will finish it soon!

That’s about it for this week! I have plans to meet with my book club this afternoon, which should be fun. And I’m looking forward to starting my eighth(!) grad school class on Monday: The Editor. I’m excited to learn more about the editing process, since that’s the field I’d like to go into after I graduate. I hope you’re all having a nice weekend! Let me know what you’re planning on reading this weekend in the comments!

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