Weekly Wrap Up – May 29

This is a day late. I know, I know. I usually write these Friday night before they go up, and this week, a ton of last minute things came up. But that’s life, I guess. I’ll need to start planning these posts a bit better if I’m going to start having one (a life, I mean). Which reminds me, I have zero posts scheduled for next week. Have I mentioned how tired I am?

Anyway, onto the things you actually care about (i.e. not me complaining). This week, I managed to finish four books. The first was Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke, which I read on a whim because the cover was so pretty. It’s so pretty that I’m tempted to buy a copy (I borrowed it digitally from my local library), even though I didn’t love it and will probably never read it again. Which is why I have way too many books. You can read my review here if you’re interested. Like I said, not my favorite book ever, but I did like how original it was.

Then I finished my reread of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. I started listening to the audiobook, and loved it so much I ended up listening and reading at the same time. I love doing this occasionally, because it kind of blocks out your senses and forces you to concentrate on nothing but the book. I loved the actual text, but to be honest, the audiobook was the highlight. I listened to the new Audible production narrated by Thandie Newton, and it was incredible! One of my favorite audiobooks. If you’re looking for a good listen, I would highly suggest it.

And, finally, I finished The Secret History by Donna Tartt. Thanks again to everyone who recommended it! It was a really great book, and I definitely enjoyed it. But it was totally not what I was expecting. For some reason, I had it in my head that it was going to be a bit similar to Dead Poets Society or The Emperor’s Club, but it was kind of crazy. At one point, I wrote down “Game of Thrones set in 1980s New England.” That said, I actually really did like it – I rated it 4 stars on Goodreads – and will hopefully have a much more in-depth review up tomorrow.

In other news, I started reading A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas this week. It was on my TBR a while ago, but I took it off because I didn’t like Throne of Glass all that much (and wasn’t really interested in continuing on in that series). So far, I’m enjoying it much more than ToG. It’s still a little bit ridiculous, but that’s probably just because I am apparently turning into a jaded and judgmental critic (I have reached old age at almost 27, and am now annoyed by youths, as Schmidt would say). But I am looking forward to finishing this book (possibly later today), and will most likely be reading the sequel.

I think that’s about it for this week. As I said, I’m exhausted, so I’m going to climb into bed and try to get some reading done before I pass out. I’d love to hear what you’re all reading this weekend!

And, since it’s on my mind (I just came back from my cousin’s graduation ceremony and party): congratulations to any of you who graduated this year!

3 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap Up – May 29

  1. I’m glad you liked The Secret History! Why don’t you think it’s similar to Dead Poets Society? It reminded me a lot of that movie when I read it.

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    1. It was in some ways similar, but on the whole, I thought the story was a completely different animal. It was like DPS on acid. The students were much more gutsy and brutal, and they had much bigger issues.

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