Weekly Wrap Up February 5 – How Does Social Media Affect Our Happiness?


I am so glad I decided to move these posts to Sundays, because it felt great to come home Friday and enjoy my night without having to get a blog post out. Just one way for me to make blogging a bit easier for myself. But, of course, I left this until the last minute, so it’s going to be a quick post.

This week, I managed to read two books. I think my reading slump is finally going away! The first book I read is The Happiness Effect by Donna Freitas. It’s a nonfiction look at how social media affects our happiness. It was an interesting read, but it wasn’t really anything new for me, and I thought it could have been better organized/more effective. You can read my full review here.

I also read Jason Rekulak’s debut novel, The Impossible Fortress, this week. I loved this book, it was so cute and fun and nostalgic. I really enjoyed reading it, and highly recommend it if you liked Ready Player One. You can read my review on The Impossible Fortress here.

I’m currently reading Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi (because I just needed to read a book I don’t have to review) and I’m really enjoying it! It’s such an interesting piece of fiction. Oyeyemi has a unique way of pulling of magical realism, and it’s really something special. I’m also listening to the audiobook of A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, which is great! It took me a while to get into it, but I think it was worth it. And, finally, I’m just finishing up The Perpetual Now by a Michael D. Lemonick, and should have a review up for that one tomorrow. 

This week, I will also be reading Gilded Cage by Vic James and Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders – I have ARCs of both, and want to get reviews up soon!

What are you reading this weekend or planning to read this week?

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