Weekly Wrap Up – September 16

weekly wrap up

This week I only managed to read two books, but I did publish a blog post six days in a row, which I’m really happy with. I can’t remember the last time I managed to do that. With a full time job, it is definitely an accomplishment. And probably not going to happen again for a while.

The first book I finished this week is I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley. Unfortunately, I didn’t love this one. It’s a collection of autobiographical essays, but they were really hard to connect with. I feel like if I’d been a fan of Crosley’s, I might care more about her stories, but I just didn’t find them very engaging.

Luckily, I then decided to pick up the conclusion to the Jackaby series, The Dire King, which was really great. I enjoyed this series a lot, and I’m so glad I finally picked it up this year (especially because the final book just came out and I could read them all within the span of a month or two). I’m planning on doing a series review soon (hopefully this week), so keep an eye out for that.

Currently, I’m in the middle of Queens of the Conquest by Alison Weir, which is a nonfiction book about medieval queens. It is surprisingly engaging, and I am enjoying it so much. It’s so full of drama and gossip and I cannot stop reading it. It’s basically Real Housewives of Medieval Europe, and I’m loving it.

This week, I also started The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks. I really wanted to like this one, but I’m a bit disappointed so far. Hopefully it gets better.

Finally, I started the audiobook of The Great Gatsby, read by Jake Gyllenhaal, and I’m having a lot of fun revisiting this book. It’s been about ten years since I’ve read it, and I forgot so much! So glad I decided to listen to the audiobook.

That’s it for this week! I hope you’re all having a great weekend. Have you read anything great this past week? Let me know in the comments!


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