Weekly Wrap Up – January 14

weekly wrap up

This week was pretty slow, which means I got a lot of reading done. I ended up finishing six books, which is kind of crazy. Though, to be fair, three of those are books I’d been reading and had nearly finished before this week. So I didn’t read six entire books.

The first book I finished this week was Morning Star by Pierce Brown, thus finishing my reread of the Red Rising trilogy in preparation for Iron Gold‘s release. I am so excited to get my hands on that book and find out what happens next. I loved this book just as much as the first time I read it, and am glad I revisited it.

Then I finished the last hundred pages or so of A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. I am still not sure how I feel about this one. It is easily one of the weirdest books I’ve ever read, but I liked it. I may be doing a review of this one, so keep an eye out for that if you’re interested. If you like weird literary fiction, it’s definitely worth giving it a shot.

I also read the majority of Laurie Gwen Shapiro’s The Stowaway this week, which I really enjoyed. It is a nonfiction book about a teen who stows away on Richard Byrd’s expedition to Antartica in the 1920s. It was a fun book to read, and one I learned a lot from. I have a full review of The Stowaway up if you’d like to find out more.

Then I binged the entirety of Jasmine Guillory’s The Wedding Date in one day. It is addicting and fun, and I had a great time reading it. It’ll be out on the 30th, and I will have a full review up before then. Definitely one to have on your radar if you like romance.

Then I read The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton. Sadly, this one was a bit disappointing, because I really wanted to like it. And it’s not at all a bad book, it just wasn’t for me. It felt very YA, and that’s not something I was in the mood for. However, I do think it’s a great addition to YA fantasy, and I think a lot of people are going to like this. I will have a review up before it is released on February 6th.

Finally, I read The Power by Naomi Alderman. I just finished this last night, and still haven’t fully sorted my thoughts on this one, but I didn’t love it as much as I was expecting to. It is a brilliant novel with a great message, but it somehow fell a little short for me. Maybe I couldn’t connect with the writing all that much. I don’t know. But I did appreciate the story, and think it has an important message.

As for current reads, the first is The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams, because I am finally continuing the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series. I’m not too far in, but I am liking the audiobook, which is read by Martin Freeman.

I am also reading Circe by Madeline Miller, because I got approved for an eARC, and could not resist starting it right away. And it’s amazing so far.

Wow, that was a long wrap up! I hope you’re all having a great weekend! I’m so excited to have Monday off for MLK day, because I definitely need an extra day after this week.

What are you reading this week?

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13 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap Up – January 14

  1. I’m glad you loved The Wedding Date so much – I can’t wait to read it. The Belles is another book I’m really looking forward to, though kinda disappointing that you didn’t like it as much as the hype surrounding it. Also, I hope you love Circe!! Another one of my anticipated releases 🤗

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    1. I am loving Circe so far. The writing is amazing. And don’t be turned off by my not liking The Belles as much as I wanted to. I thought it was a good book, just not my cup of tea.

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