It’s the first weekly wrap up of the new year! I hope you all had a great first week of 2019. My year didn’t get off to the greatest start, but it wasn’t that bad, either. I didn’t read quite as much as I wanted to, but I read every day, so I’m not mad about it. I managed to finish one book, and start a few others that I’m really enjoying.
The book that I finished this week is The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace. I really enjoyed this one! It was nearly a five-star read for me. I’m not a huge reader of poetry, but I am a fan of Amanda Lovelace. I’m really glad that this was my first book of the year, because it was great.
This week, I also started reading The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry. I had pretty high expectations for this one, but I just haven’t gotten fully into it yet. I am enjoying what I’ve read so far, but I think this is going to be a slow read for me. Maybe it’ll pick up soon (I hope).
I’ve also been reading Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal. This is a retelling of Pride & Prejudice set in Pakistan. P&P is one of my favorite books, so I am excited about a diverse retelling. Personally, I’m not in love with the writing, but I am curious to see where this story goes.
Finally, I have been listening to the audiobook of Busy Philipps’s This Will Only Hurt a Little, which is an amazing memoir! I am enjoying this book so much, and the audiobook is particularly fun to listen to. She is honest and funny and her stories are kind of crazy, but in a good way. It’s making me want to rewatch Freaks and Geeks.
That’s it for this week! I’m honestly not sure yet which of these I’m going to try and finish in time to get a review up tomorrow. Maybe This Will Only Hurt a Little? Hopefully next week will be a better reading week.
What are you reading this weekend?