Weekly Update

In case you missed it, here are this week’s blog posts:

  • Tag: Awesome Blogger Award (Take 2)
  • Review: If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka
  • Top Ten Tuesday: Things I’d have at my bookish party
  • WWW Wednesday
  • Mini-Reviews: Heartstopper Vol. 3, Something is Killing the Children, and Happily Ever After & Everything in Between
  • Tag: Mystery Blogger Award (Take 12)

I’ve been reading:

Recently acquired:

1 thing this week:

  • I finished my THIRD cross stitch (I’m loving this) and started my fourth. It will probably surprise no one that I’ve mostly been stitching cats and books.

Song of the week:

How was your week? What’s the best thing you read or listened to? Anything interesting happening in your life? Let’s talk in the comments!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Last ten books I added to my TBR

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s theme is last ten books I added to my TBR. I’m just going to talk about the last ten books that I bought for myself, because my TBR is basically just a running list in the back of my mind of things that sound interesting or that have gotten good reviews.

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

I had a day of used book shopping a couple weeks ago and found this one in a pile of books near the cash register. It hadn’t even been shelved yet and I was so excited to find it! Little Fires Everywhere was one of my favorites of 2018 and I can’t wait to read more from this author.

Fly on the Wall by E. Lockhart

So, funny story. I’ve wanted to read this book since it came out 13 years ago. I loved E. Lockhart’s books when I was in high school and asked my mom to buy me this for Christmas one year. Well, she bought me a book called Fly on the Wall, but it was not this one. (It was actually erotica. Both of us were mortified.) Anyway, I found this for $1, so I bought it.

The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

This was an add-on for January’s Book of the Month box. I’ve seen some really mixed reviews for it, but I’m hoping it’ll be good!

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

And this was my actual January Book of the Month! It seems to be getting really good reviews and I’m hoping to read it soon.

The Luxe by Anna Godbersen

To be fair, The Luxe has been on my TBR for years. I recently found it at a used bookstore for $2, though, and added it to my physical collection. Fingers crossed that I’ll actually read it and it won’t just sit on my shelf taunting me forever.

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

I feel like I’m the only book blogger alive who hasn’t read this book yet — even just going on my Goodreads, I have 30 friends who’ve reviewed it! I recently found it for $2 at a used bookstore and it’s pretty short, so I’m hoping to read it soon.

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

In a pretty huge coincidence, I recently asked Rae what her favorite graphic novel of 2018 was, and she told me it was this one. A couple days later, I was at a used bookstore and found it for $3! I’m so excited to read this one.

Solitaire by Alice Oseman

I have been meaning to read something by Alice Oseman for years. Her books are consistently praised by the book blogging community and they all sound so good! The problem is that I never find them in any bookstores or at my library. Well, I stepped into the fancy bookstore downtown one morning as I waited for the library to open, and they had one copy of Solitaire marked down like 75% on final sale. I had to buy it.

Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand

In the same shopping trip where I found Solitaire, I also found Some Kind of Happiness. I didn’t love Furyborn and my copy of Sawkill Girls has been sitting on my nightstand for like three months, but I’m determined to love something by this author since I see her almost every weekend at my library. I’m hoping that the things that were a problem for me in Furyborn will be a nonissue in this middle-grade novel.

The Draining Lake by Arnaldur Indridason

One of my favorite classes in college was a Scandinavian literature class I took as an elective. In it, we read A TON of mysteries, including one by Indridason. I haven’t read anything else by him since, but I had to snap this book up when I found it for only $2.

Did you do your own Top Ten Tuesday post today? Feel free to leave your link in the comments and I’ll check it out! Have you read any of these books? Which one should I tackle first? Let’s talk in the comments!

Weekly Update

In case you missed it, here are this week’s blog posts:

Tags this week:

I’ve been reading:

Recently acquired:

1 thing this week:

  • I went a little overboard on the book buying, but in my defense, I only ended up spending like maybe $20? That makes it okay, right?

Blog hopping:

  • Ilsa shared so many tips on requesting ARCs!
  • I loved The Orangutan Librarian’s list of happy books!

Song of the week:

I’m going way back to one of my high school obsessions, Something Corporate’s Ready… Break. This is one of my favorite songs from that album.