The Weekly Rewind
The new books on my shelves and my week in a nutshell.
Throughout my student teaching semester I was using my weekend post as a way to let people know what's going on in my life, so I've decided to rename my weekend post because this feature is more personal than just what books I've received. The Weekly Rewind will be about what's going on with me and my blog, as well as about the books I've added to my shelves. This post is linked to Stacking the Shelves over at Tynga's Reviews and the Sunday Post over at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
My Life and Blog
Life: Home again for the weekend. My husband and I are going out with two of our couple friends to a new place for dinner, which I’m excited about. Besides my best friend (who has been my best friend for most of my life...and who lives across the country), I’ve lost track of most of the friends while working out of town for the last three years. I think most of the people who read my posts are also adults, so I’m sure you can understand how difficult it can be to make new friends. I love a couple of the women that I work with, but I go out of town almost every weekend, and we all have our own busy lives. It’s hard, sometimes, finding people to connect with, especially as a book nerd who throws on sweats the minute I get home and basically refuses to leave the house once those sweats are on. So, anyway, Yay, a night out!
Blog and reading: A WoW and a review for the book Just Another Girl this week. I’m in the middle of a trillion books right now. I started reading A Gathering of Shadows after finally finishing A Darker Shade of Magic a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been rereading All the Boys I Used to Love, so I can move on to the second book before the third one comes out this spring. I’m reading Alex, Approximately, which is a YA You’ve Got Mail, and The End of Our Story, which both come out the first week of April. There are so many good books coming out in April! I’m not the best about reading all of the arcs I snag, but I have a real goal to get to all the ones I have for April. I also picked up 13 Reasons Why a couple of days ago in preparation for the show. I’ve owned that book for ages, and am excited to finally get to it. Finally, I snagged Tom Perrotta’s upcoming book on Wednesday and immediately dived in. I truly only meant to read the first chapter, but now I’m almost half-way through. I love his writing and am really enjoying this one. So, yeah, it’s not unreasonable to be reading six books at once, is it?
New books: Again, April is an amazing month for books. I’m very excited for the ones I’m showcasing today. So without further ado, I hope you’re all having fabulous weekends!
Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta
Tom Perrotta is one of my favorite authors. Election is easily in my top three favorite books of all-time. This follows both a son and his mother and the son embarks on his first year of college and the mom has an empty nest for the first time, as she is divorced from his father. I’m loving it so far.
End of Our Story by Meg Haston
Two teens who were once together find their way back to each other after one of them suffers a great loss. I’m about a quarter of the way through this and am enjoying it so far.
Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr
I’m not exactly sure what this is about, but I know it follows two sisters who haven’t had the best life. I’m loving this cover.
Royce Rolls by Margaret Stohl
From what I’m gathering about this book, this basically follows a Kardashian like family and the girl who is trying to save her family’s reality show from cancellation. I’m not going to lie, I HATE everything about the Kardashian family, so I’m a bit wary about this, but the premise does sound fairly enjoyable.
Pretty Fierce by Kieran Scott
This follows a girl who’s parents are professional assassins. That’s all I needed to read in order to be interested.
Get It Together, Delilah! by Erin Gough
I read a review that compared this to Simon vs. the Homo Sapien Agenda, which definitely peaked my interest.
What I snagged from the library
Valiant by Lesley Livingston
This book about a femal gladitor seems to be getting some good buzz. Definitely curious.
The Edge of Seventeen
I'm so excited to see this one. I wanted to see it in the theater, but just never got around to it.
Well that's it for me this week. Feel free to leave a link to whatever weekend post you do (Stacking the Shelves, The Sunday Post, etc). I love to see what books people have recently snagged and especially enjoy hearing about my fellow bloggers' weeks. I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!