So… long time no blog, huh? That was a bit unforeseen. At some point, I just kind of got overwhelmed with review writing and blogging. That feeling still hasn’t gone away but I do genuinely love blogging so I thought I would ease my self back into things by doing weekly reading updates. I think that’s something I can handle right now. Now let’s take a peek at my reading so far.

WEEK 1 (Sunday December 30 2018 – Saturday January 5 2019)
Books Read: 4

  • The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson 

An ARC I won through a BookishFirst raffle. [RTC]

  • Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Peptalks for Me & You by Lin-Manuel Miranda and illustrated by Jonny Sun

Great little book best consumed in small doses. [4*]

  • Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems and Lyrics by Alicia Keys

​Unmemorable. [2*]

  • Little Men (Little Women #2) by Louisa May Alcott

​We meet the young boys that Jo and Professor Bhaer welcome into their new school. [3*]

WEEK 2 (Sunday January 6 – Saturday January 12)
Books Read: 1

  • Jo’s Boys (Little Women #3) by Louisa May Alcott


The conclusion to the March family history. This particular book focuses more on the grown up lives of the little boys we meet in Little Men. [3*]


WEEK 3 (Sunday January 13 – Saturday January 19)

Books Read: 1

  • Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel adapted by Hope Larson

​Doesn’t quite capture the magic of the original. [2.5*]



WEEK 4 (Sunday January 20 – Saturday January 26)

Books Read: 3

  • The Pact by Jodi Picoult

​While it does justice to the heavy topics it covers (mental illness, suicide, teen pregnancy, etc.) I was annoyed half the time I was reading. [2*]

  • El Principito/The Little Prince (bilingüe) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

​First time reading it in spanish. Just as magical and lovely. [5*]

  • Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

​An incredible read about women/WOC breaking barriers while working for NACA/NASA. [5*]


TOTAL BOOKS READ THUS FAR:
9


CURRENTLY READING:
3

  • American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin

[My current audiobook. Started listening to it January 22nd, and am about 70% through it.]

  • Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

[Started reading this January 2nd. As of writing this post, I am about 62% done!]

  • The Great American Read: The Book of Books: Explore America’s 100 Best-Loved Novels by Jessica Allen

[Started going through this book December 29, 2018. Had to set it aside for a while because the terrible editing job put me off. Eventually picked it up once again. As of writing this post, I have read up to book #70.] 

UPCOMING READ: 1

  • Parkland: Birth of a Movement by Dave Cullen

[I won an ARC of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway!]

Well, that’s it. That about covers all the reading I’ve been doing. For now, the plan is to do one of these posts every Sunday. I’m a little more active on Goodreads lately so you can add me there! 🙂


HAPPY BLOGGING EVERYONE!
😀

15 thoughts on “2019: Weeks 1-4 Reading Roundup

  1. Welcome back! Sometimes when you start to get the urge to blog again, that’s enough to get you through it, isn’t it? You’ve done great with what you’ve managed to read so far – I feel like I’m lagging behind right now. I didn’t realise Hidden Figures was a book (oops). Definitely one I shall have to check out, I love the film.

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    1. This was my first time reading the rest of the Little Women series and I was a bit disappointed. I did get invested in the lives of the boys so Jo’s Boys kind of broke my heart. The things I loved in Little Women I kind of didn’t like in Little Men and Jo’s Boys. The books are really… different…

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  2. Welcome back! Glad you’re taking your time and easing back into in small does and I hope everything’s good and whatever is keeping you busy isn’t stressing you out.. or stressing you out too much.

    Ah, shame about The Pact. I haven’t read a Jodi Picoult book, but what little I’ve read, I’ve immensely enjoyed her writing, it’s insanely captivating!

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    1. Haha glad to be easing myself back into it. Work is stressing me out lately. I like what I do but it can all be a bit much sometimes. And writing a long review for every book was a bit overwhelming.

      Oh, I liked her writing. It’s really good. And the story itself is engaging. It just happened to annoy me in some parts. Although, I’ve been reading up on her lately, and it seems she likes to tackle controversial topics and make the reader really think. Which is pretty cool.

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      1. I remember you saying it was to do with education and special needs? That sounds really stressful, my aunt does something similar and she looks so haggard after work, so yes, do whatever you need to do take care of yourself. I think your schedule was a review every 2/3 days and I was thinking how is she doing this?!!!? Lol! I get stressed putting out more than one post a week. Yep, we should never mould ourselves around our blog, our blogs should mould itself around us.

        Then it seems like she’ll be a hit/miss when it comes to her books. Have you read My Sister’s Keeper? I heard that’s supposed to be really good!

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  3. I remember you saying it was to do with education and special needs? That sounds really stressful, my aunt does something similar and she looks so haggard after work, so yes, do whatever you need to do take care of yourself. I think your schedule was a review every 2/3 days and I was thinking how is she doing this?!!!? Lol! I get stressed putting out more than one post a week. Yep, we should never mould ourselves around our blog, our blogs should mould itself around us.

    Then it seems like she’ll be a hit/miss when it comes to her books. Have you read My Sister’s Keeper? I heard that’s supposed to be really good!

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    1. Yeah, I do! With tiny little energetic humans haha. I’m enjoying my little reviews. Quick and to the point.

      No I haven’t! And I haven’t seen the movie either. But I’ve heard the two have very different endings so that should be interesting.

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