Sunday March 3 – Saturday March 9

(AKA the week my baby brother got into college!!!! :D) 

FINISHED READING: 5! (yeah, I’m kind of surprised by that number as well haha)

Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3) by Cassandra Clare

​UGGGH! *bangs head against wall* That’s it. That’s my review. [3*]

Dumplin’ (#1) by Julie Murphy

​Whoo!! Yes!! My Bookish Giveaway win came through!! Because let me tell you, Willowdean is my homegirl! Loved her humor. Loved her sense of being. Loved loved loved her. Also, um, hello Bo 😉 [5*]

(P.S. The Netflix movie adaptation wasn’t so great :/

Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot

​A memoir unlike any I’ve ever read or listened to before. Mailhot talks about her experience as a Native American woman and her mental illness. An unexpectedly poetic style. Took a bit of getting used to. But a nice experience. Even though the subject matter was a bit tough at times. [3*]

Lady Susan/The Watsons/Sanditon by Jane Austen

​Three semi-finished manuscripts. Lady Susan is written in epistolary form and has an evil MC. The Watsons gave me Northanger Abbey and Mansfield Park vibes. Sanditon has a half-mulatto character. The most diversity I’ve ever encountered in a Jane Austen novel. It would have been interesting to see what she did with the character. [3*]

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

​I got an ARC through First to Read and I am forever thankful because I devoured this book! Esme is a strong, single mother who takes every opportunity offered to better herself and provide for her family. Adored her. And I absolutely swooned over Khai. Full Review To Come 😉


As of writing this post, nothing haha. I just finished reading The Bride Test so I’m not reading anything at the moment.


Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

Can’t wait! Can’t wait! Can’t wait!


Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder

One of my favorite books that I recommend every chance I get haha. It’s great to finally have a copy!

The Haunted Bridge (Nancy Drew #15) by Carolyn Keene

I’m building my Nancy Drew collection one book at a time. Plus, I remember relating to Nancy in this story.

The Clue of the Hissing Serpent (The Hardy Boys #53) by F.W. Dixon

Still collecting Stratemeyer Syndicate books.

Phew! A lot of reading done this week.


14 thoughts on “2019: Week 10 Reading Roundup

  1. Usually, if I’ve watched the film first, I’ll prefer the film over the book. The Netflix adaptation got some mixed reviews, think I’ll just read the book instead.

    I get what you mean about the writing style in heart berries, it’s definitely unusual, but it felt more like I had to read lines over and over again to understand what was being said, but 99% of the time, I still had no idea. Will skip that one.

    Whyyyyy epistolary?!?! I was looking forward to it as well! Was the rep respectful?

    Seen quite a few mixed reviews on the hating game, but it looks like a fun and light read! Can’t wait to read kiss quotient too, the MC came across really well!

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    1. Me too!! But the book is sooo good. Too bad they couldn’t make a decent adaptation.

      Lady Susan is so unlike Austen’s other novels. I liked it. And idk!! She was briefly mentioned and that was it. The manuscript was unfinished!!

      Yeah, I like reading about neurodiverse characters. Broadens the spectrum of my understanding.


      1. I think Persuasion wasn’t fully finished either, and I feel like if it got more polish, it would have read better… but I bought the book recently and I have a feeling that I’m going to like Anne better this time around. She comes across really sensible and mature.

        As in Asperger’s? The more I read characters with aspergers, the more I feel like they actually have more kindness than the rest of us?

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      2. The proposal was super different. Anne is on a walk when she meets Admiral Croft who pushes her into visiting his wife at home. Um, everyone thinks she’s engaged to Mr. Elliot so the Crofts wonder if they should give up Kellynch Hall. And they ask Wentworth to ask her. It’s all weird and awkward lol. The letter is so much more romantic imho


      3. BRO, if I heard if the person I love had to be convinced to propose to me, I would just straight up refuse. You can propose because you’ve come to that yourself! 😂😂😂😂

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      1. Yes!! They could have been so much shorter if it had been a proper series ending. I think I’m going to stick to the short stories lol. I don’t think I can handle reading/waiting for another of these books


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