Sunday.May.12 – Saturday.May.18

AKA: The week I saw a coyote roaming my neighborhood which pretty much took 10 years off my life because why is it so far away from the mountains???


Truly Devious (#1) by Maureen Johnson

​I so enjoyed this book! The mystery is well-plotted and interesting. A true crime obsessed teenage girl is accepted to a prestigious academy with an old, unsolved murder mystery. The cliffhanger though!!! [4*]

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

​Not for me. The basic message is your thoughts control the universe and the universe will give you whatever you want (no work/effort on your part necessary) *major eye roll* [2*

Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell (read by Josephine Bailey)

​I listened to the audiobook and was thoroughly impressed by the narration. Each character had their own distinct voice. The story itself is dramatic. Think fairytale, evil stepmother and rebellious stepsister and all. BTW there is no ending! Gaskell passed away before the novel was completed 😥 [4.25*]


The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

My current audiobook. Loving the narration and the story! About 32% through the book.

Travels With Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck has quickly become one of my favorite authors. There’s just something about his writing that really gets to me. It’s simple but deep. Currently about 68% through this novel.


Um, idk… probably the ARC below…?


In at the Deep End by Kate Davies

​I won an ARC of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway!! I’m really lucky when it comes to winning books haha


My review of The Song of the Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning can be found HERE


Ahhhhhh!! There is a Nancy Drew television adaptation coming this fall!! OMG!! I am equal parts excited and nervous!! 


6 thoughts on “2019: Week 20 Reading Roundup

  1. Whew. A coyote? But I hear that attacks on humans are rare? I’d still be scared if I were you though.

    Yesterday I thought that I could reach the sky and then I couldn’t. Smh it didn’t happen. The author needs to explain herself.

    I really hated North and South, but this sounds a lot better! Shame it’s unfinished. But, hey, you can kinda imagine your own ending. 😉

    Enjoy Nancy Drew when it releases! 🙂

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    1. They tend to attack babies/toddlers and small dogs. I had my dog with me. Poor thing was trembling in my arms. I saw it from afar and thought it was a big possum. Then it got closer and I realized it was a coyote. By that time my dog and I were already safely in the car. It had followed us though. Which scares me. Never letting my dog out of my sight!!

      I’ve had North and South on my radar because it sounds like Downton Abbey lol. What did you not like about it???

      I haven’t liked any Nancy Drew adaptation so far haha so my expectations are low. I’m still super excited though!


      1. Oh my, oh I feel for your poor dog. 😭😭😭☺️ can’t believe it actually followed you, did you have to drive for a while until it was out of sight? Also, have you seen it again?

        OMG, Downton Abbey, another one I need to watch. The writing style and language… as in I had no idea what the author was saying lol. 😂


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