Sunday February 24 – Saturday March 2
(AKA the week I made an instagram account for the first time ever. Bahahaha. Yeah.)
FINISHED READING: 4
Lucky: A Memoir by Alice Sebold
Oh.My.Goodness! It’s like an SVU episode. Just when you thought it couldn’t get worse, it does! And to think this is her memoir. This ALL happened. It’s a lot. In a nutshell, Alice Sebold goes into incredible detail about her rape in college, the ensuing investigation, the trial, and her life afterwards. She is very self-aware and has a wry sense of humor. Read this book! [5/5*]
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
The audiobook was a bit dry for my taste. I kept zoning out, but surprisingly I don’t think I missed much. So this book has that going for it. Other than that, I was a bit annoyed by the fact that the controversies surrounding the brothers weren’t discussed. I had to Google it all myself. It is informational, but not very comprehensive in scope. [3/5*]
The Complete Collected Poems by Maya Angelou
My month-long read in honor of Black History month. Angelou’s way with words is simply stunning. With a single word or phrase she can evoke so much emotion. Ah, true poetry. Wonderful! [5/5*]
The BFG by Roald Dahl
I listened to the audiobook which is amazing by the way. The BFG sounded like Hagrid lmao. And the added sound effects and music were an exciting bonus. Seriously. I know the production was probably geared towards kids, but I was thoroughly entertained haha. Plus the story is sweet. [4/5*]
CURRENTLY READING: 1
The Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3) by Cassandra Clare
As I write this post, I am 77% through the book. I’ve been waiting forever to read the conclusion to this particular series. And I find myself constantly wanting to bang my head against a wall. It’s frustrating me to no end how unnecessarily long this book is.
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
I’ve put off watching the film on Netflix because I want to read the book first. This week it will happen!
Also, in honor of Women’s History Month I will only be reading/listening to books written by women.
BOOK HAUL: 13
It happened again. I wound up at my library’s bookstore. D’oh! I had an unexpected day off, so I picked up my Goddaughter from school and we went to the library. And then we went to Target which had a sale on Dr. Seuss books because it was Geisel’s birthday week. Yeah, we both went a little overboard on our book buying that day haha.
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Accidentally bought it thinking it was The Sun is Also a Star. *face palm*
The Muse by Jessie Burton
Okay, I read The Miniaturist and was bored by the story. But the writing was actually okay. So I kind of want to see how this book is. Plus the cover is gorgeous.
Fire in the Blood by Irène Némirovsky
I still have to read Suite Française but as soon as I saw this book I knew I had to have it.
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
I’ve heard nothing but good things about this book so I’m very excited to read it.
Paula by Isabel Allende
It’s in spanish!!! The first spanish novel I ever read (and owned) was Retrato en Sepia which I bought at an airport in Barcelona. Took me forever to read but I loved it. And now, here is the second spanish novel I will own and it’s by the same author! Kismet ya’ll.
The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks
Adding to my Nicholas Sparks collection. I’ve only read 1 so far haha. Wait… this is a sequel to The Notebook?? 😮
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
I’ve been wanting to read this book forever and the cover has a dog on it. Had to buy it.
The Orange Girl by Jostein Gaarder
Sophie’s World is one of my favorite books and I recommend it to everyone pretty much every chance I get. This is by the same author and I cannot wait to see what journey this book will take me on!!
Lone Eagle of the Border (Ted Scott Flying Stories #8) by F.W. Dixon
As soon as I saw F.W. Dixon on the spine I knew I was buying it. It’s a Stratemeyer Syndicate book and I’ve gotten into the habit of buying them.
Tom Swift and His Jetmarine (Tom Swift Jr. #2) by Victor Appleton II
Another Stratemeyer Syndicate book!
The Mystery at Devil’s Paw (The Hardy Boys Series #38) by F.W. Dixon
Again, a Stratemeyer Syndicate book. Plus, I think I found the unrevised version… um, yeah. Apparently it’s high-key racist so it will be… an experience.
Seuss-isms! A Guide to Life for Those Just Starting Out… and Those Already on Their Way by Dr. Seuss
All the words of wisdom from different Dr. Seuss stories packed into one. Yes!
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
An ARC I got from BookishFirst. I am so hyped to read this book!!
Ha! This post turned out to be longer than I expected! It was a great book week though!
HAPPY BLOGGING EVERYONE! 😀