A post to share all the bookish things I have been up to during the week – the books I’ve read; the books I purchased; the books I’m currently reading and anything else remotely bookish and worth sharing. A simple post to check in with bookish friends and hear about their bookish week.
I’m a little late this week…today being Saturday….the days are simply getting away from me lately. And we are just about to begin the second half of the year…it’s the last week of June. What even is that? The year is going ridiculously fast..in a blur of books and blogposts.
I only managed to read one book this week; starting two others – one on my Kindle app and an audiobook.
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer ★★★ – I wasn’t really sure what to expect from a retelling of Beauty and the Beast…but my sister and niece had both recommended it to me so I thought I would give it a try. It wasn’t really my kind of thing but it was enjoyable enough. I think I might have enjoyed it more if I didn’t know it was a retelling of Beauty and the Beast…and was just able to enjoy the story on it’s own merits…particularly as Beauty and the Beast is my favourite fairy tale. I missed some of the romance of the original.
While You Were Reading by Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus – a super cute read so far…I had this one on pre-order and couldn’t wait to get started reading it when it was released. I’m about halfway through and am hoping to get it finished in the morning over coffee.
The Cactus by Sarah Haywood (Audiobook) – #Reese’sBookClub pick for June…I downloaded this one a bit late in the month to join in the conversation…but I am loving it. It is narrated brilliantly and there have been some real LOL moments so far. This is the first time I’ve intentionally sought out one of Reece’s picks but it certainly won’t be the last.
Mrs Everything by Jennifer Weiner – ready for my first bookstagram buddy read…I’m beyond excited. I’m really enjoying getting more involved in the Bookstagram community.
Allegra in Three Parts by Suzanne Daniel – this looks like such an interesting read…I can’t wait to start reading it…it’s definitely in my July tbr pile.