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.
And just like that another week has flown by.
You may have noticed that I am writing this post on a Sunday instead of my usual Friday night…something that I am toying with becoming a regular thing. Having, this week, gone back to studying, I am already finding it difficult to keep on top of blog posts, bookstagram etc. around my full-time job and all the other family type running around that I do. I am still reading as much as I can but some nights find me asleep, book in hand, on the couch before 9pm.
Still, I did manage to finish 3 books this week; starting another.
While You Were Reading by Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus – 4/5 – This is one for booklovers everywhere. Full of bookish references, quotes, bookstagram and coffee; it was such a fun and easy read. I admit to excitedly following all of the bookstagram accounts mentioned at the end of the book – a genius move by the authors – and wishing I could visit some of the wonderful Melbourne bookstores and coffee shops throughout the story. Maybe one day.
Mrs Everything by Jennifer Weiner – 3/5 – A good choice for a buddy read; bound to spark some interesting discussions. I only wish it had lived up to the considerable hype surrounding it. I didn’t not enjoy it but I didn’t love it either, hence the 3 star rating.
The Cactus by Sarah Haywood (Audiobook) – 5/5 – #Reese’sBookClub pick for June…finished just a few hours ago. Narrated brilliantly by Katherine Manners; it was quirky, funny, somewhat romantic and full of family drama. A little predictable, but that did not detract from the enjoyment. Highly recommend.
Allegra in Three Parts by Suzanne Daniel – Started it this morning and already halfway through…literally did not want to put it down…but had to write this post. Looking like a five star read; one I’m looking forward to finishing tonight.
Book Ninja by Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus – Purchased because I loved While You Were Reading by the same authors.
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman – Pre-ordered on my Kindle App before it’s release this week. Heard so many good things about it….can’t wait to read it myself.
What are you reading and writing about? Leave your weekly wrap up or a link to your blog in the comments. I’d love to read about your bookish week.