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Weekly Update: August 17-23, 2020

Happy Sunday, bibliophiles! I hope you’ve all had a lovely week.

You ever just get so consumed with the fact that it’s your birthday week that you forget that it’s the last week of summer? Whoops…

At least that last week of summer was lovely for me. I had a wonderful birthday, and I’m starting to get back on my feet as far as writing goes. I’m nearing the climax, and I FINALLY feel as though I have some sense of direction. (Key word here is “some.”) I can owe part of that sense to something new–Amie Kaufman’s new podcast! For all you writers and aspiring writers out there, Amie Kaufman On Writing is a super helpful resource. There’s only two episodes out as of now, but it’s weekly, if I remember correctly.

I’ve had a hit-or-miss sort of reading week–I’ve had a lot of bright spots, but Cinderella is Dead turned out to be a major disappointment, so that was a travesty. At least there were several books that made up for it. I also got some comics and a gift card for my favorite bookstore, so there’s bound to be lots of interesting books next week…

Also, just so everybody knows, since school starts tomorrow for me, I won’t be able to post as frequently. Luckily, I get off school earlier on every day but Friday, so I’ll at least be able to get to my usual Goodreads Monday/Book Review Tuesday/Top 5 Saturday.

WHAT I READ THIS WEEK:

The War That Saved My Life–Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley ...

Cinderella is Dead–Kalynn Bayron (⭐️⭐️.5)

Amazon.com: Cinderella Is Dead eBook: Bayron, Kalynn: Kindle Store

The Umbrella Academy, vol. 3: Hotel Oblivion–Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️)

Amazon.com: The Umbrella Academy Volume 3: Hotel Oblivion eBook ...

Spinning–Tillie Walden (⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5)

Spinning, by Tillie Walden

The Weight of the Stars–K. Ancrum (⭐️⭐️⭐️.5)

Amazon.com: The Weight of the Stars eBook: Ancrum, K.: Kindle Store

POSTS AND SUCH:

SONGS:

CURRENTLY READING/TO READ NEXT WEEK:

An Unkindness of Ghosts–Rivers Solomon

Amazon.com: An Unkindness of Ghosts (9781617755880): Solomon ...

Magnificent Ms. Marvel, vol. 2: Stormranger–Saladin Ahmed and Minkyu Jung

Amazon.com: Ms. Marvel by Saladin Ahmed Vol. 2: Stormranger ...

Michigan vs. The Boys–Carrie S. Allen

Michigan vs. the Boys by Carrie S. Allen, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble®

Fire With Fire–Destiny Soria (eARC)

Fire with Fire by Destiny Soria

Mary: The Adventures of Mary Shelley’s Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Granddaughter–Brea Grant and Yishan Li (eARC)

Amazon.com: Mary: The Adventures of Mary Shelley's Great-Great ...

Jelly–Clare Rees (eARC)

Jelly by Clare Rees

Today’s song:

That’s it for this week in blogging! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!

Posted in Books, Top 5 Saturday

Top 5 Saturday (8/15/20)–Recommended Reads 📜

Happy Saturday, bibliophiles!

Time for another Top 5 Saturday! This was originally started by Devouring Books, and it sounded like such a fun post to take part in. Today’s topic is recommended reads; I suppose there’s several different ways that you could interpret this prompt, so I’ll pick some books that friends and fellow bloggers have recommended to me–some on my TBR, some that I’ve already read.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE FOR AUGUST: 

8/1/20—Enemies to Lovers

8/8/20—Underrated Books/Hidden Gems

8/15/20—Recommended Reads

8/22/20—YA Books

8/29/20—Detective Books

Rules!

  • Share your top 5 books of the current topic– these can be books that you want to read, have read and loved, have read and hated, you can do it any way you want.
  • Tag the original post
  • Tag 5 people

Let’s begin, shall we?

TOP 5 SATURDAY (8/15/20)–RECOMMENDED READS

The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells

The War of the Worlds, by H. G. Wells

OHHOHO, OLD SCI-FI VIBES…

A friend of mine (and a fellow fan of Bowie and old sci-fi) loves this one, and I’m so excited to read it!

The War that Saved My Life, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The War That Saved My Life: Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker ...

Two books with “war” in the titles in a row? Oops…

Anyway, I’ve had a few friends recommend this one to me over the years, but Sarah @ The Inside Cover ultimately convinced me to put it on my TBR. (And if you aren’t following her blog, I highly recommend doing so!)

The Bone Witch, Rin Chupeco

Amazon.com: The Bone Witch (0760789258824): Chupeco, Rin: Books

This one came highly recommended from one of my closest friends, and as always, her judgment was on point–I loved this one! I really need to get around to reading the rest of the series…

Far Sector–N.K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell

A Black Woman Wears the Green Lantern Ring in 'Far Sector #1 ...

My whole family consists of huge comic book fans, and that usually means that single issues circulate between us before coming to rest in bags and boards. My brother lent this one to me, after showing me a few panels and saying that they “looked like your Aurora Rising books.”

Needless to say:

  1. My brother is an absolutely fantastic person in every sense of the word
  2. I LOVED this comic

Ashes on the Waves, Mary Lindsey

Amazon.com: Ashes on the Waves (9780399159398): Lindsey, Mary: Books

This one came recommended from the former president of my school’s book club. Definitely an interesting retelling!

I TAG ANYONE WHO WANTS TO PARTICIPATE!

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Today’s song:

[cries] THE NOSTALGIA

That’s it for this week’s Top 5 Saturday! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!