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Weekly Wrap Up #8 [February 23-29, 2020]

This week was probably my least read week of the year. We went for a few day vacation so I was enjoying that, so I did not read too much. I am more than way ahead on my Goodreads goal. I think currently I am at 59 books read this year, and I am working on a few at the moment.

This week I read:

Two physical books.

One NetGalley eARC.

My ratings for the week:

Two 3 Star ⭐️ Ratings.

One 4 Star ⭐️ Rating.

Genres read:



Contemporary romance

The books I read this week are:

Both of these were my 3 star ratings, and I was disappointed with both. I will have a full review on The British Murders this week since it is a NetGalley I am behind on posting the review for. I will have a review about The Family Upstairs on Goodreads. Most of my reviews are on Goodreads since that is the main site I use for reviews. You can find me here.

This book is so cute, and I can see why everyone loves it so much. This review will be shorter since I want to do a full review of the first two books once I get my hands on the second one. I am so excited to see how this series is going to progress.

And that is my very lame reading week. I am still reading Scythe, The Dragon Republic, and this very boring NetGalley book I thought was going to be more interesting. It is a thriller, and those are definitely hit or miss for me lately.

How was your reading week? Have you read any of these books? I would love to know about your thoughts on them or whatever else you are reading.

Weekly Wrap Up #7 [February 17-22, 2020]

I am bringing my weekly wrap up a little bit later in the day than I normally do, but I think it is just fine. I also think I am just going to post my wrap ups in the same way I have been the last few weeks with the ratings and whatnot. I think it looks so much neater to have it sorted by rating. I do post all of my full thoughts on Goodreads, so you can find my reviews here.

I will still be posting reviews here during the week, but I decided to do my wrap ups in this manner because it helps my stress to not have to post the same reviews. I will probably share a few quick thoughts still

So, this past week I read just 6 books. I was being lazy, but I am ahead regarding my Goodreads goal so I am not worried too much. I am currently at 54 books read this year, and I am staying steady. It helps me to stay sane between taking care of Ever and all the other life things.

The breakdown of books is:

Three physical books

One audiobook

One NetGalley ARC.

One graphic novel in digital format.

Two 3 Star ⭐️ ratings.

Two 4 star ⭐️ rating.

Two 5 star ⭐️ rating.

The genres I read are:

Contemporary fiction

Nonfiction- true crime

Nonfiction – Economics



Fantasy graphic novel.

Sci-fi YA

The 3 star ratings are:

Both of these books were just okay. I was a little disappointed in the romance book since I really did like the other book I had read by the author. I will have a full of this book on Wednesday since it publishes on Tuesday.

The 4 star ratings are:

I can see why there is so much hype about this book, and I did think it was awesome. I just wanted more from the ending.

The 5 star rating is:

This book left me totally shook. I still have no words to talk about how I was so shocked and enthralled the whole time. I cannot believe I did not read it sooner, but I am so glad I did.

My full reviews are going to be available on my Goodreads which is linked above if you want to know all of my thoughts. Please follow me or add me as a friend, that is one of my most favorite ways to connect with people and make more book friends in the world.

Have you read any of these books? I would love to know your thoughts about these books, whether or not you have read them too. Chatting about books is often fun, and I love doing it with all of the awesome people in this community.

Weekly Wrap Up #6 [February 2-15, 2020]

Alright, I have a confession. I type this on my iPad and I’m finally getting a keyboard so this should get easier. I’m also planning on getting a better case with a keyboard so I won’t have anymore issues. This is part of the reason I hadn’t been doing wrap ups, and I had been feeling a little unmotivated. But I’m excited about the keyboard, and I can’t wait to get back into my blog since it’s a fun way to talk about books.

Here’s a really big wrap up of all the books I’ve read since I last updated.

I like the new format I have going on, I’m going to keep it going. The last few weeks I’ve read 20 books. Yes, 20. I’m not a magical being. I just really love to read.

The break down is:

10 physical books.

2 audiobooks.

8 digital books (NetGalley and Hoopla).

The ratings break down as:

0 -1 star ⭐️ ratings.

0 – 2 star ⭐️ ratings.

6 – 3 star ⭐️ ratings.

11 – 4 star ⭐️ ratings.

3 – 5 star ⭐️ ratings.

I read a lot of books, and I even took a break to watch Hulu . This next wrap up may be smaller, but I’m getting back into reading after hitting a small slump. If you want my reviews on these books, please check them out on Goodreads. I sprained my ankle this week, hence I’m too lazy to type up thoughts on all the books.

How did you reading look the last few weeks? Keeping up with goals and TBRs? I’d love to hear all about it.

Weekly Wrap Up #5 [January 26-February 1, 2019]

I’m running a day behind since I wasn’t feeling well, but this is the summation of the books I finished last week. I was actually kind of lazy a few days where I just watched TV, but I finished up the month pretty strong. I’ll be posting my month wrap up later this week most likely.

This past week I read 7 books.

3 physical books.

3 NetGalley arcs.

1 audiobooks.

I rated the books as follows:

1 three star ⭐️ rating

Genesis by Robin Cook.

5 four star ⭐️ ratings

Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists.

One Last Chance by Therese Beharrie

The Montessori Toddler by Simone Davies

The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons

Scammed by Kristen Simmons

1 five star ⭐️ rating.

The Perfect Mother by Caroline Mitchell.

Overall, a pretty good reading week! I plan to do small reviews in my month wrap up, but I just wanted to give a quick overview to what I read this week. Sorry it’s such a short post! Tell me everything you have read this week.

Weekly Wrap Up #4 [January 19-25, 2020]

It seems like January will never end, but it’s been great for me to get some reading done. At the time I’m typing this up to send out into the world, I have read 22 books. My goal for the year is 220, so I’m doing well thus far. I’ve been working on ebooks, audio books, and physical books. I just need to stop requesting NetGalley books, but I’m not doing so well on this. I’d love to know if anyone actually has self control regarding NetGalley.

This week I read 6 books!

Here they are:

4 stars ⭐️

I’ll have a review of this soon since it publishes on February 4th. This was my first historical romance, and I adored it. Sometimes it’s good to step outside your comfort zone.

4 stars ⭐️

I’m doing a review on the duology so that will be coming in the next week or two, because it was a really awesome series. I buddy read it with a friend, and I’m so happy I finally picked this one up. It doesn’t get the hype it deserves. It’s about a necromancer who’s a teen girl!

4 stars ⭐️

This is so hilarious! It’s also very relatable to all moms, stay at home or working. This is one of those books you curl up with on the couch and laugh while eating junk food. I want more books like this which are honest about parenting and how your life changes. Like yes, it changes but it becomes better in a new way! As long as your child is fed, alive, and mostly happy, you’re excelling. This is the message we need shared more.

4 stars ⭐️

This ending to the series left me a little sad because I wanted more excitement, but it was pretty decent. I’ll have my full thoughts soon, I promise.

4 stars ⭐️

I’ve been loving self help books lately!

The little book of Hygge is so cute. It’s literally just like eat cake and be happy. The book made me hungry and now I want to own a lot of sweaters. I tend to love the popular self help books, so it’s not a surprise this one was a hit with me. It’s pretty much like turn off your phones, light candles, and spend time with your family. A short read, but I found it uplifting and worth utilizing some of the practices(minus the eating meat) into my daily life.

5 stars ⭐️

Uh, so this book is really taboo? I can’t say I recommend it because I think it could be triggering to a lot of people, but I loved it. I’m actually still like processing the entire book, but I’ll have a review once my brain has like… absorbed what I actually read.

And…. that’s what I read this week. I’m currently listening to one audio book, reading a NetGalley book, and working on two library books.

Did you have a good reading week? Please share links to wrap ups or just tell me what you read. I’m eager to chat about books no matter what!

Weekly Wrap Up #3 [January 12-18, 2020]

It seems like everyone is reading a lot of books this week. Just from watching BookTube and perusing Instagram, everyone is starting out the year very strong. I’ve been a little lazy watching Hulu or wasting time on social media, but I still finished a few books!

Here’s what I read this past week:

So… I love this book. A lot. Or maybe I just love Whitney a lot. I’ve watched the Hulu documentary like 100 times. Seriously, you should watch this.

4 stars.

It makes me sad though. Whitney suffered a lot, and it breaks my heart to see all of the pain she went through. I plan to write a full review of this soon, I’m just processing a lot of feelings about the book.

4 stars.

Part of a buddy read.

I wrote a full review that will be out later this week. I’m planning on picking up the next book despite the mixed reviews I’ve heard.

4 stars.

So adorable. I’ll be writing a huge post regarding all of the Smarty Pants Romance books once I’m done!

This one was really cute. Olive and Jay are sweet together. Plus they get stick together in a cabin so you know romance will happen. I had some problems with the book. Mainly the drama created regarding who olives grandpa is and what he did to Japanese citizens during WWII. Jays family suffered because of this, but it’s never really resolved. Why take such a strong and important issue and just act like it’s a plot device? This irked me. But it was still a good book.

3 stars.

This wasn’t my favorite of the series, and the ending made me go meh. This one was just meh to me, but definitely check out the predecessors in the series!

4 stars.

Also another one with a review coming soon. Possibly on Reads and Reels? I’m not sure yet.

Meg Cabot is a cute author, and I don’t think I’ve been disappointed by her books yet.

4 stars,.

Monty and Percy are so cute. This novella is a must if you’re a fan of the series. It’s cute, funny, and so sweet. Don’t read this before the other books though.

And here’s what I’m still reading:

I’m not going to say much about the books I’m still reading since I’m still working on them.

Give The Dark My Love is a Buddy read.

I Mom So Hard was a need to read since I’m a stay at home parent.

A Reckless Runaway is a historic romance NetGalley I took a chance on.

Pretty proud of what I accomplished this week with reading. I’m currently on the hunt for a new audio book so suggestions are more than welcome.

Let’s hope I keep this good reading streak going! I’m feeling strong about it. I’m also planning on getting a kindle this year, which will aid in my reading goals.

How did your reading week goal? If you’ve read any of these, I’d love to hear about your thoughts regarding the books. Or just say hi.

Weekly Wrap Up #2 [January 5-11, 2019]

I don’t know what happened this week, but I read a lot of books. Like, a bunch more than I expected to read just for the week alone. I think I’m just motivated to read because I want to get to books I enjoy. I’m working my way through a bunch of NetGalley books, but I’ll be talking about that more on another post soon. Specifically, my plans for 2020 regarding NetGalley and review books.

This post was also supposed to go up on Sunday, but I’m a hot mess so I forgot. It’s going up a day late. Yikes. I’m still happy with my reading this week. It constantly feels like the start of the year motivates me to read more, but I want to keep this momentum up and have a stellar reading year.

Here are all the books I read:

I picked up Kindle Unlimited for three months at just 99 cents so I’m reading the books set in the same universe as The Winston Brothers (even though I have not read all of those yet). This was the first one I read, and it was a solid four stars. Smartypants Romance is definitely fun. I’m excited for the rest of the series and whatever books are coming in spring.

I’m non binary so I’m glad this book exists. I wrote a full review that will soon be available on Reads and Reels about my thoughts on this book. I gave it three stars.

I gave this book 2 stars. I didn’t like it at all. I’ll have a full review with another a Harlequin book I finished coming soon.

3 stars. My full thoughts will be available with the book above in a mini review post soon. I’m not really enjoying Harlequin novels anymore so I think I just need a break from romance.

I was sad when I was rejected for this… but this book was such a train wreck… I gave it two stars. I read it for a book discussion, my thoughts will be available after that in a few weeks. Because I need to do a full review on this book.

I buddy read this, and I finished first. But she’s like apparently super busy… but I’m just a stay at home mom so like how am I even busy? Ha. But this book was okay. My review will be out later this week. Four stars, and I’ll be reading the sequel.

I read this less than a day. It was so cute. Not a lot happens, But I couldn’t get enough. 4 stars. I’m halfway done with this series, and then I’ll be reading a few others that I have to get finished. Then I’ll be reading the Winston Brothers. Wrong order, but oh well.

Ah, so 7 books this week and I’m currently reading 3 others. What’s your reading plans for the week coming? Have you finished any books? I’d love to hear all about it.

Weekly Wrap Up #1 [December 29, 2019- January 4, 2020]

I’m back into reading after being lazy for awhile. I was just wasting all of my time on my phone when I could have been reading. Sometimes I still end up on social media, but I’m trying to get better since my goal for this year is 220 books. It seems weird to include books from last year (haha), but I thought it’d make my life easier to keep my wrap ups weekly.

Here are all the books I read this past week:

This is a NetGalley book, publishing the 10th of this month. I’ll have a review up on the date. I like this author, but this book wasn’t my favorite. Stay tuned for my reviews for more thoughts.

Also a NetGalley book coming out this month. I’ve only heard good things, so I was so happy and lucky when I was approved. Once again, so many thanks to the publisher for the approval. But I have a review for this one upcoming. I’ll just say it’s just as adorable as people say, and I think it’ll be a favorite of this year for quite a few people.

This was an erotica short story I got from kindle unlimited. It was a quick read, and I gave it four stars. Amy Vander apparently doesn’t do erotica anymore, which is sad because I love how she writes. I’d recommend if you want a quick and short erotic story to curl up with before you spend some alone time with your partner.

I have a hit or miss relationship with Julie Murphy. But this was a big hit. There will be a review for it up on the other blog I write for, Reads and Reels so also follow that blog to see even more reviews I write that I don’t feature here. I’ll just say I gave it four stars.

And these are the books I did not finish:

I ended up deciding to DNF this at 13%. I heard good things about Tessa Bailey, but I couldn’t do the misogyny all up in this book. Maybe I’ll try another book by her, but this one wasn’t the right fit for myself.

I wasn’t in the right mindset for this one so I’m going to try it during February since it’s black history month. I’ve heard amazing things about the book, but I wasn’t in the mood for magical realism when I was reading this. And it was a two week book from the library so I had to take it back before I would want to read it.

This one was a DNF at 42%. I was just annoyed by the characters and the storyline. I’m sure many people will love it. But once again, not the right fit for me. I adore the Brazilian rep though. I live for books with Latinx leading ladies, and I want to read more from Mia Sosa soon.

So, I decided I’m going to DNF books I’m not feeling this year since I set my goal for 220. I am going to dnf physical books after 50 pages, and audio and ebooks after 20%. That’s how I plan to stay on top of my reading and only read what I’m deeply invested in.

What did you read this week? Did you make any book goals? I’d love hearing about them.