Weekly Wrap-Up: May 11 – 17, 2020

Hey everyone!!

Hope you guys had a great week! We are all convinced its still March. K? k.

Minda’s Update

Oof I haven’t felt like reading at all since the OWLs Readathon last month. BUT this week is looking promising.

What Minda is reading now:

  • The Jewel Thief by Jeannie Mobley – Slow-burn romance set in 17th C France centered around the missing Hope Diamond. The supposed jewel thief’s confession will mean her life or death—and maybe her heartbreak. I’ve been so excited about it, just haven’t had a chance to actually pick it up yet.
  • Nobody Will Tell You This But Me by Bess Kalb – The Emmy-nominated TV writer and New Yorker contributor pens a true story as told by her recounting the life of her grandmother and the generations that followed, including herself. I think I’m in the right headspace for this one.

What Minda put down:

down among the sticks and bones

  • Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire – Second in the Wayward Children series with the twins, Jack & Jill, in the high logic, high wicked world. I had been trying to audiobook this, but wasn’t loving the audio so shelving until the written book is available.

Sam’s Update

I did a thing this week friends… I bought a condo!!! Super exciting. I even got to take 2 days off so I had a 4 day weekend and it was beautiful.

What Sam Finished:

ember queen

  • Ember Queen by Laura Sebastian: This is the last and final book in the Ash Princess series. I can’t say too much about what this book is about because spoilers, but this was one of the only YA fantasy trilogies I actually enjoyed. It broke a bunch of the stereotypes that I was sure there was gonna be. I thought this was a perfect ending. Really really enjoyed it.

What Sam is Currently Reading:

upon a burning throne

  • Upon A Burning Throne by Ashok K. Banker: I’m reading this for Tome Topple. I am just over half way and am enjoying it. Been reading the hard cover and listening on audio and I really do love it.

Ginny’s Update

Not sure I have a message today. It’s been a week.

What Ginny Finished:

  • A Lady Awakened by Cecilia Grant: The quick summary is Martha is recently widowed and only inherits from her husband if she has an heir. She doesn’t, but talks a rogue-ish neighbor into sleeping with her every day for a month to try to fake an heir. I enjoyed this mostly because there was a lot of growth in the main characters. It felt like a natural progression even if it did seem like some of the “chemistry” was because they were really the only eligible people around for miles and miles.
  • Forbidden Promises by Synithia Williams: The Robideux’s are a wealthy tobacco-empire family. The youngest daughter has spent years away after the guy she was in love with married (and then divorced) her sister. This book tried a little to hard to help set up a series. There was the brother dramatically bursting in the room going “I have such a dark secret, but no one can know” and then dramatically bursting out of the room. And the sister who clearly has a stick up her ass but refuses to talk about anything. I found myself frustrated by this book.

What Ginny is Currently Reading:

  • Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir: This is a book club book. Gideon the second hand of a creepy Reverend Daughter ends up stuck in a murder mystery. It’s pretty great, Gideon has a really good inner voice and there are a ton of red herrings so it’s really hard to know whats going to happen. I just got to a twist and I AM ABOUT IT.
  • You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero: I’m not sure I’m all in on the self-help book kind of genre. There’s a lot about it that I think can be positive, but some of the examples seem kind of not-PC in a way that I think could be really bad for certain subsets of the population. I’m going to finish it because I want to see where it goes, but unlocking your potential is a pretty generic subject matter.

Until next time, we main forever drunkenly yours,

Sam, Ginny, and Minda

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