Weekly Wrap-Up: Jun 21 – 27, 2021

Happy Monday, Boozie Book Nerds!

This is your weekly reminder that black lives matter. Also, #StopAAPIHate

Sam’s Update

I am struggling so much with reading these days, but I did manage a few hours yesterday and today. That seems to be the new routine, a few hours each Saturday and Sunday morning

What Sam Finished:

  • A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine: This is the sequel to A Memory Called Empire and it starts a few weeks after the end of the last one. I can’t say too much here except there’s a new type of alien that we don’t know anything about and can’t speak to, so they’re trying to not die. I enjoyed this less than the first, but still def enjoyed it

What Sam is Currently Reading:

  • Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline: This is the sequel to the acclaimed Ready Player One. Listening on audio and this starts several years after the first one. Basically, there’s a new contest and they have like 12 hours to solve it for spoiler-y reasons. I’m not loving this as much, but it’s not bad so far
  • The House of Always by Jenn Lyons: Oh my GODS do I love this series. They’re so unique in the way they’re told. There are so many characters and frankly I love them all. It’s incredibly complicated, but so well told that you can’t really forget anything (especially since the super complicated things are explained through the footnotes). I am loving this book so much, i don’t want it to end. I spent a solid 5 hours reading it today, which is a big deal.

Minda’s Update

Spent the weekend in Salt Lake City and saw my beautiful co-blogger, Ginny! It was great to catch up and SLC is awesome, you guys.

What Minda is reading now:

  • The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab – “France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever—and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world. But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.” Im about halfway through and LOVING it.
  • How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway – “After one dick pic too many, Mel has had it. Using her brilliant coding skills, she designs an app of her own, one that allows users to log harrassers and abusers in online dating space. It’s called JerkAlert, and it goes viral overnight. Mel is suddenly in way over her head. Worse still, her almost-boyfriend, the dreamy Alex Hernandez–the only non-douchey guy at Hatch–has no idea she’s the brains behind the app. Soon, Mel is faced with a terrible choice: one that could destroy her career, love life, and friendships, or change her life forever.” Honestly i came across this book from an author whose book I 5-starred reviewed (She’s Faking It), and figured this one would be a hit too.

What Minda put down:

  • The Stepsisters by Susan Mallery – “ELucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.” Decided to skip this for now

Ginny’s Update

No update from Ginny this week

Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,

— Sam, Ginny, and Minda

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