Weekly Wrap-Up: May 16 – 22, 2022

Happy Monday, Boozie Book Nerds!

Friendly reminder that not all lives can matter until black lives do.

Minda’s Update

Had an amazing Easter and birthday celebrations for my husband this past weekend! Special thanks to Sam for celebrating with us. Daycare is closed part of this week though, so that may hurt my reading ability.

What Minda is reading now

  • Extasia by Claire Legrand – “Her name is unimportant. All you must know is that today she will become one of the four saints of Haven. The elders will mark her and place the red hood on her head. With her sisters, she will stand against the evil power that lives beneath the black mountain—an evil which has already killed nine of her village’s men.”
  • The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah – Set in the Great Plains of Texas in 1934, Elsa is looking for more out of life. Baby has been put in the corner due to a childhood illness and not being conventionally attractive and is on the verge of spinsterhood. A twist of fate sends her to the farm as the Dust Bowl approaches.

Ginny’s Update

What Ginny is Currently Reading

  • The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood: I’ve had this book on my tbr forever and finally decided to give it a try. There are two different storylines; there’s the real world where this one woman is the only surviving member of her family, and then there’s the scandalous book her sister wrote. I haven’t gotten far enough in to get a hint about how the two plotlines interact, but I’m pretty interested.

What Ginny Finished

  • Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey: This is the sequel to a book I read a while back about an heiress trying to make it in a fishing town. This book is about said heiress’ younger sister who struck up a relationship with the so-called playboy in town. They both have to get over their preconceived notions of who they are and the book was super cute for it! Honestly, it was a lot of fun to read the perspective of these two characters (who I spent the entire first book excited for because I knew it was going to be the second book) get time together.
  • Infomocracy by Malka Older: I’m also on a kick to finish a lot of series that I started and for one reason or another didn’t finish. So this was technically a reread, but reading about a future election in a micro-democracy (where lines are drawn per 100,000 people) and how a natural disaster and some super shitty people tried to fuck it up was kind of nice!
  • Act Your Age Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert: This is the third book in this series (and I don’t remember the name of the series) but it’s about three sisters each of whom finds themself and also finds love… The youngest sister, Eve, has bounced around from job to job trying to never fail by quitting before she could. After she gets cut off from her inheritance she ends up at a job interview with Jacob Wayne, a b&b owner who likes steady and reliable. And obviously they hit it off. This book was just really cute, watching their friendship evolve and then it grow into clearly more so. This book was such a great send off to a series that has been an absolute delight to read.

Sam’s Update

No update from Sam this week

Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,

— Sam, Ginny, Minda, and Parker

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