Weekly Wrap-Up #16

Happy Friday, everyone!  I’m not sure how it’s August already – the months seem to be absolutely flying by!  As you may have seen, I’m working on ARC August, a month-long challenge that will (hopefully) get me reading my digital and physical ARC’s and help me boost my NetGalley rating.  Let’s see how the first week has been for reading.

 

Books I read

 

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab*

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James*

This is an interesting one.  I initially rated it 4 stars on Goodreads, but then thought about it for a day or so and lowered my rating.  It was good fun – the equivalent of those 90’s teen slasher films of my childhood – but I had a lot of problems with it.  A review is forthcoming, keep an eye out!

*I am SO silly.  I thought I had read more this week and I completely forgot that I had finished A Conjuring of Light and The Loneliest Girl in the Universe over the weekend!  They’re only two of my most highly anticipated reads of the year, no big deal.  

A Conjuring of Light finished up V. E. Schwab’s Shades of Magic series.  I’ve written a review of the first one, which I thought was mediocre (particularly given the hype), but I thought the last two dramatically improved.  I’ll have reviews for both coming up soon!

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe is a spectacular read!  It was my most highly anticipated books of YALC and I think I managed to grab the last copy from Friday’s batch of books (they had to order hundreds more to fulfill demand — I wasn’t the only one desperate to read it).  It’s such an incredible book.  It’s so unexpected and fantastic.  I will have a review coming up soon, but make sure you read this book!  Also, the cover is absolutely stunning.  Look at it.

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Books I’m currently reading

 

Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill

Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed

I’m still plugging along on Sea of Rust, but plan to really sit down with it this weekend and make some progress.  I’m terrible at reading on a Kindle, no matter how engaging a book is.  I’ve started reading Throne of the Crescent Moon in anticipation of my book club meeting next Friday (hooray!).  I’m really enjoying it so far – it’s something very different in terms of setting and characters.  I feel like this will be a good, refreshing read.

 

Books I’ve bought

None!  I don’t have much of an excuse to buy books after the damage I did at YALC, but I am going on the Ninja Book Box bookshop crawl tomorrow.  Scottish Fiance and I are going to try to restrain ourselves, but there will probably be something new to report in this section next week.

 

NetGalley Approvals

 

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins

Lucky Ghost by Matthew Blakstad

I’m going to start adding this to the weekly wrap-up in order to hold myself accountable for the sheer number of ARC’s I already have!  This week I was hilariously approved for There’s Someone Inside Your House, which I had requested weeks back.  I read it as a physical proof, but at least this means I’ll get to boost my NetGalley feedback ratio (holding steady at 23%).  The other book I was approved for is Lucky Ghost by Matthew Blakstad.  I know nothing about this book, but I love the cover and love the concept.  I’m really looking forward to diving in!

 

That’s it for this week!  I’ll be posting my YALC roundup and book haul tomorrow, so if you’re looking forward to seeing that (or want to avoid any more YALC talk all together), it will be up soon.

 

What have you read this week?  Have you got anything good to read this weekend?  Let me know!

4 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up #16

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  1. Definitely, agree with you for There’s Someone Inside Your House. I gave it 2 stars but it was more 3 stars. I LIKED IT but I hated that it was 70% romance when something else more amazing could’ve filled that stuff. Anyways, we already discussed this on twitter!

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