Weekly Wrap-Up: 12 January 2018

Happy Friday!  I cannot believe another week has come and gone already.  I meant to have this up a few hours ago, but I forgot to schedule it in — oops!

It has been pretty slow goings in terms of reading this week, but I’m honestly okay with that!  I’ve been reading a fair few things and I’m really enjoying most of them.


Books I read



Lockwood and Co.: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

I finished the first in the Lockwood and Co. series this week, and I absolutely loved it.  This is a series I had never heard of before getting involved in the UK book community, and I wish I had read it earlier.  It features an alternate Britain that is overrun by ghosts, teen ghost hunters in a situation in which it actually makes sense for them to be teenagers, an amazing female lead, great friendships, and excellent banter.  I have the second one ready to go soon!

Books I am currently reading


Paris Adrift by E. J. Swift

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Cosmos by Carl Sagan (audiobook)

I’m currently reading three books, which shouldn’t surprise anyone.  Paris Adrift and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry are two books that I’m currently reading very slowly for two different reasons.  Paris Adrift is one that I’m not sure I’m into because there are parts I love and parts I’m less sure about.  It’s a very surreal book!  Astrophysics is incredible, however  I’m choosing to go slowly in order to absorb as much information as possible.  I love science but don’t have much of a science brain, so I love Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s efforts to open up science to everyone.

Finally, I’ve got the audiobook for Cosmos, and I’m loving it.  It is mostly narrated by LeVar Burton, but Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Seth MacFarlane, and Anna Druyan (Sagan’s widow).  Although my experience with audiobooks is limited, I can easily say that this is the best one I’ve listened to yet.


Books I bought

Nothing to see here!  That’s two weeks in a row!


Book mail


Elysium Fire by Alastair Reynolds

What a beauty!  This is the second book in the Inspector Dreyfuss series.  I have the first one, Aurora Rising, waiting for me and I can’t wait to dive into this series.  I’ve only read one book by Reynolds and it was a novella, so I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do with a wider story.



NetGalley Approvals



To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

I am finally back on NetGalley after a long absence!  I was really intrigued by this book, despite not knowing much about it.  It does say that it’s for fans of Leigh Bardugo, so I snatched it up right away.


That’s it for this week!  I anticipate the weeks getting a little more hectic here soon, so I’ll do my best to keep you all updated on my reading.  If you want to see more, I actually have a reading vlog going up this weekend!  Keep an eye on my YouTube channel — it will go up on Sunday.

This is what working from home looks like for me.  I caught her mid-blink.


What have you read this week?  Are any of these books in your TBR?  Let me know!

4 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up: 12 January 2018

  1. I absolutely loved Astrophysics for People in a Hurry! I’m very much into science so I didn’t know how much new information I’d get out of it but it surprised me in the best way. I actually gifted it to my significant other but he’s yet to read it, so I borrowed it for a week and flew through it. One of the best nonfiction books for sure! 🙂
    I’ve read The Bartimaeus series by Jonathan Stroud and it’s one of my favourite fantasy series! 😊 I’ve been meaning to get to Lockwood and Co. but I’m trying to buy an edition with a cover that I like, so it might take a little time. 😅

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