The new books on my shelves and my week in a nutshell.
My Life and Blog
Life: So I started teaching via Zoom this week. It went fine, but it’s definitely not the same as being in the classroom. It was so nice to see my student’s faces, though, and I am thankful that this technology exists. I’m also so thankful that I get the opportunity to work from home. I love my job so much.
Blog and reading: I posted my normal look at new book and movie releases: What I’m Excited For. I find that in times when my mind is disquieted that turning to old favorites is the best way to keep me reading. With that in mind, I picked up the first book in my favorite series of all-time, Sloppy Firsts (the Jessica Darling series) this week. I’m about 75% of the way through the first book and will definitely be moving on to Second Helpings this weekend. I adore this epistolary series (even if some parts don’t hold up — it’s almost 20 years old).
I cannot believe the books that I’ve snagged over the last couple of weeks. Some of my favorite authors have books coming out throughout the course of the year, and I’m pretty sure I now own most of them. There is no way I’m going to make myself wait to start The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, which is definitely on the tippy-top of my most anticipated books of the year. I’ll be sharing that one earlier than I normally would.
What I’m watching: Nothing! Netflix, Prime, and Hulu suggestions open!
New books: I have a pretty pile to share this week. So without further ado, I hope you’re all keeping healthy and safe!
I’ve been dying to get my hands on this book and it basically made my year when I snagged it this week. It follows a young French girl across time and continents after she makes a Faustian deal in the 1700s. So, so, so excited.
I love the idea of this book which checks in on a couple on the same day over the course of four years. It sounds super cute.
The first book (that I know of) to take a swing at the recent college admission scandal.
A death at a destination wedding in Ireland, with a nod to Agatha Christie. I’ve been turning to thrillers more and more lately, so I’m looking forward to this one.
This is being billed as Big Little Lies meets Presumed Innocent that follows a man accused of killing his wife.
Another cute looking romance from Jenn Bennett.
Isn’t this cover adorable? This is a MG novel of a 7th grade dealing with friend and boy troubles.
Well that’s it for me this week. Feel free to leave a link to whatever weekend post you do (Stacking the Shelves, The Sunday Post, etc). I love to see what books people have recently snagged and especially enjoy hearing about my fellow bloggers’ weeks. I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!