The new books on my shelves and my week in a nutshell.
Life and Blog
Life: Fall is definitely started to hit my town. The leaves are changing and the temps are dropping. I do love fall, but man do I hate winter. It always make me so sad when all the leaves are gone (and as much as I love sweater weather, I hate being super cold). My school has continued to maintain the ability to be in-person (knock on wood), which I have to admit is a bit surprising. Hybrid teaching continues to be one of the most exhausting things I’ve ever done. I’m June teacher tired in October, but I’m thankful for my job and love that the students are (mostly) in front of me.
Blog and reading: I was just plain too beat last weekend to get up my weekly rewind post. My body pretty much broke down on Friday night (from stress and exhaustion) and I just couldn’t do it. I did get up my normal look at new books, movies, and streaming: What I’m Excited For on Tuesday. I’m currently reading Plain Bad Heroines, which I am loving.
What I’m watching: Mr. Flix and I decided to dive into the first few seasons of Fargo. We finished watching the first season and are a couple of episodes into the second. I’m enjoying it.
New books: I have a handful of pretties to share. So without further ado, I hope you’re having fantastic, healthy weekends!
A year in the life of four families in an upscale Brooklyn neighborhood. It looks like mindless fun.
I haven’t read the synopsis for this because I need to finish Magpie Murders, but I’ve enjoyed the author’s mysteries in the past (and am enjoying Magpie Murders…which I definitely need to get back to).
Years after a small group of friends plotted the death of one of their group’s step-mothers, she dies in the manner they had planned. Sounds intriguing.
“We Keep the Dead Close is a memoir of mirrors, misogyny, and murder. It is at once a rumination on the violence and oppression that rules our revered institutions, a ghost story reflecting one young woman’s past onto another’s present, and a love story for a girl who was lost to history.” I’m so excited for this one.
A college student “rents” a boyfriend to appease her traditional parents.
Yet another book about girls standing up against a list that has come out rating them. I remember this storyline first on the show My So-Called Life, then the book The List, and I just read one this summer called The Prettiest, but whatever, this MG novel looks cute enough.
A MG thriller about a girl who gets befriended by a girl who is getting bullied by the same girl as the protagonist, but who disappears when something bad happens to the bully leaving the protagonist with a phone full of incriminating texts and memes.
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!