Weekly Rewind 12.19.20

Weekly Rewind

The new books on my shelves and my week in a nutshell.

This post is linked to Stacking the Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews and the Sunday Post over at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

My Life and Blog

Life: Officially on winter break! Man, this break could not come soon enough. I’m thankful that we have been remote these last few weeks and I definitely plan on just continuing to hunker down in my house for the next two weeks.

Blog and reading: I didn’t even think about this blog this week. Lol. That final week before break is always just an exhausting push. I started reading People Like Her which is a twisty story about a “famous” #mommabear influencer and her husband — and the woman stalking them. Pretty good so far. I also started Those Who Prey, which is about a freshman in college who falls into a cult. I’m only a handful of pages into it but like it so far. Finally, I picked up Being Lolita, which is a memoir that follows a girl who was lured into a sexual relationship with her English teacher when she was a senior in high school. I’m not loving that one, but it has these super short chapters and if there is any one way to get me to read your shit, it’s super short chapters.

What I’m watching: Nothing much this week. I have two empty weeks on my hands — suggestions welcome! I was thinking about Succession. Worth watching? A Teacher also looks interesting. I love Kate Mara. Anyone watching that one?

New books: I have a handful of pretties to share this week. So without further ado, I hope you’re all having fantastic, healthy weekends!

For Review

Make Up Break Up by Lily and Sandhya Menon

An adult rom-com about two app developers whose apps are opposites — one for helping people mend their failing relationships and on that known as the Uber for break-ups. Sounds cute. I was pretty into these types of books in my early 20s (known then as “chick lit”) but haven’t read much of the genre in quite awhile.

Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado

“A sensitive, funny, and painful coming-of-age story with a wry voice and tons of chisme, Fat Chance, Charlie Vega tackles our relationships to our parents, our bodies, our cultures, and ourselves.” This sounds awesome.

The Survivors by Jane Harper

This mystery about a girl who has washed up on shore while a man with a past is visiting his family in their small, beach community is getting great reviews.

The Year I Flew Away by Maire Arnold

“In this magical middle-grade novel, ten-year-old Gabrielle finds out that America isn’t the perfect place she imagined when she moves from Haiti to Brooklyn. With the help of a clever witch, Gabrielle becomes the perfect American — but will she lose herself in the process?” I finding good MG.

The Afterlife of the Party by Marlene Perez

I really enjoyed this author’s Dead Is series (Dead Is the New Black) was the first. This one is a snarky take on the vampire genre.

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!

7 thoughts on “Weekly Rewind 12.19.20

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  1. Enjoy your much-needed break ! Yes, the Jane Harper is getting very good reviews, I want to read it too. I hope you’ll have a great relaxing week, merry Christmas to you and your family, mwah !


  2. The Survivors tickle my interest big time!

    Glad you are on your Winter break now. Have a nice rest. You have some great books to read during your break!

    Merry Christmas!

    Elza Reads


  3. I love the look and sound of The Survivors by Jane Harper.
    I hope you’ll have a great Winter Break.
    Happy reading and Merry Christmas.


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