Weekly Rewind 5.8.21

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.

Life and Blog

Life: Every year my grade team and I take a special fieldtrip with the students. It is usually a two-night overnight trip, but this year could only be a day trip. It was cold and rainy, but they had a lot of fun. I got home a bit before 7, took and long, hot bath and went to bed. I’m down to four weeks of school (five if you count the week o’ meetings that wrap up the year — which I kind of do and king of don’t). I have some grading and planning to do this weekend (but doubt I’ll do either lol — soooooo tired).

Blog and reading: Nothing this week — or last week. I was just swamped with work and every time I thought about sitting down to write up a blog post, I just couldn’t. I’m currently reading We Are Watching Eliza Bright, which I’m enjoying. It’s inspired by that whole #gamergate drama from a few years ago and is being told by a Greek chorus of mainly incel men. It’s interesting, and I hope to finish it this weekend! I’ve also been rereading The Word is Murder after recently snagging the third (while I still haven’t read the second). I remember really liking the first book (and am enjoying my reread — so I don’t know why I never got around to the second book, which I own as both an arc and in PB). I also bought A Good Marriage in PB this week. I really loved this one last year and maybe starting reading it again. The newest Save the Cat book come out. It’s about TV writing, which I have very little interest in, but I just can’t resist those books. That really isn’t even naming all the books I’m currently in the middle of right now, but good enough.

What I’m Watching: I don’t even know if I sat down and watched a whole show of anything this week. Maybe an episode or two of backlogged The First 48, but this week was a busy one.

New books: I have some fun titles to share with you today. So without further ado, I hope you’re all having fabulous weekends!

For Review

Girl One by Sara Flannery Murphy

Following “girl one” — the first of nine girls to be conceived without male DNA tracks down the rest of her sisters to help find out what happened to their mom after her strange disappearance. Billed as Orphan Black meets Margaret Atwood.

14 Ways to Die by Vincent Ralph

After her mother is murdered by a serial killer billed The Magpie Man, a teen starts a YouTube channel trying to track him down.

Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous by Suzanne Park

A girl’s hope of making her last summer of high school the best ever — and hitting 100K followers — goes down the drain when she gets sent to Iowa for a summer of internet detox, but finds things aren’t so bad after all when she makes new friends and spies a cute farm boy.

One Great Lie by Deb Caletti

A young writer is thrilled when she wins a scholarship to spend a summer in Venice writing under a famous author, only to have things go sideways when the author turns out to be a creep who uses the program to lure young, impressionable women.

The [Un]Popular Vote by Jasper Sanchez

A trans-male students decides to run for (I’m assuming) class or school president against a popular dude who is also a bully. I love this charming cover.

Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June

When a teen moves from rural Washington to Seattle, with it’s thriving LGBT+ community, he finds he is finally experiencing all of the “firsts” that his hetero friends have been talking about for years. Cute

Better Together by Christine Riccio

Another Parent Trap inspired story, although this one seems to be for a slightly older crowd as one sister is an aspiring stand-up comic and the other is a ballerina nursing a career-ending injury.

Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand

After the author of fourteen best-selling beach reads (hi, Hilderbrand) is killed in a hit-and-run accident, she gets to watch one last summer of her three adult children from “the beyond.” She is also given three nudges that allow her to push said children in the direction she wants for them. It sounds interesting enough. I’ve read a few, but certainly not all of this author’s work and usually like, but don’t love them.

The Love Song of Ivy K. Harlowe

Andie has long been in love with her BFF, Ivy, but Ivy likes to jump from girl to girl. Until, all of a sudden, she starts a serious relationship with a girl who isn’t Andie.

Palace of the Drowned by Christine Mangan

Set in Venice during the 1960s, this thriller follows an author whose work is getting further and further from her beloved first novel and the young, aspiring writer who insinuates herself into her life.

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 5.8.21

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  1. Good luck with your last few weeks of school! The field trip sounds fun and there’s nothing better then a warm bath after a cold wet day. Hope you have a great week!


  2. Oh I hear you!! Teaching, having a life and blogging is a great mix, but there really isn’t enough time for all and unfortunately blogging tends to pull the short straw. I also always have so many ideas, but school tends to swamp a bit. I still love teaching though!

    Hope you will get some more time for reading this week and good luck with everything!

    Elza Reads


  3. Those are some interesting titles that you have shared. I hope you have more time to read this week than the last.


  4. 14 Ways sounds super good. Hope you’re having a nice relaxing weekend- and yay for 4weeks left (more or less ha ha). We’re in the home stretch now.

    Have a great new week!


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