Weekly Rewind 5.22.21

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: Just three weeks until summer. Two weeks with students and then the week o’ meetings. The last couple of weeks of school are always the craziest and most exhausting. I have a great group and I’m going to miss them, but I am so so ready for summer. I legit say this every year, but I’m really hoping that this is the summer that I finally get through the rough draft of my novel. I have a solid idea that I’m excited about and have been working through the plotting, so I’m feeling pretty good about it — more than just optimistic for once. I really do think this is the year.

Blog and reading: I know it’s been quiet on the blog for the last couple of weeks. I’ve been having internet issues…and exhaustion issues. I did get a review up for The Plot a couple of weeks ago, which was a very fun but wasn’t exactly what I’d call a thriller. I can’t imagine anyone wouldn’t figure out the who pretty much immediately (even though it is revealed like it was a mystery), but the why was really fun. I just started The Anatomy of Desire and The Anthropocene Reviewed, am reading Heartbreakers and Fakers, and rereading A Good Marriage (among like ten other books because that’s just who I am).

What I’m watching: Play-off hockey!

New books: So today I’m going to share the second half of the books I should have shared two weeks ago and the books I would have shared last week. Lots of pretties! So without further ado, I hope you’re all having fabulous weekends!

For Review

The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

Per Synopsis: “Get Out meets The Stepford Wives in this electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing.” This sounds so intriguing.

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

A young woman new to New York makes new friends with outcast roommates and falls for a woman she only ever sees on the subway — a woman who has literally been misplaced in the 1970s.

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

An annual party that the adult children of a 70s rock star throw every year ends in the burning of Malibu. I love this cover and am excited for this.

Ace of Spades by Faridah Abike-Iyimide

Shenanigans at a prep school. Always up for it.

Heartbreakers and Fakers by Cameron Lund

On the last day of junior year, a teen makes the worst mistake of her life. She made out with her best friend’s boyfriend, a guy she doesn’t even like. Now she has lost the boyfriend that she loves and the popular friend group her now ex-bff controls. I’m about 100 pages into this one and am liking it so far. It kind of reminds me of a YA Something Borrowed.

We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Per Synopsis: “A wedding harpist disillusioned with love and a hopeless romantic cater-waiter flirt and fight their way through a summer of weddings in this effervescent romantic comedy.” This sounds cute, cute, cute.

A Dark and Secret Place by Jen Williams

A woman comes home after her mother’s suicide and finds stacks of letters that reveals her mother has been corresponding with a serial killer for years. She then gets swept up into the hunt for a copycat killer.

One Two Three by Laurie Frankel

Follows a set of triplets — the town’s bright spots in a town rocked by chemical pollution.

The Marvelous by Claire Kann

Six teens are locked into a mansion vying to win the inheritance of a reclusive heiress.

The Disappearing Act by Catherine Steadman

Per synopsis: “A British actress discovers the dark side of Hollywood when she is the only witness to the sudden disappearance of a woman she meets at an audition in this psychological thriller.”

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides

Despite the fact that I have yet to read this author’s much lauded The Silent Patient, this is one of my most anticipated books of the year. A charismatic Greek tragedy professor that the protagonist is convinced is a murderer. A female secret society known as “the maidens.” Why am I not reading this right now?

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!

3 thoughts on “Weekly Rewind 5.22.21

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  1. Play off hockey is the best. Love the look of Malibu rising as well. And yay for almost summer ha ha. Hope the book goes well… 🙂


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