The new books on my shelves and my week in a nutshell.
My Life and Blog
Life: One more meeting on Monday morning (for three hours!) and I am officially on summer break! This year kicked my butt and I am very much looking forward to just taking it easy this summer.
Blog and reading: Nothing on the blog this past couple of weeks, and I am having major internet issues (I’m typing this up while in a meeting – shhh), so I don’t know how many posts I’ll be getting up in the upcoming month or so. I’ve been slumping big time this week reading-wise. I’ve probably started 20 different books but haven’t been able to get past the first few pages of any of them. Now that the school year has all but wrapped up, I’m hoping to get through Road Trip, Ace of Spades, Heartbreakers and Fakers, The Maidens, and Girl From the Sea this week.
What I’m watching: My beloved Avalanche were booted from the Stanley Cup playoffs last night (Thursday night). I was legitimately convinced this was going to be their year and am very bummed that they once again got the boot in the second round.
I started watching the first season of the show Elementary — which is fairly fun. It has served mostly as background noise for when I’m on my phone, but the same could be said for most of the tv I watch.
New books: I have a handful of pretties to share this week. So without further ado, I hope you’re all having fabulous weekends!
I absolutely loved last year’s Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. It was probably my favorite book of the year, so I was thrilllllled to get my hands on this. I actually started it immediately a few months back and was having a hard time getting through it, so I set it aside. It follows a woman who is part of a support group where all of the big baddies from 80s horror movies are actually based on real events and the “final girls” from each story are part of a support group that now seems to be getting targeted. I really do love the final girl idea, but I was having a hard time believing that there was a “real” Jason and Freddie and Michael Meyers, etc. I need to get back to this, though.
A professor steals and publishes the novel of his missing student, only to have her show up and threaten to expose him. This sounds very similar to the plot of The Plot, a novel I enjoyed a couple of months back (but I’m going to read it anyway).
A young woman, who is a recent orphan, becomes an unlikely Playboy bunny in the early 1980s at their Wisconsin Playboy ranch (a thing I didn’t know existed).
A love triangle told in a Sliding Doors style. It’s been done before, but I cannot help but love dual timelines.
Per synopsis: “For fans of People Like Us and The Cheerleaders comes an all new psychological suspense novel about one girl’s investigation into her friend’s sudden death and the unsettling possibility that a killer is still on the loose.” I’m in.
I haven’t read any of this author’s previous work, but she certainly seems to crank a thriller out every year. Anybody read this one?
Hoping to learn more about her late rocker dad, a young woman gets wrapped up with his old band mate, Koda Rose.
The woman that a neighborhood blamed for the death of one of their own returns after her conviction is overturned.
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!