The new books on my shelves and my week in a nutshell.
My Life and Blog
Life: Yikes, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted anything on the blog. Not intentionally … I’m always just so tired by Friday evening that I want to crawl into bed and die. This year is better in a lot of ways (I can’t believe last year I had to teach students in person and online AT THE SAME TIME), but it’s still been a tiring year. I just finished taking a PD class for hours on top of it, which took a lot of time, and I’m still trying to plot out the novel that will hopefully get written someday. Anyhoo, I’m typing this up on a Tuesday afternoon during my planning instead of doing work because in two short hours I will be off for five days and I am so, so ready.
What I’m reading: I’ve read a handful of books since I last posted, of which I’ll share a couple of highlights. I finally finished (and loved) Apples Never Fall. It wasn’t Big Little Lies, but it was a close second. I just finished the MG novel Dress Coded about a group of girls who take on the middle school’s unfair dress code. It was a fun book, but the idea of a school hiring someone just to enforce the dress code was laughable. I’m currently reading Amari and the Night Brothers and All Of Us Are Villains.
What I’m watching: Dexter! It isn’t as good as the original few seasons, but it is still so nice to have my all-time fav back. We watched the first 3 episodes of The Wheel of Time, which is all right. It feels like a LoTR knock-off but so do most fantasies tbh.
New books: I have a handful of pretties to share this week. So without further ado, I hope you’re all having fantastic weekends! Happy Thanksgiving if you celebrate!
In Every Generation by Kendare Blake
I liked the movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer but never got into the show. Regardless, I’m excited about this story that follows Willow’s daughter who has to step up as the new slayer when a slayer convention is attacked and all the slayers who were there are thought to be dead, including Buffy.
When You Get the Chance by Emery Lord
A girl who wants to be a Broadway star decides to find her birth mother.
It Will End Like This by Kyra Leigh
This is a contemporary take on the Lizzie Borden story. It follows two sisters whose mother has recently passed away (of maybe mysterious circumstances) and the young assistant their father seems to have moved on with.
Seasonal Work by Laura Lippman
A collection of short stories from a top writer.
The Horsewoman by James Patterson and Mike Lupica
A mother and daughter compete for the same spot on the Olympic team.
Medusa by Jessie Burton
A feminist retelling of one of Greek mythology’s most aligned villains.
A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham
When the main character was a girl, her father was accused of being a serial killer and the death of six young women. Now an adult, someone seems to be following in her father’s footsteps when a young woman disappears…and then another. This is getting a lot of buzz and has already been picked up for a limited series by Emma Stone.
A Thousand Steps by T. Jefferson Parker
A teen boy is just trying to make it in Laguna Beach in the late 1960s when his older sister goes missing.
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!