The new books on my shelves and my week in a nutshell.
Life and Blog
Life: I’m officially one of those old people who exclaims they cannot believe it when a new month starts. How is it December already? I can’t believe I’m only two weeks away from what I’m hoping will be a glorious winter break.
What I’m reading: I’m almost done with Amari and the Night Brothers, which I’m really enjoying. It is the first book in a Harry Potter-ish MG series that follows a Black girl who is making her way in a strange new world when her missing brother nominates her for a magical summer program. I’m also enjoying A Flicker in the Dark, which follows the daughter of an accused serial killer who is dismayed when a series of new missing girls starts to occur 20 years after her father’s arrest.
What I’m watching: We are still watching Wheel of Time and Dexter: New Blood. The Wheel of Time made me crave LoTR, so we watched the first extended film last weekend and will probably snuggle into a viewing of Two Towers sometime tomorrow.
New books: I have a handful of pretties to share this week. So without further ado, I hope you’re all having fabulous weekends!
Admissions by Kendra James
A memoir about a Black woman reflecting on her years at a boarding school with mostly white classmates.
Devil House by John Darnielle
A true crime writer agrees to move into the “Devil House” with the promise of a hit story.
The Fields by Erin Young
A woman is found dead in a corn field of one of the only farmers who is still competing with the large conglomerate who is taking over Iowan agriculture. The lead investigator realizes that the dead woman is her childhood friend. This is getting excellent early buzz.
The Roughest Draft by Emily Wibberley and Austin Broka
This pair of writers has some great YA titles, and this one looks fun too. It follows a pair of authors who had wonderful success on their co-written books but who’ve had a personal falling out. They have one more book on their contract, though, so they are forced to work together one last time.
All My Friends by Hope Larson
I love this MG graphic novel series (this is the third) that follows a young woman who has created a band with her friends.
Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner
This thriller about impending motherhood and unreliable friendship is being compared to Girl On a Train. We’ll see.
Made in Manhattan by Lauren Lane
This is a retelling of My Fair Lady with a gender-reversal twist.
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!