Weekly Wrap Up: July 3-July 9

As of this post, I am officially back home! It was a super crazy last week in Guyana, so I didn’t get much reading accomplished – sadly. But I’m hoping I’ll be able to read again when I’m home. I can’t wait to pick up my copies of the Lunar Chronicles and begin that reread!

Four flights and 20 hours later, I am finally home (and hopefully asleep when this posts because I am legit exhausted.) I feel so badly because both my parents were up super late watching the flights as I made my way north, hour by hour, and delay by delay. My dad picked me up at the airport and dropped me off at my mom’s house (where she was asleep on the couch waiting for me). My dog is going to be so confused and happy in the morning when he wakes up.

But I’m excited because my mom has promised to make spaghetti squash with chicken meatballs, GF garlic bread with both tomato and alfredo sauce options for lunch! I’m also getting chai from Starbucks, a fridge full of fruit, and a trip to the market to build a giant salad (although not all at once because they would be crazy) so I’m feeling a little spoiled right now.

My mom also went a little crazy and planned a Christmas in July party (which is apparently my homecoming celebration as well as my grandma’s birthday party by my request so I can share the spotlight) for next weekend. The introvert in me is very uncomfortable about the party being for me, but I’ll be happy to see my family. Plus, swimming!

Anyway, I know that wasn’t bookish at all but I wanted to do a little update with my Weekly Wrap Up. I still don’t think that it’s hit me that I am done with my 27 months of Peace Corps Volunteer service and I’m home for good, not just a visit. It’s such a huge milestone in my life and now I have figure out what happens going forward.

On an exciting note, my mom agreed to let me redo our guest room as an “all purpose room”, which means I’ll be buying some bookcases to finally take my extra books out of storage, setting up my mic and stuff so I can record videos and hopefully start doing a lot of cool bookish things in there in the future.

Books I Reviewed This Week:

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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

I happened to watch the Netflix series because I could download the episodes when I was in the Peace Corps office and then watch them when I got back to site – so I felt obligated to read the book after. You can read my review here.

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The Circle by David Eggers

It has been over a week and I am still not sure where I stand on this book. The ending completely baffled me and made me question what the actual message or purpose of this book was. You can check out my review here.

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City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

The thrilling pseudo-conclusion to the (first half of the) Mortal Instruments series. You can read my review here, but be sure to read the first two books before you delve into this one.

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 Hunted by Meagan Spooner

This was a unique take on the Beauty and the Beast fairytale, but while I enjoyed it – it wasn’t my favourite retelling. You can read my thoughts Hunted – Meagan Spoonerhere.

Books I Read This Week:

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 Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer

I missed the world of the Lunar Chronicles so much and didn’t realize quite how much until I experienced the beauty of this graphic novel. My review will post next week.

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Rise of the Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz

Shhhh… I’ve never even seen the movie but I’ve read the books. Is that weird? Because it’s not a movie being based upon a book situation. I think theses are sort of in-between situations. I don’t even know.. I just saw it and decided to read it. I’m as confused as you are.

Currently Reading:

 

Fandom Series:

Fandom Reads

This week I introduced my new weekly series – giving recommendations based upon different fandoms. Each week I will be tackling a different series. Be sure to read that post here!

Other Bookish Posts:

 Independence Day Book Recommendations

I decided to get Patriotic this Tuesday, even though I was sadly missing the “birthday” of my nation. I recommended a variety of books from historical fiction to biographies, so I hope you check it out here and see if any strike your fancy!

Top 5 Tuesday – Longest Books You’ve Read

Thank you to Shanah from Bionic Book Worm for coming up with some fantastic prompts this month. I decided to join in and shared the five longest books (probably) that I have read. Be sure to check out which ones they are and support her post here!

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Alas, yet another week I was not tagged to do anything.

Other Posts:

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What books did you guys read this week, any new favourites? I’d love to get more recommendations as if my TBR pile isn’t big enough already! What fandoms would you like to see me cover? Any reads on your summer TBR? Let me know in the comments below!

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