Last week I was recovering from the intense 24in48 readathon, so I wasn’t expecting myself to do too much reading since I had just done all of the reading in two days. I figured I’d be left feeling a bit burnt out and needing a break. Somehow, though, I did manage to complete the TBR I set for myself last Sunday! Here’s a few thoughts on those books and what I’m hoping to read this week.
Also, a little side note – I’m unofficially participating in ARC August. I’m not technically behind on any ARCs yet, but I’ve been cutting it close and reading them like a few days before my review needs to go up. So, starting this week and going through August, I’m going to try and read only ARCs and get a bunch of reviews scheduled so I can stop feeling quite so stressed.
I was so excited when I saw I was on the blog tour for Season of the Witch by Sarah Rees Brennan. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is one of my favorite Netflix Originals, so the idea of a prequel novelization was right up my alley. I was left feeling very underwhelmed by the story, though. There wasn’t enough of a plot to carry the entire book, but I did like that we were able to get to know some of the characters a little more. I’ll have a full review coming your way on Tuesday!
HI I’D REALLY LOVE TO JUST SCREAM ABOUT HELLO GIRLS BY BRITTANY CAVALLARO AND EMILY HENRY ALL DAY. Y’all, this book was seriously so perfect. I would die for Winona and Lucille in a heartbeat. Anything to make them happy I would do because they deserve the world. There was so much exceptional humor in this story, but not in a super direct way. I’m going to stop talking about it now, not because I want to, but because I’ll have a full review coming this weekend!
Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10 was definitely not the book for me. I was so looking forward to reading a good thriller, since it had been a while since my last one, but this was nothing like I thought it would be. The entire book was so slow, boring, and repetitive. I’m also completely over thrillers that rely on us considering the narrator to be unreliable just because it’s a female that drinks a lot and also takes antidepressants or anxiety medication.
Fantasy is not a genre you’ll typically see me read. The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen has such a beautiful and eye catching cover, though, that I was instantly intrigued. I was sent a physical ARC for the blog tour and I’ve read the first chapter so far. I actually was feeling pretty confident that I’d enjoy this one, but after just the tiny bit I’ve read that confidence is gone. The words on the page were making no sense. It was pretty late when I started it so I’m hoping that my brain was just too tired to comprehend everything.
I’m really looking forward to She’s the Worst by Lauren Spieller! Every time I see this cover I laugh because my husband and son make that exact face each time I pull my camera out (which is a lot…) Sister stories are also ones I usually always enjoy, so here’s hoping this one will deliver! Lauren was kind enough to send me an ARC and a copy of her debut, Your Destination Is on the Left.
Lately I have been hardcore into all of the creepy horror books I can get my hands on. I just can’t seem to get enough of them. When I saw the blog tour signups come through for Remember Me by Chelsea Bobulski I immediately jumped on it. I’ve seen it referred to as a cross between The Shining and Titanic so yes, I’m definitely very here for this novel. I’m crossing my fingers Chelsea will make me feel all the creeps and goosebumps.
What was your favorite book you read last week and what is something you hope to read this week? Let me know in the comments!