This Week In Books – June 7th to 13th, 2017

This Week In Books

“This Week In Books” is a weekly event, hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found, that lets readers share what they read, what they’re reading, and what they’re planning to read next. I thought it would be a nice way to recap my reading week and share a few thoughts on what I’ve been reading.


What I Read:

After so many weeks of Canadian reading I feel terrible that I didn’t work in any Canadian books this week!

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy – I saw so many good reviews of this book and I thought it was just okay. I felt like Ramona’s sexuality was the big thing anyone talked about with this book, but it really wasn’t a huge focal point? At any rate, this is my second Julie Murphy book and I think her writing and me just don’t get along.

This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1) by Victoria Schwab – Holy freaking hell. I read this one via audiobook and thought it was just meh, but then I read the physical book and it was FREAKING AWESOME! I seriously can’t wait to read the next book!

Ghostal Living (Hamptons Home & Garden Mysteries, #3) by Kathleen Bridge – This was my book club book for this month and it was alright, but not the best cozy I’ve read. Thankfully, the book club meeting is a lot of fun, so I still look forward to it! Also interested to see if anyone else thought the same as I did.

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson – I read and loved this one a few years ago and when I was looking for something to listen to I saw there was an audiobook for this one available and I gave it a go. Rebecca Soler KILLS IT as Nimona and my first graphic novel as an audiobook was awesome!

No Such Thing As Luck: A North and South Variation by Nicole Clarkston – This was gifted to me by the narrator, Ana Clements, and it was okay. I did really enjoy Ana’s narration, but the story was just average for me. It was enjoyable, but probably nothing I’d pick up.

The Beautiful Ashes (Broken Destiny, #1) by Jeaniene Frost – This is a book I was so looking forward to loving, but I’m so disappointed with it. I love Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series and the spin-offs, but this one was kind of terrible.

What I’m Currently Reading:

Once and For All by Sarah Dessen – I just got this in the mail on Monday and I had to dig in right away! I love Sarah’s writing and even though I have other books I need to read ASAP, I just couldn’t NOT read this one. I’m not too far in, but it’s good so far!

What I Plan To Read Next: 

I have a RIDICULOUS amount of books I need to read ASAP, but next up will be London Belongs To Me, which was gifted to me by the author and it looks FABULOUS. Also, I just bought Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab, the last book to the Monsters of Verity series and I NEED to read it!

New On The Shelf

Oh man, I think next month needs to be a no-buy month because I just can’t stop buying books! However, all of these titles look fantastic and I wish I could just dive into all of them at once. I also love that they’re all so different!

Oh my gosh, the books I got as review books are insane! I didn’t plan on getting a lot of review books this year, but I just couldn’t pass up these titles. I’m especially looking forward to Miranda Kenneally’s book, AND I got three great Canadian ARCs! Big thanks to Raincoast Books, Sourcebooks Fire, and Penguin Canada for the review books!

I was gifted the audiobook for this book by the narrator, Ana Clements. It was so nice of her to send it to me!

What I’m Waiting For

In this new contemporary from YA star Kasie West, a girl who wins the lottery learns that money can cause more problems than it solves, especially when love comes into the picture.

Maddie doesn’t believe in luck. She’s all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment —

She wins!

In a flash, Maddie’s life is unrecognizable. No more stressing about college scholarships. Suddenly, she’s talking about renting a yacht. And being in the spotlight at school is fun… until rumors start flying, and random people ask her for loans. Now, Maddie isn’t sure who she can trust.

Except for Seth Nguyen, her funny, charming coworker at the local zoo. Seth doesn’t seem aware of Maddie’s big news. And, for some reason, she doesn’t want to tell him. But what will happen if he learns her secret?

With tons of humor and heart, Kasie West delivers a million-dollar tale of winning, losing, and falling in love.

July 25, 2017 | Scholastic

I don’t even think I have to say it … I’ve read all of Kasie West’s books and I love them ALL! She is on my auto-buy list now – I don’t even need to know what the book is about, I’m buying it, and I’m probably LOVING it. Seriously, she’s amazing!

What have you been reading lately? Any recommendations? What books are you waiting for to be published?


2 thoughts on “This Week In Books – June 7th to 13th, 2017

    • You haven’t read any Sarah Dessen? You should! This book wasn’t my favourite, but I started with Along For The Ride and thought it was awesome. Hopefully you can find one that appeals to you!

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