Weekly wrap-up: February 2-8

I am so stressed at the moment from work and the Super Bowl (Broncos Nation forever!), and the only thing that made me feel better was getting a lot of reading done. I'm also really excited about some amazing bookish news that I can't talk about yet, but I can't wait to share it! In the meantime, it's event prep city here. Starting this next week, I embark on a magical 3-week event tour where I'll hit up 8 events featuring 13 authors in 4 major cities in 3 states. I promisepromisepromise there will be recaps and giveaways galore so stick around! In the meantime, what books are you reading/have you read this week?

This Song Will Save Your Life - Leila Sales: 3 stars. Not going to lie, I'm disappointed. I had heard nothing but glowing reviews for this book. I just didn't connect with it very well. Still, there were some beautiful individual moments that kicked it up to a 3. Leila's writing is technically very good so I'll definitely pick up one of her books again.
The Break-Up Artist - Philip Siegel: 5 stars. I loved this. Funny and engaging, and I could definitely empathize with Becca. I found out that there is also a sequel in the works so I'm pretty excited about that!
Better Off Friends - Elizabeth Eulberg: 4 stars. The #1 word you'll see employed to describe this book is "adorable" and it's a good fit. Macallan and Levi's story is sweet and funny and seemed to just fly by. For once, I really love that it's a book told over the course of several years. It fit the story really well. Full review to come soon.

Currently Reading:
Will Grayson, Will Grayson audiobook - John Green & David Levithan. Current progress: 22% complete. Lolololololololol. I forgot how funny this book is!
Perfect Lies (Mind Games #2) - Kiersten White. Current progress: 35% complete. I may like this one better than Mind Games. I do love Annie and Cole's scenes together, and Pixie is a brilliant new character!

New to my bookshelf this week:
I ran out of audiobooks and had to restock!
Eleanor & Park audiobook - Rainbow Rowell
Gorgeous audiobook- Paul Rudnick
In the Age of Love and Chocolate audiobook - Gabrielle Zevin
Will Grayson, Will Grayson audiobook - John Green & David Levithan

Be With Me - J. Lynn. Eep! Loved this, and the extra scene of Cam and Avery is DARLING.
Caught Up In Him - Lauren Blakely. I caught a teaser of Lauren's upcoming novel, and I was so intrigued, I looked her up. This was a free prequel novella, and I'm hooked. I will be reading more of her work for sure.
The Start of Us - Lauren Blakely. Also a free novella

Half Price Books:
Fire with Fire - Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
Unsouled - Neal Shusterman

Giveaways & Contests:
Rites of Spring (Break) - Diana Peterfreund. I helped Diana with the release of One & Only, her self-published new adult romance under pen name Viv Daniels, and she was so sweet to send me a swag pack. Thank you!!

Thank you, Harper!
In the End - Demetria Lunetta
On the Fence - Kasie West. SO excited about this one! I may have to read it before I go see Kasie in Atlanta in a few weeks.
Mila 2.0: Renegade - Debra Driza
Sea of Shadows - Kelley Armstrong
Strange and Ever After - Susan Dennard

Thank you, Macmillan/Farrar Straus & Giroux!
My Last Kiss - Beth Neal
One Man Guy - Michael Barakiva

Thanks to Entangled: Embrace!
In Bloom - Katie Delahanty
Full Measures - Rebecca Yarros

Thank you, Random House!
Third Degree - Julie Cross
Don't Even Think About It - Sarah Mlynowski

Thanks to Elliott Books!
Counting to D - Kate Scott 

Thank you, Smart Pop!
Divergent Thinking - Leah Wilson. I'm fascinated by these series critiques!

Open Road Summer - Emery Lord. THANK YOU, Bloomsbury! I've been wanting this book for months, and I'm so thrilled that they sent me a copy.
Love and Chaos - Gemma Burgess. Thank you so much to St. Martin's Griffin, who reached out to me for this one. I can't wait!

Cress arc - Marissa Meyer
Side Effects May Vary arc - Julie Murphy


  1. I am dying to read Sea of Shadows! This week I read The Madman's Daughter, which I LOVED, and I started Exile by Kevin Emerson which is great so far.

  2. Listening to Will Grayson Will Grayson will be the best decision you made. I absolutely loved listening to that book. So hilarious!

  3. I want to read the second book in the Mind Games series and find out where the story goes. Great book picks. <3

  4. Better Off Friends was SO adorable! Got to agree with you on that one!
    Sorry you didn't like This Song Will Save Your Life more :-(