Weekly wrap-up: August 3-9

Not a whole lot of reading got done this week, but it was a great week! Monday, I got to meet Gayle Forman & Chloe Moretz AND see If I Stay (highly excellent, btw! Review & giveaway to come!), Tuesday I drove down to Austin for JLA's Opposition tour, but I also got to see my friends Katie of Mundie Moms, author Heather Self, and K.P. Simmons of InkSlinger and I also met Cora Carmack, Jenn of the YA sisterhood, and Vilma of Vilma's Book Blog!

I Want It That Way (2B trilogy #1) - Ann Aguirre: 4 stars. Cute story, interesting characters, and a unique depth to both.

Currently Reading:
Insurgent (Divergent #2) audiobook - Veronica Roth. I'm having a bit of a crisis with this one. I just...don't want to read it? Maybe it's because I'm subconsciously trying to avoid ever reading Allegiant because somehow in the last year I've had difficulty finishing certain series, but I just don't want to listen to the audiobook. I'm sad because I really enjoyed reading Divergent and Insurgent two years ago, but the audio makes me really dislike the story at the moment. My other theory is that maybe I'm just a little tired of Divergent EVERYWHERE. Or maybe I'm just being grumpy because I watched the movie last night with friends, and I was fine.
The Book of Broken Hearts audiobook - Sarah Ockler. This book gets ALL THE POINTS for being diverse without being diverse just for the sake of diversity, but the audio also gets points for having a diverse narrator too!
Stone Cold Touch (Dark Elements #2) - Jennifer L. Armentrout. Sadly, I'm falling behind in my Arc August reading, but that's because I had two book events this week and was social two other nights. But I'm loving this book, and I'm already itching for #3!

New to my bookshelf this week:
The Bro Code - Neil Patrick Harris
The 5th Wave (5th Wave #1) audiobook - Rick Yancey
Four: A Divergent Collection - Veronica Roth
The Assassin's Blade: Throne of Glass novellas - Sarah J. Maas

Book People:
Opposition (Lux #5) - Jennifer L. Armentrout

Half Price Books:
Just One Year (Just One Day #2) - Gayle Forman
Crank (Crank #1) - Ellen Hopkins
Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) - Marissa Meyer
Opal (Lux #2) - Jennifer L. Armentrout
Deeper - Robin York
Harry Potter & the Order of the Ohoenix - J.K. Rowling (British edition)

"Infinite Repeat" (Art of Lainey #0.5) - Paula Stokes

Giveaways, Contests & Gifts:
The Mime Order chapter sampler - Samantha Shannon

I got this totally awesome package from the lovely Vicky Savage this week (technically I got Illuminosity last week, but I couldn't not include it!). Thanks, darling!
Events Attended:
If I Stay promo tour with Gayle Forman & Chloe Moretz + If I Stay screening
Opposition tour with Jennifer L. Armentrout

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Sounds like an awesome week! I can't wait to see If I Stay myself. So glad you got the package and that it was a little bright spot in your day. You are most welcome, my dear!