Hey, ducklings! Welcome to my newest feature, Sunday Shelving! In Sunday Shelving, I’ll be giving you my weekly recap and haul, as well as giving some love to my favorite posts of the week and to my favorite pictures from my bookstagram! Enjoy 🙂
The Week In Books
Read And Reviewed
Yes, I am aware that this looks like I read a decent to high amount of books in the past week. Problem is, this collection represents the books I’ve read in the past two weeks. I only finished one book, Ruined by Any Tintera, in the past week. I read Blood Passage by Heather Demetrios and finished Young Avengers Vol. 1: Style > Substance by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Mike Norton the week before last. *Sigh* Looks like this slump just isn’t going away.
Okay so technically I have yet to actually read Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge (I haven’t read any books for the past 5 days as I fell into a hole of internet surfing. oops.), but this is 100% what I plan on picking up next!
I may not have a big library haul, but I think I have a good one, one full of books I’m genuinely excited to get to! I nabbed The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Walk The Edge by Katie McGarry, and Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge.
Golly, I bought a lot of audiobooks this past week! But I swear, I didn’t spend any more money than the monthly fee! I used my credit to preorder Replica by Lauren Oliver, my boyfriend’s credit (he’s on his second month of the free trial he got for Prime Day) to buy The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee, ad I returned an audiobook that I had disliked an used the credit I got back from it to get Riders by Veronica Rossi. So I got everything for a steal, I’d say!
I’m also very happy with the books I got for review! I received It Looks Like This by Rafi Mittlefeldt and The Delphi Effect by Rysa Walker!
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- Beth Reekles explains why it’s important to talk about mental health in YA and gives some recommendations.
- Ava gives some bookstagram pointers.
- Nicole and Sophia want to see more ambition diversity.
- Esther evaluates if she’s too harsh when rating books.
- Nicolette tells us why all stories should have badass girls in them.
- Kristen asks how different humans would be if we were immortal like paranormal creatures?
- Jo talks about the obsession with wanting YA books to include girls having their periods and why she really doesn’t care.
- Shar explores dystopians and what makes them so interesting.
- Jackie has an incredibly important talk with us on why sex (and graphic sex) is important in YA.
- In a two part discussion, Rachel thinks on why she broke up with e-books and analyzes the facts of the whole e-books vs. print books controversy.
- Booktuber Lala (Kayla) explains reasons to reread books.
- Nisha shines a light on why character diversity is important.
- Ava shares 8 different ways to write a book review.
- Nicole chats about what she thinks of Goodreads’ new look.
- Cait wants to know if its time to do away with the “special snowflake” trope.
Personal & Blogging News
First things first, I want to say to all of you that I am so, so, so sorry for not responding to comments for the past month. My life has been very hectic and overwhelming of late, causing my chronic fatigue to intensify and I just haven’t had the energy to reply. I want you to know that I do read every single comment and I appreciate and treasure each and every one of them and you. I will be getting back to answering the comments as soon as possible, but in the meantime, I hope you don’t stop commenting as I read and enjoy all of your comments and find them so heartwarming.
In terms of personal, I’m getting down to the wire and it’s getting rough, ducklings. What am I talking about? I mean that later this month, I’m beginning college classes. I’m still technically on medical leave from my university, but I signed up to take 2 courses at my local community college. This is really difficult and scary for me because I have academic performance anxiety. It’s compounded by the fact that beginning mid September I will be living completely on my own for the first time ever. So I’m scared out of my mind and it’s starting to hit me hard. I’m constantly plagued by thoughts of “I don’t know what to do!” and “There is no doubt that I’m going to fail!” So it’s been rough.
But enough about me! One to more fun stuff. The blog has been pretty regular and solid this past week so there’s not much to report. I do have an interesting week for you coming up if all goes as planned, though when does that ever happen? But that’s all there is!
How has your life been going? Anything fun or exciting or new going on? Are those of you who are still in school looking forward to going back? Tell me all in the comments! I can’t wait to hear from you!
Over And Out!