Friday, June 12, 2015

Weekly Wrap-Up #6

This week, I’m linking up with Stacking The Shelves, and Sunday Post.  Go check them out!
This week was kind of slow for me in terms of reading and blogging. 
However, this was my LAST week of school.  Seriously.  I’m absolutely DONE now.  SO, I am very excited to have more time for reading and blogging.
So, summer is officially starting for me.  I’ll be away at a concert this weekend, but hopefully I’ll be able to get some reading done and work on a review. 

What happened on the blog this week?

Monday: Recommending: YA books set in Europe

Last week, I talked about how I wished YA had more variety in settings.  This week I recommended some really great books that I’ve read set in different places in Europe.


Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday: 2015 Fantasy/Sci-Fi Upcoming Releases

This was the most fun Top Ten Tuesday I’ve done in a long time.  It was great to get to share and fangirl over all of the wonderful books releasing later this year.  This was just the Sci-Fi and Fantasy ones, though, so I think I’ll be doing a part two next week.  



Wednesday: Waiting On Wednesday #9

This week, I featured A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen.  A Night Divided is a historical fiction novel set during the rise of the Berlin wall.



Friday: Series Review: Between the Lines and Off The Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer

This was a super cute series that I’ve been wanting to read for a while.  I was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed both of these books!  



What new books did I get this week? 
What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
I forgot I bought this book.  I must have been really early this week.  Anyway, I had previously read The Boy Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick and honestly, didn’t really like it.  It just felt like there was something missing.  However, this book looks pretty good and I decided to give Huntley Fitzpatrick a try again. 

What books did I read this week?
I only read two books this week.  Not as much as I’d hoped, but this was my LAST week of school!  So after this, only reading and blogging! 
UPDATE: I just finished a book, so i'm adding it even though I had already posted my wrap-up
So, I read three books this week.  Not too bad.

Off The Page (#2) by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
I continued on with this series and loved Off The Page.  To hear more of my thoughts, check out my review. 

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
I’ve wanted to read Vanishing Girls for a while now.  I did enjoy it, and it was different from what I thought it would be, but it didn’t really blow me away.  Hopefully, review for this one next week. 

Gone Too Far by Natalie D. Richards
This is the second book i've read by Natalie Richards and I liked it even more than the first.  She writes such good YA mystery/thriller books, and as a fan of that genre, I don't think there is enough mystery books in YA.  If you are a fan of mysteries or thrillers, definitely check this one out!  

This week was a little slow, but I’m hoping my reading and blogging should pick up next week.  How did you do?


  1. Those Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer books look and sound SO fun! I really need to read them. Congrats on being done with school! Enjoy your summer! Happy reading!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My StS

    1. Yeah, I definitely recommend them!

  2. I LOVED this week's Top Ten Tuesday, too. Any excuse I'll take to fangirl over upcoming books, and I'll take it ;) I agree with Vanishing Girls. I enjoyed it, but it didn't blow my mind like I wanted it to. Looking forward to your review!

    1. Yeah! It was a blast. I'm even thinking of doing a part 2.

  3. Yes school is over for me too. More reading! I have yet to read Fitzpatrick and Picoult, but I really want to get to some of their books.
    Blue Books and Butterflies

    1. Awesome! Yeah, you should definitely check them out if you get the chance.

  4. Doesn't seem like your week was slow at all! You got plenty done, and 2 books read is great!

    What's Your Story?

    1. Thanks! I think sometimes that my idea of "slow" is very different from other people's!

  5. I enjoyed those Jodi Picoult books as well. They were awesome. I hope that you love all of your new books this week.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  6. Great haul! I really want to read What I Thought Was True. It sounds great. Happy reading. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  7. Great reads this week! I look forward to the reviews ;) I'm sad to hear the you didn't really enjoy The Boy Next Door! The covers to Huntley Fitzpatrick books are beautiful - I hope you enjoy What I Thought Was True more! What concert are you going to this weekend!?? So jealous but HAVE FUN!

    1. Thanks! The covers are great. I especially love the striped spines. I went to a Taylor Swift concert and it was amazing! Thank you <3

  8. I'm ashamed to admit I have never read a Jodi Picoult book, I really should try!

    Have a great week.

    Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings

  9. Happy summer! I liked your post on YA settings- I agree, we need more set in Europe (and elsewhere too). I'd like to read some set in France or maybe Eastern europe, just for some cultural diversity.

    I'm curious about Vanishing Girls, as I liked a previous book by Lauren Oliver. I've seen a few reviews but not a ton- will watch for yours as I'm undecided about it. Have a great week.

  10. I didn't know Jodi Picoult had a series for YA,Iill have to check it out. Enjoy your time off from school. Here's my post.

  11. Yay for being on holidays. I hope you have a restful time and get lots of reading done.

    I've heard mixed things about Vanishing Girls so I'm kinda intrigued as I was thinking I'd like to read it.