Weekly Recap: I Survived Summer Reading Challenge

Posted August 13, 2017 by Tiffany in Weekly Recap / 0 Comments

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Current Reads

Flaming Hot by Lynn LaFleur
(Print, Purchased)

This is…okay so far. It’s an anthology of firefighter stories, but I read the first story and there was no firefighting in it…? It’s briefly mentioned that the hero is a volunteer firefighter on the side, but his full-time job is as a school counselor. Kind of weird to have it in this anthology.

Gridlocked by Maren Lee
(Ebook, ARC)

I’ve enjoyed the first two books in Maren Lee’s Bounty County series and so far I really like book #3. The hero, Wesson, is kind of a lovable goofball. He always gets figures of speech scrambled, so half of what he says comes out wrong, but in a hilarious way.

Never Gonna Read This Book

Rick Astley

The Wild by K. Webster

There was A LOT of drama in Romancelandia this week about this highly taboo book, which was banned from Amazon. I emphasize that I have not read the book. I also emphasize that I won’t be reading it due to the spoilers I’ve read in reviews that describe the plot. This Goodreads review in particular is quite spoilery and helpful.

I think people should read what they want, but that book in particular is a big old NOPE sandwich for me. Side note: I found it interesting that the author of The Wild is one of the co-authors of a book I found highly problematic, for completely different reasons. Because of these two books, I’m choosing not to read this author again.

Books Acquired

I received another order from Book Outlet, thanks to a sale they had last weekend. I’m also trying to read more of the authors on the Apollycon roster for next year, so I picked up A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev, Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn, and SEAL of Honor by Tonya Burrows.

Life or Something Like It

Big Little Lies
I don’t have HBO, so I had to wait for Big Little Lies to be released on DVD and I finally watched it. OMG OBSESSED. I *may* have binge-watched the whole first season in one night…allegedly. I’m not the hugest Reese Witherspoon fan, but thought she did a really great job on the show. Also, I need my girl Nicole Kidman to win every award because she was the absolute best in this.

The Dark Tower
I saw The Dark Tower yesterday. I thought it was good (despite some really bad reviews, apparently), although I did think that the tone of the book versus the tone of the movie is quite different. I enjoyed them both, though, especially all of the easter eggs for Stephen King’s other works. I loved trying to spot them all.

I Survived Summer Reading Challenge
It’s finally over! Let me tell you, it was a LONG and busy summer at the library. I’m ready for back-to-school season, and for days to get a little cooler and a lot calmer at work.

Have a great week! 🙂

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