Weekly Latte Rewind 12.15 | Oops, the Last Two Weeks…Again

December 15, 2019 | Posted by Victoria in Weekly Latte Rewind | 2 Comments

Weekly Latte Rewind is a weekly feature where we will recap posts, books read, books we received and other bookish stuff. We’ve linked to Stacking the Shelves hosted by  Tynga’s Reviews and The Sunday Post hosted by  Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

 

VICTORIA’S LIFE HAPPENINGS

  •   Well, clearly I’m not doing so hot with my goal of posting three times a week…Oh well, I’m giving myself grace and will do better this next week.
  •  The last two weeks have been pretty relaxing for me. I’ve only had work to worry about since school’s out for winter break.
  •  I had a movie night with a friend recently and it was so much fun! We watched the new Vanessa Hudgins Christmas movie on Netflix, which was sooooo corny, but we had a good time, and had a delicious cheese platter.
  •  I’m also so excited this break because I got so much reading done the last two weeks! It’s been nice to have more free time, and not feel guilty when reading.

VICTORIA’S HAUL

for review

Only two ARCs these last two weeks! I’ve been doing better at requesting and downloading ARCs recently, which I’m proud of, especially since I haven’t been reading many ARCs recently, mostly because I’ve been binge-reading Penny Reid…

bought

 

So…uh…I clearly didn’t do so well with not buying books these last two weeks. Oh well, it’s been a while since I’ve added a ton of books to my shelves.

VICTORIA’S WEEK IN READING

Get a Life Chloe Brown – I’m not going to say too much about this book here because I’m posting a review for it soon, but omg 5 stars, Talia Hibbert did it again! I love this book so much, and can definitely see myself rereading it in the future.

Bittersweet – Speaking of rereading, Bittersweet is one of the books I reread whenever I feel a slump coming on or can’t decide what to read. I picked this book up last week because I wasn’t feeling motivated to read any of my books or any of the library books I had out. I love this book so much, and will always come back to it when I need a comfort read.

Tuck Everlasting – I never read this book growing up, but I remember watching the movie and bawling my eyes out. I kept seeing this book at the library and kept putting off checking it out, but I finally checked it out and read it in a couple of hours. The book was just as sad as I remember, and I was so close to crying while reading, but didn’t…until I was telling my boyfriend about the book and then just busted out into tears.

10 Blind Dates – This book is getting so much hype on the interwebs, and honestly it’s so worth it. It’s such a fun Christmasy read, and I sped through it! I loved reading about a big family that loves each other and gets on each other’s nerves. If you want a Christmas themed book that’s not too Christmasy, I would definitely recommend this book!

Beard in Mind – Finally continuing with a Winston Brothers book because my hold came in! This is probably at the bottom of my list of Winston Brothers novels. I enjoyed it, I loved the characters and seeing the family again, but I could not get over some of the ethical issues with the therapist. I totally understand how this is something most people wouldn’t have a problem with, but something that irritated me while reading.

Faking Under the Mistletoe – I kept seeing this book ALL over bookstagram, and gave into the hype and downloaded it. I’m so glad I did because I found another favorite book of the year! This was such a good Christmas story that I couldn’t put down until I finished it at 2 am!! This book had everything, I was laughing out loud at the banter, and crying because of some of the stuff going on in the book. Trigger warning though for sexual assault.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – I finally reread Harry Potter after not having done a reread in a while, and it was illustrated edition! I love this book so much, and it was even more fun to read through because of all the beautiful illustrations.

Hot Asset – I bought this book last week, and decided to start it since it seemed like a fun, quick read. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did, but I did and then immediately went to my library’s app and downloaded the next two in the series.

Hard Sell – This is the second book in Lauren Layne’s series, and just as fun to read as the first book. I flew through this one as well, and really enjoyed it. I was super excited to get to this book since we met the characters in the first book, and I wanted to know more about them and see how their story unfolded.

A House of My Own – I loved this book. This is a collection of essays a speeches throughout Cisneros’s life, and it was just beautiful to read. I remember reading The House on Mango Street in high school, but don’t remember much about it. After reading this book, I decided to dive into Cisneros’s backlist, and am hoping to pick up a few of her titles from the library son.

Elements of Chemistry: Attraction – I told yall I’m going down the Penny Reid rabbit hole. This book was in an anthology I own, and was excited to pick it up…until I realized it was only the first part of a serialized story. I enjoyed what I read so far, and am anxiously awaiting to read the rest.

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2 responses to “Weekly Latte Rewind 12.15 | Oops, the Last Two Weeks…Again

  1. Sam@wlabb

    10 Blind Dates was everything I was looking for in a YA holiday themed book. So fun, so cute, and so glad I got to read it. Chloe Brown is an absolute star and I loved that book. I cannot wait for the next Brown sisters book. Bittersweet is definitely high on my list of Bowen’s books, and I simply adored the Shipley family. I started the Wall Street series, but have to catch up. Lauren Layne is always good for me. I remember enjoying the Chemistry books, but I always enjoy Reid’s books.

  2. Liv

    Bittersweet, awww! I loved the True North series. I think my favorite in the series is actually Speakeasy because Grandpa was crazy hilarious in that one.

    I also really enjoyed the 3 complete works in the Elements of Chemistry Series by Penny Reid in audiobook format. I haven’t started her Laws of Physics series yet, but I will no doubt read / listen to the audiobooks eventually.

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