My Week in Books (7/17/19)

(#partner #freebooks: All books noted by asterisks (***) indicate I received the book for free from the publisher, the author, or another promotional company to review. All opinions are my own.)
(Full Disclosure: If you decide to purchase a book through the Amazon link, I will receive a small compensation from that purchase. Thank you!)

Does it even feel like summer to any of you? In my mind, summer is supposed to be relaxed and carefree, but whatever reason, all my family has been doing so far is running, running, running. It’s hard to even catch a breath!

Thank goodness a book can go with me everywhere I have to go!

This week has been a GREAT week for reading!

What have you been reading (and loving) this week?

Last Week’s Reads:Screen Shot 2019-07-16 at 8.59.16 AM*** Waiting for Tom Hanks by: Kerry Winfrey (Berkley) – Pub Date: June 11, 2019

This one is adorable! Again, not my preferred genre, but I saw this one all over #bookstagram with rave reviews, so I gave it a shot…and I’m glad I did! This is the perfect summer read – quick, sweet, and adorable. It reminds me of a few other books I’ve read this year in the same genre and loved just as much: The Flatshare, The Unhoneymooners and The Girl He Used To Know, and The Beantown Girls.

*** American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century by: Maureen Callahan (Viking) – Pub Date: July 2, 2019

Holy cow! What the heck did I just read? This was one intense look into a virtually unknown serial killer after he was finally arrested for killing an eighteen-year-old in Alaska. What unraveled was shocking and spine-tingling. Fans of I’ll Be Gone in the Dark will love this one – and dare I say, this one was so much more well done?!

*** The Lager Queen of Minnesota by: J. Ryan Stradal (Pamela Dorman Books) – On Shelves: July 23, 2019

Annie B. Jones has already mentioned how good this one is, so I knew I wanted to give it a try. I could not put this one down! I loved it so much; it’s such a sweet story with characters that I won’t soon forget. You don’t need to know a single thing about beer (or brewing beer)  to appreciate this story.

Internment by: Samira Ahmed (Little, Brown) – Pub Date: March 19, 2019

This was quite the timely read given what’s currently going on at the borders of Mexico. In this fictional account, set “15 minutes in the future”, Layla and her parents are taken to an internment camp in the middle of a dessert. After the president declared all Muslims to be “enemies of America”, he then had them rounded up and put in camps. But Layla and her new friends aren’t going down without a fight. They secretly come up with several resistance plans in order to gain back their freedom. 

Currently Reading:Screen Shot 2019-07-16 at 9.04.51 AMAmericanah by: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Anchor Books) – Pub Date: May 14, 2013

I’ve had this book on my #tbr list for years now…yes, I even carried it all the way to Mexico with me on vacation once – and still never read it. I forced myself to ignore ARC responsibilities and picked this one up. It’s one of those books that has great reviews and is always followed with “I love that book!” or “That’s totally a must-read book!” I’m not even halfway through and though it’s a densely packed book, I’m enjoying getting an in-depth look into these characters.

🎧 *** Whisper Network by: Chandler Baker (Flatiron) – Pub Date: July 2, 2019

This one is Reece Witherspoon’s Book Club pick for July. I decided to try this one on audio because I needed a new audiobook and because I’m participating in the Summer Listening Challenge! (If you’d also like to participate, follow the link and download your tracking log. Also, if you’re not a member yet, use my promo code: HAPPIEST to get 3-for-1 audiobooks!)

🎧 *** Daisy Jones and The Six by: Taylor Jenkins Reid (Ballantine) – Pub Date: March 5, 2019

Loved this one when I read it in hardback, but I had #fomo when everyone raved about how good the audiobook was. I’ve been listening to this one off-and-on for the past week and I’m loving the various actors!

*** Wild Words: Rituals, Routines, and Rhythms for Braving the Writer’s Path by: Nicole Gulotta (Roost Books) – On Shelves: October 15, 2019

Still { s l o w l y } making my way through this one! I like it, it’s just not a page turner for me!


12 thoughts on “My Week in Books (7/17/19)

  1. That’s interesting to see The Beantown Girls categorized with those other books. I’ve loved most of them, so I’ll have to check out The Beantown Girls too!

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