Since I’ve gone through my whole TBR getting rid of what I could manage, it’s time to start a new weekly post. I’ve decided on a sort of weekly wrap-up, which I will call Wednesday Weekly. This will be a bit more in depth than my 3 month book wrap-up videos, where I will add the goodreads synopsis of what I’m currently reading. Each post will consist of the three books (audio, physical and ebook) that I’m reading, give or take. I
will also let you know where I’m reading it from (Scribd, Library copy, Copy I bought, Copy I won, Netgalley, etc.) I will also let you know which of any books I have
added to my collection. Hope you all enjoy!!
FOR THIS FIRST POST I’M GOING TO GO BY THE PAST FEW WEEKS TO GET MYSELF GOING 🙂
Glimpse by Jonathan Mayberry (borrowed from my library)
How far would you be willing to go to save those you love?
Rain is a young woman trying to rebuild herself after years of drug addiction and abuse. Ten years ago, at age sixteen, she gave up her baby after the father, her first love, dies in Iraq. Now, three years clean and on the way to a job interview, Rain borrows a pair of reading glasses from an old lady on a Brooklyn train. The lenses are cracked and through the crack she catches a glimpse of a little boy running and screaming. The boy looks so much like Rain’s dead lover. Like their son must look now.
Rain realizes that the glasses give her quick glimpses of her lost son, Dylan, who needs her to find him. Dylan is important to our damaged, hopeless world. But he’s in terrible trouble because evil creatures – the Shadow People – are trying to corrupt and destroy him. If Dylan dies, then hope dies.
But how does a recovering junkie fight supernatural monsters? And how far will one woman go to save her lost son?
Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen (borrowed from my library)
A Jewish girl-turned-spy must infiltrate an elite Nazi boarding school in this highly commercial, relentlessly nail-biting World War II drama!
After her mother is shot at a checkpoint, fifteen-year-old Sarah–blonde, blue-eyed, and Jewish–finds herself on the run from a government that wants to see every person like her dead. Then Sarah meets a mysterious man with an ambiguous accent, a suspiciously bare apartment, and a lockbox full of weapons. He’s a spy, and he needs Sarah to become one, too, to pull off a mission he can’t attempt on his own: infiltrate a boarding school attended by the daughters of top Nazi brass, befriend the daughter of a key scientist, and steal the blueprints to a bomb that could destroy the cities of Western Europe. With years of training from her actress mother in the art of impersonation, Sarah thinks she’s ready. But nothing prepares her for her cutthroat schoolmates, and soon she finds herself in a battle for survival unlike any she’d ever imagined.
My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma (SCRIBD)
Winnie Mehta was never really convinced that Raj was her soulmate, but their love was written in the stars. Literally, a pandit predicted Winnie would find the love of her life before her 18th birthday, and Raj meets all of the qualifications. Which is why Winnie is shocked to return from her summer at film camp to find her boyfriend of three years hooking up with Jenny Dickens. Worse, Raj is crowned chair of the student film festival, a spot Winnie was counting on for her film school applications. As a self-proclaimed Bollywood expert, Winnie knows this is not how her perfect ending is scripted.
Then there’s Dev, a fellow film geek, and one of the few people Winnie can count on to help her reclaim control of her story. Dev is smart charming, and challenges Winnie to look beyond her horoscope to find someone she’d pick for herself. But does falling for Dev mean giving up on her prophecy, and her chance to live happily ever after? To get her Bollywood-like life on track, Winnie will need a little bit of help from fate, family, and of course, a Bollywood movie star.
Like an expertly choreographed Bollywood dance scene, Nisha Sharma’s off-beat love story dazzles in the lime light.
PHYSICAL BOOK(S) READ
Happiness A to Z: The Art of Living a Life Filled with Joy, Bliss and Sheer Delight by Louise Baxter Harmon (bought from my local Barnes & Noble)
Happiness is around every corner but everyone once in a while, we need a map or a pointers on how to find it. This book is just such a guide with 26 chapters filled with ideas and inspiration. Joy unites all people and words are often how we best express our joy. Happiness A-Z is the perfect collection of power thoughts and insightful quotes that expresses some of the best ways to “get happy.” From exploring the excitement of being fully “Alive” to the adventure of exploring the world’s most “Zestful” experiences, this collection of quotes takes you through the most important ABC’s of life.
One thing the world’s wisdom traditions all agree is that all states of “higher being” are not attained by stumbling around an unmarked road to “blisstown” but as result of doing inner work and self development. Bliss means connecting with your true self more deeply and arriving at a place of ease and awareness. ‘If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living.
PHYSICAL BOOK(S) READING
Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf (won in an Instagram giveaway)
Zera is a Heartless – the immortal, unageing soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger ever since she saved her from the bandits who murdered her family, Zera longs for freedom from the woods they hide in. With her heart in a jar under Nightsinger’s control, she serves the witch unquestioningly.
Until Nightsinger asks Zera for a Prince’s heart in exchange for her own, with one addendum; if she’s discovered infiltrating the court, Nightsinger will destroy her heart rather than see her tortured by the witch-hating nobles.
Crown Prince Lucien d’Malvane hates the royal court as much as it loves him – every tutor too afraid to correct him and every girl jockeying for a place at his darkly handsome side. No one can challenge him – until the arrival of Lady Zera. She’s inelegant, smart-mouthed, carefree, and out for his blood. The Prince’s honor has him quickly aiming for her throat.
So begins a game of cat and mouse between a girl with nothing to lose and a boy who has it all.
Winner takes the loser’s heart.
If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout (copy bought on Kindle)
A single choice can change everything.
Lena Wise is always looking forward to tomorrow, especially at the start of her senior year. She’s ready to pack in as much friend time as possible, to finish college applications, and to maybe let her childhood best friend Sebastian know how she really feels about him. For Lena, the upcoming year is going to be epic—one of opportunities and chances.
Until one choice, one moment, destroys everything.
Now Lena isn’t looking forward to tomorrow. Not when friend time may never be the same. Not when college applications feel all but impossible. Not when Sebastian might never forgive her for what happened.
For what she let happen.
With the guilt growing each day, Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when she and her friends’ entire existences have been redefined? How can she move on when tomorrow isn’t even guaranteed?
Counting By 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan (borrowed from my library)
Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn’t kept her from leading a quietly happy life…until now.
Suddenly Willow’s world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. The triumph of this book is that it is not a tragedy. This extraordinarily odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read.
BOOKS ADDED TO MY COLLECTION
- LITTLE MONSTERS BY KARA THOMAS (KINDLE DEAL)
- BODY MINDFUL YOGA BY ROBERT BUTERA & JENNIFER KREATSOULAS (NETGALLEY)
- HOW TO USE A CRYSTAL BY RICHARD WEBSTER (NETGALLEY)
- THINNER BY STEPHEN KING (USED BOOK STORE)
- THE TOMMYKNOCKERS BY STEPHEN KING (USED BOOK STORE)
- CYCLE OF THE WEREWOLF BY STEPHEN KING ILLUSTRATIONS BY BERNI WRIGHTSON (USED BOOK STORE)
- NIGHT SHIFT BY STEPHEN KING (USED BOOK STORE)
- THE SKELETON CREW BY STEPHEN KING (USED BOOK STORE)
- THE BACHMAN BOOKS BY STEPHEN KING WRITING AS RICHARD BACHMAN (USED BOOK STORE)
- REBORN (THE RED LEDGER 1-3) BY MEREDITH WILD (BOOKISHFIRST.COM RAFFLE)
- NYXIA UNLEASHED BY SCOTT REINTGEN (TWITTER GIVEAWAY)
- SOMEONE I USED TO KNOW BY PATTY BLOUNT (NETGALLEY)
- THE ECHO ROOM BY PARKER PEEVYHOUSE (NETGALLEY)
- THE HOUSE IN THE HILLS BY ROWAN HANLON (NETGALLEY)
- PLAYING HER SECRET CRUSH BY CASEY GRIFFIN (TWITTER GIVEAWAY)