the sunday post // 1-5-20

Posted January 5, 2020 by cottoncandybookwitch in sunday post / 0 Comments

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news about the past week, reading recaps, hauls, and more.

 

last week on the blog

 

next week on the blog

  • new year witchcraft
  • www wednesday
  • children’s book tbr for january
  • my 2020 reading challenges

 

books read

  • Maybe Something Beautiful – F. Isable Campoy/ill. Rafael Lopez
  • Song of the Crimson Flower – Julie C. Dao

Last week I got a head start on two of my reading goals for January 2020, which are 1) to read 5 children’s books and 2) to read 3 of my Book of the Month books. I started out by reading MAYBE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL for a STEAM art program that I’m doing at the library this month, and it was a really lovely book that I think a lot of my little kids could relate to. I also read my BOTM copy of SONG OF THE CRIMSON FLOWER and enjoyed it though it was still not *as* good as Julie Dao’s first book, FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS, which completely and utterly crushed my soul. But I still liked SONG OF THE CRIMSON FLOWER and am very glad I now have a mini collection of the ARC and BOTM copy.

 

currently reading

  • Red, White & Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston
  • Lock Every Door – Riley Sagar

I am once again attempting to read RW&RB. I tried twice last year but was too depressed to enjoy it, but knew if I wasn’t depressed I’d probably love it, and can happily report that that is in fact true. I am totally adoring this book, but how can Alex not see the signs of gayness all around him???? I mean honestly, everyone in this book is so queer.

I’m also listening to Riley Sagar’s LOCK EVERY DOOR on audio and am liking it so far. It’s a thriller about a poor girl who gets a job apartment sitting at a fancy apartment in Manhattan and is really psyched about it at first until one of the other apartment sitters goes missing, and things start to not add up. On a semi-related note, this is the third book I’ve started recently with a 25ish-year old character and it makes me so happy because I’m 26, and it’s interesting to read books where the characters aren’t a decade younger than me. But also, hopefully 26 isn’t filled with either finding out I was adopted from a cult family or discovering my apartment has a sordid history of disappearances and I’m next.

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