Sunday Lineup (12.06.2020)

It’s Sunday night and I have so many thoughts wanting to get out of my head but I will keep it short today and just talk about the books I’m currently reading . . .


The Butterfly Effect // by Rachel Mans McKenny


Is there such a thing as an anti-social butterfly? If there were, Greta Oto would know about it–and totally relate. An entomologist, Greta far prefers the company of bugs to humans, and that’s okay, because people don’t seem to like her all that much anyway, with the exception of her twin brother, Danny, though they’ve recently had a falling out. So when she lands a research gig in the rainforest, she leaves it all behind.

But when Greta learns that Danny has suffered an aneurysm and is now hospitalized, she abandons her research and hurries home to the middle of nowhere America to be there for her brother. But there’s only so much she can do, and unfortunately just like insects, humans don’t stay cooped up in their hives either–they buzz about and… socialize. Coming home means confronting all that she left behind, including her lousy soon-to-be sister-in-law, her estranged mother, and her ex-boyfriend Brandon who has conveniently found a new non-lab-exclusive partner with shiny hair, perfect teeth, and can actually remember the names of the people she meets right away. Being that Brandon runs the only butterfly conservatory in town, and her dissertation is now in jeopardy, taking that job, being back home, it’s all creating chaos of Greta’s perfectly catalogued and compartmentalized world. But real life is messy, and Greta will have to ask herself if she has the courage to open up for the people she loves, and for those who want to love her.

Why did I choose this:

I’m sort of anti-social myself so this sounded very intriguing to me.

Current Thoughts:

I’m not very far in yet but I do enjoy it so far. I’m enjoying the insights to the main character as they feel very familiar.

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Ashlords // Scott Reintgen

Current Thoughts:

I’m still waiting (im)patiently still for the ebook from the library.

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The Book Charmer // by Karen Hawkins // narrated by Tavia Gilbert, Amanda Ronconi, and Sebastian York


Sarah Dove is no ordinary bookworm. To her, books live, breathe, and sometimes even speak. As the librarian in her quaint Southern town of Dove Pond, her gift helps place every book in the hands of the perfect reader. Recently, however, the books have been whispering about something out of the ordinary: the arrival of a displaced city girl named Grace Wheeler.

If the books are right, Grace could be the savior Dove Pond desperately needs. The problem is, Grace wants little to do with the town or its quirky residents—Sarah chief among them. But with a bit of urging, and the help of an especially wise book, will Grace ultimately embrace the challenge to rescue her charmed new community?

Why did I choose this:

It’s a book about books and we all know I can’t resist those. Hah.

Current Thoughts:

I was skeptical in the very beginning and was actually tempted to return it. I’m glad I stuck with it though because the characters have really grown on me. I’ll probably finish it tomorrow or Tuesday and I might look into whether the library has the next book as well (though I don’t know how many books are out yet in this series). If you want something slow and easy and cute, this may be for you.

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That is it for today! I hope everyone had a great weekend and a stress-less start to the new week.

Note: I am super excited to be a part of as an affiliate. With every book sale that is done through my shop link here and above, I receive a percentage which will be used to continue to bring you book-related content (probably going straight back into Bookshop). What is really awesome though is that a percentage will also go to independent book stores across the country, which has already helped support (and even save!) many book stores during the COVID struggles.

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