Sunday Lineup (01.31.2021)

Hello everyone! I hope everyone has had a good weekend and is refreshed for a new week! I’m trying to have some banners for recurring posts so here is a new one. What do you think? I haven’t decided yet if I’ll go back through the old posts to put them there also. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss is one of my absolute favorite books and I’ve always loved this picture.

I finished a couple books this week, which I guess means I’m out of my reading slump thankfully. I’m not back to full time reading as I like to call it but it’s much more than the previous weeks where I could barely lift a book. I’ve decided to switch up my reading habits a little to see if that’ll make it more fun again. I’ve been so obsessed with publishing dates of ARCs that I’ve never actually picked something I really want to read – although many of them have been really good books! But for the next couple of weeks I just want to pick my next reads by mood. Most of them will still be ARCs, and I’ll put a special focus on those I have received print copies for, but they won’t be in order of pub date anymore. It’ll just be whatever I actually feel like reading next. I’m pretty excited about.

Working out every day is still going well though there hasn’t been much structure to it. I’m hoping to improve on that as well this month. My diet sucks as always though so we can only go up from there. lol Another foster cat, Ada, has gotten adopted so we’re back down to one foster kitten, Groot. I think that’s all the news I got for yall this week. So on we go to my current reads!

Print

Year of Yes // Shonda Rhimes

Update:

This is the one book I’m carrying over from last week but I have made a lot of progress through it. I’ve got less than 100 pages left of it. It’s fun and good. I like her messages. But I do have to admit that I’m not a fan of her writing style. She has a lot of very short sentences. I wonder if that’s got anything to do with her being a TV writer…

Audio

The Lost Apothecary // by Sarah Penner // narrated by Lorna Bennett, Lauren Anthony & Lauren Irwin

Synopsis:

Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives. But the apothecary’s fate is jeopardized when her newest patron, a precocious twelve-year-old, makes a fatal mistake, sparking a string of consequences that echo through the centuries.

Meanwhile in present-day London, aspiring historian Caroline Parcewell spends her tenth wedding anniversary alone, running from her own demons. When she stumbles upon a clue to the unsolved apothecary murders that haunted London two hundred years ago, her life collides with the apothecary’s in a stunning twist of fate—and not everyone will survive.

Why did I choose this:

Honestly, I was totally suckered in by the cover. I have been obsessed with it since I first saw it. I just think it is absolutely gorgeous.

Current Thoughts:

I’m really enjoying it so far! I think I’m about 25% in and like how it is going. The focus on women is great and I love all three POVs.

I love how close the boys have gotten lately!

That’s it for me today! I’ve also been re-reading the last couple of chapters of The Trials of Koli just to refresh my mind on what happened at the very end of the book. I received the ARC for The Fall of Koli this week and am SO thrilled to start that this week. Usually I would’ve been waiting a while longer but since I am trying out mood reading right now, screw that schedule! Koli it is!

What have you been reading? Is there anything you’re looking forward to in particular? Any exciting pub days that are coming up?

2 thoughts on “Sunday Lineup (01.31.2021)

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  1. I’m with you on how beautiful the cover for The Lost Apothecary is! I love the color scheme and the flowers. Happy reading! I hope you have a great week. 🙂

    I’m just reading a book for my very first blog tour, and then I’m looking forward to reading An Ember in the Ashes series. Although, I really should start reading more standalones instead of committing myself to long series, haha.

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