The Sunday Snuggle W41/2019: Weekly Wrap Up

Hello readers!

I think I am finally out of my reading slump – this week I managed to finish a bunch of book I had started weeks ago, so it looks like a very prolific week reading-wise but really it’s just the result of reading many books at the same time and finally finishing them.

The two audiobooks I read this week were just okay, although objectively good, neither really impressed me too much – maybe I’m still having audiobook hangover from Lock Every Door? It’s possible. It was just so good.

I received from Netgalley:

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On Audible, I got:

the turn of the key ruth ware

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Weekly Wrap Up

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I finished Girl of Fire, which was a decent read but I wasn’t wowed by it. Still, a solid YA fantasy! 3 stars.

I finished A Spell of Winter and really enjoyed it! It was so mysterious and gripping. 4 stars.

Trick Mirror was a bit of a mixed bag for me: I could not care for a lot of the essays, but really enjoyed others.

we have always lived in the castle shirley jackson most ardently susan mesler-evans the dragon republic r f kuang

I read We Have Always Lived in the Castle! This was a fantastic read and an unquestionably 5 star book. Whimsical, suspenseful, dark, I loved every moment of this.

I read Most Ardently, a cute F/F retelling of Pride and Prejudice that I enjoyed so much! This was such a nice and sweet romance to change the pacing of my latest reads.

I started the second book in The Poppy War – The Dragon Republic. I’m only about 10% through but it’s already so intense!

the turn of the key ruth ware

I also started The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware! While definitely interesting, I think I’m hoping for… more? I can’t explain exactly why, but I’m not too invested in it as of now. It’s not a bad book at all, though – in fact it’s really good.

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What have you read this week?

6 thoughts on “The Sunday Snuggle W41/2019: Weekly Wrap Up

  1. The Turn of the Key started slow for me and got a lot better later on- I hope it picks up for you as well!
    You’ve got me so excited about We Have Always Lived in the Castle… I’m going to pick that one up first thing when I finish Ducks.
    And I’m excited to see your thoughts on A Spell of Winter, of course! (If you’ve already posted it I just haven’t caught up on reading what I’ve missed last week yet, but I’m looking forward to it either way! I rated it a 4 as well but have been too busy to review yet….)
    I hope you have a great reading week ahead!

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    • I’m about halfway through now and it’s starting to get good! But so far I’m not super impressed. Let’s see! 🙂

      Omg I hope you love We Have Always… it’s really, really good! Since you liked A Spell of Winter, I think you’ll definitely like this one too.

      I need to read your review of Ducks, I’ll keep an eye out for it!!

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      • Oh no, I do hope it improves for you!

        Ah, that sounds so promising, I can’t wait to dive in!

        I have A LOT of thoughts on Ducks! But I’m really enjoy it now, so definitely eager to talk about it!

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        • I ended up DNF-ing it! I don’t have much patience for thrillers that don’t wow me, I’m afraid. But I was curious and looked up the ending! A unique one for sure. What did you think of it??

          Really excited to read your thoughts on Ducks!

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          • I liked the ending! I enjoyed that it was a bit ambiguous and that the story didn’t necessarily end well for anyone. But I can definitely respect your DNF; Ware’s thrillers lean a bit more toward the mystery side of the genre and can be very slow to get going. I have a lot of fun with the atmospheres she creates, but I know she’s not for everyone! I hope you have better luck with your next thriller!

            And thanks, I just finished Ducks yesterday and am hoping to get a review up soon! I really liked it!

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          • Yes, I think I was expecting more of a thriller but the book is, as you say, more of a mystery. To be honest, I was comparing the atmosphere all the time to Lock Every Door, which also has a house-that-might-be-haunted situation, but they’re really very different books. But I see how this would be a great read for a different kind of reader!

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