The Sunday Snuggle: Weekly Wrap Up & #FFFeb Progress W8/2020

Hello readers!

This has been interesting week. I’ve been feeling sick since last Friday, so I’ve reduced my work hours a bit and thus had more reading time, but also not that much more because I was not feeling so great, after all. I also had very limited patience with my reading, and DNF-ed two books within the first chapters: A Heart so Fierce and Broken and The Truth About Keeping Secrets. They’re both YA eARCs that I requested because they were available and I’d heard about them (plus I read A Curse so Dark and Lonely), but my interest in YA has been dwindling so much lately that I just could not hold interest in either.

I excluded them from my TBR; after a quite stressful workweek, my patience has been very limited, so it’s no wonder I DNF-ed two books (in fact, I almost DNF-ed three).

I bought in audiobook:

the king of crows libba bray

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Weekly Wrap Up

final girls riley sager the sun down motel simone st james something to talk about meryl wilsner

Final Girls by Riley Sager / Goodreads 4 stars

This book was intense and full of plot twists! I normally can see the ending coming from miles away, but I was mostly wrong with this one.

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James / My Review 5 stars

I LOVED this. This is definitely going to be one of the best mysteries for 2020 for me! I love the 80s atmosphere, the creepy, haunted motel, the characters, the nods to murderinos… this is a really good book!

Something to Talk About by Meryl Wilsner / Goodreads 3 stars

I picked this up for #FFFeb instead of The Truth About Keeping Secrets, and I enjoyed it for the most part, but the writing was so choppy and the chemistry just kind of wasn’t there… so in the end I was quite bored. It felt quite amateurish, really, and maybe it’s because I don’t love the age-gap romance, and also I am so tired of main characters who can’t communicate in a decent way. Still, I thought this was cute and relatively low stakes, which is such a nice palate cleanser kind of novel.

The Price of Salt

The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith / Goodreads Ongoing

This is probably my last #FFFeb pick! And from what I’ve read so far, it’s going to end on a high note – I’m really enjoying the atmosphere and the writing so far!  I loved The Talented Mr. Ripley, so I have high hopes for this one.

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What did you read this week?

3 thoughts on “The Sunday Snuggle: Weekly Wrap Up & #FFFeb Progress W8/2020

  1. I hope you’ll be feeling better soon, Naty!

    The Sundown Motel sounds very appealing. I already had another book by the author on my TBR but maybe I will give in and read this one first!

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    • Thank you, Emily! I’m quite better now – at least I was until I got food poisoning this weekend, because it’s just my luck xD The Sundown Motel is amazing! Which other book from St James do you have on your TBR? I just added The Broken Girls.

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      • Oh no! I actually had a mild case of food poisoning the previous weekend, so unfortunately I can relate. I’m glad you’re feeling better!

        The Broken Girls is the one on my TBR! I’ll definitely still want to read it eventually because I can easily borrow a friend’s copy and the premise appeals, but The Sundown Motel sounds more like what I’m in the mood for at the moment. I’ll look forward to your thoughts on The Broken Girls when you get to that one as well!

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