It’s the first ever post of my new Sunday feature, Retrospectively Reading! This is a post where I’ll look back on the books I’ve read in the past week as well as the many other great things that happen in a week, both in real life and the book blogging community!
The Books I’m Currently Enjoying
As has been the case for the past few weeks, I’m currently reading four books! I’m still reading three of the same books as last week and I’m not nearly as far into them as I should be, but I’m doing quite well with The Princess Diaries books – I’m currently on the fifth of the ten book series, which you can see at the bottom of this bookish pile!
The Best of the Best This Week…
Look at all the books I read this week! Let’s just ignore the fact that I ignored many of the books I’ve been reading for over a week because I’m kind of obsessed with my first-ever read of The Princess Diaries series! I’ve enjoyed them all, even when Mia sounded like a genuine teenager – which is a nice way of saying she was quite irritating – and I’m glad to say that it hasn’t ruined my love of the movie either, despite how different the movie is from the books it’s based on!
As for the first book I finished this week, From What I Remember… had its share of problems (slut shaming, repeated use of “retard” even though there’s a character that is mentally ill who is portrayed in a positive light), but it was a pretty fun and fluffy book that I never minded reading, so that’s good enough for me during the carefree days of summer!
…and the Unfortunate Rest
Luckily, I don’t have any books for this category this week! All in all, it was a pretty good week.
The Books on the Reading Shelf
I know, I know, so many books, and it kind of looks worse when you can actually see them. I had to split them into two piles to get a good picture of them, and there are four other ebooks pictured below it! Needless to say, if I want to work through these piles at all, the pace I set this past week (five books! I’m so proud of myself!) definitely has to continue!
The New Books I’m Anticipating
These are the books on my to-read shelf that were just released in the past week. On the Fence is definitely one of my most anticipated, especially since I already bought it without reading it first, which is always huge for me, no matter how much I’ve been doing it lately (which means two or three books in the past year). The other two books should (hopefully will) be interesting, but I’m not nearly as excited as I am for the latest Kasie West!
And then I got around to adding all of the Alice books to my to-read shelf, which had yet to be there and thus greatly inflate my to-read shelf! And then there’s an adult mystery because I desperately want to fulfill my Adult Fiction challenge and I think mysteries might make that easier (oh God do I hope so)!
The New Covers and News of the Book World
I was really hoping that there would be at least one new cover for this first post, especially after four new book covers last week, but alas we will have to wait until at least next week. And I haven’t been too in tune with bookish news this past week, so this category will have to be sadly empty this week – I’ll try harder next week, I promise!
A Picture, Rather than 1,000 Words
Flowers! Flowers are one of my favorite things to take pictures of, so when all of the flowers on my family’s porch and front steps are beautiful, I just have to take pictures of them!
I was hoping I could easily copy this picture from my personal Instagram account, but apparently that’s not so easy to do – I guess I’ll have to keep emailing myself the pictures I want, unless someone has some advice for me!
In the Spotlight: the Post that Got Me Thinking this Week
For the inaugural post of this feature, I just couldn’t chose only one post to highlight from this week! Hopefully I’ll do better at whittling the list down more in the future, but for now you get five links to great posts, and these are just a small fraction of everything that amazing people wrote this past week!
So, what do you think of this new weekly recap feature? Are there too many categories, not enough information that you desperately want to hear from me, or any other concerns? Let me know what you think in the comments, because I really want to have a weekly Sunday post that everyone enjoys, rather than simply something that helps me keep track of things, brag about all the books I’ve read, and leaves people bored!