Hoarders, Books Edition: Episode 221

One Summer Day in Rome by Mark Lamprell | The Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais | Like A Love Story by Abdi Nazemian | Normal People by Sally Rooney | Severance by Ling Ma | The Order of Nature by Josh Scheinert

Just a little housekeeping: In case you haven’t noticed, I changed my blog theme yesterday so don’t be alarmed if things are a little different. If you’re looking for the comment section, you can find it on top just to the right of the blog post date and below the post title. Click on the comments, and away you go. Thank you!

Truth be told, most of these books were found through booktube. Honestly, watching booktube isn’t conducive to my financial health. *facepalm* Since I started watching them, I ended up placing an order through Book Outlet, bought a couple of indie books, downloaded a couple of romance novels, and ordered quite a few books from Amazon as well. But I promise myself I’m not buying any more books. *fingers crossed*

I read 9 books in total last week. To be fair, I was sick for a couple of days so I didn’t go to work. I wasn’t able to listen to any audiobooks because my ears were plugged as they were. I’m so sick of being sick, y’all. I feel like I’ve been saying that all summer long. I got my husband and my boy sick as well. I’m thankful that it’s the long weekend and my boy doesn’t start school until Wednesday. This at least gives him time to recover.

Here are the books I read last week:

Outfox by Sandra Brown | The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali | On Earth, We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Voung | How to Knit A Love Song by Rachel Herron | The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

  • Outfox by Sandra Brown (4/5) was about a serial killer who victimizes rich women. I enjoyed this one as to be expected.
  • The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali (4/5) was so beautiful and sublime. It’s about these two teens in 1953 Iran who met and instantly fall in love but circumstances happen and they got separated. Sixty years later, they meet again. Love, love.
  • On Earth, We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong (4/5) is a memoir written by a Vietnamese-American poet who wrote a letter to his mother who can’t read or write. So I think his intention was to relieve himself of every sad and bad experiences he suffered under the hands of those he loved — including that of his mother.
  • How to Knit A Love Song by Rachel Herron (4/5) was a quirky contemporary romance set in Small Town, USA. Those are the best ones, aren’t they?
  • The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock (4/5) was so sad and hopeful and I just loved it.
Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas | A Boy at the Edge of the World by David Kingston Yeh | How to Knit a Heart Back Home by Rachel Herron | Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting
  • Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas (4/5) was a romance featuring an older man and a younger woman. There’s a 19-year gap between them. What’s worse is that he is her boyfriend’s dad. Really enjoyed this one.
  • A Boy at the Edge of the World by David Kingston Yeh (4/5) is a Canadian lit about this former gay hockey player — his trial and tribulations, loves and heartaches. I enjoyed this one, too.
  • How to Knit A Heart Back Home (3/5) is the sequel to How to Knit A Love Song. It’s not as strong as the first book, but it was still enjoyable.
  • Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting. (2/5) I thought for sure I would enjoy it, considering it’s a trope I enjoy the most reading: second chance romances.

Man, this post got away from me. Sorry it’s too long.

How did your week go?

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