Weekly Wrap Up – Jan 20 – 26

Well now, that was an interesting week! A few things were different. Number one – it was my first high stress/anxiety week of the year. I’ve done pretty well lately but this week wasn’t so great. Strangest part – I can’t even explain why!!! If I had a reason then I might be able to understand it and accept it better. Oh well. Such is the life with anxiety. I got a little behind on things with the blog and at home because I just shut down, but it’s not too bad. I’m keeping optimistic! Number twoI was reading two books at once!? If you’ve followed me for any length of time then you know i’m a book monogamist. I’ve never been the type to read two books simultaneously. I think the reason it worked out was that they were very different. One was fantasy and the other was non fiction. I feel weirdly productive yet stalled and slow at the same time. I don’t know how people do this all the time lol! Ok, ok. I’m done talking. Let’s get to the books!


The stars we steal

Of the two books I was reading this week, I finished one of them – The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne. I’ve got some mixed feelings about this one. Some of the things are really negative BUT, as a whole, it was an enjoyable book! It had a lot of elements of the TV show The Bachelorette which I thought I would HATE but ended up enjoying! I’ll have my review up next week as I want to post it close to release day. I ended up rating it 3.5 stars


The second book I was reading this week was Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham. Over the last few months I’ve been downright OBSESSED with the Chernobyl disaster. I don’t even know how my obsession started. It was before I even knew that there was a mini series (which i’ve since watched and it’s fucking terrifying!). Non fiction isn’t normally my thing – they’re usually dry and it feels like I’m reading a text book without a teacher forcing me to do it. But this one is really well written! I hope to finish it soon.

The next book i’m going to start soon is The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow. I told myself that I MUST read it in January since it’s in the title…… and I’m cutting it kind of close! I probably won’t finish it in January but I can at least start it 🙂



This weeks topic was a little different than normal – it was the Top 5 reasons to rate a book 5 stars. I loved how everyone’s list was different!! Next week i’m counting on you participants…… I’m horrible at keeping up to date with future releases so I’m dying to see your lists! It’s the top 5 anticipated books for 2020! 

If you’re looking for the February topics – they get released tomorrow 🙂


Since I’m the queen of last minute decisions, I’ve decided to participate in the pop sugar reading challenge! I’ve attempted this challenge for 3 years now (?) and never kept up with it. This year, I REALLY want to! But I want my focus to be on books I already own. So, yesterday, I sat down for a few hours writing down the challenge in my bullet journal and jotting down books that could work for the challenges. I’ve got books picked out for most of them. I’m going to do this thing!!!! I might do a post about this? Not sure yet.


That was my week. I haven’t been around much on the blog or social media. My brain was too full of anxiety to function. I’m not letting it get me down though! I hope that the start of a new week will bring me back! I’ve also got great books to look forward to! I hope you had a great week! Read anything good?

Until next time, happy reading!

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Heather says:

    I’m always reading two books—I have a daytime book and a bedtime book, and they are usually different genres.

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    1. I think I’ve realized that different genres is key. That way they don’t melt into each other

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  2. jillianthebookbutterfly says:

    My dad loved the Chernobyl HBO show also. He even still goes back to watch random episodes. For Christmas 2019, I bought him The Voices of Chernobyl, which the show is based off of. He hasn’t read it yet though. But that’s nothing new lol.

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    1. 😂 I rented it but wish I owned it. I would totally rewatch it!

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  3. I feel you about being a monogamous reader, me too! This year I want to try to read more than one book at a time to see how I feel about. I don’t think it’s something I’m going to do all the time, though 😅 & I’m dying to see Chernobyl’s series, most be absolutely terrifying and breathtaking, but I’m super interested, I’ve seen thousands of videos about lt.
    I send you the best energy for your Sunday & happy Reading! ❤️🎄

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    1. I’ve watched hundreds of horror movies. None of them scare me. But the Chernobyl series…… freaking terrifying!!! It was very well done and scared the hell out of me! Enjoy lol

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  4. evelynreads1 says:

    Enjoy your reading!


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  5. Kyles says:

    The Ten Thousand Doors of January is on my TBR…but it’s probably not going to see the light of day until at least May….hope you enjoy it…Happy Reading!!!

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    1. Hope you love it no matter what month you read it in 😂


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