Weekly Novel Rewind (26)

Posted April 7, 2018 by Madalyn || 16 Comments

Novel Rewind is our version of a weekly wrap-up post. We will be linking up to Stacking the Shelves and The Sunday Post.

Life Updates


Hi, everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week. This week was a bittersweet one for me, because Thursday night was my last concert with my university choir. After four years of singing with this choir for five hours every week and traveling all over the world with them, this ensemble and the people in it have truly become my home and my heart. I can’t believe it’s over. Otherwise, this week was pretty laid-back. I got to spend a lot of time with my friends, which was a welcome change.

Book Haul



I picked up The Wicked Deep and 17 First Kisses using the Barnes & Noble gift card my aunt gave me for my birthday last month. A Tyranny of Petticoats was a Kindle deal this week, so obviously I grabbed it (y’all know I can’t resist a discounted ebook). The Astonishing Color of After and Circe were my Book of the Month picks for March and April, respectively.

For Review:

Books Read/Currently Reading



I listened to the audio of An Unrestored Woman, which was an excellent short story collection about India and Pakistan immediately during and after Partition. I also reread The Start of Me & You, which is one of my favorite books of all time.

Currently Reading:

My library hold for the Obsidio audiobook came in, so of course I’ve been listening obsessively ever since. Final Draft took a while to grip me, but the plot finally started moving a bit and now I hope to finish it this weekend!

Currently Obsessing Over


Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour // Okay, listen, I’ve been a fan of Kacey Musgraves since 2013, so of course I was excited for her new album. However, I did not expect to love it nearly as much as I do. The vocals and instrumentation are so dreamy, her trademark witty songwriting shines through as usual, and the whole album just feels like spring. It’s such a cohesive whole. Favorite songs: “Slow Burn,” “Happy & Sad,” “Mother,” “High Horse,” “Rainbow”

Trixie Mattel, One Stone // Two of my great loves in life are folk music and drag queens. You might think these things would never make a good combination, but you clearly have not heard the newest RuPaul’s Drag Race Hall of Fame inductee, Trixie Mattel’s, new EP. It’s a followup to her 2017 release, Two Birds, and it’s wonderful. Favorite tracks: “Moving Parts” and “The Well”

Tell us about your week! Did you read any great books? Have you read any of the ones we mentioned? What are you currently obsessing over?

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16 responses to “Weekly Novel Rewind (26)

  1. Wow! The end of an era for you. It must have been quite emotional. I don’t know if you are like me, but I needed some tissues when reading Obsidio. There were tears and maybe even some sobbing. Final Draft is a ways off for me, but I am excited to read it. Redgate has yet to disappoint me. I am a little jealous you have Finding Yvonne. I hope you love it.

  2. Singing with your choir must have been so emotional for you, I remember all the “lasts” I did before graduating undergrad and it was such a weird feeling. Your book haul looks fantastic, I can’t wait to hear what you think of those books, especially Circe bc I chose that as my BOTM too. I’m also super excited to hear your thoughts on Final Draft, I’m hoping to get to though that book soon!

  3. I cannot wait to read Obsidio! I bought it a couple weeks ago, but it’s not on-campus with me. I think I’ll be reading it after finals and everything, because I know I won’t study and read Obsidio instead!

  4. Kathlyn

    This is not book related, but I decided to listen to Kacey Musgraves because she’s the opening act for Harry Style’s tour this summer, and omggggggg her album is so good! I was so taken aback by how much I enjoyed almost every song. My favorites are Rainbow, Happy & Sad, Oh, What a World, Slow Burn, Lonely Weekend, and Golden Hour!

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