Weekly Novel Rewind (30)

Posted May 12, 2018 by Madalyn || 6 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


If you follow me on Twitter, you probably already saw this, but my big news this week is that I got a new job! I started training this week. Between this new job and my other job, I’ve been super busy, but I feel like this new position is gonna be a really good fit for me. And I feel so relieved now that I’ve gotten my job situation for the summer sorted out! In other news, this weekend I’m headed to Florida to visit my mom for Mother’s Day. I haven’t been home since Christmas, so even though this will be a short trip, I’m still excited to be home for a few days and to spend some time with my parents (and my dog, of course!).

Book Haul


Bought & Borrowed:

I chose Still Lives as my Book of the Month this month– I hadn’t heard of it before I saw it on the list of BotM picks, but the premise sounds awesome, and I’m hoping to get to it this month. A friend loaned me The Forgotten Garden, and I borrowed Everything Here Is Beautiful and Text Me When You Get Home from my library.

For Review:

Thank you to Oni Press and Albert Whitman & Co. for these pretties (screaming forever about Spy, because it’s only my NUMBER ONE MOST-ANTICIPATED RELEASE OF 2018).

Books Read/Currently Reading



I read a bit less than usual this week, but I’m happy with what I managed to read since I was so busy with work. A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns was exactly as the title says– informative, concise, and with cute illustrations, to boot. While Let Me Lie is my least favorite Clare Mackintosh book to date, it was still a solid thriller. Escaping From Houdini was fun, but I lost a little of the spark from the first two books in the series in this installment.

Currently Reading:

I am loving all three of these so far! Wild Blue Wonder is exactly the kind of contemporary I’m in the mood for right now, complete with a summer camp setting and a touch of magic. I’m listening to the other two on audio. I’m loving Everything Here Is Beautiful, but I’m making slow progress since it’s a bit heavy. I’ve been listening to Text Me When You Get Home on my commute to and from the new job; it’s so compulsively readable! Also, like, nonfiction about female friendships is 100% My Brand(TM).

Currently Obsessing Over



21st Amendment Brewery’s Hell or High Watermelon // Um, hello, perfect summer beer. We’ve pretty much skipped spring and gone straight to summer here in Atlanta, and I’ve been drinking this watermelon wheat beer nonstop. It’s so refreshing, and not too heavy!


Chelsea Shag, Satellites EP // Chelsea Shag is a local Atlanta artist my friends and I have fallen in love with over the past year or so. She just released a new EP this week, and it makes for perfect springtime listening. It’s the kind of music you can put on in the background while you’re cleaning the house AND groove to while driving around with your friends with the windows down.

How was your week? Have you read any of the books we mentioned? What are you currently obsessing over?

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6 responses to “Weekly Novel Rewind (30)

  1. Congrats on your new job! I’ve not read any of the books you mentioned, but they all look good. I’m currently obsessing over gin and tonic. So bitter and refreshing!

  2. Congratulations on the job. I know you will be a smashing success. Let Me Lie was not my favorite Mackintosh, and I do wish things would have panned out better for Murray, but I still liked it. She does the suspense/thriller thing well. So happy you are enjoying Wild Blue Wonder. I enjoyed Sorosiak’s debut, and am really looking forward to this one too (but I am still reading early May releases.)

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