Weekly Novel Rewind (35)

Posted August 25, 2018 by Madalyn || 11 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! Long time, no weekly rewind. My personal life has been kind of turbulent as of late, and I’ve been feeling kinda down. I’m starting to get my blogging mojo back, though, and I have so many things coming up that I’m looking forward to. As for this week, it was quite uneventful– just getting in as many hours as possible at work. This weekend I’m working once again, but I also have some plans with friends which I’m excited about.

I am gearing up for Decatur Book Festival next week, though! It’s always one of my favorite events of the year, and this year will be no exception. Plus, two weeks from now is BookNet Fest, which I CANNOT wait for. If you’re going to be at either of these events, let me know! 🙂

Book Haul



My aunt bought me a copy of one of her favorite books, Praying for Sheetrock, after we chatted about books last time I saw her. It’s nonfiction that covers the Civil Rights Movement in a rural Georgia town, and I can’t wait to read it– though you might not see it pop up too often on this blog, nonfiction is actually one of my favorite genres. I preordered Sex Criminals, vol. 5 and Toil & Trouble, which both come out next week! The lovely Alexandria sent me her ARC of Blanca y Roja to read. <3

For Review:

Ummm, hello, beautiful books. Thanks to Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, and Flux for these! Harper rolling out their winter 2019 releases onto Edelweiss continues to ruin my life in the best way (see: Heroine). Still swooning over getting approved for Serious Moonlight, tbh.

Books Read/Currently Reading


This was a decent reading week! Mammoth was a little bit of a letdown because I had SUCH high expectations, but it’s still worth a read. Undead Girl Gang was fun, but a more apt title might be “Undead Plot Hole Gang,” lmao. I HAD to reread To All the Boys after watching (and just adoring) the film– plus, I was definitely due for a reread, as this book came out the summer before I started college. 😱 I had no idea it had been that long, but this series definitely holds up and is still among my all-time favorites (even though Book Peter K is super douchey compared to Movie Peter K, who is a lovesick angel). Blanca & Roja was lush and magical and just a total dream to read. Anna-Marie has done it again. What They Don’t Know tackled some intense subject matter (teen pregnancy, rape, abortion), but wow, was it handled thoughtfully. More than an “issue book,” it ended up being a story of friendship, family, values, and finding yourself.

Currently Reading:

I obviously had to immediately continue my audiobook reread of the TATBILB series with P.S. I Still Love You (which, speaking of, I love the narrator for this series! she embodies Lara Jean perfectly).

Currently Obsessing Over


To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before // In the week this movie has been out, it has become one of my very favorite book-to-movie adaptations of all time, ever. It perfectly captured the spirit of Jenny Han’s book, while also making some changes that I think worked really well! I’ve already watched it three times, and I definitely foresee this being a go-to “feel good” movie for me in the future.

How was your week? Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Do you also LOVE the TATBILB film? Let’s chat in the comments!

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11 responses to “Weekly Novel Rewind (35)

  1. Oh new Jenn Bennett!! I need that in my life. I never finished the To All the Boys series so I need to do that. I did LOVE the movie though. Super cute. Hope you feel better in the personal life side of things and sounds like you have fun stuff coming up. Have a great week!

  2. Sorry to hear you are a little down. I hope all these amazing book festivals cheer you up. BTW, totally jealous you are doing so many awesome bookish things. I have done NONE since the Obsidio signing back in March (and I call myself a book person!!!). Peter K changed a lot over the course of the series. Think of Peter K in book 3. Amirite? “Undead plot hole gang” <– I cackled. Thanks for that.

  3. I hope that you feel better soon and I’m glad you feel like you’re getting your mojo back! That’s always tough. The festival sounds amazing! I hope you enjoy your new books. I can’t wait to get to Blanca & Roja!

  4. I just watched To All the Boys this afternoon and I really enjoyed it! Both the book and movie were too sweet for my taste, but I find myself enjoying the movie more. The actors did an amazing job of bring the characters to live, and the movie perfectly captures the book 🙂

  5. Oh I definitely love TATBILB! The movie was such a fabulous adaptation! I high key wished I hadn’t packed my books away already so I could at least browse through, if not do a full reread. I am sorry you’ve been struggling lately though, that sucks- I hope that your upcoming bookish events will be able to give you some good feelings. Also pretty jealous of Serious Moonlight- I didn’t bother on Edelweiss but now I wonder if I should. Heroine also looks FABULOUS. Hope you love all the new books too! Glad to hear that Blanca & Roja was good!

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