Sunday, January 28, 2018

Sunday Post (102)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a fun weekly meme now hosted by Kathryn at Book Date, where we share what we've read and reviewed over the past week and what we plan to read next.

The week went by really quickly and I enjoyed some of the warmer weather we had. Too bad it isn't sticking around! This past Monday was my 8th blogoversary and I totally forgot about it. I can't believe I've been blogging so long though of course I haven't written much in recent months. I don't know if I'll still be blogging next January but I hope so.

Last week on my blog:

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu (review)

Books read:

American Panda by Gloria Chau 

Mei has always been the good, obedient daughter but now she is struggling under the weight of her parents' expectations and rules. I liked this book and it did remind me a little of When Dimple Met Rishi though Dimple's and Rishi's parents were much more caring and understanding than Mei's overbearing parents. 

The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey

This is an interesting mystery with part of the story focusing on three widows who live in seclusion, inheritance issues and a murder in the house. The other part is also interesting as it gives the back story of the main character, Perveen Mistry, in her struggles to study and practice law as well as a dark secret from her past. I can't wait to read more.

To Capture What We Cannot Keep by Beatrice Colin

It took awhile to get into this story but I liked it more than I thought I would primarily because I felt sorry for Cait. I hope the other members of my book group liked it. 

Currently reading:

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

I am just at the part when the family arrives in Alaska but it is fascinating. I am reminded a little of The Glass Castle (the movie--I haven't read the book yet) especially where Leni's parents are concerned.

On my TBR pile:

The Serpent's Secret by Sayantani DasGupta

I saw this book mentioned somewhere and I decided to give it a try. It is the second Indian mythology inspired book I've come across lately (the first is Aru Shah and the End of Time). This book also seems similar to the Rick Riordan formula of humorous mythology adventure. I would have loved to see books like these when I was a kid.

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

I usually enjoy Sophie Kinsella's books and I could use a good lighthearted story after I finish my current book. The cover is perfect for Valentine's Day too.

New books received:

The Serpent's Secret by Sayantani DasGupta

The English Wife by Lauren Willig


  1. Wow happy blogoversary! 8 years is amazing. And I hope you stick around. :)

    The serpent's Secret looks really fun. I did a double take on that cover! And I just love the cover of To Capture What We Cannot Keep as well, that one's lovely.

  2. It was a really quick week for me too... Congrats with the blogoversary, that's such a long time! You've got some really interesting books here, I think I will have to check them out :) have a nice week!

  3. Happy Blogoversary! Quite an accomplishment! I look forward to your thoughts on The Great Alone. I have high hopes. I also hope you enjoy The English Wife. I look forward to your thoughts on that one as well. Have a great week! (I wish the warmer weather was staying as well!)

  4. Congrats on the blogoversary! I read The English Wife last week and thought it was quite fun overall. Hope you enjoy it too :)

  5. Happy 8th Blogoversary! Looking forward to The Great Alone. The great thing about January going so fast is that spring is that much closer.

  6. Looks like you had a good reading week.

    American Panda looks good. I'm going to have to check it out. Also thinking about looking more into that Kristin Hannah book.

  7. I loved The Great Alone...hope you do, too. I need to catch up on Kinsella's books. Thanks for sharing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  8. Oh...and congrats on 8 years of blogging!

  9. Nice assortment of books. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  10. happy Blogoversary! I completely forgot about my 6th this past October because I was on hiatus. I hope you enjoy your reads this week. I see a ton of books that I'm going to have to add to my TBR pile.

  11. I am eyeing the Sujatha Massey book in particular. Congratulations on the blogoversary.

  12. Happy blogiversary! I’ll be curious to hear what you think of The Great Alone. Have a great week, and enjoy your new books!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!


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