Summer Reading - Week 2

More like week 2 and a half, but oh well.
  1. 8. The Spymaster's Lady, Joanna Bourne
    Another @i8brenna recommendation. Such good fun, and I'm always glad to have another go-to romance author for the nights I need an escape from the real world. Come on, you know you want to read a book with a cover like this. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  2. 9. The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla, Lauren Willig (Book 12 [I think] of the Pink Carnation series)
    I enjoy these books, though she probably stretched the series too long. This is the penultimate book though. It serves its purpose - comfort food in book form. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
  3. 10. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry, Fredrik Backman
    This book. My book club picked it, and it didn't sound like my thing and I was sort of grumpy about it. It was slow at first, but once it got going and I got into it.... Just beautiful. I am so glad I read it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨
  4. 11. To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Jenny Han
    I loved this book too. Jenny Han created characters that were so real to me - I wanted to live in this family and their world. There was something so touching about the father in particular - the image of him cooking the Korean good to try and connect his half-Korean daughters to their mother's heritage is one that will stick with me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨
  5. 12. Velveteen vs. the Seasons, Seanan McGuire (Book 3 in the Velveteen series)
    Okay. So the first two books in this series are incredibly special to me - some of my favorite books of all time. They're weird, but the story is fantastic and the characters too-notch. This one was a let-down. McGuire got too weird with the story, so there were too many explain-y portions. And at the end, I wasn't sure how the story had actually advanced. ⭐️⭐️✨
  6. So total read - 13/50
  7. 4/20 YHBA - started one this week, need to finish it
  8. 0/5 non-fiction - I'm currently working on a big NF book. Reading more in chunks, so it'll take longer. But progress is being made (sort of).