Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

It’s been a fairly uneventful week. My reading started off pretty strong but quickly petered out towards the end of the week. I have quite a bit to get through today if I want to get my Monday review finished in time. Still, I’m pretty happy about the books that I’ve managed to read in June so far. I normally intend to read Pride books and then never get round to them. This year, I’ve actually stuck to my TBR. Is this a sign that things are changing? Doubtful but it’s a good step.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • BOOK REVIEW – Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

This is one of the books that I’d hoped to get round to in June. That’s mainly because I had failed to read it during February in honour of Black History Month in the US. You’ll need to head over to my review to find out.

  • TUESDAY REVIEW – Luca (2021)

I know that I vowed to stop watching animation and start getting back into “proper films” in my last Tuesday review. How could I not review Pixar’s latest Disney+ release? For one thing, it’s everywhere. I also think that any Pixar film is going to be enjoyable on some level. Even at their worst, they’re creating beautiful work. Was this all style no substance though? Head over to my review to find out.

  • BOOK REVIEW – Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

It’s been a while since I last reviewed a graphic novel and this is one that I’ve been meaning to read for ages. It also happens to be the book that I suggested for our Pride book club. The book explores the life of Alison Bechdel’s father and the revelations that come out after his death. Was it worth the wait? You’ll only know if you check out my my review to see.

Just Read

  • Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

I finished this graphic novel well before our book club meeting, so I was worried that I would have forgotten everything by the time the meeting came around. Unfortunately, we’re postponing the meeting. I’ll definitely need to go over this again before then. Not that I’m complaining. It was a great read.

  • Uncle Bobby’s Wedding by Sarah S. Brannen

I wasn’t sure how I would cross the letter U off my Reading Challenge this month but I managed to find this beauty. Not only was it a U title but it was Pride appropriate. The fact that I was a few decades older than the intended reader shouldn’t be an issue at all. It was really sweet.

  • A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss

Another age inappropriate read but a great one. I’ve been wanting to get a copy of this since it was first released. I don’t know why it took so long but I’ve finally read it. I love the concept behind this book and I love the execution. It’s maybe not the best writing out there but that’s not the point. I love this.

Currently Reading

  • Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

I started this last week and still have a fair bit to go. I’d better get on with it today.

Book Haul

I was guilty of buying a few things last week. It’s what happens when Waterstones start offering you 10% off.

  • An Emotion Of Great Delight by Tahereh Mafi – A story set in America in the wake of the 2003 invasion of Iraq that sounds devastating and amazing in equal measure.
  • The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton – Do I already own this in Hardback? Yes. Will the paperback be easier to read. Also yes. This is definitely justified.
  • The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff – I didn’t exactly love Jonathan Unleashed when I read it earlier this year but I figured I’d give this a go. It sounds like a good Summer read.
  • Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam – This is our July book club pick, so this is the only book that I really needed to buy. We’re jumping on the bandwagon and hype for this one.
  • The Windsor Knot by SJ Bennett – I have no doubt that this will be super silly but I’m okay with that. I want this to be a mixture of The Uncommon Reader and Agatha Christie.

Recently Watched

  • TV:
    • 24– I’ve finally watched 24: Live Another Day and I have strong feelings. The season in London is weird and kind of bad and ruins the ending for this character. However, I loved the moment when he called Chloe his best friend. I was crying about that for days.
    • Back I love Mitchell and Webb but even I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this sitcom. It’s fine but I don’t really think I’m into it enough to care.
  • Movies:

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