Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

books, films, rundown

Sunday Rundown

What have you been reading this week?

I feel like I’ve been ill for ages at this point. I started feeling sniffly on Monday and then woke up feeling like death on Wednesday. Add to that the issues with the weather and it’s been a long and tiring week. The kind of week that needed an extra long weekend to get over. Unfortunately, we’re almost back to Monday and another week of the same. Thankfully, I’ve managed to finish 2 books this week, so I do feel as though I’ve achieved something. I don’t know what’s happened but I’m feeling particularly inspired at the moment. Let’s hope I can keep it up for the rest of the year.

Weekly Blog Posts

  • BOOK REVIEWThe Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

If you’ve spent any time on TikTok or Instagram then it’s likely that you’re sick of this book. It was the sensation that seemed to blow everyone away. I never expected to like it because I’ve never been a romance fan. Still, I couldn’t seem to get away from it and I had to give it a go. Would it be as good as everyone said or would I hate this as much as I expected to? Read my review to find out.

  • BOOK REVIEW –Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I was blown away by how good Daisy Jones & the Six was when I read it and immediately decided I needed to read more by Taylor Jenkins Reid. However, none of her books really sounded like my thing, so I avoided them. When this appeared on my library app, I decided it was the perfect chance to give her another try without putting any money into it. Read my review to see if this was another hit for me.

  • FILM REVIEW – Shotgun Wedding

I never expected much from this film but, after being stalked by it for weeks, I was interested to see how bad it would be. I love a stupid action comedy as much as the next person and Jennifer Lopez is always a strong choice as a leading lady. Considering I was feeling dreadful when I watched this, I was just looking for something to keep me entertained. Did this do the job? Find out by reading my review.

Just Read

  • The Ice by Laline Paull

The Bees is still one of the most interesting books I’ve read in recent years. I was so excited by it that I obviously bought a copy of Laline Paull’s follow-up novel. I tried to read it once a few years ago but didn’t really get into it. I wasn’t ready to give up on it entirely, so I put it back for another time. I also purchased the audiobook in the hopes it would encourage me. It didn’t help until this year when I decided it was time. My review will be up next week.

  • A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

2023 is shaping up to be the year of Greek mythology. Alongside the other retelling that I’ve read in the past few months, I borrowed Natalie Haynes’ book from the library. I’ve been interested in this book for a while because, you know, feminism. I started listening to it at work but, as I’ve been feeling awful all week, it took longer to listen. I’ll get my thoughts in order and post my review soon.

Currently Reading

  • Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes by Rob Wilkins

FI’m finally getting back into this after I got distracted by other things. I really want to get this finished as I’ve heard amazing things about it. Also, I feel bad about how long I’ve put it off. I prefer to read the gifted books pretty quickly otherwise I feel super guilty.

Book Haul

No purchases this week but one of my pre-orders turns up this week. Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton is one of my most anticipated books this year and I’m fighting the urge to pick it up immediately. Who knows how long I’ll hold out.

Recently Watched

  • TV:
    • Game of Thrones – I’ve gone about it in a weird way but I’ve finally rewatched the entire show. The early seasons are good but I think people romanticise it quite a bit since the finale aired. There have been flaws throughout the show but it was harder to spot when the books were following the books.

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