The Weekly Wrap

The Weekly Wrap — April 22nd, 2020

April 22, 2020

The Weekly Wrap is a post every week where we’ll talk about current reads, recently finished reads, what I’m listening to, games I’m playing, movies I’m watching, and general life stuff. ♥ If you’re a fan of my past WWW Wednesday & The Sunday Post updates, you’ll love this combination of the two!


? on the blog:

last week: this week:
reading rush TBR/tag ✨ ???


? latest video uploads:

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✨ nothing this week!


? current reads:

  • Seven Deadly Shadows (59%)
  • The Shadow of What was Lost (11%)
    I restarted this a few days ago and started taking notes, and it seems to be helping!
  • Geekerella (44%)
    I’m so torn on whether or not I even care enough to finish this… It’s not bad, I’m just bored.
  • Ghost Squad (13%)
  • The Bone Season (80%; reread)

  • The Unsuitable (32%)
  • Red Sister (17%)
    I feel so bad about how far behind I fell on this buddy read. ?
  • The Throne of Fire (22%)
    Another buddy read I fell terribly behind on. ?
  • A Thief in the Nude (15%)
  • Definitely Dead (5%)
    On to #6 in the series! My library hold just came in for the ebook and I’m so happy. I read #5 in basically one sitting a few days ago and it was just the kind of comfort read I needed.


✅ recently finished:

  • The Bromance Book Club ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    This was so cute and sweet.
  • Dead as a Doornail ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    Returning to this series was EXACTLY what I needed.
  • Guarding Temptation ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    PLEASE GO BUY THIS AND READ IT ASAP. Omg. So fluffy and soft and cute and PERFECT escapism. I already want to reread it. ??


⏰ up next:

I have NO reading goals this week besides reading things that make me happy. ♥


? new review arrivals:

… sigh. One of the symptoms of my mental illness is to seek out retail therapy when I’m stressed, and when I can’t go shopping, I have a history of turning to NetGalley and Edelweiss to replace that feeling. That’s the only explanation I have for what happened this week.

  • Horrid
    *screams into pillow*
  • Camp
  • Would I Lie to the Duke
    I didn’t love book 1 in the series but book 2 honestly sounds way better
  • Loathe at First Sight
  • Written in the Stars

  • Junk Boy
    Such a sucker for novels in verse
  • You Say it First
  • The Left-Handed Booksellers of London
    *more pillow screaming*
  • Among the Beasts and Briars
  • Star Daughter

  • My Highland Rogue
  • When We Were Infinite
  • The Scapegracers
  • The Lost City & The Morning Flower
    Wednesday Books asked if I’d like to review the first 2 books in this series, and I saw the cute plus-size girl on the cover of a fantasy book WHICH NEVER FUCKING HAPPENS?!?!, so of course I said yes

  • The Monster Baru Cormorant & The Tyrant Baru Cormorant
    Another series I was asked to review~ I already had the hardcover of book 1.
  • The Perfect Assassion, The Impossible Contract, & The Unconquered City
    Another series review request. I hear this has great QPOC rep!

  • Guarding Temptation
  • Nobody Knows but You
  • Miss Meteor
    Again, all the gay girls pls
  • You Know I’m No Good
  • The Silvered Serpents

  • The Blade Between
  • Boyfriend Material
  • The Tourist Attraction
  • Beauty Tempts the Beast
  • The Princess Will Save You

  • The Boyfriend Project
  • The Year of the Witching
  • This is Not a Ghost Story
  • The Invention of Sound
  • Let’s Bake!: A Pusheen Cookbook

  • All Boys Aren’t Blue
    (Audiobook from LibroFM)
  • The Happy Ever After Playlist
    (Audiobook from LibroFM)
  • The List of Things That Will Not Change
    (Audiobook from LibroFM) I had to pick this up after hearing Chelsea rave about it ♥
  • The Devil’s List


???? non-bookish occupations: Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Nintendo Switch ...

More ACNH, forever.


I started playing World of Final Fantasy this week and I AM OBSESSED. My son has started hogging the Switch a lot to play Animal Crossing (he’s shockingly good at it for a 3-year-old? wtf), so now I play this on my PC whenever I’m letting him play ACNH. ?‍♀️


life updates:

This was a really, really bad week for my mental health. My anxiety came back in full force and I nearly had a complete nervous breakdown yesterday. Right now, I’m just going to majorly prioritize self-care and try not to think about anything too much.


a few last words:




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  • Reply evelynreads1 April 22, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    Enjoy your reading!
    Tbh I didn’t think Geekerella was worth it..!


    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 5, 2020 at 9:41 pm

      Thank you! I didn’t get the chance to reply sooner, but seeing your comment is part of what gave me the strength to finally just DNF it and I’m glad I did ?

      • Reply evelynreads1 May 6, 2020 at 2:39 am

        Good to hear!

  • Reply The BookNerd Diaries April 22, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    I loved Geekarella and how it showed so much love for fan culture and how shows can be there for us! Sending hugs ❤️

  • Reply Meeghan reads April 22, 2020 at 8:36 pm

    Oh, Camp by L. C. Rosen is so cute!! I really hope you enjoy it!!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 5, 2020 at 9:45 pm

      I think you were actually why I picked it up! I feel like I remember you saying nice things about it on IG or your stories or something ?

      • Reply Meeghan reads May 6, 2020 at 9:46 am

        OMG… you watch my stories?! But, I’m a blathering idiot!! ???

  • Reply Kaya @ afictionalbookworm April 22, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    Sending hugs? Oh my word, I’m so excited to see what you think of so many of those books! Also. that series with the plus-size girl on the cover??? I NEED to read it now, that never happens in fantasy!

  • Reply Mel April 24, 2020 at 9:09 am

    I also got HORRID recently from Edelweiss and am SO PUMPED. I have been excited for this book since the deal was announced. I hope you love it!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 5, 2020 at 10:11 pm

      Yesss, congrats! Same, I feel like I’ve been waiting a while for it. I haven’t read any of her older works, but I was kind of blown away by You Must Not Miss!

  • Reply Laura Beth April 28, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    Sending hugs! I’m currently reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. A friend sent me a copy!

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  • Reply Regine Karpel April 30, 2020 at 8:28 am

    Praying for you.

  • Reply Kal @ Reader Voracious May 1, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    I’ve heard some great things about Bromance Book Club, and I am so happy you enjoyed it! Did you see that Netflix optioned it?!!?!

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