Sunday, July 2, 2023

Recent Updates and Currently Reading | July 2

Hi, friends! I am having such a lazy Sunday that I almost forgot to post! Having three kids, we are always on the go or up to something, but we've had a pretty relaxing weekend. It's SO HOT OUT.

We started a marathon of Indiana Jones yesterday to prepare the kids for the last movie that just came out. We watched Raiders of the Lost Ark and will continue with Temple of Doom today. 

My husband and I finished the first season of Silo yesterday as well. It's been 7 years since I read Wool so I can't say how much has been changed from the book. Thankfully I've forgotten enough that I was still surprised by a lot in the show.

We started trying to watch From which was a mistake! My husband isn't into horror and I cannot handle kids in peril and that show is extreme. If you want full on horror in your TV, definitely watch From.

Have you watched any great series lately? We need something new to start. It can be any genre.

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What Lies in the Woods by Kate Alice Marshall Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield

What Lies in the Woods by Kate Alice Marshall - I'm halfway through this and loving it.

Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield - This is the July pick for the Horror Spotlight discord group. I'm only a few chapters in but it has promise.

Added to the TBR

Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield Be Sure by Seanan McGuire

Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield - Mentioned above, this is the July selection for the Horror Spotlight discord group. This was a Goodreads nominee last year for best horror and best debut. It's literary horror that deals with loss so it will probably break my heart, but it checks a lot of boxes for me.

Be Sure by Seanan McGuire - Thank you SO MUCH to the amazing folks at TorDotCom for sending this to me. You guys know how much I love the Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire. This collects the first three volumes, and it looks absolutely perfect.

The Only One Left by Riley Sager The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler

The Only One Left by Riley Sager - I picked up the new Riley Sager. I hope to read it before I start seeing too many negative reviews because people tend to bring down the excitement for me when it comes to Riley Sager's books.

The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler - There are so many amazing covers for this book. I have been pulled into wanting this book from many different angles. Firstly - the cover. Then it won the Locus Award and it was a Nebula Award finalist. It's also a debut that falls in both the scifi and fantasy genres... I hope I love it because it just feels like a book that is made for me.

Lovelight Farms by B.K. Borison The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

Lovelight Farms by B.K. Borison - I've been eyeing this one as my holiday read for this year. I'd like to read a Christmasy book each year but I don't tend to enjoy the ones I've selected in the past. Hopefully I'll enjoy this one. It was on sale at Target for $10 so I'm OK with risking it. I'm also keeping an eye on Sam's reviews because she has some upcoming Christmas book reviews later in the year that look promising.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo - The Mountain in the Sea was buy one, get one 50% off at Barnes and Noble so I obviously needed to get another book half off! My youngest son loved Edward Tulane and recommended it to me so I had to grab it when I saw it qualified for the sale.

This post is being shared as part of The Sunday Salon at Readerbuzz, Book Date’s It's Monday! What Are You Reading? and Caffeinated Book Reviewer's The Sunday Post.


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  1. It's been really hot here too this week, I don't even want to go outside

  2. I love raiders of the Lost Ark! And Silo I just watched the finale. Loving that show. :)

  3. Kate DiCamillo is one of my favorites. I think I've read everything she has written.

    It's such a great idea to do a marathon of Indiana Jones movies before you go see the latest.

    I'm glad you stopped long enough from your lazy day to post!

    1. I wound up having a productive day working in the yard, but I'm happy about it!

  4. I've been eyeing that What Lies in the Woods and have it reserved at the library. I also picked Lovelight Farms and will be reading it in 2 weeks for a Christmas in July Readathon.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post

    1. Ooh, Christmas in July. I didn't even think of that excuse to read it!

  5. I read Wool a long time ago. I think that I would like to watch Silo but I don't have Apple TV. I had no idea that they had put the first 3 Wayward Children books into a single volumne. Have a great week!

  6. I am surprised my husband hasn't mentioned an Indiana Jones marathon. That sounds like a great idea leading up to this latest movie. I recently watched Silo too and really liked it. I am debating now whether I want to read Wool. What Lies in the Wood does sound good, and I am glad to hear you are enjoying it! I love the cover of Be Sure. I haven't yet tried her Wayward Children's series, but I look forward to giving it a try. I have come so close to getting The Mountain in the Sea when I see it on the shelf at Barnes and Noble. I will be curious to hear what you think of it when you read it. I hope you have a great week and enjoy your reading!

  7. I loved Edward Tulane as well.

    I have the Riley Sager on my list, it sounds really good! Enjoy your lazy weekend!! We have been enjoying some lazy days as well, that were much needed!

  8. I remember going to the theatre to see Raiders of the Lost Ark. I took a class in high school just so I could watch it again (VHS tapes were really expensive back in the day). Hope the family enjoyed the marathon. Summer is definitely here. Hot in NJ as well and lots of thunder storms. I adored Lovelight Farms. Friends-to-more is my catnip, so I hope you enjoy it too

  9. The Only One Left has me very curious about it!

  10. I loved What Lies in the Woods so I'm happy to hear you're enjoying it. Lovelight Farms was such a sweet romance and the cover is so pretty! Hope you like it too!

  11. Oh my, What Lies in teh Woods is AWESOME. I'm glad to hear you are enjoying it. And I enjoyed Riley Sager's new one no matter what anyone says. Just be prepared for a CRAZY time though, so many twists!

  12. I've seen lots of positive reviews for the new Riley Sager, which is encouraging! I'm reading it next.


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