Weekly Wrap Up (37)

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap-up with Bookmunchies. This is our weekly update that combines Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s SUNDAY POST and Tynga’s Reviews‘ STACKING THE SHELVES. This is a post to share news, to recap the week on the blog, share new reads and new books, and upcoming fun for the week ahead!

Ahoy all, Cyn here!

It’s definitely been a while, right? Jackie is on holidays so Kim and I are finally pulling our weight here, ha.

So you might have noticed I haven’t been on the blog as much, sigh. I’ve really been struggling with writing reviews (and a little bit still with the book reading slump, though that’s getting better, but the review writing is really killing me!), so I’ve been kind of taking a break-ish. I might try to get back to it with more mini-reviews?

In better news, work is going well. I’ve been binge watching a lot of Netflix (highly recommend The Good Place! So funny! Also watched American Scandal, and Mindhunter, finally getting on the Stranger Things bandwagon…), season three of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has started and it’s amazing, and I’m looking forward to seeing the new Thor!

Hope everyone is having a lovely week, bye for now!

✖ Launch Blitz & Giveaway: Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne
✖ Release Day Launch & Giveaway: Holiday Wishes by Jill Shalvis
✖ Really Really Short Review: Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett

Here at Bookmunchies we believe in being surprises for the week
(aka. we procrastinate, so we can’t tell you what’s quite coming up yet).

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur (5 stars): Finaaaaally got around to reading this and it totally hit me in all the right spots.

Duke of Desire by Elizabeth Hoyt (4 stars): Definitely a nice addition the Maiden Lane series!

Paper Girls (Vol 1) by Brian K. Vaughan (3.5 stars): Decided to check this out since I’m basically caught up on Saga. A good start so far.

Since it’s been awhile, I’m going to generously list my book haul from the last couple weeks. Also, because I’m super excited for a lot of these books!


  1. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  2. The Sun and Her Flower by Rupi Kaur
  3. Harry Potter and the Chambers of Secret illustrated edition
  4. A bunch of Agatha Christie Novels!


  1. Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson
  2. Love, Life and the List by Kasie West
  3. Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet
  4. About that Kiss by Jill Shalvis

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Author: Cyn

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30 Replies to “Weekly Wrap Up (37)”

  1. Thor was great, I took spawn to see it last weekend. I need to catch up on some watching and reading too. Have a great week!

    1. Yay, excited to hear it was great!
      Hope you had a lovely week, thanks for stopping by!

  2. I looove Stranger Things! What are your thoughts so far?
    Good of you to take a break. Sometimes we all need one! 😉
    Enjoy the new books! Have a great week and happy reading!

    1. I ended up binge watching season 2 and loving it so much! 🙂
      Thanks! Hope you had a great week, too!

  3. I love Stranger Things but I usually wait until later to watch it.. LOL

    Also… I just discovered My CrazyEx-Girlfriend and it’s pretty hilarious and also close to home since the setting is in West Covina, CA close to me.. and Josh is Filipino.. LOL 😉

    1. I finished season 2 a few weeks ago and it was awesome!
      Yaaaay! I love Crazy Ex-Girlfriend so much, the songs are great and that’s pretty cool that it’s set kinda near you! Hope you’re enjoying it!

  4. I can’t wait to see Thor! It looks like loads of fun action. And Stranger Things…Whoa this season was awesome!

    My Sunday Post

    1. Season 2 was definitely awesome! Loved it, haha. I still need to see Thor, still excited!

  5. I’ve been thinking of trying Mindhunter on netflix, someone said it was good. I just finished Stranger things 2 and that was pretty good. More intense than the first one, I thought. And yay for a bunch of Agatha Christies! I love getting older books, and I’ve been wanting to read more Christie. Hope they’re great!

    Good luck with thr slump, I’ve had one too. Hopefully the mini- reviews help!

    1. Mindhunter was good, especially if you’re interested in the FBI and serial killers.
      Thanks, trying a little harder to do more mini-reviews. Hope you’re out of your slump!

  6. I’ve also noticed I was stuck writing reviews. So I changed up my style a little bit. Now they’re mostly like lists and I’ve noticed they’re much easier to write, and maybe even more fun to read 🙂 maybe you should try it too? Alternatively, mini reviews are great too, and fun to read. I agree that you could do them, it’s a great idea.
    Have a great week!

    1. That’s a great idea, I think I need to change up my writing/reviewing style a bit!
      Hope you had a great week, too! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  7. I read Not Now, Not Ever last week, and thought it was fabulous. So nerdy and witty and fun. Loved it! I am looking forward to the new KWest, because even when it’s now her best book, it’s pretty good, and Shalvis too! I am so in love with this new series. Enjoy all your new reads and Netflix.

    1. I enjoyed it, too! Definitely loved the nerdy and witty fun 🙂 I’m definitely loving Shalvis’ new series, too! Thanks, Sam!

  8. I write quite a few mini and one sentence reviews.
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

    1. I’m starting to really enjoy writing reviews like that, too. haha.

  9. I haven’t seen any of those Netflix shows. I’m going to have to check them out. I get into review-writing slumps. Sometimes the mini-reviews are the way to go.

    Have a great week!

    1. I highly recommend the shows, haha. Yup, trying a little harder to do mini-reviews and it’s kind of helping. Hope you had a great week, too!

  10. Stranger Things is sooo good. Hope you enjoy it and your new books too. I have Mindhunter on my watchlist, but haven’t started it, we just finished The Mist and loved it. Have a great week. 🙂

    Jenea’s Book Obsession’s Sunday Post

    1. I finally finished both seasons, and yes, so good! Thanks! Ooh, I might need to checkout the Mist! Thanks for the rec.

  11. I am so bad at catching up with shows. I watched 2 episodes of Stranger Things months ago and liked it but didn’t watch it again until this week. I am going to try to remember to watch it a couple of times per week since I do enjoy it. Have a great week and enjoy your new books!

    1. That happens to me too, haha. The first time I tried to watch Stranger Things, I watched episode one and left it for 3 months, oops. Thanks, Carole!

  12. Welcome back!!! I’m so glad you loved Duke of Desire. I’m so sad that the series is ending! There are two novellas publishing (Once Upon a Maiden Lane and Once Upon a Christmas Eve) and then I think Hoyt is going to be publishing new stuff. Sad life! But exciting too.

    I hope you enjoy all of your new books! Have a fabulous week, Cyn. =)

    Check out my STS post!

    1. Thanks, Alyssa! It was definitely a good read! I’m sad that the series is ending too! I’ll need to check out the novellas soon! I always like the holiday reads 🙂 And hopefully her new stuff will be just as great!

  13. I’m in a review slump, too, so I understand. I hope you have a great week and enjoy your new books.

    1. I hope you get out of your slump, too! Thanks, AJ! Hope you had a lovely week, too!

  14. I feel you on the review writing. I feel the exact same way. I worked down my list from 5 reviews to zero, and now I’m back up to two. Pretty sure by Saturday I’ll have four to write. It is a dreg. I hope you have a great week!

    1. Slowly getting back on the bandwagon…I think when I’m feeling the inspiration, I need to just try to write as many as a I can. Hope you’re out of your slump soon, too!

  15. I feel like everyone is reading Agatha Christie these days. I really should read her novels aswell.
    Any favourites? 🙂

    1. They’re great mystery novels! My favourites are And Than There Were None and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd! Pretty popular ones but they’re just so good!

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