Weekend Wrap Up #32


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @The Caffeinated Book Reviewer It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. Here is what I have been up to this last week.




A missing person, a grieving family, a curious clue: a half-finished manuscript set in Paris. Heading off in search of its author, a mother and her daughters find themselves in France, rescuing a failing bookstore and drawing closer to unexpected truths.



Saturday Situation is put on by Pure Imagination. It is were we review our latest reads. Be sure to check out theirs as well.


I had see this book floating around the blogosphere and was curious.  Then I noticed the author was making an appearance at a bookstore a couple hours away so I went on NetGalley and grabbed it because it was Read Now.

The author, Tara, was raised in the middle of nowhere in Idaho.  She never went to school and wasn’t even home schooled.  She never saw a doctor even though she broke bones and had fevers and infections.  Tara’s desire to learn about the world outside her secluded mountain home propels her to defy her family, friends, and town to try to get into college without even graduating high school.  Her tenacity to teach herself algebra and science was truly enlightening.   This was truly an inspirational book about how if you set your mind on something, even if it seems impossible and everything and everyone is against you, it can be done.  I have several teacher friends that have read this book but i think it would also be a great read for high school students or anyone thinking about going to college.


My favorite thing about this book was how it was told from three very different perspectives.  Fred, is a nine year old autistic boy. Piper, is his mother who is reeling from her son’s diagnosis and Lance, who is Fred’s grandfather, is recovering from a heart attack and brain injury.  To me, my favorite perspective was Fred’s.  His thoughts and actions as an autistic child were insightful and interesting.   Piper’s anxiety about what others thought of her son and her fear about Fred’s future was at times heart breaking. The author mentions at the beginning of the book that her son was diagnosed with autism at the same age as Fred in the book, so to me the story is believable and authentic.  A brilliant book about acceptance and forgiveness.



Stacking the Shelves is put on by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves. Here are the books I have added to my TBR list this week.


I was so exited to be approved by NetGalley to read this!  Rebecca Stead is one of my favorite authors.

A classic middle-grade tale of magic and friendship, about a girl who helps an old friend find home, by two New York Times–bestselling authors Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead.



Grabbed this from my local library after reading that is was recommended by John Green.

Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird.
Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a new relationship with her grandparents.



The Book Blogger Hop is put on by The Coffee Addicted Writer . There is a weekly prompt featuring a book related question.

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION IS SUBMITTED BY Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews.

This weeks prompt is…

  How many book clubs do you belong to? If you do belong to an in-person book club, do you have meetings in the day or evening? Do you meet at someone’s house or meet at a local restaurant or coffee house?

My answer…

I am not in a book club but I have always wanted to be in one.  I think it would be fun to meet at a coffee house.  Coffee+Books=<3


23 thoughts on “Weekend Wrap Up #32

  1. Anderson, Cathy says:

    Jolene –

    I’m teaching nothing but the “lower level” English 11 and 12 students next year and was wondering if you have a list somewhere of books you would recommend for them? They’re going to get to choose which books they read, and if I can find books they genuinely like, that would be huge. They’re mostly boys in English 12.

    Thanks so much, Cathy

    On Sat, Mar 31, 2018 at 8:36 AM, jo’s book blog wrote:

    > jolenewilsonblog posted: ” The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted > by Kimba @The Caffeinated Book Reviewer It’s a chance to share news~ A post > to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have > received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the” >

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  2. Greg says:

    Paris By The Book looks nice! Can I go to that bookstore? Hope it’s a good one. And I hear you on book clubs- I think they’d be fun. How about a book club in Paris? Just check ALL the boxes off lol.

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  3. StackingMy BookShelves says:

    I was in a book club for church a few years back but it fizzled out after two sessions. I would like to be in a book club that is not church related and meet. I should really try to find one. Happy reading this week!

    Mary my #SundayRoundup #12!

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  4. La La in the Library says:

    I am sooooooooo behind on commenting. 😱

    I will be looking forward to your thoughts on Bob, I almost chose that as my Netgalley cover for my Cover Conversations last time. ☺

    I have never belonged to a book club, either. We had one on MyLeaky, but it wasn’t the kind where we would all read the same book at the same time. 📚

    I hope your week started out great! 💜

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