Welcome to this week’s Weekly Wrap-up. For these posts, I will recap my reviews and other posts from the past week and highlight any books that were published within the last week (if any). In addition, to recapping my week, these posts also serve the purpose of helping me to figure out where I am for my progress on different books/posts and to help plan out the next week. If I write any reviews that are posted on Saturdays, then they will be included in the following week’s Wrap-up post.
This Week in Reviews:
This week, I had my first ever DNF novel, The White Coat Diaries. I did not create a post for this novel, so I will do a mini explanation here for why I did not finish it.
The novel started off great as it seemed to deliver what was promised, which was a mix of Grey’s Anatomy and Scrubs. You go through the day to day struggles of intern Norah Kapadia. The medical aspect is excellent as it is realistic and interesting. The story outside of this, though, was too slow for my liking as I got about halfway and there really wasn’t anything going on in the plot of interest. I thought I would power through, so I decided to read reviews to see if this would be worth forcing myself to continue. In the reviews, I found multiple people and confirmations that this author berated a reviewer for listing her novel as a DNF (search it if you want to read the full story). It sealed the deal for me that this did not need to be a novel that was worth the effort to finish. Hence, my first ever DNF was born.
This Week's Other Posts:
This Week's Releases That I Previously Read:
I just finished Accidentally Engaged, which was just published on March 2nd, and Simmer Down, which was published in 2020. I still need to organize my thoughts and put them in words, but the reviews for both will be published soon! Audiobooks are my new favorite thing as I love to be able to listen to books while I am working on other projects! This allows me to fit even more books into my schedule as my actual reading is a little slow this week and is helping me start tackling mostly my 2020 TBR, but is not limited to this publishing year. Normally, books take me about 2-3 days to read as I only can manage a couple of hours per day at most, if I am lucky. This week it seems that books are taking me much longer, even though they are interesting stories.
This week I had two official firsts. I participated in my first blog tour for Float Plan. Granted I only did a review, but eventually I will do the questions, thoughts, or Q&A posts. I also had my first DNF novel, The White Coat Diaries. Yes, there was the controversy with the author, but even without this I would have stopped reading as the novel was not going anywhere. I was in the middle and it was as if I was still at the beginning as there was no difference in plot/story despite the amount of pages that I read. For my posts this week, I had a great time thinking of lists to complete my usual memes and I was tagged to participate in the 20 Questions Book Tag. First week of March is complete and many more happy reading weeks to come!