Genie's Weekly News (55) - My 2017 goodreads challenge, reading Paris through pages and loving La La Land

Monday, 16 January 2017

Okay, so it's been...a few weeks since my last update, but I'm finally back with another recap! 

Currently Reading

Historical fiction set in Paris...I can't wait to see how this story unfolds. 

Recommendation of the Week

This is a novel I can certainly see fans of Liane Moriarty enjoying. Its sardonic tone and twisting plot which plays on all the stereotypes of 'good children' being the product of 'good parenting' is particularly interesting. A domestic drama not to be missed!

Previous Posts

From the Interwebs

Book Haul

What I've Been Watching

'La La Land' was a unique and nostalgic movie which has stood out from the crowd of other releases in recent years. I can definitely see why it won so many awards at the Golden Globes; the music and storyline were sweeping and bittersweet. Though I wish it could have ended differently, I think it's still worth the hype to go and see it.

Other Updates

Savouring the moment where I'm actually ahead of my reading schedule

I've repeated my goal of 50 books this year, which at the moment is going well as I'm reading whenever I can! I'm aiming to make a dent in the books that I own but haven't yet read, as well as finally finishing the couple that I started so long ago and am still "currently reading" *cough* How Proust Can Change Your Life / The Virgin Suicides *cough*. I'll get there eventually! 

How is your reading challenge going?


  1. I haven't even read one book toward my reading challenge yet haha. I've been in a tad of a slump I think and was struggling to find time as well.

    OH MY GOD FROGKISSER!! I'm really looking forward to that book after how much fun I had reading Newt's Emerald. I hope you enjoy it :D

    Thanks for sharing my video games post!

    1. I hope you get out of your slump Bec - we've all been there and I'm sure you'll find that next fantastic read to bring you back when you have the time. I haven't read Newt's Emerald yet myself, I'll have to add that to my TBR as well!


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