What We’re Reading Wednesday, June 16th

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Happy halfway-through-June, Your Book Friend readers! Lovely to see you here on another fantastic What We’re Reading Wednesday. 

I can hardly believe we’re halfway through the month, let alone the year! In reflecting on my progress, reading-wise, I’m pretty happy with where I’m at — I surpassed my 30 book goal for the year, and I’ve made decent headway in the Read Harder challenge. 

The past week has gone by quickly for me, since my fiancé and I are actually getting our butts in gear re: wedding planning. Which is to say, we’ve been interviewing potential wedding planners, because I have zero eye for design and cannot comprehend putting together a reception without help.

In spite of the time spent researching and on phone calls where we’ve been asked to “share our story,” I managed to get some reading in, as well. 

So, let’s get to the good stuff and talk about books! 

(Full disclosure: Book links that appear below are affiliate links, which means I’ll earn a small commission if you choose to purchase. Thanks for your support!)


Happy Book Birthday, Very Sincerely Yours! 

This is a highly anticipated week for me, since Kerry Winfrey’s Very Sincerely Yours released yesterday on June 15th. I’ve been an avid fan since reading Waiting for Tom Hanks, and she’s an auto-buy author for me. 

So much so that I accidentally pre-ordered her book twice. And this isn’t even the first time (I did it with her prior release, Not Like The Movies). 

Clearly, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on my shiny new copy of Very Sincerely Yours, and I dove in immediately. 

So far, it’s adorable, and I mostly forgive Winfrey for the dual perspectives. It seems like this is just what we do now? 


Current/Recently Finished Reads

eBook wise, I just finished reading my library copy of Beth O’Leary’s The Flatshare on Monday. 

Holy heck was this one of those books that I did not want to put down! There is definitely a full review in the near future, so be on the lookout for that if you’d like to hear more about why the book is an amazing read. 

In the world of print books, I’m continuing through Half Sick of Shadows, which I’m enjoying a great deal, even if I’m taking it slow because I know sad things are coming. 

Turns out, being able to see possible futures can really put a damper on your relationships. Who knew? 


Up Next

My library holds queue has become a thing to behold, as I’m trying to keep my book buying in check by requesting my anticipated reads from the library, instead. 

But then they all come in at once and reading has a deadline, and I get overwhelmed.

So, a few new physical books are making their way to me, including The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels, A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow, Tokyo Ever After, and Northern Spy

Yes, I’m aware that 3/4 of those are Reese’s Book Club picks. What can I say? The woman has taste, and I trust her judgement. 

With the exception of Northern Spy (sorry), I’m mostly getting print copies of these because they have gorgeous covers that I want to see in full color glory. 


Announcement/Experiment

As we march ever-onwards towards 1) the fall semester and 2) the height of wedding planning, I’m thinking through how to best move forward with What We’re Reading Wednesdays. 

I’ll admit I’ve held a tight grip on Your Book Friend since its launch, intending it as a personal book blog where I can control the voice of the writing as well as the books we cover. 

But, the best part of WWRW has been getting to hear about other people’s reads in the comments. 

So, I’d like to start welcoming guest post specifically for What We’re Reading Wednesdays.

If you think you’d be interested in writing a short post with updates on your recent, current, and upcoming reads for a future What We’re Reading Wednesday, please comment below with the best way to get in touch!

Bear in mind, I will be working with any writers for editorial purposes and proofreading, so be prepared for feedback. Please also read previous WWRW posts to ensure you get the gist of the tone. 


That’s all, Folks

So, there you have it! Another week in reading and a brand new experiment to build community around sharing our current reads. 

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