Author: Uzma Jalaluddin

The Weekly Recap (129)

Posted May 27, 2019 by Rowena in Books, Features | 10 Comments

Hey everyone!!!
Sorry for dropping off the face of the planet without a word. A bitch was busy with family stuff and busy doing everything and anything that wasn’t blogging. I ran out of blogging mojo and honestly, I was traveling from one graduation to another, making candy leis, running errands for different family parties and I still have one more high school graduation before my family is completely done with graduations for this year. I just could not get my shit together to get blog posts written and even books read. Before last week, I had read one book in the entire month of May. I think it’s safe to say that I’ve kicked my reading slump to the curb cause your girl read hella books this week. I’m patting myself on the back for that. Yay me! So what do you guys think about the brighter colors on the blog? I have to give some major props to my homie gee locc, Nick from The Infinite Limits of Love for hooking me up with my brand new blog header. I had a feeling that a small change in the blog look would do wonders in getting my desire to blog again up and I was right. It helped that I got a gorgeous new header so thank you, thank you, thank you to Nick for working her magic. I love her stuff and I’m grateful she hooked me up! Before I get into my books stuff… Thanks to all of the veterans that have served to protect all of us here at home. I appreciate your efforts and sacrifices. 🙂 Now, onto the books…
What I’m Currently Reading
The Weekly Recap (129)Ayesha at Last
by Uzma Jalaluddin
Published by Penguin, Berkley on June 4, 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 368
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
Add It: Goodreads
Reading Challenges:2019 GoodReads Challenge, 2019 New to Me Challenge

A modern-day Muslim Pride and Prejudice for a new generation of love.

Ayesha Shamsi has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a poet have been set aside for a teaching job so she can pay off her debts to her wealthy uncle. She lives with her boisterous Muslim family and is always being reminded that her flighty younger cousin, Hafsa, is close to rejecting her one hundredth marriage proposal. Though Ayesha is lonely, she doesn't want an arranged marriage. Then she meets Khalid who is just as smart and handsome as he is conservative and judgmental. She is irritatingly attracted to someone who looks down on her choices and dresses like he belongs in the seventh century.

Ayesha is torn between how she feels about the straightforward Khalid and the unsettling new gossip she hears about his family. Looking into the rumors, she finds she has to deal with not only what she discovers about Khalid, but also the truth she realizes about herself.

I’m still grinding out these reads so that I can get my review pile down. So next up on my review pile is this book and I’m starting it on my lunch hour today. I’m looking forward to the experience.
What I Read
The Austen Playbook (London Celebrities #4) by Lucy Parker (eARC) | 4 out of 5 Passion on Park Avenue (Central Park Pact #1) by Lauren Layne (eARC) | 4 out of 5 Hot to the Touch (Brotherhood by Fire #1) by Jaci Burton (eARC) | 3 out of 5 American Witch (American Witch #1) by Thea Harrison (eBook) | 4 out of 5 Love, Chloe by Alessandra Torre (eBook) | 4 out of 5 Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo (eARC) | 3.25 out of 5 Sapphire Flames (Hidden Legacy #4) by Ilona Andrews (eARC) | 4.5 out of 5 Night Pleasures (Dark Hunters #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon (eBook) | 2.5 out of 5 Then Came You (Laws of Attractions #3) by Kate Meader (eARC) | 4 out of 5 The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren (eARC) | 4.25 out of 5 Bridal Boot Camp (Little Bridge Island #0.5) by Meg Cabot (eARC) | 3.75 out of 5
What I Reviewed
Passion on Park Avenue (Central Park Pact #1) by Lauren Layne | 4 out of 5 Taming the Scotsman (MacAllisters #4) by Kinley MacGregor | 4 out of 5 Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson #7) by Patricia Briggs | 4 out of 5
What I Got
American Witch (American Witch #1) by Thea Harrison Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8) by Patricia Briggs Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson #9) by Patricia Briggs Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson #10) by Patricia Briggs
What I Got for Review
The Wallflower Wager (Girl Meets Duke #3) by Tessa Dare Sapphire Flames (Hidden Legacy #4) by Ilona Andrews Don’t You Forget about Me by Mhairi McFarlane Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren
What Made Me Laugh
There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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