Lisa’s Weekly Recap ~ 5.6.17

May 6, 2017 // Posted by Lisa in Stacking the Shelves, Weekly Recaps // 10 Comments

Weekly Recap is a weekly feature here at Lost in Literature where we discuss all things bookish from the past week!

I’ve linked to Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga at Team Tynga’s Reviews & The Sunday Post, hosted by Kim at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.


Life Happenings

Here we are, the first week of May coming to an end, and I still can’t believe it!!  The thought that my son will be out of school next month for the summer is shocking.  I can’t believe how quickly this year has been flying by!!  At the same time, there are a few things in my life happening right now that feel like they’re taking forrrrreverrrrrrr to get here, so I guess that’s just how time works.  LOL

Our weather has been pretty typical for us here.  Lots of rain, temps in the 60’s, the usual springtime showers often.  Usually it’s April that rains a lot, though this year it’s definitely feeling like May is going to be our rainier month.  But if the showers bring the flowers, I’ll be a happy girl!

I’ve found so many awesome books lately!!  New authors that I didn’t know I’d love so much, and I’ve even ventured out of my comfort zone when it comes to genres too!  I’m definitely looking forward to my spring TBR!

Book Haul (For Review)

Physical Books

The Outsiders \\ This Lullaby \\ The Alchemists of Loom

A Court of Wings and Ruin \\ Deviation, Conviction & Redemption \\ Public Relations

Broken Bay \\ Retribution Rails \\ Kill All Happies \\ Wildman


Until it Fades \\ Everything, Everything



Roar (Stormheart, #1)


Subscription Boxes

April’s Lit-cube theme was “You’ve Got Mail!”  I wasn’t sure which book we would be receiving, but when I saw it was Alex, Approximately I flipped out!!  I adored this book!!!  It’s definitely one of my favorite books this year.  This box, as well as other prior boxes, are often available for purchase on the Lit-cube site, so be sure to check if you’d like to purchase one for yourself.  May’s box is sold out now, but the theme for June has just been revealed as “Modern Cinderella”.  How cool does that sound?!

You can use code “LOSTINLIT10” to save 10% off your first box! 

Book of the Month

As a Book of the Month Bookbassador I am lucky enough to receive books each month from this amazing company.  I cannot recommend them enough.  Their selections are always so good, and the shipping and packaging is top notch!

This month there’s a special promo for INTO THE WATER by Paula Hawkins (author of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN)!  If you’re an existing customer, you can add INTO THE WATER this month for only $9.99!  If you haven’t yet subscribed, you can receive INTO THE WATER free with a three-month subscription, using the code “water” at checkout!  What a fantastic deal!!

Check out their website for more information on how you can pick a book each month and have it shipped to your front door (free shipping!) for only $9.99!

Currently Reading

Girl Out of Water Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, #1) Every Little Thing (Hart's Boardwalk, #2)

Reading: Girl out of Water ~ This is a really cute contemporary read.  It has a definite Morgan Matson feel to it.  A perfect spring/summer read for sure!

Reading: Flame in the Mist ~ I’m only a few chapters in, but already it’s really good!

Listening: Every Little Thing ~ I’m really enjoying this series!! A perfect read for listening to while doing errands around the house.




Do you have an account? If so, leave the link in the comments below so I can check it out! 🙂


Current Giveaways

Win a COMPLETE SET of Sarah Dessen books in paperback!

ICYMI: This Week’s Posts


Follow Us


lets chat

That’s my week in books! Have you read any of these? Let’s chat!



Tags: , ,

  • Yes to the weather. Same here and I am sick of the rain!!! I want to go outside with the kids. Wow so many great books!!! Enjoy and have a great week!

  • You got so many great books! I love that edition of The Outsiders and I’m so excited about Roar! Have a great weekend!

  • Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Yeah, we’ve been having quite the bit of rain the last two weeks! I mean last week is understandable but this week? Lol!

    Nice new reads! I can’t wait to read ACOWAR! I was planning to save it for Memorial Day weekend because I initially thought I’d have a nice quiet house…but doesn’t look like it’s happening after all! But I know the weekend after that will work perfect too! So in the meantime I am avoiding every review, tweet, instagram caption about the book! I still fave nearly all the pics I see though!! LOL!

    Happy Reading!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  • This year has gone by WAY too fast! I remember thinking in January how many more months my kid had in school and now he’s done next month for the summer – crazy! I’m looking forward to reading Girl Out of Water … I love anything that has a Morgan Matson feel. I wish I had the money to subscribe to book subscription boxes … I had a few for a while and LOVED them but money’s tight right now so I can’t. 🙁 Book of the Month sounds really cool! I don’t think we have that one in Canada, but I should check it out. Here’s to another great week!

  • Grace Fonseca

    Awesome haul of books. I’m hoping to grab ROAR at BEA.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  • Your instagrams are gorgeous!! I’m super excited to read Roar when it comes out – the synopsis sounds amazing! I also can’t wait to read Into the Water. I absolutely adored The Girl on the Train and I hope the author’s next book lives up to it!

  • laura thomas

    I’m ready for summer to stick around for good. Had a few blustery days but they’re gone now and the sun is shining. Such lovely pics of your books. It looks like you have plenty to keep you reading for a while:)

    My Sunday Post

  • Oh my gosh, your photos are just so beautiful! <3 I rarely get to see them on the IG stream, cause… IG stream and lack of time. Sooooo lovely!!!

  • I am indeed on Instagram, though I would hesitate to call myself a “bookstagrammer” – your beautiful, elaborate photos are absolutely out of my league! I am @raincitylibrarian, if you fancy a look all the same. 😉

  • I was cool with the months flying by in the winter months, but now it needs to slow down (and get warmer).

    I’m reading The Flame in the Mist as well!