The WWW Wednesday meme is currently hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words and is a great way to do a weekly update on what you’ve been reading and what you have planned.
To take part all you have to do is answer the following three questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
I just finished a book last night so I’m currently trying to decide what to read next. I have signed myself up for a group read of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han so I’m kind of tempted to just start it a little early. This is one of those books I’ve had and been meaning to read for ages and never got around to. I have watched the movie and really enjoyed it so I have high hopes for a cute and funny read which is just what I’m in the mood for right now. There is of course a danger that if I read this I’ll end up having to read the whole trilogy though.
On audio I lost my hold on Mythos by Stephen Fry and given there were 55 people waiting it seems like it may be some time before I get it back. On the plus side this does mean I have some time to listen to In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire. I have been loving her Wayward Children series so I’ve been looking forward to this one for ages. They’re quite short so I’m already half way through and while I don’t think it’s gonna be my new favourite in the series it’s a great listen.
I’m still struggling to concentrate on anything for any length of time and just don’t know what book to pick up so my reading has been a tad eclectic over the last week.
I did manage to read Dirt on the Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones, the ninth book in the Charley Davidson series so I’m getting closer to being able to read the galley of the thirteenth and final book. I did have some initial doubts about this installment (I’m fairly certain the accepted treatment for amnesia is not leaving them as a Jane Doe and pretending you don’t know them) but I did like that this was a more straightforward story than the last couple have been. It was nice to take a step back from the whole saving humanity from the forces of evil thing.
I also managed to make a start on my reading around the world challenge with A Cat, A Man and Two Women. It is a short read but there are some great characters, and a wonderful depiction of the relationships between them and Japanese culture in general (plus there’s a cat being a typical cat). Not entirely sure it counts but I also read essay We Should All Be Feminists by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie which was a really great take on what being a feminist means. I’ve also picked up a short story collection by the author so that will no doubt be up soon.
Reading an essay on feminism then reading a historical romance was probably not the best idea but yeah that’s kinda what I did. I usually love Tessa Dare but A Night to Surrender really didn’t do it for me. There were far too many instances of Bram forcing himself on Susanna and her initially keeping quiet so as not to be ruined before succumbing to the desire she didn’t realize she had for him (hmm). It had some good moments but I’m afraid this is probably my least favourite book by Dare so far.
Work’s still busy and I’m feeling like I’m in a bit of a reading slump so I’m not entirely sure what I’ll pick up next. I keep doing that thing where I pick something up read a few pages then put it down because I’m not in the mood. I may try and continue on with Charley Davidson, they do seem to be the only books that hold my attention right now or I may go pick something off my NetGalley shelf. I am looking for some books for challenges too so if anyone has any recommendations for books with yellow covers or that are set in the southern hemisphere (but not in Australia or New Zealand) let me know.
Have you read any of the books on my list this week? Any others you’d recommend? As always please feel free to leave comments and links below.
Happy Reading ❤