WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking On a World of Words. Every Wednesday, the posters discuss 3 Ws:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
Good afternoon! How was your Memorial Day holiday weekend (if you’re American)? Mine was wonderful; I read a few books, caught up on sleep, and visited Saguaro National Park. The weather here in Arizona has been unseasonably beautiful. I believe it was actually cooler here last week than it was in places like Michigan.
This is my third week participating in WWW Wednesday. I believe I’ve made more progress on my reading goals this week than I had in the previous two weeks (although I am a day late posting. Again). I am really enjoying using this weekly post to keep track of my reading. It’s nice to glance back and see what changed in regard to what I was currently reading and what I was thinking about reading. Well, let’s get started!
What are you currently reading?
- I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott: I’m about halfway through with this book, and I’m not sure how I feel. It’s a collection of short memoirs/observations, and some chapters are better than others. Much of Philpott’s musings are about motherhood, which I just can’t relate to.
- Blood and Money by Thomas Thompson: I haven’t made any progress on this book.
- On Immunity by Eula Biss: Still reading this one sporadically at work.
- The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski: I already ordered the second book in this series, and I’m ready to dive in once I finish this one! I also saw that there is a Witcher series coming to Netflix, which is pretty exciting.
- Perfect Murder, Perfect Town by Lawrence Schiller: Maybe it’s time to officially DNF this one.
- Playing Big by Tara Mohr: Ditto.
- The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson: Dammit, I WILL finish this book soon!
Me: I’ve made so much progress this week!
Also me: Has made no progress on my currently reading list.
What did you recently finish reading?
- In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire: I LOVED this book. It very well might be my favorite book in the series. Read my full review here!
- Ice by Sarah Beth Durst: So… this book was WEIRD. But I loved it. It was magical and kind of creepy. Full review to come!
- Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson: I somehow never read this book as a kid, and it’s on my list of books that I should read. I was disappointed in this “children’s classic.” Read my full review here!
- The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert: I almost didn’t read this book. Several of my Goodreads friends gave this book a one-star rating and wrote very critical reviews that addressed troubling issues with the book. But then I turned my copy of the book over and saw the rave reviews, including one from Seanan McGuire. I’m so glad I read this book anyway – I loved it, and I think the accusations I read on Goodreads were unfair. Full review to come!
- Love Hina, vol. 2 by Ken Akamatsu: I love this manga. I first read it in high school, and I’m so glad I picked it up again. It’s such a fun read.
- Horimiya, vol. 3 by Hero: I randomly saw this manga at my library, and I’m really enjoying it so far. It’s absolutely adorable.
What do you think you’ll read next?
- The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf: The reviews for this book are AMAZING. Another library book I can’t wait to read!
- Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant: I have seen this book all over Goodreads, and I’m feeling left out! It looks really creepy. Can’t wait to dive in!
- The Widow by Fiona Barton: I haven’t read a thriller in a while! I was planning on picking up Barton’s The Child, but then I realized it was the second book in a series. And I must start from the beginning!
- Uprooted by Naomi Novik: I see Novik’s recent book Spinning Silver everywhere. I decided to read her older book first. I’ll probably read it this weekend.
I need a fourth category this week…
What did you DNF?
- The Demonologist by Gerald Brittle: I read a couple chapters of this book before deciding to bring it back to the library. To be fair, this book was published in the 1980s, and is a product of its times. It’s not an “objective” evaluation of the paranormal, but instead a weirdly worshipful account of the Warren’s lives. I’m not interesting in reading a biased version of what exactly the Warrens were up to… I want to read a journalist’s fact-based findings and conclusions. This book is just not for me.
I’m writing this at work, and now all I want to do is go home and read! I hope you enjoy the rest of your week. Happy reading!