WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam and Elizabeth over at Taking on a World of Words.
This meme asks
- What are you currently reading
- What you have recently finished reading
- What you plan on reading next
I am currently reading
- ‘Til the Well Runs Dry, Lauren Francis-Sharma
- Magpie’s Song, Allison Pang
- The Waking Land, Callie Bates
- The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
Yes I am reading FOUR books at the same time! I almost never only read one book at a time, but even for me four is a bit excessive.
I am doing a reading challenge “LOTR Chapter-a-day” starting with The Hobbit. I am very active on the website LITSY and that is how I discovered the challenge. It is great because a lot of us are re-reading it together and several people are reading it for the very first time. I love the Chapter-a day element because there is no pressure to finish and you can really take the time to enjoy the writing.
Magpie’s Song I am reading an e-galley from NetGalley to review. It is cool so far. It is probably the first novel that I have read that I would consider “Steampunk” (I actually had to google that bc I’m old lol) It is considered YA but it doesn’t seem so to me.
The Waking Land is a book that I found out about through NetGalley, but didn’t get approved for the e-arc. The cover is beautiful and the story premise seems interesting but 100 pages in and I’m still kind of confused as to the world building. I will stick with it so we will see.
‘Til the Well Runs Dry is a book that I have had for at least two years. I bought it when it first came out and for some reason or another I never picked it up again. I found another reading challenge called “Read the World” and the theme for July is The Caribbean. I remembered that I had this book and that it takes place on the island of Trinidad. It is a good story about a woman and her children and the adversity she faces as a young single mother. The title is part of the saying “You don’t miss the water ’til the well runs dry” which is one that I love.
Books that I have recently finished…
- Crystal Storm : Falling Kingdoms #5, Morgan Rhodes
- Every Heart a Doorway, Seanan McGuire
- What We Lose, Zinzi Clemmons
Crystal Storm is the last book that is currently available from the Falling Kingdoms series. The sixth and final volume is set to be published in February 2018. This is so upsetting. Crystal Storm ended on a MAJOR cliffhanger; I’m talking Niagra falls here people! I legitimately thought my book was missing pages. In the authors acknowledgements she says “sorry for the cliffhanger” to which I replied with some choice words of my own, but really Ms. Rhodes, I’m sorry for the horrible things I said, I need the last one!
This turned into a major reading slump. I have picked up several books and read the first few pages and they haven’t been holding my interest.
Every Heart a Doorway I listened to on audio. It was short but totally weird and cool. I am definitely looking forward to reading more from this author.
What We Lose was one of those books that people have been raving about and has a pretty cover; I know, is it possible for me to be more predictable. It was decent. Not something I normally read. The writing was well done and some of the insights into coping with a sick parent or fresh grief were definitely highlight-and-remember worthy; but the book as a whole was disjointed. When you finally think that the story has started going in a direction, it quickly shifts into another, seemingly irrelevant, one.
What I’m planning to read next…
So even though I am currently reading four books, I am still in a slump. I have a readathon that I am participating in this weekend. It’s called 24 in 48. The purpose is to read for 24 hours out of 48 hours. I am trying to find something that will keep me going for twenty four hours. I was thinking about The Inheritance Trilogy by NK Jemisen. Some other books that I have recently acquired and may read in the near future are..
- Goodbye Vitamin, Rachel Khong
- The Black Witch, Laurie Forest
- The City Always Wins, Omar Robert Hamilton
I am also planning on reading The Serpent King, by Jeff Zentner, for my book club this month.
What are you currently reading? Any reading slump-buster recommendations?