I’m currently reading The Magpie Lord by K.J. Charles, which is the first in the series A Charm of Magpies. This is actually a reread for me; I’ve read it twice before. It’s just such a fun book, and I need something lighter and fun. It’s about a man named Lucien Vaudrey who is under a curse and Stephen Day, the magic user who agrees to help break the curse.
I just finished On the Come Up by Angie Thomas. This book was so amazing! I loved Bri so much and really felt for her and her struggles. It tapped into some issues for me, and I found it hard to read at times, but the characters were so real and nuanced and the plot so good, that, despite having stress dreams, I couldn’t stop reading it.
I don’t know what I’m going to read next. I checked out stuff from the library, but I think they all might be too heavy for me right now. I’ll probably look for some m/m romance or just reread the ones I have. I also kind of want to read Let’s Talk about Love by Claire Kann, and the library does have it, so I might do that.
What are you reading this week? Drop a comment below and let me know!
So, before I get started on my WWW Wednesday, I want to warn everyone that I might be cutting back on how often I post. I’m not 100% sure yet, but I’m in a really intensive therapy program right now that keeps me busy all day and exhausted at night, and, even though it’s only been two days, I’m not as motivated to read. It’s only three weeks, then I go on my big vacation, so we’ll see how it goes. All I know is I’m going to have homework and stuff to work on, so reading might take the back seat. Not what I’d wanted this summer, but it’s what I need. So, I might not be posting as many reviews and I might give up doing tags on Friday. We’ll see how I feel.
Anyway, now that’s out of the way, WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. Each week, you answer three questions:
What are you reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m currently reading The One by Kiera Cass, which is book 3 of the Selection series. I’m a little iffy on it right now, because I’m tired of the same scene playing out between America and Maxon. However, I’m glad that politics seems like it’s going to be a bigger part of it, because that’s what I’m interested in about the world.
I’m still reading Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown, although I just couldn’t read it at all last night. Too much therapy during the day I think; I needed to turn my brain off.
I just finished Every Alice by H.J. Ramsay, which I got from NetGalley, and whoo-boy, did I hate it. There was a part in the middle when I thought it was sort of okay, but then the ending ruined it. I’m not sure how I’m going to review it, but I’m going to try.
I’m excited the library finally got On the Come Up by Angie Thomas because I’ve been wanting to read it. I was less excited that I and J were missing from the Kinsey Millhone books; I hope they were just checked out. I should put Middlemarch on the list, too, because I said I’d try and read it this summer, but I’m quite feeling it yet.
So, that’s my Wednesday. What are you reading today?
Ah, it’s Wednesday once again. Of course, days don’t mean much to me right now because I’m on vacation. It’s been nice being able to do what I want, lay around and read, go to the gym, go shopping, and generally destress. I just wish I could sleep at night. For some reason, I’m spending most of the night tossing and turning. Maybe because it’s so hot. I live in an area that rarely gets higher than the 70’s (Fahrenheit) and we were 104 yesterday, so I’m struggling.
I’ve just started G is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton. It’s the next in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series.
I finished The Elite by Kiera Cass and Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin on Sunday, and The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White on Monday. I really liked Dark Descent a lot; it was horrifying in a wonderful way and I loved Elizabeth with a burning passion.
I’m probably going to save Some Kind of Magic by R. Cooper for my trip next week because it’s on my Kindle and I just want to take my Kindle with me. I’m also looking for recommendations for other books I should get; I know I have a ton of books on my Kindle already, but I want to read new stuff on my trip.
That’s my week so far. What’s your week looking like? Do you have any suggestions for books I should buy or check out for my trip? Drop a comment below and let me know!
Ever Alice by H.J. Ramsay is from NetGalley. It’s about Alice from Alice in Wonderland after Wonderland and everything that happens to her. It’s also about the Queen of Hearts and her descent into further madness. I’m not… super enjoying it right now. It’s a little choppy and feels unfinished. But I’ll keep reading it to see if it gets better.
Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice by Brene Brown is once again not a book but a lecture she gave. It’s not about religion, but about the belief that people are connected to each other through something bigger than themselves, whether it be religion, art, exercise, singing, … whatever, really. I really like listening to her speak; it’s soothing, and that’s just what I need this week.
If you are paying close attention, you will notice I didn’t read any of the books I said I was going to read next last week. Last week, I said I was either going to read Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy,or Treacherous is the Night by Anna Lee Huber. Part of the reason I didn’t read either is because I didn’t end up going to Barnes and Noble after the play I saw on Saturday (it’s almost forty minutes away and I only go every once in awhile). The other reason is my library had Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff available and I wanted to read it. And I’m super glad I did.
So, next, I think I’ll read *drumroll*
What are you reading this find Wednesday? Drop a comment below and let me know!
It really doesn’t feel like Wednesday today. I had Monday off work, so yesterday felt like Monday and now it feels like Tuesday. This, I think, will work in my favor as I’m eagerly anticipating Saturday, when I can go see (and probably get my heart broken by) Avengers: Endgame. If I’m a day behind, the week will go more quickly, right?
I’m still reading The Gifts of Imperfection. It’s a short book, so I’m not sure why it’s taking me so long. I’m engaged in it, and it’s giving me a lot to think about, but I’m just not going through it as fast as I thought I would.
I’m also rereading Aru Shah and the End of Time. I read it last year and I wanted to refresh my memory because the sequel is being released next week. It’s still a really fun book, and I love Aru and her confidence in herself. I also love Mini and her lack of confidence; I find it really easy to relate to.
I really loved Any Old Diamonds by KJ Charles a lot. My review went up Monday and it was all me gushing. It was just so good.
I also really liked Song of Achilles. It was definitely as good as I heard. I think I may have liked Circe more, but this is definitely a new favorite.
Good Omens was a fun listen, but I could never quite get over Adam’s voice. I just kept expecting him to go on a rant about the kids on his lawn and why can’t they be respectful like they were in his day. It didn’t fit the character of an eleven year old boy at all. But, the story was still fun, and now I’m really looking forward to the series.
I think that I’ll probably read Play it Again by Aidan Wayne next. It’s an ARC I’ve been approved for on NetGalley and it’s fairly short. Then I’ll read Aru Shah and the Song of Death and An American Duchess. Or I’ll read two at a time. I always forget I can do that.
What are you currently reading? Drop a comment below and let me know!
It’s Wednesday! This week is going by too quickly. I’m on spring break and definitely think the week could go just a bit more slowly for me. Still, I’m getting a lot of reading done, relaxing, and enjoying myself. So that’s good.
I’m currently reading The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown. It’s a self-help book about how to treat yourself with compassion and embrace your imperfections. I heard about it from one of my favorite inspirational Youtubers, MuchelleB, and though it sounded interesting enough to check out. Luckily, the library had a copy. It’s short, only about 140 pages or so. If I really like it, I may buy a copy for myself to keep around. I definitely need to learn how to embrace my imperfections and be compassionate with myself. It’s something I struggle with daily.
I’m also reading Any Old Diamonds by K.J. Charles, who is one of my favorite romance writers. This book is about a diamond heist where a man named Lord Alexander Pyne hires Jerry Crozier to steal diamonds Alec’s father gives to his wife. They pose as best friends and wind up falling in love. So far, it’s just a really fun book.
I’m also still listening to Good Omens, although I’m coming up on the ending soon.
What did you recently finish?
I just finished Stone Rainbow by Liane Shaw. This book is about Jackson, a gay boy living in a small town. Although there are rumors circulating about his sexuality, he is in the closet to everyone but a few friends and his mother. Then, a boy named Benjamin moves to town and Jackson finds himself intensely attracted. After a brush with near tragedy, Jackson decides he can’t hide who he is anymore and decides to make a statement to himself, his friends, and his own. I really loved this book a lot. My review will be coming next week.
I also just finished The Earl Next Door by Amelia Grey, which was a sweet Victorian romance where the hero and heroine lived next door to each other. They are insanely attracted to one another, but keep finding excuses to butt heads with one another until their passion takes over. Review is coming later.
What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m not entirely sure yet. At some point, I have to read The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller, which I got from Amazon Prime and haven’t touched yet. I also want to reread Aru Shaw and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi so it’s fresh in my mind before I read Aru Shaw and the Song of Death, which came out today (and my Target didn’t have!!!). So, either or both of those.
What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next?
What are you currently reading?
I’m currently reading three books. One is An Artless Demise by Anna Lee Huber. This is the seventh in the Lady Darby series, which is a series of historical mystery books about a woman named Lady Kiera Darby. She had been married to a man who forced her to use her artistic abilities to draw cadavers for an accurate anatomy book. He got the bodies through illegal methods and, after his death, it caused a scandal that caused her to leave society in disgrace. By this book, she’s reentered society and in addition to pursuing her art, she also investigates mysteries. In this book, she’s returned to London just as a gang of body snatchers are arrested. Kiera’s past threatens her present and she must find a way to prove her innocence once again. I love, love, love this series and am so happy this book came out yesterday.
I’m also reading The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. It’s about a girl name Blue who’s been told her whole life that her destiny is to be the cause of her true love’s death. She’s determined not to fall in love, until she sees the not-quite-dead-yet spirit of Gansey in a cemetery on St. Mark’s Eve, the night when the spirits of those who will die that year walk through. Now, she needs to figure out how to stop him from dying. I’m only a few chapters in and it’s okay right now, I guess? I’m a little underwhelmed by it, but I’ll keep plugging along.
I’m also still listening to Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I have to stay, I’m getting a little annoyed at the narrator’s voice. There’s just something… bratty about it that I don’t like. It’s fitting to the characters, I suppose, but I still find it annoying.
What did you recently finish reading?
I just finished Tiger Queen by Annie Sullivan. This was a creative retelling of The Lady and the Tiger where the princess is a warrior being trained to be queen. She fights the suitors who want to marry her. When she finds out who the last suitor is, she knows she can never win and flees to the desert to train with her mortal enemies, The Desert Boys. I liked this book okay. It wasn’t my favorite, but once I got past the beginning and she got to the desert, I liked it a lot better. My review will be up in a few days.
I also finished Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia. I loved this book. In it, Eliza is an introvert who hates school. Her life is online, where she is creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. When a new boy comes to school and turns out to be a superfan of the comic, they form a bond, although she keeps her identity a secret. When it finally comes out, Eliza has to find a way to keep her world from collapsing around her. This book was amazing. It captured what it’s like to be stuck somewhere you hate and your only solace is the internet and your creative aspirations. I highly identified with Eliza and related to her struggles so much. Review to come.
What do you think you’ll read next?
After I finish my current books, I think I’ll read Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco. This is a sequel to Stalking Jack the Ripper and looks like it’ll be a lot of fun.
I will also start the book Milady by Laura L. Sullivan. This book is about Milday from Three Musketeers. I got it from NetGalley and look forward to reading it.
That’s my WWWs. What are yours? Drop comment below and let me know!