Ohhh man, friends. It has been one hell of a week.
I’ve been meaning, but my schedule’s been lighter than usual. Between my birthday and being ill this week and some other unforeseen life hurdles I am exhausted.
But I’m here! Honestly it’ll be good for me to check in and take inventory on what I’ve been reading lately, and I want to hear from you too!
WWW Wednesday is a book meme that comes from Taking On a World of Words.
The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
What I’m currently reading:
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
This is the Summer release that I’ve been waiting for! I hopped on this book on its recent release day and haven’t been disappointed. I’ve read almost all of Ruth Ware’s books and most of them have been really enjoyable. Turn of the Key is just what I wanted and expected from Ware’s signature mystery/thriller style: super eerie, scarily relatable, and a wild tangle of theories. I’m about halfway finished with this one and at the part I’m at now (“creeeaaak”) I can’t put it down. I’m sufficiently creeped and happy. I’ll report back when its finished!
What I’ve recently finished:
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
I’m going to be writing a longer feature about this journey, but this was a turn-around for me! I read this the month it came out, a few years ago, and it was okay but…didn’t call to me further than that. And then it blew up to beloved proportions in the book community. So many of my book friends and fam have begged, cajoled, bargained, and needled me to try this one out again and…hell, I liked it. Was it perfect? No, but I liked it a lot more than the first time around, and I’m definitely going to try the sequel (which I’m assured is the best). Here’s to second chances!
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
In contrast to second chances, this is one of my all time favorite books. And what’s ironic about it being one of my favorites is that its also a war book. (Or…kinda.) Code Name Verity is a YA historical fiction novel that has one of the most beautiful, underrated, cry-worthy female friendships that I’ve ever read. I would recommend this book to anyone, adult or YA, because I think this one crosses that border so well. And, regardless, it is just such a beautiful, heart-breaking, worthy story. I don’t know how to properly express my love for this book, just trust me and add this one to your list.
What I think I’ll read next:
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
This is the sequel to A Court of Thorns and Roses, above. Enough said. I think I’m going to start this one next but I’ve been in a mood-reading groove lately so we’ll see how I feel after I finish my current read. This looks good. I’m intrigued by the part of this world that we get to explore in the second volume and I hope that it pulls me deeper into the series. Fingers crossed!
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
I know next to nothing about this one, other than the fact that it has great reviews and that its an Adult Contemporary. My book club is reading this one this month and so I’m hopping on the train! I kind of like diving into books unknown every once in a while, so I’m looking forward to whatever surprises it has in store. Have you read this one?
Leave a comment and tell me what you’re reading this week!
Love it? Hate it? Recommend it??