I’ve seen a lot of bookish memes and list ideas here on the book-blogging circuit, and I wish I could do all of them! One of my favorites has been a trend of bloggers posting their current reads on Wednesdays.
This week I’ll be taking inspiration from Taking On a World of Words, and trying out their “WWW Wednesday!”
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:
Home Before Dark by Riley Sager
Another Riley Sager book and I am knee-deep in it already. It is so good. Thrilling, exciting, confusing, but in the best way, Sager has never disappointed me. I’ve been anticipating this book since its announcement and it is so exciting to finally dive in! This is a haunted house story that isn’t about a haunted house, and so far I am in love with every creepy corner. Check this one out soon.
If you’re not up to date on what’s currently happening in our world and our country, this is another good book to help open your eyes. I’m reading this book with a group of young, white women from my book club who are all hoping to become better allies and it has been an intense, eye-opening, and often soul-searching experience. All of us come from different backgrounds and places in the country, and so opinions differ, but we are all getting a lot out of this book. If you’re looking for more to read on this important topic, we posted a list to help get you started.
What I’ve recently finished:
Peace Talks by Jim Butcher
…I don’t even know what to say. I waited five years for this book and it was not a disappointment in the slightest. I can’t say enough how much I love this series and, yes, I know I’m biased because I’ve been reading it since Middle School. Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files has only gotten better and better with each and every book, and Peace Talks cranked that up to eleven. Originally one large book, this works as part one of two books that Butcher will be releasing this year. Battle Ground, the next installment in the series, hits shelves this September. Look for Peace Talks in July!
The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
I loved this! And I had high expectations, because this book is very well-beloved in the book reading community. I had this book recommended to me so many times that by the time I picked it up I was worried that it wouldn’t live up to the excitement, but it did. This YA coming of age, horror story is part fairy tale and part nightmare. It’s thrilling, fast, engrossing, and feminist AF. If you haven’t read this book, check it out.
What I think I’ll read next:
The Circle by Dave Eggers
I’ve wanted to read this one for a while and I just got it as a gift from a book group I’m in. This book is about a woman who takes a job at an exclusive internet company, only to find darker and darker secrets as she gets pulled further in. It’s been called thrilling, relevant to today, and has an almost cult-like love from critics and readers. When I worked at the bookstore, we sold a lot of this book, and I am excited to finally dig into it.
Wonderland by Zoje Stage
I JUST got approved to read this on Netgalley and I am SO Excited. We are big fans of Zoje Stage here at Story-eyed and I, personally, was aching to read her newest novel. Wonderland is a horror novel, which further excites me as I’ve been reading and loving a lot more of the genre in the last few years. Its been described as “If Shirley Jackson wrote The Shining,” and I for one am SO excited to find out exactly what happens in this book. Look for my review in a couple of weeks!
See you soon, friends! x