It’s “What are you reading?” Wednesday!

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:

The Betrothed by Kiera Cass

I am a huge Kiera Cass fan.  I absolutely flew through The Selection series and have recommended it several times.  So I was so excited when I heard she had a new book coming out! I really like that it shows the hardships and politics that go into picking a queen. This book is chock-full of strong, complex women who are navigating a system determined to keep them down. I am positive I’ll  be finished with the book by the end of today!

The Witches are Coming by Lindy West

The Witches are Coming is a biting cultural critique from the creator of Shrill, Lindy West.  The book is specifically a commentary on the #MeToo movement and the new reality it finds us in.  She is thought provoking and funny, and has a great tone that is accentuated if you listen to the audiobook like I am currently doing.  Her irreverent humor brings a lightness to often dismal topics such as sexual abuse and everday sexism.  I am really enjoying this book and can already tell I will be recommending it to lots of people!

What I’ve recently finished:

The Wysman by Dorothy Winsor

I was so excited to be selected to read this YA fantasy ARC, and was able to read it in less than a day. It is a story of elemental magic, mysterious abductions, and outcasts looking to find their place. The characters were complex and relatable, and the world is one I hope to return to again.  I definitely recommend this one!

The Book Of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

I was so excited when I saw the premise of this book- a story from the perspective of Ana, the wife of Jesus.  I was fascinated by the idea of hearing some of the tales of Christian mythology through the lens of a woman. The book is full of fantastic characters, including several strong women who struggle to find their voices in a society that reduces them to nothing.  Ana lives an amazing life of her own, and is more than just the dutiful, obedient daughter and wife her family demands her to be.  This book was gorgeously written, and I recommend it very highly! 

What I think I’ll read next:

Mother Daughter Widow Wife by Robin Wasserman

A woman, given the name Wendy Doe, is discovered on a bus with no memory of who she is, where she is going, or where she came from.  Wendy, her doctor, and a woman claiming to be her daughter must work together to determine who she is and how she came to have amnesia.  Sounds like a mystery that is right up my alley and I can’t wait to get into it!

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

I really loved the Hunger Games series and devoured them when they were originally published.  I have longed to return to Panem and I was super excited to hear another book would be joining the series.  I will admit I am a little unsure of a prequel about Snow, but I am excited to see where the story takes us.  Snow was a perfect villain, so it will be interesting to learn about his backstory.  I guess I will just have to see where the story takes me!

See you all with a new review soon! x

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