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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:

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

Wow, this series. I read ACOTAR years ago and didn’t love it, but only finally picked this series back up after much coaxing and cajoling. I’m really enjoying it now. The second and (so far) third books have had so much more of all the things I wanted in the first, dark and complicated topics and emotions, old magic, and a wide and diverse cast of characters. I am definitely looking forward to getting some vengeance in this last installment of the trilogy.

Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

I just started this but it sounds so good! This one has been all over the internet, snagging a spot in Reese Witherspoon’s book club as well as being one of the most talked about books in adult fiction right now. I’ve heard it compared to Big Little Lies and also that its a cathartic read for those of us watching the growth of the #MeToo movement today. I really like it so far and I can’t wait to finish. I’ll definitely be reviewing this title, so keep an eye out!

What I’ve recently finished:

Growing Things by Paul Tremblay

This was…very interesting. Growing Things is a collection of short horror stories and I found it very hit or miss, depending on the story. I’ve read and enjoyed both of Tremblay’s novels and this definitely had his signature style and grit. I’m not a big short story reader in general, but I found myself easily drawn into these little microcosms of scary stories. Every one was wildly different and my feelings about them were too, but overall I enjoyed this. If you’re a horror fan, check this out.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

So it begins! I’ll be doing a feature on this, I think, but I am officially starting my Grishaverse re-read! I’ve been trying to read King of Scars, the newest installment in this world, for months but haven’t been able to get it into my TBR, so I started toying with the idea of reading the whole series again to build up to it. I didn’t love or hate the Grisha trilogy the first time I read it, though I LOVED the Six of Crows duology, so I’m hoping that I’ll be able to merge those two feelings and worlds this time around. This will also be my first time adding Language of Thorns into that lineup. Looking forward to it!

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

I’ve read this book so many times but it had been a while before this reread. I recommended this to a friend in my book club the other day and just talking about it made me feel the urge to read it again. Noah’s memoir is funny, touching, smart, observant, and feels like listening to a friend. I particularly love the audio of this book and I highly recommend it to anyone. This book is excellent.

What I think I’ll read next:

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

I’m really looking forward to starting this one, eeeeeveryone I know who’s read it has loved it. Does that mean my expectations are high? Oh, they are so high. But I’m hoping this lives up to the hype. I’ve been really digging YA fantasy lately so I’m optimistic!

The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis

This is one of my most anticipated novels, I’m so excited to read this. I won this ARC from BookishFirst and it looks so good. Lauded as “Westworld meets A Handmaid’s Tale,” I could not be more eager or excited to see what that looks like. This book looks feminist AF! And hopefully it’s an amazing story too. I’ll report back when I’m done!

What are you reading this week?? Leave a comment letting me know!

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Its “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 reading now:

The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson

It’s time! I read and reviewed the first book in this series, Truly Devious, last month and enjoyed it a lot. I’m buddy-reading this one with a friend (hey, girl!) and I’m really looking forward to diving back into this mystery. Fingers crossed that we get to find out a little more about who might be comitting these murders! Look for my review soon.

The Divorce by Victoria Jenkins

This is an ARC sent to me through Netgalley and so far it is really riveting. Told through a couple’s meetings with their marriage counselor, it’s been fascinating to read their story from only an “hour” of conflict every week. This book has been all about reading between the lines so far and I expect it to get crazy, it feels like there’s a twist coming. Look for my review of this book in a week or two, and check it out on shelves on July 4th!

David Mogo, Godhunter by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

I’ve only just started, but I am so excited to read this. This is an ARC sent to me through Netgalley and I’ve heard it described more than once as Harry Dresden meets Nigerian mythology. I’m sold! Look for my review of this book in the next few weeks, and check it out on shelves on July 9th!

What I’ve recently finished:

The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

This book was a trip! I loved Head Full of Ghosts, another horror novel by Paul Tremblay, and this one did not disappoint. Set in a secluded cabin in the woods, as scary stories usually are, the terror and confusion that descends upon this home is as eerie as it is bizarre. The Cabin at the End of the World took some crazy turns. I was left wondering “what??” at so many points during my reading and I had a lot of fun.

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Wow. This YA historical fiction novel follows a multitude of characters who board the ship Wilhelm Gustloff, headed to sea with more than 10,000 refugees, and how she tragically sank. I was floored by this story. I can’t believe that I had never heard of this happening! The author uses various POVs to tell this story, all youth, and the voices she chose were powerful and heartbreaking.

Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgraff and Georgia Hardstark

This book was SO much fun. I loved all of it, the funny and heartbreaking parts. If you don’t follow their extraordinarily popular podcast “My Favorite Murder,” you should check it out. This is the story of how these authors met, how their podcast got started, and some of the key philosophies and important stories behind those events. It was great, and I hope to review it soon.

What I think I’ll read next:

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

This YA Fantasy has been on my TBR list since it was released! I’m so excited to read it and even more excited because I just won this in a giveaway in my book club! (If you haven’t heard me talk about how amazing my book club is, check out my book bingo page for more info about The Book Democracy!) This book looks dark, full of intrigue, and hopefully some fantasy and romance. I’m in.

The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh

I’m really looking forward to this one. This is an ARC sent to me by Penguin Random House through BookishFirst, and I am so lucky to have snagged a copy! I enjoyed Ahdieh’s other series, The Wrath and the Dawn, and this one looks completely different and just as good. Set in New Orleans in 1872, The Beautiful looks like it will be filled with magic, intrigue, and the darkest creatures of the night.

What are you reading this week?? Drop me a line in the comments!

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Its “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 reading now:

A lot of Sci-fi and Fantasy this week! And a lot of sequels!

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

I LOVE this series! I don’t want it to be over, but I’m almost done with this book and it’s the last in the Illuminae trilogy. To anyone who likes Science Fiction, action-packed and movie-like writing, or are interesting in an extremely creative format in both written and audio form, I recommend this series with all of my heart. I wish I could read it again for the first time, but I’ll just have to settle for reading it again.

The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson

Another sequel! I read Mistborn, the first in this triology, last month and I loved it so much. A good friend recommended it and then went on to gush about how good the series was, so I have to read the rest of it and find out. This world is so original and complex! I’ve read a lot of Fantasy in my lifetime and this isn’t really like anything else I’ve read before, in the greatest way. I’m enjoying the second installment in this series a lot so far, even though I’ve only just started it.

Kingsbane by Claire Legrand

I don’t know why this book is taking me so long! I’m enjoying it a lot, to be honest, but there are so many books on my radar right now that I’m excited about and currently enjoying that I’m having a little trouble concentrating. I wonder why! I loved Furyborn, the book that precedes this one in its trilogy, and I’ve been waiting patiently for Kingsbane to release! So far its great, and look for a review on my blog soon.

What I’ve recently finished:

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

I haven’t read as much this week because I’ve been traveling! But I did finish this gem, and I loved it. With the Fire on High was musical, poetic, colorful, and delicious. I was highly anticipating this sophomore novel by Acevedo and she did not disappoint. Look for this review on my blog this week!

What I think I’ll read next:

I can’t decide! There are too many options and I’m excited about all of them. Here are a few of my choices:

The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson

This is the sequel to Truly Devious, which I reviewed last week. I’m really excited to jump into this one, I want to know more about solving these murders! This being the second one in the series, I’m looking forward to a deepening of the story that was begun in Truly Devious and I can’t wait to see what Johnson has to offer.

The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

This looks sooo interesting! I’m so eager to start this one. I loved A Head Full of Ghosts, another adult horror novel by Paul Tremblay, and if this is half as good I expect to be happy. Plus, I haven’t read a horror novel in a long time! It’ll be fun to jump back into that world for a while, and I’ll review it here when I’m done!

Splinters are Children of Wood by Leia Penina Wilson

This is a DRC I’m reading voluntarily for its publisher. It’s a short, delightful collection of poems and I haven’t read a lot of poetry lately, so I’m excited to pick it back up.

What are you reading this week? What are you excited about? What should I read next?!