WWW Wednesday is a meme currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s very simple – answer the three questions and leave a link in Sam’s post.
The Three Ws are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next
Hate Love and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed – I’m not the biggest fan of the love triangle troupe, but so far I’m really like this book. I’m only about a third of the way through, but I like the fight within Maya about following tradition verse wanting to break through it. I’m sure I’ll talk about this more when I write my review, but I find inner struggle about wanting to be who you are verse who your parents and you place in life wants you to be. So far this is great and I’m looking forward to finishing it.
Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero- This a book that I think was in the end year wrap-up of Worst Best Sellers at the end of last year. I know I heard about it from that podcast. I’m also about a third of the way through as well. It’s basically a Scooby-Doo style story involving a group of childhood friends who used to solve mysteries coming back to the last case they worked as adults and confronting the real-life demons from that case. It’s just starting to get really good and I’m excited to finish it up.
Ever Alice by HJ Ramsay- This i the last book of my NEWTs read-a-thon I have to finish. I have to read this book on my tablet, which is why it takes me so long to read ARCs. I don’t like reading on screens. Anyway, I’m loving the style and story of this book. I have always like Alice in Wonderland and revisiting Alice in this way is very compelling. There’s a thread of mental illness and I think it’s a really interesting way to explore that story.
Word by Word Kory Stamper- Listen, I love writing and words and learning about the English language. This book is, like, exactly the kind of book that should be marketed directly at me. I loved it. It’s not a reference book, but it talks about the history of dictionaries and words, but it’s an interesting journey through words. It’s just a good book. I think if you like writing and enjoy words and what words mean — literally and philosophically– check this one out.
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi- I’ve never read a graphic novel before, and I would like to shout out my friend AJ for recommending this one. I also didn’t know much about Iran. I knew some about the hostage crisis in the 70s, but from the point of view of US history, so learning about the war in the middle east and history of different cultures always eye-opening, and I really need to seek out and read books about different things. This was a really great book and I’ll be looking for the rest of the series to learn the rest of the story.
*The reviews of these haven’t posted yet, but they are coming. check back on Mondays for reviews.
Darius the Great is Not Okay Adib Khorram- I have been excited about this book for a while. It has a super high rating on Goodreads and my twitter exploded earlier this week with talk of a sequel so I’m sure I’m in for a journey. I can’t wait to dig in!
Again but Better by Christine Riccio – I’ve been promising to read this book for too long. I will be reading it after After Alice. Since I received this ARC, I’ve seen mixed things about it, but looking forward to digging into it.
His Hideous Heart edited by Dahlia Adler – I am gearing up for spooky Halloween and I’ve been seeing some really great things about this collection of Edgar Allan Poe retellings. So I’m sure this will get me the spooky mood.
And that’s what I’ve been up to when it comes to books! How are you doing?
Have any recommendations for Halloween? I’m planning on reading the rest of Kerri Maniscalco Stalking Jack the Ripper series in October, but I’m always open for some Halloween inspired tales.
Until next time Internet,