WWW January 8th, 2020

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

What am I currently reading?

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Children of Virtue and Vengence by Tomi Adeyemi- I’m listening to this book and it’s very good. Right now I kind of like the rest book better, but this is truly amazing. I’m excited to write out all my feelings in my review because I have a lot of them but Bahni Turpin, who narrates this book, is extremely talented (understatement). The voices she does are so great.

Romanov by Nadine Brandes- I like this book, but I wish I knew more about the actual history. I mean I know the basics of the Romanovs and the myth of Anastaisa but this is turning out to be an entertaining and interesting book. (I got this as an ARC and it came out in, like, August I think. I’m so close to catching up on ARCs.)

They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera- I have just started this. I’m just past the introduction of Mateo and Rufus so I don’t yet have a solid opinion, but I’m sure it will be lovely and I will cry many, many tears.

What have I recently finished?

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I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver – This book was so good. Mason Deaver has given the world a gift by creating Ben and Nathan. If you haven’t read this one I highly recommend it.

Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow – Listen. This is wild. There is so much happening. The ongoing Harvey Weinstein stuff (to put it lightly) was bonkers to start, but what happened during the reporting not only by Ronan Farrow but the New York Times reporters and the women with accusations is gross and crazy. If you can stomach a book about this topic, I highly recommend it.

Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro- This was a hard book to get through, but worth it. This book is extremely important, and I think in the future we’ll be looking at books like this one and Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give to see what it was like to live now. It was hard to read, but that hardness is what makes it so important.

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banksby E. Lockhart – I wanted to love this, and I think I would have a few years ago, but it didn’t hit in the right spots of me. However, As you can see, I’ve been reading a lot of really heavy books recently, so having this silly, low stakes book about private school kid nonsense (I mean this lovingly this is a good book) what just what I needed.

What do I plan to read next?

My plans have changed a little bit from what I was originally planning to read this January because I’m not finished writing what I wanted to write yet. but brace yourself for the amount of non-fiction about the American Revolution I’ll be reading in February.

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Dress Codes for Small Towns– Courtney C Stevens- When this book was released in August 2017, I read the blurb and I was hooked. It looks so good– a small town girl figuring out where they fit as she discovers herself on the brink of adulthood. It’s rated pretty high on Goodreads, so I’m really looking forward to it.

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi- In 2002, I was a sophomore in high school. I’m looking forward to reading a book that takes place when I was a teen about someone who had a much different experience than I did. I’ve been seeing it everywhere recently, I think it’s a book club book this month somewhere, so now seems like a good time to read it.

We Used to Be Friends – by Amy Spaulding Another ARC I’ll be reading after it comes out! But I’m close to the release date this time! What caught my eye about this one is I don’t think I’ve read a book about a friend break-up. Friend breakups can be worse than a romance ending. There is so much intwined in longtime friendships. I’m really looking forward to this one.

And that’s my week in books! I’m looking forward to 2020 and getting more reading done. I really want to read more non-fiction and more historical fiction as the year goes on. I want to use my reading to informing my writing more this year. We’ll see how it goes.

Until Next time Internet,

Deanna

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