WWW Wednesday, January 22, 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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We Used to be Friends by Amy Spalding: I have an ARC of this, I’m not very far into this book, but I really like the idea of it. I don’t think I’ve read a book about a friend break up before and I’m really interested to see what happened between James and Kat. So far (again only 2 chapters in) I’m liking it. I like the style and how it jumps in time so there isn’t an info dump and a build-up of emotional energy. I think I’m going to like it.

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson: The Third book of this series released yesterday, so instead of waiting for that book to read it next, I decided it was probably a good idea to, like, read the first two book over so I don’t miss anything and remember everything that happens.

Valley Forge by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin: I have not technically started this one yet, because it’s an audiobook and I would listen to it whilst I drive, and there is a water main break in the town I work in so I’ve been working from home. But the smart people who talk about non-fiction history books seem to like this, so I’m sure it’s good.

What did you recently finish?

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Romanov by Nadine Brandes: I had an ARC of this, and it was good. I enjoyed it. I like the magic element. I tend to read a very specific kind of historical fiction, meaning I know a lot about the period or the people involved. I didn’t know a lot about the last Russian Tsars, so there were bits that I didn’t understand, but I still really enjoyed this book. I think I would have gotten more out of it if I knew more of the story of Anastasia before I read it.

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera: Shockingly, this book was very sad. I know. After finishing this one I decided I had to re-read Truly Devious so I knew I’d be reading a few books in a row where my heart wasn’t ripped out of my body. Anyway, this book is great. A spin on that day in the life story with a tiny bit of science fiction. Silvera is good. 

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi: I really liked this, it was a little different than I thought it would be, but I loved the story, definitely pick this one up. There are some great tiny nostalgia things I loved because I was in high school in 2002 like the characters in this book. I loved Shirin and Ocean and Shirin’s brother and his friends. This was a good book.

What Will I Read Next?

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The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson: After I finish Truly Devious, I will re-read The Vanishing Stair. I am so excited for The Hand on the Wall.

Panic by Sasha Dawn: I have an ARC of this as well. I remember being drawn to this one on Net Galley and it sounds really great. There aren’t a lot of Good Reads reviews at the moment, but I like books about mental health and learning how to deal with it and grow so I think this will be something I enjoy.

As for an audiobook: I have not fully decided yet. Since I haven’t started Valley Forge yet, I’m not sure what I’ll be in the mood for when it’s over. Will I want to listen to a nice YA romance? Will I need to fill my commute with more history? Maybe I’ll finally listen to the Theodore Roosevelt biography I’ve been planning to ready for, like 300 years at this point.

And that’s what my week in books looks like. What are you reading?

Until next time Internet

Deanna

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