WWW Wednesday, April 2nd

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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John Laurens and the American Revolution by Gregory D. Massey- I’m really enjoying the way this biography of John Laurens is written. Biographies and non-fiction books, in general, can be really dry and kind of boring no matter the subject matter, but I think John is such and interesting person and I want to know more about him that it’s going really well. He has just joined Washington’s group of weirdos and become friends with Alexander Hamilton. The next chapter is about Valley Forge.

Love and War and Alexa and Eliza Story by Melissa de la Cruz- Sometimes you have to lean into who you are as a person, and I am someone who loves history and silly love stories even if they are extremely historically inaccurate. I really loved the first book, even though it wasn’t, like, good, and so far I’m really enjoying this one too. It’s nice to escape, especially now when I can’t go anywhere.

The Killer Across the Table by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker- I was listening to this book during my commute, but now that my commute is my bedroom to the living room I haven’t made much progress on this. It’s a great book though. The audio is read by Jonathan Groff who plays a John Douglas-like character in the Netflix show Mindhunter, so it’s pretty cool. I really like this book and it’s going to take me forever to read it because I’m not driving anywhere and I feel bad about it.

What have I recently finished reading?

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The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo: I loved this audiobook. I’m not a big poetry person, but listening to this book was an experience. It’s so good y’all. Please read it if you haven’t. It takes teenage sexuality and the story of being a first-generation American and wanting to do what your parents want from you while becoming your own person and puts it into these amazing bursts of poetry. It’s beautiful,

Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney Stevens- I enjoyed this one. It takes place in small-town Kentucky and it a journey of discovery about a preacher’s daughter’s sexuality without the drama you’d think would accompany that. The tension in the story comes from a bunch of other things and I really enjoyed that.

What am I reading next?

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The Mall by Megan McCafferty- I have an ARC of this and I can’t wait to read it. I love the 80’s vibe, and I really loved McCafferty’s Jessica Darling series and from what I’ve read about it, this book has a little of that kind of character and world-building. I’m just really excited to dig into this one.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black- I bought this book when I was in a vampire and monster book phase that I’m not in anymore, but I wasn’t into Faerie books either and I really loved Black’s Cruel Prince books, so we’ll see how it goes. I think I’ll need some adventure in my book reading.

As for audio, I have no idea when I’ll finish the John Douglas book, as great as it is, so I haven’t thought about what I’ll listen to afterward.

And that’s my week in books, what are you all reading while we’re stuck in a never-ending loop of timelessness?

Until next time Internet,

Deanna

2 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday, April 2nd

  1. Oh hey! I read a book recently that made me think of you, just because Laurens and Hamilton were in it together. It’s a middle-grade graphic novel from Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales called, wait for it, “Lafayette!”. Yes, with the exclamation mark.

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