WWW Wednesday – April 24th, 2019

Welcome to WWW Wednesday which is currently being hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. It’s really just a place to do little update on what all you’ve been reading lately. Anyone is welcome to join, just leave a link to your post in the comments and be sure to give the appropriate credit to Sam!

The Three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

  • The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James – audiobook
  • Jade City (The Green Bone Saga, #1) by Fonda Lee – physical book
  • The Mirk and Midnight Hour by Jane Nickerson – physical book

I will probably finish listening to The Loneliest Girl in the Universe today or tomorrow and am really enjoying it. It’s not super exciting but still engaging. This book is known for some sort of crazy plot-twist ending and I’m really excited to find out what it is. I really hope it’s not over-hyped…

I’m still enjoying Jade City! I’m about halfway through the story now and things have really started to pick up. I like that I’m taking my time with this book, as it’s allowing me to better absorb all of the different storylines that are taking place. I brought it with me to work today and can’t wait to read some during my lunch!

I started The Mirk and Midnight Hour the night before last and am almost 100 pages in already (without reading any yesterday!). I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about this book going by the Goodreads reviews but I am absolutely enjoying it! I love the mystery elements in it and I find it to be a very atmospheric story. I’ve never read the original Scottish folktale, Tam Lin, that it’s based on so it’s helping to not ruin any of the storyline for me. I plan to read some more tonight and can’t wait to see what will happen next.

What did you recently finish reading?

  • Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1) by Neal Shusterman – physical book, buddy read
  • The Lying Woods by Ashley Elston – audiobook

I really enjoyed The Lying Woods, solidifying the fact that Ashley Elston is one of the few YA contemporary/mystery writers that I like. I definitely recommend this book to anyone! I loved the mix of mystery and small town drama.

Okay, the hype was right… Scythe was awesome. I really loved it and I can’t wait to pick up the sequel, which I’ve heard is even better. I hope to write a review soon for this one but I’m having a bit of a writer’s block at the moment, so no promises. Sorry!

Honorable Mention: I started Rabbit & Robot the other night but only made it through about 30 pages before realizing it was soooo not the book for me. The writing was childish and I felt like the author was trying way too hard to be edgy by saying “fuck” at least once a paragraph. Dude, really?… DNFed it with no regrets.

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • Tithe (Modern Faerie Tales, #1) by Holly Black – physical book
  • The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye – audiobook
  • Lifel1k3 (Lifelike, #1) by Jay Kristoff – physical book

What are you currently reading? What books did you finish this week? What are you planning on reading next? Have you read any of the books on my list? If so, what did you think of them? Leave a link to your WWW Wednesday post in the comments below!

19 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – April 24th, 2019

  1. I’m currently buddy read The Darkest Legacy by Alexandra Bracken with a friend. We have been reading 4 chapters a day and we only have 2 days left to finish it which I am so glad about because this book has really been annoying me. I also started Carrie by Stephen King last night but I’m only 50 pages into it so far.

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  2. I have added Mirk and the Midnight Hour to my tbr pile (thanks!). I am a big historical fiction fan so I really enjoy your blog. I thought I would share a book I read recently that I absolutely adored called “Scenes from the Heartland” by author Donna Baier Stein (https://donnabaierstein.com/). I found this book to be so different from other historical fiction I’ve read because the stories are based on accompanying pictures from a well-known American painter (Thomas Hart Benton). Pictures of county fairs, dances, preachers, farmers, etc turned into 9 short stories. I think the author does a fantastic job of bringing these lithographs to life. It is heartwarming and moving and I loved every story. I really hope you and your readers will check it out.

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