WWW Wednesday – January 15th, 2020

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?

  • Iron Gold (Red Rising, #4) by Pierce Brown – audiobook
  • The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern – physical book
  • City of Lies (Poison War, #1) by Sam Hawke – physical book

I am finally making real progress with Iron Gold. This book is everything that I remember it being when I read it the first time. It’s full bitterness, action, regret, and hope. I still find Lysander’s chapters to be my favorite and not the biggest fan of Lyria’s. She’s always whining and refusing to open her mind to other viewpoints than her own.

I’m only about 75 pages into City of Lies. There’s a lot going on and it’s one of those stories that you’re just dropped in the middle of without any real background. It’s a little hard to follow and wish it came with a foreword or prologue. However, the plot is interesting so I do plan to keep with it.

I decided to pick up another book to help break up the dense City of Lies… and oh my gosh, The Starless Sea is so freaking good. I don’t want to put it down ever. It is everything that The Night Circus wasn’t (actually being interesting). Depending on how the rest of the story goes, I expect this to be a new favorite book.

What did you recently finish reading?

  • The Lioness of Morocco by Julia Drosten – audiobook, 4/5 stars
  • The Wicked City by Beatriz Williams – physical book, 3/5 stars

I enjoyed both of these books. I much preferred The Lioness of Morocco though, as it was my first translated novel ever. I also loved that the setting was unique and not some place that I had ever gotten to learn about through a novel. It definitely makes me want to visit Morocco even more now! The Wicked City was good but the writing style left a little to be desired, as I think Williams was trying to go for style over substance in her 1920’s timeline.

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy, #1) by Katherine Arden – physical book
  • The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad – audiobook
  • Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly – physical book, buddy read

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!