WWW Wednesday – February 2nd, 2022

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!

Currently Reading

  • The Merciful Crow (Merciful Crow, #1) by Margaret Owen – ebook
  • Daughter of the King (Defying the Crown, #1) by Kerry Chaput – ARC, physical book
  • House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City, #1) by Sarah J. Maas – audiobook, reread

I’m in the middle of rereading (or listening to this time) Crescent City, so I’ll be ready for the sequel when it comes out later this month. I’m so glad I decided to reread because I had forgotten sooo much that had happened!

I’m also close to finishing up Daughter of the King.  While it’s a very well-researched book, the writing seems a bit dense and it’s taking me longer to finish than I thought it would. I also am pretty early on in The Merciful Crow but I’m loving it so far. It’s very interesting and after reading Owen’s latest book last fall, I know I’m in for a good time.

What did you recently finish reading?

  • A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw – eARC
  • The Sandman, Part 1 by Neil Gaiman – full production audiobook, comic

I finished these two over the weekend and really enjoyed both of them. Wild Places was very intriguing and had me guessing what was going to happen next, thanks to all of the twists it kept throwing at me. I definitely recommend it! I’ll be posting a full review soon on it.

Gaiman is basically a writing god, so no surprise that his foray into DC comics was amazing. I loved all of the little details tying Morpheus’ story to the rest of the Justice League. If anything, this has only made me even more excited for the show adaptation coming to Netflix this year. It’ll be interesting to see if DC lets them keep all of the tie-ins to the greater JL universe.

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • Court (Crave, #4) by Tracy Wolff – physical book
  • Empire of the Vampire (Empire of the Vampire, #1) by Jay Kristoff – physical book
  • Jade Legacy (Green Bone Saga, #3) by Fonda Lee – 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!

2021 Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag

Folks, it’s true. I’m back! It’s been a long 18 months since you’ve heard from me, but my job got extremely busy and complicated last year and has just now decided to finally slow back down and let me get back to the wonderful world of blogging. Did you miss me? You know I missed you! And hey, what better way to get reintroduce myself to you than a mid-year catch up?

Best Book You’ve Read So Far

Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far


New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To

Most Anticipated Release For The Second Half Of The Year

Biggest Disappointment


I was super excited for this book when it was first announced. However, I found it to be incredibly slow and the mystery didn’t quite capture my interest like I thought it would. I was just expecting a little bit more from this one.

Biggest Surprise


This is a series that I came across on Kindle Unlimited and I had no idea what to expect. But man, oh man, did this series have me hooked from the very first page. It’s not amazing, nor will the writing win any prizes, but it is soooo stinking fun. It’s my guilty pleasure series of 2021… and no, I do not feel one ounce of guilt for loving it. Definitely recommend it if you want some naughty fun, but fair warning that a large portion of it does deal with some very adult situations around extreme bullying.

Favorite New Author (Debut/New To You)


Whattttttt?! Larkin’s choice is a rom-com writer?! Yes, it’s true! I started listening to Jenny Colgan’s books on audio earlier this year and really fell in love. They’re cozy and cute and the small Scottish village setting really becomes its own character. Her books are like eating your favorite comfort food. I can’t get enough!

Newest Fictional Crush


Selwyn Kane. Bad boy and resident Merlin… Be still my beating heart.

Newest Favorite Character


Sophie and Howl. I couldn’t really choose just one of them because their hilarious back and forth sassy comments made this book for me. I caught myself laughing aloud whenever they got into one of their arguments. And controversial opinion time: The book is wayyyy better than Miyazaki’s film adaptation. Like not even close.

Book That Made You Cry


Yes, I bawled my eyes out at this finale. No shame.

Book That Made You Happy


I was provided an ARC of this book from the publisher and enjoyed it so much. It had the cutest little romance that made me smile the entire time I read it.

Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought So Far This Year


What Books Do You Need To Read By The End Of The Year

Favorite Book To Movie Adaptation You’ve Seen This Year

It’s not a movie, but the Shadow and Bone series on Netflix was absolutely amazing. It completely blew my expectations out of the water! I just really need season two to come out immediately, please!

What is your favorite book read of 2021 so far? Biggest disappointment? Have you discovered a new favorite author? What book are you most looking forward to reading in the second half of the year?