In efforts to post more (and avoid doing my daily word count for my NaNoWriMo prep), I decided to participate in WWW Wednesday. It is currently ran by Taking on a World of Words. What is WWW Wednesday, you ask? Well….
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
Currently Reading: My main book currently is The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson. It’s the third book in the Shades of London series. I read the second one over the weekend, and the first one the week before. It’s part of my continuing education of understanding boarding school life. If you haven’t read this series, I do recommend it. I thought the third one was starting out boring, but it definitely took an interesting twist last time I read a few pages. Outside of this, I am currently listening to A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab on audiobook, which primarily happen at work on while walking. I tried the first chapter today at work — it’s a British accent, so i’m going to have to start the book without distractions before I get into it. Other than this, I have Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger that I started …..last December, and I’m just over halfway through. Ugh…I’ll finish it soon. I want to like it, but it’s dragged quite a bit. Hopefully I’ll have more of an update next week. The final book I have on my reading list is Men Explain Things To Me by Rebecca Solnit. I like what I’ve read of it, but it’s heavier than I like to read in the summer. I’ll probably pick it up again soon. Oh, and Inferno by Dan Brown. But I drag my feet with his books anyways.
Recently Finished: As obviously stated above, I finished Maureen Johnson’s The Name of the Star and The Madness Underneath recently. Today I just finished Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng on audiobook. My next review will be on this book. It’s not a YA book, and it was an amazing contrast. If it’s not on your list, add it. The novel starts off with a middle child dying. It isn’t a book about figuring out who did it or why necessarily, but instead, it’s a book about a family’s reaction to the girl’s death as well as the family’s journey that lead to the death. A Chinese family in the 1960s through 1970s…just give it a try. I also finished Naked by David Sedaris. I love, love, love David Sedaris, but I wasn’t a huge fan of this book. I started listening to it in June and put it on hold until this week. Don’t let this be your first Sedaris book. But if you haven’t tried him before, he’s hilarious. If you aren’t offended easily, go right ahead!
Reading Next: My reaction every time I think about what I’m reading next….
I have a few that I want to start next, but I’m not sure which one it will be. Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore is sitting in my queue, as is the Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I also have The Young Elites by Marie Lu. I think I’ll start with Chronicle of Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez, something a bit more intense. (Plus I promised a friend months ago I would read it).