WWW Wednesday – Bookish: Meme

WWW Wednesdays.jpgWelcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and is now hosted on Taking on a World of Words. For this meme, you just answer the three Ws:

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

Please share your answers in the comments below or link your blog post!

What are you currently reading?

The Mortifications coverThe book I am the most actively reading right now, or at least trying to (book slumps are the worst!) is The Mortifications by Derek Palacio. This is a work of literary fiction and I am greatly enjoying the quality of the writing. I was a bit hesitant about reading this book as the title is a bit daunting, but so far, I’m enjoying it. It’s an odd story of a Cuban family who immigrates to Hartford, Connecticut. I plan to review it on my blog very soon!

I am also tackling a few other books at the moment – too many really. You can always see what I’m currently reading on the sidebar Goodreads widget or on Goodreads. If you pop over on Goodreads, definitely friend me! I love following other book lovers!

What did you recently finish reading?

Love and Other Consolation Prizes coverSadly, nothing in the last week (since the 20th), but on the 18th, I finished Love and Other Consolation Prizes. The premise of this story was fascinating: a boy was raffled off at a fair and ends up being won by a Madam. I was intrigued from the beginning and there were definite parts of the book I really enjoyed. But this ended up being a 3.5 star read for me as it just didn’t quite feel real. I wanted to be sucked into Ernest’s world and really feel like what it felt to struggle as he did. Unfortunately, this was a more light and fluffy read than the heart string pulling book I was expecting. I’m less of a fan of fluffy reads in general, but for people who enjoy feel good historical fiction, I think this would be a wonderful book! My full review will post on here very soon!

What do you think you’ll read next?

The Lady of the Rivers coverThis is a hard question to answer for me as I tend to be a moody reader. In addition, there are so many books on my TBR shortlist, it’s a bit of a guessing game to figure out what I will tackle next. But I decided to go with the safe bet for now. For book club, we are all reading Philippa Gregory books, but we get to choose which one. Since I haven’t read any of her work, I am starting with the first in one of her several series. The avid Gregory reader in book club recommended it as the one to tackle first. I am anxious to read it as I have heard so many things about Gregory and I tend to enjoy historical fiction, so I’m expecting this to be at least a 3 star review. But I also have reservations, so we’ll see how it turns out! I do not expect to review this book here, but I will review it on Goodreads!

What are your answers to the three Ws? Please comment below or link to your blog post!

13 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – Bookish: Meme

  1. I’ve thought about giving Philippa Gregory a try, but I just haven’t been able to fit much extra reading into my reading calendar lately. I have so many ARCs and new releases to get to first.

    Let’s see, I literally just finished reading One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake, I’m currently reading Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas and A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess, and after those I’ll probably read The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo and Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu.

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    • That’s kind of how I feel about Gregory – I feel like I would like her, but there are so many other things I KNOW I will love to read, I just never pick her up. I’m a bit glad we are reading it for book club as now I have a chance to decide whether I will enjoy reading more of her!

      I’ve seen pictures of The Language of Thorns and it looks beautiful. I am tempted to track it down just to look at its beauty. I need to figure out which Leigh Bardugo to start with. I plan on asking you at some point, but right now, there are too many books on my shortlist TBR to give it much thought. Are those books you listed dark fantasy? I don’t like a lot of violence or the like, but I have been interested in maybe trying out dark fantasy as I see a lot of reviewers review such books but I have no idea if I’d like them.

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      • For Leigh Bardugo, I started with the Grisha trilogy and then the Six of Crows duology, but I know people who have read it the opposite way and have still greatly enjoyed both. Personally I like Six of Crows better. And yes, The Language of Thorns is a beautiful book.

        I will look over some of my favorite fantasy books and then give you a suggestion list of things to possibly try. Okay?

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      • I’ve been the most drawn to the Six of Crows duology, so I will start there. Thank you!

        Yes, that sounds amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you! But definitely no rush. I suspect November is when I will be back to being able to read what I want! 🙂

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  2. Great books! I met Palacio earlier this year and I have a signed copy of The Mortifications waiting on my shelf. One of the books I’m reading now, Gold Fame Citrus, is by his wife, Claire Vaye Watkins. I liked Lady of the Rivers, that’s from the Cousins’ War series, right? I liked it more than The Red Queen to be sure. I liked her Tudor series best of all. It’s hard to go wrong with Gregory. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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    • Oh how wonderful you were able to meet Palacio. Unusual books like his always make me wish I could meet the author as I just want to understand how they see the world. I had no idea his wife was an author as well! I will put her on my list of authors to read. Lady of the Rivers is the first in the Cousins War and I think it also is part of another one of the series. I suspect I will like her Tudor series best of all if I decide to tackle all her books as I love that era in general. There are many TV shows about them that I have watched with great interest! Thank you for hosting WWW Wednesday! I hope to participate regularly!

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