WWW Wednesday – A Meme

WWW Wednesdays.jpgWelcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading and is now hosted by Sam at 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?

We Are WaterThe book I am the most actively reading right now is still We Are Water by Wally Lamb. I’ve been in a lot of pain lately and it’s really made it hard to read this book. It’s a work of literary fiction and takes just a bit more brain power than I’ve had many days, so it’s been slow going for me to get through this book. But in the last couple of days, I’ve made incredible progress, so I’m hoping to have it done by the next WWW Wednesday! At first, I wasn’t really sure where this book was going and whether I was going to really enjoy it, but I’m more invested in the story now. I will have to say that I have mixed feelings about the sheer number of perspectives in this book. Luckily, Wally Lamb is wonderful at depicting multiple voices, but still, I’m not sure how I will like that piece in the end. If you read it, what were your thoughts?

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?

Trail of Broken WingsI finished a few books this week, but I’m going to focus on the novel I finished for this post. Definitely check out me out on Goodreads if you’re interested in what else I finished. I finished Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Badani, which I listened to as an audiobook. This was a tough book to get through as it deals with a very tough subject continously throughout the whole book. I plan on reviewing it here and talking more about my experience listening to it. I will say that the ending of the book was too idealized and it really bothers me when a book which depicts a complicated family ends with everything working out wonderfully. It’s not authentic to the story and that bothers me so much more in these works which depict the kinds of subjects we need to have more conversations about. There are many mixed reviews for this book on Goodreads and I might address that in my review as well. It’s tricky speaking about someone else’s experience and several reviewers seemed a bit too willing to dimiss this book because it did not look they way they wanted it to. We’ll see. I still need to sit down and write the review.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Imaginary ThingsI usually say that this is a hard question for me as I tend to be a mood reader, but this month, I have a tight TBR if I’m going to finish my buddy read in a timely manner and read my two book club reads. I’m not sure this is going to work out, but I’m trying! It does mean I have my next book determined for me and it is Imaginary Things by Andrea Lochen. This book I am reading for my third book club of the month; I’m overdoing it a bit I know. But this book club meets for just two months: last month and this month. We first read The Repeat Year by Andrea Lochen and at the one coming up, we are reading her new novel Imaginary Things. She will be at this book club, so I feel it is even more important to get through this book before I get there. She also gave us members a copy of her book and since she’s a local author, I’d like to get up a review of her book before too long. I like to promote local authors if I can. My plan to read this book though might be derailed by my desire to read Little Fires Everywhere which just came in on my hold list and I only have two weeks to read it! But my TBR is already too full for this month, so I don’t think I’ll get to it, which is so incredibly sad!!!

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