WWW Wednesday is a weekly book tag hosted by Taking on a World of Words that is all about what we’re currently reading.
Disclaimer: I tend to read a lot of books at once across ebooks, physical books, and audiobooks. It helps me battle reading fatigue and slumps because I always have various different formats and genres to choose from to suit my mood. However, I realize reading a bunch of books at once isn’t for everyone so if my first “W” sends you screaming for the hills I totally understand.
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi: It’s been a lyrical and captivating, albeit grim, story so far.
After She Wrote Him by Sulari Gentill: It has an interesting premise (which came first- the author or the character?), but the dialogue is getting pretty cheesy and I’m not meshing with the characters at all. The premise is keeping me reading, though, as I’m looking forward to seeing how it all plays out.
The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James: It didn’t even click with me that I’ve read other books by this author until I went to log my progress on Goodreads. I enjoyed The Broken Girls when I read it last year and I’m liking this story so far too, especially the appearance of supposed ghosts. I need more ghost stories in my life.
Dragon’s Egg by Robert L. Forward: I’ve been reading this one for a few weeks now, but had to take a break. It’s been a captivating read, but it’s an intense, science-heavy book that I haven’t been in the right headspace for recently.
The New Voices of Science Fiction edited by Hannu Rajaniemi and Jacob Wiseman: Another one I’ve been reading for awhile. I’ve been going a story at a time but I think this collection deserves me sitting down and spending some serious chunks of time with it. I’ll try to finish it this weekend!
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate: This was the absolute perfect book to have read this week with everything that is going on. I needed something easy and fun to read to distract myself and this absolutely hit the mark. I ended up reading the book in one sitting because it was so charming, wholesome, and wonderful that I couldn’t put it down. It was a refreshing book amidst the chaos that we’re all living through right now. I LOVE YOU, IVAN. AND BOB. AND RUBY. AND STELLA. ❤
The Starless Sea by Eric Morgenstern: I’m starting to think that maybe this author isn’t for me. I wasn’t over the moon with The Night Circus and even though I enjoyed this book more, it was only a 3-star read for me.
It was an ambitious and beautifully written book, but ultimately there was just too much going on for me to ever fully connect with the characters or plot lines. As soon as things would start to get interesting, you’d be abruptly knocked into another plot line. By the time you got back to the other one, the flow was lost, you had way too much stuff to keep track of and the momentum was gone.
Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov: I should have seen that ending coming, but I didn’t see it coming and OMG. I can’t wait to dive into the next book in the series.
Full Throttle by Joe Hill: I’m sure some of it has to do with it being the one read by Wil Wheaton, but “Late Returns,” a story about a psychedelic time travelling bookmobile, was the best story by far in this collection. I would love to read more stories set in that universe!
There were a couple stories that weren’t to my taste, but not for lack of talent. They were well written, I just couldn’t get into them or was too creeped out to feel anything but creeped out. For the most part, though, this collection was stellar and the audiobook cast was perfect for it.
All of these have been on my “Up Next” list for a couple weeks and I do plan to get to them! It’s just those pesky library holds keep becoming available all at once and end up getting read first. Not that I’m complaining- having lots of great books to read is a wonderful problem to have.
The Ghosts of Sherwood by Carrie Vaughn
A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow
Woman in Red: Magdalene Speaks by Krishna Rose
An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma
Have you read any of these? What’s on your WWW this week? Let me know in the comments!