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.
The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin has been one of my most anticipated reads of the year. I finally got ahold of the audiobook from my library and my first impression was that it’s seriously well produced. Despite that, I haven’t really been able to get into it. I’m an hour in and not really following the story so I think I need to start it over. Hopefully second time’s the charm!
The Ninth House by Leigh Bargudo was a recommendation from my dad. I’m a few chapters in and I can definitely see why. Secret societies, magic, conspiracies- that’s right up his alley.
The Portable Dorothy Parker has been really fascinating. I’ve always been familiar with her name and who she was, but not with her works. I’m kind of upset I never read any of this witty woman’s writings before!
A Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry has been slow going. I think the writing style is what is throwing me off. It’s very stilted and ambiguous, but I do like all the characters involved and want to know more about them.
I swear I’m going to finish Dragon’s Egg! Robert L. Forward has written a mindbending hard science fiction novel that has blown me away so far. I’m nearly finished and will be a little sad to see it go. At least there’s a sequel.
Long Bright River by Liz Moore was a powerful story focusing on two sisters on opposite sides of the opioid epidemic in Philidelphia. Shedding humanity on those suffering the throes of addiction, it explored in a subtle yet profound way how this crisis affects addicts and those who love them.
A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow was a little confusing for me at first, but once I fell into stride with the story and its setting I was in love. Being a black woman in America is hard. Being a black woman in America who also has a power that is feared? Even harder. I truly adored this book and will be giving a full review on my blog closer to the publication date so watch this space!
I was sent a copy of the second book in The Galactic Cold War series, The Aleph Extraction, but I hadn’t read the first installment (The Bayern Agenda) so I was worried I wouldn’t be able to give it the best possible review. Never fear, the publisher offered me the first book, too! I’ll be starting them ASAP and am really looking forward to reading them.
Another ARC I was sent is Watson on the Orient Express. It’s also a book that’s part of a series, but from what I’ve seen so far I should be able to jump into it mid-series without being too confused. The books do feature some pretty well known literary characters after all!
Have you heard of any of these books? What made it to your WWW this week? Let me know in the comments!
3 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 22nd of April 2020”
Ooh Watson on the Orient Express sounds fascinating. I’m a bit curious about Ninth House – hope you enjoy it!
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Ninth House has been good, but I think its purpose is more to set up for the rest of the series. It’s very info and worldbuilding heavy.