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WWW Wednesday: 27th of May 2020

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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 e-books, 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.

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CURRENTLY READING:

  • The Secrets We Kept focuses on the women who worked within the CIA during its earlier days. There are a lot of characters and I’ve had a little trouble keeping up, but for the most part I’m liking the novel. And I really loved the shoutout to spy extraordinaire, Virginia Hall!
  • I’m still reading my buddy read, Rivers of London. My buddy finished her copy and I’m about halfway through so I’ve got some serious catching up to do.
  • Watson on the Orient Express is an ARC I can devote more time to now that some of my blog tours are over.
  • I know, I know, I’ve been listening to the audiobook of The Portable Dorothy Parker for weeks now, but I keep getting distracted by all the audiobooks I had on hold that have become available from my library. It’s not for lack of interest, though- everything I’ve read/heard has been delightful in that typical Parker way.

FINISHED READING:

  • Finishing The King of Crows was a bittersweet experience. While it was a fantastic end to a fantastic series, it was the end. I feel like I’ve just lost a bunch of close friends. I’m devastated to no longer have any more Diviners books to read, but at the same time I’m so grateful to the author for gifting us with these books. They were the cat’s pajamas!
  • The City Among the Stars is the first English translation of this classic French science fiction novel. Read my full review here!
  • I knew going into The Nickel Boys that it was not going to be a light-hearted read, but it was still was tough. It was brilliantly written, but it was also infuriating given that it’s loosely based on fact. I agree with TIME magazine that this is an important novel everyone should read, now more than ever. Just a few days after I finished it, a black man was brutally murdered in broad daylight by police, a third person was indicted for the modern-day lynching of Ahmaud Arbery, and another black man had the cops called on him for having the audacity to go bird watching in Central Park.

So even though this book took place decades ago, not much has changed. I could have finished The Nickel Boys any given week and been able to give you examples of the most recent racial injustices like the ones I’ve just mentioned.

READING NEXT:

  • Americanah has been toward the top of my TBR for years and I saw that my library had a copy of the audiobook so I put a request in a few weeks ago. I’m next on the holds list so I should be listening to it soon.
  • Red Noise is an ARC that was granted to me by my favorite publisher, Angry Robot. Taking place aboard a space station, it’s been touted as a Space Western and dangnabbit do I love a space western!
  • Another ARC I was granted is the latest book by the author of the Divergent series, Veronica Roth. Chosen Ones came out last month but I only received my copy this week. Either way, I’m looking forward to reading it!

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Have you read any of these? Which books made it to your WWW this week? Let me know in the comments!

5 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 27th of May 2020”

    1. The first book I read of his was a zombie one and I didn’t even make the connection it was the same author when I was reading Underground Railroad till after I had finished it. UR was good, but I wasn’t as blown away as everyone else.

      The Nickel Boys, though? WOW.

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  1. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your time with Rivers Of London! You’ve reminded me I really should continue the series some time soon…I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW. xx

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