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.
- After reading Circe last year I pushed Madeline Miller’s book The Song of Achilles higher up on my TBR. I’m about halfway through and the archaeology/ancient history nerd in me is loving this mythical retelling.
- Never Ever Tell is an ARC I’ll be reviewing later this month on a blog tour. It’s okay, but the character development is not impressing me much.
- I’m nearly finished with Rivers of London and it has been a quirky delight!
- Red Noise is an ARC from my favorite publisher, Angry Robot. Due to be released next month, it’s a gritty space opera that’s right up my alley.
- Johnny Hunter was slightly disappointing. The story itself was good, but now that I know the author is not indigenous it’s caused some concerns for this reader. These days it’s imperative that Own Voices are actually writing their stories. In this case, it was written by a white man who claims he’s “always had a fascination with Native Americans.” Full review to come soon.
- Motherless Brooklyn was a dark, broody tale reminiscent of the classic noir novels of the early 20th century. I listened to it as an audiobook and am so glad I did because the narrator was fantastic with incorporating the main character’s verbal tics into the story. It added a raw urgency that I don’t think would be achieved as well if you were to read it in print.
- Watson on the Orient Express was a charming mystery featuring some of the most beloved literary characters ever written. Full review to come soon!
- My audiobook hold for The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires just became available and I’m excited to be starting it. I only have a vague idea of the premise, but that cover and title are enough to make me want to read it.
- An ARC that will be released in a few weeks, The Military History of Late Rome 425-457 is totally in my wheelhouse because of the areas I studied during my undergrad. I’m really eager to dive into this one!
Have you read any of these? Which books made it to your WWW this week? Let me know in the comments!
6 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 10th of June 2020”
So glad you are loving The Song of Achilles. I adore Madeline Miller! I recently read The Southern Book Club’s Guide and it is so disturbing, but in a great way!
I still need to read The Song of Achilles, it’s been on my tbr for ages, and can’t wait to hear your thoughts about The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires.
Corina | The Brown Eyed Bookworm
The Song of Achilles is one of my favorite books! I loved it even more than Circe. And, I too want to read The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires! Have a wonderful week!
Molly @ SilverButtonBooks
Really excited to read what you think about The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Vampire Slaying. I have a copy on my Kindle—and I love Grady Hendrix’s work—but haven’t made it around to it yet.
I liked The Songs of Achilles but loved Circe much more.
I’m happy to hear you are enjoying The Song Of Achilles! I really loved that book. I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.