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WWW Wednesday: 24th of June 2020


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.


  • I think The Wild Robot would be better as a physical book instead of as the library audiobook I’m currently listening to. It’s delightful, but I can’t help but think I’m missing out by not getting to see the illustrations.
  • An Orchestra of Minorities is a book I have tried to read several times but can’t seem to get into. I’m giving it another go because it seems like something I will end up liking.
  • Red Noise is a gritty space opera set aboard a derelict space station. I haven’t quite figured out what the plot is yet, but it’s been entertaining.
  • Military History of Late Rome 425-457 is an ARC due to be released at the end of the month. It’s another one I think I would be better off reading as a physical book because with the ebook it’s harder to go back and forth to the maps, glossaries, indexes and references. It’s a very academic work, but I like very academic works so I’m nerding out hardcore with it.


Last week I wasn’t able to do WWW because I had some reviews to catch up on which means my “finished” category looks more impressive than it actually is. Plus several were books I had been in the middle of for a while.

  • In The Role of Brie Hutchens is a wonderful middle grade LGBTQ+ book written by the author of Hurricane Season. My review will be part of a blog tour in about a week so watch this space! But for now know that I adore everything I’ve read of Nicola Melleby’s and hope to continue seeing more from this author.
  • Sharp Objects was my first introduction to Gillian Flynn’s books so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’m not sure anything could have prepared me for this one, though. I’m glad I read it, but at times it was pretty gross, the author having absolutely no qualms about discussing bodily functions at length. It was a visceral tale of flawed women just trying to survive in a claustrophic town that refuses to accept anything “other.” There was also a lot of murder.
  • They Can’t Kill Us All should be required reading for everyone at least once in their lives. Anyone who wants to know why the BLM movement is essential should read this, too. It was a horrific read, but an important one.
  • I have no idea what I was expecting from The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires but this wasn’t it! I enjoyed it, but it was less about a book club moonlighting as vampire hunters and more about what it was like to live in a Stepford-esque town in the South during the 1990’s.
  • The Song of Achilles is the greatest love story ever written and there is absolutely nothing you can say that will change my mind.
  • The Bone Jar was a thrilling mystery set in the remains of an abandoned insane asylum in London. I’ll be taking part in a blog tour for it soon so expect a more in-depth review soon.
  • The Night Watchman was an audiobook from my library that I had nearly finished a couple months ago before having to return it. I finally got another copy and am glad I did because it was an insightful, powerful novel that incorporated actual events I didn’t know that much about beforehand.
  • Rivers of London was bizarre but a lot of fun! It was a buddy read with a friend of mine and unfortunately she wasn’t as impressed with it as I was, but we’ve both decided to read the next book in the series when we get the chance.
  • Never Ever Tell was an ARC I read as part of a blog tour. This book was WILD. It felt like what a soap opera would be if it were a book instead of a tv show. I have mixed feelings about it, but I’m sure it’ll work for the right reader with the right expectations- which is why I rated it a bit higher than I normally would have otherwise.


  • In the Neighborhood of True is a YA historical fiction novel set in the south. A Jewish teen from New York is confronted with the realities of prejudice upon her family’s move and has to make hard decisions about her identity.
  • Chosen Ones was released a couple months ago but I was only given the ARC earlier this month. I adored the Divergent novels (well, the first two) so I’m hopeful about this one!

Have you read any of these or have plans to? What made it to your WWW this week? Let me know in the comments!

15 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 24th of June 2020”

  1. That military history has a title that’s happily to the point! I’ve considered Song of Archilles given my interest in historical fiction in general, but reviews indicated it was more romance than fighting, so I’ll keep passing! 😉

    For my my own http://WWW….I just finished reading Goosebumps #4 (okay, re-reading…nostalgia trip), I’m currently reading two titles (Aerial Geology & The Left, The Right, and the State), and I’ll probably read something to do with the Revolutionary War or the early American republic next, for Independence Day.

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    1. Goosebumps ❤

      There were some pretty great battle scenes, plus a lot about what it was like living in an ancient Greek military encampment. So there's definitely a lot there for military history buffs, but yes, there was an amazing romance in there, too. I would give it a shot because I generally hate romantic books, but it was such an understated, powerful relationship that set against one of the most famous wars in mythology.


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