Wow, I still can’t get used to putting “2021.” Especially since everything is still about the same as it was a year ago. On the plus side, I’m reading a lot more now than I was just a few weeks ago so I felt like I was justified in putting up a WWW post.
WWW Wednesday is a weekly book tag hosted by Taking on a World of Words that is all about what we’re currently reading.
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.
- A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes is about the women of the Trojan war, from the goddesses down to the slaves. Masterfully woven, the story poses the points of view of those who were also a part of the war but are scarcely mentioned by the poets and bards. Every last character in A Thousand Ships is fierce and I’m relishing every second of the audiobook (narrated by the author herself).
- For We Are Many (Bobiverse #2) by Dennis E. Taylor is a back to back read for me. I’ve had both the audiobooks and the e-books of the series since they each came out and the first book has always been high on my TBR list, but I’m only just now getting around to it for some strange reason. Maybe it’s good I waited because it’s the exact blend of humour, sci-fi, and emotions I needed in a series. I finished We Are Legion a couple of days ago and immediately dove into book two. Next week I’ll probably be well into book 3!
- Space Taxis by Adam Frosh and Harriet Frosh is an interesting e-ARC I’ll be reviewing later this month as part of a blog tour so watch this space! Pun definitely intended.
The Keepsake (Rizzoli & Isles #7) by Tess Gerritsen is part of another series I always wanted to read, but only started reading recently. To get back into reading after my world turned upside down, I read the “junk food” books on my shelves- crime, thriller, and other books that are easy to read, fun, and don’t require a lot from the reader. The kinds of books I’d read to get away when I couldn’t handle any more academic journals back when I was in uni.
Rizzoli and Isles is probably the only instance where I watched the tv show before reading the books. I think I’m glad I did because the characters are so different than their TV counterparts Even though all the characters are recognizable and share some similar attributes, I’d be furious if I had read the books first. Either way, I love both sets of the characters and the books have been a lot of fun to read. I’ve been reading these back to back as well!
- The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner #2) by James Dashner is another, you guessed it, back to back read from a TBR series I’m only just reading now. I honestly wasn’t sure if I was going to like it, but after blowing through The Maze Runner, I furiously logged onto Amazon and ordered the second and third books.
- We Are Legion (We Are Bob, Bobiverse #1) by Dennis E. Taylor. As mentioned above, this hilarious yet heartfelt book was exactly what my aching nerd soul needed. I’m so glad there are more books in the series and I will most likely blow through all of them by summer and I will regret nothing. Well, except for wishing I had more Bob to read.
- The Maze Runner (Maze Runner #1) by James Dashner was a heck of a lot of ridiculous fun. I mean, it was pretty harrowing and intense, but it was that perfect blend of utterly implausible YA dystopia that made the genre so much fun before the market got oversaturated.
I know I’m super late to the game, but if any of you haven’t seen the movie yet, just beware that it is nothing like the book at all. The bones are there, but not much else. Oh, except the ONE THING they decided to keep true to the book was one of the horrific events toward the end… yeah… I was screaming
a lotat the TV the other night when I was watching the movie.
I do have a book club book I need to start, Together by Julie Cohen, but it’s a romance so I’m not that excited about it. I hope I’m pleasantly surprised when I do finally start it, though. Other than that, I’ll probably just keep plowing through the series I mentioned above because at the moment these reads are brilliantly serving as my self-care.
Have you read any of these or have plans to? What made it to your WWW this week? Let me know in the comments!