Wednesday 16 June 2021

WWW Wednesday | 16/06/2021

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On a World of Words that highlights three questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you'll read next?

What did you recently finish reading?

I finished The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff on Monday and it was a super quick read that focuses on a family on their annual summer holiday which is impacted by the arrival of two brothers who are family friends. This was a lot different then I was expecting but I really enjoyed it a lot. It's written from the perspective of the oldest child of the family but we never find out their name or gender which was interesting. It also felt very classic in tone, probably not for everyone but I really liked it. 

What are you currently reading?

I've got about 1 hour and 20 minutes left of The Project by Courtney Summers to listen to. It's gone in a different direction then I expected but I wouldn't be suprised if there's a twist still to come. 

I've been quite slow with my progress in Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor as I'm still only about 120 pages in. I just haven't had the energy to pick up my physical book over the last few days. I'm adoring the writing though and although the plot still has me confused, it's been a really beautiful book so far. 

I picked up Junk by Melvin Burgess as my next ebook read, this is a Netgalley arc that's being rereleased to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this book being published. 20% in and the writing is already really strong and actually feels like it was written today. I know the plot is going to get darker as we delve deeper into the characters experience with drug addiction and homelessness.   

As if I didn't have enough to read, I also decided to start We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation by Leighton Brown & Matthew L. Riemer. This is a non-fiction book that looks at the Queer Liberation Movement accompanied by photographs and stories. It's already fascinating and of course I had to read it during Pride month!

What do you think you'll read next?

I'm still anticipating picking up The Wicker King by K. Ancrum next, I just need to get a move on and finish Strange the Dreamer first. 

When August learns that his best friend, Jack, shows signs of degenerative hallucinatory disorder, he is determined to help Jack cope. Jack’s vivid and long-term visions take the form of an elaborate fantasy world layered over our own—a world ruled by the Wicker King. As Jack leads them on a quest to fulfill a dark prophecy in this alternate world, even August begins to question what is real or not.

August and Jack struggle to keep afloat as they teeter between fantasy and their own emotions. In the end, each must choose his own truth.

Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts? What are you currently reading and hoping to pick up next? Leave a comment or link your own WWW Wednesdays below for me to check out!


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