Wednesday 30 June 2021

WWW Wednesday | 30/06/2021

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 We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation by Leighton Brown & Matthew Riemer at the weekend. I borrow this on a whime cause it's Pride month (!) and what better time to read more in depth into queer history? This was more of a photography book really which I found out after I started it, being packed full of photos of marches, protests and queer pioneers all of which were incredibly interesting to see. The writing is interesting and does touch on all the important parts of their history but I would have liked it to have gone beyond 1994 and continued up to present day. 

What are you currently reading?

Will I ever finish Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor? Who know but i'm still reading it just not very often...

The Roxy Letters by Mary Pauline Lowry is my current audiobook and I only have about 2 and a half hours left to listen to. I would like to finish it today but that looks like it's not gonna happen! I'm not sure I've really enjoyed this one though, I find the main character annoying a lot of the time and my experience has just been very meh up to this point. 

Another one that I'm not sure I'm enjoying is Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee. I was so excited to see this added to Libby that I downloaded it straight away but the character's aren't doing it for me. The plot's interesting but I genuinely dislike the main character Noah for his horribly judgy and entitled personality. Trans and non-binary rep is so important in YA fiction, I'm just not having a great time with this particular book unfortunately. 

What do you think you'll read next?

I just received a physical review copy for Hope Nicely's Lessons for Life by Caroline Day that's being published towards the end of July that I want to get read sooner rather then later. It's sounds like an emotional contemporary with a main character who has Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. 
Hope Nicely hasn't had an easy life.

But she's happy enough living at 23 Station Close with her mum, Jenny Nicely, and she loves her job, walking other people's dogs. She's a bit different, but as Jenny always tells her, she's a rainbow person, a special drop of light.

It's just...there's something she needs to know. Why did her birth mother abandon her in a cardboard box on a church step twenty-five years ago? And did she know that drinking while pregnant could lead to Hope being born with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder?

In a bid to find her birth mother and the answers to these questions, Hope decides to write her autobiography. Despite having been bullied throughout school, Hope bravely joins an evening class where she will not only learn the lessons of writing (including the number one golden rule of 'show don't tell'), but may also begin to discover more about the world around her, about herself and even make some (human) friends.

But when Jenny suddenly falls ill, Hope realises there are many more lessons to come...


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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