WWW Wednesday: Jun 30, 2021

It’s time for another WWW Wednesday! This is a bookish meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words where bloggers answer the 3 Ws:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

If you’d like to learn more about any of these books, click on the cover to be taken to the Goodreads page.

Current Reads

  • Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart: I’m reading this with a few of the folks from the Write Reads gang and, so far, I’m enjoying my time with it! Am I kind of confused? Yes. But I’m still completely sucked in by the imagery and the plot, so I’m having a good time, lol. I’ve also only completed part one as our vacation last week put me behind. You would think I would read more on vacay, but that was not the case! Either way, this is the story of two Jamaican witches who should hate each other having to work together to overthrow a common foe. I’m intrigued and excited to continue!
  • Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch: This is the fifth book in the Rivers of London series, which I have been buddy reading since the beginning of the year and loving! I think Moon Over Soho continues to be my fave, but I’m liking this one so far. Our main character, Peter, is on the case of two missing girls which, at first, doesn’t appear to be magic-related. But, of course, it wouldn’t be a Rivers of London novel without some magical funny business. I’m behind on this buddy read, as well, but what I’ve read so far, I’ve enjoyed.

Recently Finished

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien: I FINALLY FINISHED THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY! And this was my favorite installment of the entire series. There was so much intense action and, even though I knew how it ended, the writing kept me completely enthralled. I even enjoyed the entirely too long chapters at the end as the hobbits made their way home! Which is saying something. I’m so glad I decided to give this series another chance and I’m happy a) did it as a buddy read and b) used the audiobook. It made a world of difference!
  • The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie: Yet another buddy read and I think this is one of my favorite Poirot books so far! There were a lot of different perspectives in this book, as opposed to just being stuck in Hastings head, and I think that’s what made me enjoy more. No shade to Hastings, but always being in his head can get a little dull, lol. I thought the mystery was intriguing and all the different players were interesting, as well. And, of course, I love Poirot!

What’s Next

  • The Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve: I’m slowly realizing that most of the books I read are for buddy reads and I ain’t mad about it 😂 This is for the classics book-club-that’s-not-a-book-club (there are different versions now!) and I’m excited to read it. I was embarrassingly old before I realized that Beauty and the Beast was based on a novel, lol. I can’t wait to read the original story!
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman: And this book is for the original book-club-that’s-not-a-book-club, lol. I’m stoked because this is one of my favorite books of all time! And one of the few tales where I think the book and the movie are equally fantastic. I’m excited to read this with everyone and see what they think, as well.

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