WWW Wednesday: Aug 4, 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

  • Changeling by Matt Wesolowski: The Six Stories readalong continues! I’ve literally just started this one today and I’m already getting sucked into the story. I already had this one on my Kindle, but I’m really eyeing the audiobook 👀 I just keep hearing such great things about it! Maybe for book four… Anyways, I’m excited to get more into this one and see where it leads.
  • The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo: And then we have a book that’s not even on my TBR for this month, lol. What can I say, I saw it at the library, it’s super short, and one of the librarians said it was awesome. How could I not check it out?? I’ve read just a few pages, so I don’t have any real impressions as of yet, but I’m hoping I’ll love it.

Recently Finished

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
  • The Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve: I read this book with TWR gang’s classics book club and it was… interesting 😂 The first two-thirds was a lot of fun, though Beauty was much different from what I pictured her to be. I’ve been ruined by Disney. Then the last third happened and I was happy Disney switched things up, lol. I enjoyed this book but, as short as it already is, it could have been shorter because the last bit was completely unnecessary. Unless you love fairy drama… then you’ll eat it up! Still, I had a good time and that’s one more classic off my list!
  • The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch: This is part of another readalong that I’m really loving. The Rivers of London series is slowly becoming one of my favorites! This was a great addition to the series, as well. I listened to this novella and, now, I kind of want to read all the other books as audiobooks! The narrator, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, is absolutely incredible! I really enjoyed this story, as well. Getting to see more of Abigail and Nightingale was a treat. And, the deeper I get into this series, the more I get to see Peter grow into his own as a budding wizard and it’s a lot of fun. I’m excited for the next installment!

What’s Next

  • Malice by Heather Walter: I’m reading this dark Sleeping Beauty retelling as part of a book club and I’m so excited! I’ve heard so many great things about this book from people that share pretty similar tastes to mine. I love fairytale retellings, especially when they’re a little dark. And this book is sapphic! I’m can’t wait to dive into this one.
  • Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy: This is the Middle Grade Marvels pick for August, which I’m happy about because it’s the one I voted for 😂 This book has been floating about in my periphery for what seems like ages but I’ve never picked it up. I’m glad I have an excuse to finally give it a go! It sounds like it’s going to be adventurous and epic and right up my alley.

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