WWW Wednesday: Sep 8, 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

  • Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé: I’m reading this book with a bunch of bookish friends and, y’all, it has started off strong! I honestly had to set it down for a bit because it was all I wanted to read and I had so many books to finish last month 😂 Now that we’re into September and I have less books on my TBR, I’m excited to pick it back up. It’s so twisty and takes a hard look at some pretty heavy topics and I’m loving it!
  • The Dare by Lesley Kara: I’m also taking part in a Netgalley reading catch-up with more bookish friends and this is at the top of my list! Mostly because the publisher reached out to me to send me a copy and I feel bad I haven’t finished it yet. But also because I’ve loved both the books I’ve read by this author! It’s a thriller centering around a tragic train accident that happened when the main character was young that killed her best friend. There are secrets and, so far, is giving me some great thriller vibes.

Recently Finished

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
  • The Girls Are Never Gone by Sarah Glenn Marsh: I recently read this for a blog tour hosted by TBR & Beyond Tours. This was such an atmospheric and creepy read! It’s definitely the perfect book to get you into the mood for spooky season. I really loved the main character, as well. I certainly won’t be swimming in a lake any time soon, though 😂 You can read my full review here!
  • Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix: I legit just finished this yesterday and it was… fine? I really liked the premise, I enjoyed the nods to old slasher films (I love horror movies!), and the writing was certainly gripping. But the characters gave me anxiety, the twist was kind of predictable (if you pay attention to the inserted media), and the wrap up felt a little too neat. It was a good time while I was reading it, but it definitely didn’t hit the way The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires did.

What’s Next

  • The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna: This poor book has been on my potential TBR for so long now, but it’s finally time! I put it on my Magical Readathon TBR and, dangit, I’m gonna read it! I’ve been anxious to read this African inspired YA fantasy ever since I saw this gorgeous cover. I’ve heard nothing but great things from others who have read it, so I’m extra excited to pick it up.
  • Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir: Though this book hasn’t been on the TBR quite as long, I’m just as excited to read it! I’ve loved everything I’ve read by Andy Weir, so I can’t imagine this will be any different. Especially since people are saying this gives strong The Martian vibes, which is my favorite book by him. Fingers crossed I love this one as much, if not more!

BBNYA Spotlight: Five Dead Blondes by Lydia Grace and Elizabeth Kennedy

Hello, reader!

I have another BBNYA spotlight for you today. The book I’m featuring is a horror that sounds like it would be quite the ride: Five Dead Blondes by Lydia Grace and Elizabeth Kennedy! But before we get into the post, let’s talk more about this spotlight tour and BBNYA in general.

This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 65 books that made it into Round Two with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 10 finalists and one overall winner. 

If you want some more information about BBNYA, check out the BBNYA Website https://www.bbnya.com/ or take a peek over on Twitter @BBNYA_Official. BBNYA is brought to you in association with the @Foliosociety (if you love beautiful books, you NEED to check out their website!) and the book blogger support group @The_WriteReads.

Book Details

  • Title: Five Dead Blondes
  • Author: Lydia Grace and Elizabeth Kennedy
  • Publication date: October 31st, 2019
  • Genre: Horror
  • Age group: Young Adult
  • Content/Trigger Warnings: For a list of potential content and trigger warnings, check out this book’s page on BookTriggerWarnings.com

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