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:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- 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.
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid: Yes, I’m finally reading one of the darlings of the bookish community. So far, I have to say I’m glad I jumped on the hype train! This is such an incredible read, with complex characters and a peek into the glamour and awfulness of Old Hollywood. I’m swiftly learning that I really enjoy Taylor Jenkins Reid’s writing because this book has absolutely captivated me.
- The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri: Speaking of captivating, this book is just phenomenal! The setting is so vivid and lush, the characters are nuanced and intriguing, and the politics are capturing my interest. I’m loving everything about this story, so far, and have been thoroughly pulled into the tale. It’s a real struggle when I sit down to read on which book I want to pick up more!
- False Value by Ben Aaronovitch: My journey through the Rivers of London novels continues! This installment is my favorite one so far. I love how much Peter has grown as a character and I feel like that was fully showcased in this book. I also loved the tech plot and the way magic was woven into it. And Nightingale got to have a few badass moments, which is always more than okay in my book. I can’t wait to read the next one!
- Noor by Nnedi Okorafor: This is my second Okorafor novella and I really enjoyed it! I honestly don’t know if I liked this or Remote Control more. This one was a little more action packed, though no less thought provoking. I loved that we have a main character that uses mobility aids in the form of cybernetic legs and I thought it was interesting to see how they both helped and hindered her in a world that saw her as “other”. She had an amazing character arc, as well, for a book that was so short. I’m definitely interested in reading more from this author.
- Battle Royal by Lucy Parker: This is my first completed read from my “12 friends, 12 recommendations” challenge and, y’all, this was so CUTE! All the descriptions of the delicious baked goods had me constantly hungry while reading. The banter was fantastic, the chemistry was top-notch, and the steamy bits were *chef’s kiss* I loved the two main characters and wanted nothing but happiness for them. I even didn’t mind the third act messiness because it actually made sense when it comes to these two characters. Overall, this was such a fun read and I’m excited to pick up the next one in the series!
- Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie: I’m finally getting back on the Hercule Poirot wagon and reading this hopefully within the next few days. The movie is coming out soon and, though I haven’t watched Orient Express, I still kind of want to see it. Besides, I kind of miss our funny little detective who uses all his grey cells.
- Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison: I’ve been interested in this classic for some time and have never gotten around to reading it. When I spotted it at the library, I figured, why not give it a shot. It’s a lot chunkier than I thought it was going to be, but I’m still looking forward to giving it a read!