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.
- May Day by Josie Jaffrey: I’m reading this for an upcoming BBNYA tour and, so far, I can see why it won 1st place last year! I’m having a great time with this dark and twisty story. Also, I kind of love Jack? She’s a legitimate mess and I love that about her 😂 I’m interested to see where her hatred of Drake is gonna go… he’s an intriguing character, as well. Foremost, though, Cam must be PROTECTED AT ALL COSTS! *cough* Anyways, I’m loving this one so far.
- The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna Alkaf: This is the Middle Grade Marvels read for April. At first, I wasn’t going to join in this month because I have so many books I really want to get through in April. Audiobooks (and Scribd) came to the rescue, though! I’ve been listening to the audiobook at work and I’m so glad I decided to join in after all. I’m loving this book! I’m loving the culture and the lessons on friendship and how it’s a little darker than I was anticipating. There were certain moments that gave me little chills and I grew up on a steady diet of horror films! It’s hard to keep with the reading schedule, but that just because I never want to stop reading!
- Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica: This was a wild ride, y’all! I loved every minute of this thriller and the reveal of what had happened 11 years ago blew my mind. It certainly wasn’t what I was expecting, but I am notoriously bad at picking ‘whodunit’, lol. You’d think someone who watches as much true crime TV as I do would be better at picking apart a mystery. Either way, this was excellent. The writing was great, the characters were multifaceted, and the suspense was expertly done. There was a certain plot point that felt like it had absolutely no bearing on the story, but I still thought it was well played out. Overall, I think I’m gonna need to pick up more Mary Kubica novels!
- Scorpica by G.R. Macallister: Here’s another example of where audiobooks saved me. I had an e-ARC for this book but was having a time getting through it. Not because I wasn’t enjoying the story… I thought it was a compelling and fascinating tale about a matriarchal society where girls suddenly stop being born. I just go through phases with e-books where I just can’t make myself focus on them. Thankfully, I found the audiobook on Scribd and, after that, I flew through the rest of the book! You can read my full review here.
- The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary: I’m gonna say it here and now, I would fight people for Tiffy and Leon. ESPECIALLY JUSTIN. This book was so freakin’ endearing, omg 😭 I went into this expecting a light, fluffy rom-com. I got that, but with a heaping helping of trauma, as well! Watching Tiffy have to deal with the fallout from an abusive relationship had me teary-eyed several times. And reliving some past relationships that I never thought of as abusive… There was a lot to unpack, y’all. I loved how the author handled such a delicate topic and I absolutely adored both Tiffy and Leon. They had their flaws, but they are, at their cores, such good people and it was heartwarming seeing them come together. Also, that epilogue 🥺❤
- The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller: I’m slowly plugging through my Magical Readathon TBR! This is the last one of the list, technically. I have The Fifth Season on my beside table but I haven’t started it yet, heh. This is one of the ones I’m the most looking forward to reading. I really enjoyed Circe and I’ve heard nothing but great things about Madeline Miller’s take on Achilles and Patroclus. I’ve also heard it’ll make me cry… I suppose we shall see.
- Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire: I picked this up at the library when I was waiting for my daughter to be ready to be picked up from her after school club. Why? Because I have no self control around books and I love the Wayward Children series! I also want to see if I can fit it in to any quests for the Magical Readathon as it’s a short book and should be a fairly quick read. I’m excited to see more of Cora! I loved her character in Beneath the Sugar Sky even though that book is one of my least favorite of the series. Still gave it four stars, so that should tell you how much I enjoy these books!