WWW Wednesday: Apr 20, 2022

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

  • The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin: Yup, I am finally reading The Fifth Season. And I am already kicking myself for taking so long to pick this up. This is so freakin’ good, so far! It’s brutal, but so well-written and engaging and captivating. Every time I pick it up before bed, I end up staying up way too late because I just don’t want to put it down! I was really nervous I wasn’t going to like this book after hyping it so much in my head. I’m glad the hype train didn’t lie to me. This is just as good, if not better, than everyone has said!
  • Piranesi by Susanna Clarke: This book is WEIRD AF and I LOVE IT! I’m reading it as part of a book-club-that’s-not-a-book-club and I feel like we’re all equally confused and enthralled. I love the discussions because someone invariably picks up on something I didn’t and that makes me think about what we’ve read in a whole new light. My takeaways right now are I adore Piranesi, the Other can choke, and I want to visit the House.

Recently Finished

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
  • Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie: I’ve been attempting to catch back up on a Poirot buddy read (I also finished Death in the Clouds recently) and this has to be one of my favorite ones so far. The fact that Poirot is barely in it until the third act wasn’t even an issue! I really enjoyed the mystery in this one and I thought the way Poirot handled the case was interesting. I also enjoyed Death in the Clouds, though it felt a little slower than Three Act Tragedy. I also thought the end result was kind of a let down. I dunno, I just thought the whodunit felt like a big “Oh, them? *shrug*” Still gave it four stars cause the journey was a lot of fun!
  • May Day by Josie Jaffrey: Apparently, I love vampires that are also detectives?! Who knew! This was an incredible read that had me fiending for more once I was done. More vampires solving crimes! More Jack being awkward around cute women! More Jack, period! And definitely more Killian Drake, pleeeeease! This was such a fast-paced and fun read. I always feel weird calling a book featuring death and dark plots and even darker themes “fun”, but I certainly had a great time reading this. You can read my full review here.
  • Beast by Matt Wesolowski: This has been a month of me trying to catch up on/finish buddy reads that I fell way behind on in the past year 😅 I don’t know why it has taken me so long to get back into the Six Stories series because I was genuinely enjoying the books as I read them. Case in point, I was instantly wrapped back up in the world of this fake podcast upon picking up Beast. I will forever love how these books are a blend between horror and thriller. This one was no different, this time with a local legend of a vampire serving as the backdrop to a horrific crime. I also loved how this one concluded, though it didn’t have the jaw dropping factor of the third book, Changeling.

What’s Next

  • Heartstopper: Volume 2 by Alice Oseman: I recently picked up the fourth volume of Heartstopper from the library, so I figure it’s time to catch up! I’ve technically already read this volume online, but it has been awhile. Besides, who wouldn’t want to re-experience Nick and Charlie falling in love? It’s like a warm cup of cocoa on a chilly winter night: cozy and comforting.
  • Night Shift by Alex Finlay: This is another library pick up that is due back soon, so I should probably read it. I read the first chapter of this thriller and instantly wanted to read the rest. It sounds like it’s going to be a fascinating story that keeps me guessing! And it follows two timelines, which is something I find I really enjoy in thrillers.

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