WWW Wednesday: Apr 27, 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 Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller: This is my last official read for the Magical Readathon and, apparently, I like to save the best books for last. I’m completely wrapped up in this book and I find it hard to put it down! I love seeing the myth of Achilles play out under Madeline Miller’s pen. It’s such an intriguing and wonderful story, and surprisingly heartwarming in moments. I know that these moments are there to try and lull me into a false sense of security. After all, I know how Achilles’ story ends. This book is just guaranteeing that it breaks me as much as possible at the end, isn’t it?

Recently Finished

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
  • The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin: Well, I need not have feared the hype ruining this book for me because it completely blew me away! To the point that I had to actively fight a book hangover so I could attempt to finish my readathon TBR 😂 Everything about this book was stunning: the characters, the writing, the world-building were all done to perfection. There were quite a few moments that left my jaw on the floor! There were also quite a few moments that felt like a punch to the gut. Definitely check trigger warnings for this one. I’m so happy I loved this one so much and I can’t wait to continue the series!
  • The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna Alkaf: This was the monthly read for Middle Grade Marvels and, though I enjoyed it, I did have some concerns with it. Mostly with how the titular girl and ghost interacted after the ghost did some pretty nasty things to the girl. I don’t want to dive into it all here, I’ll save it for my full review, but it just left me feeling a bit uncomfortable. Overall, though, this was a spooky and engaging read that kept me wanting to read more. And the audiobook was absolutely incredible *chef’s kiss*

What’s Next

  • The Carnival of Ash by Tom Beckerlegge: I’m participating in a blog tour hosted by The Write Reads for this book. After hearing the synopsis, I knew I wanted to join in! It sounds like something I would absolutely love. It’s set in a city of poets and librarians! From the reviews I’ve been so far in the tour, it also has a lot of intrigue and darker themes. I think I’m gonna enjoy this one.
  • Wildlife by Jeff VanderMeer: I have yet to try any of the Amazon Original Stories series that have been popping up lately. This is part of the Trespass collection and this book fits a quest prompt for the Magical Readathon, so there’s no time better than the present, haha. I’ve also been curious about reading from this author for awhile. A shorter book seems like the perfect way to dip my toes in.

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