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 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?
- 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*
- 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.