WWW Wednesday: Oct 5, 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

  • Babel or the Necessity of Violence: an Arcane History of the Oxford Translators’ Revolution by R.F. Kuang: October is the month of buddy reads and this one was at the top of my pile! I’ve had the book since it came out and it’s be difficult holding off. This is probably my number two most anticipated book of the year and now I finally get to read it! So far, I’m absolutely loving the style of the writing, which immediately puts me in mind of the world of academia. It’s probably the footnotes. I’m also loving how this is, so far, a love letter to language. Add on top of that compelling characters and an interesting alternate history and I’m in heaven.
  • The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling: Here we have yet another buddy read and, y’all… if I didn’t five thousand other books to read this month, I would be done with this one already. I’ve only listened to the first nine chapters, but I am absolutely entranced! The small town setting! The witchy goodness! The witchy badness! THE TENSION! I want to gobble this book up all in one sitting, but I’m trying to be patient because I will be useless for buddy read chats if I have to remember what may and may not be a spoiler 😂 Suffice it to say, I’m having a lot of fun with this spooky romance.

Recently Finished

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
  • The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones: Welp, I’ve found my favorite Stephen Graham Jones novel. I mean… of the ones he has written so far. All the ones I’ve read previous to this were 4 to 4.5 stars. There was something about this book, though, that pushed it right up into the 5 star range! Perhaps it was how you’re made to feel like you might be losing your mind right alongside the main character. Maybe it’s how haunting and terrifying the “bad guy” is in this book. Or maybe it was the incredible atmosphere that bleeds throughout this whole story. This is the kind of horror I love. Not that in-your-face, blood n’ guts stuff, though this book does have its fair share. What I’m talking about is the stuff that slowly works it’s way under your skin and leaves you with an urge to glance over your shoulder.
  • The Midnight Guardians by Ross Montgomery: I finally finished the Middle Grade Marvel book for September! I blame my cold that is still kind of hanging out… This was such a wonderful book, with magic and whimsy and lots of focus on family and friendship. I loved Col and his Guardians and I loved Ruth and her bravery. I also thought the author did a great job of making this story magical while also touching on some pretty heavy topics. I will say, this book may be frightening to a younger middle grade audience. Overall, though, this was a wonderful time and I’m so glad that I read it!

What’s Next

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

Gotta get started on yet another buddy read! Witchy books are almost the theme of my buddy reads this month, haha. I’ve been looking forward to this one for awhile! I love Alix E. Harrow’s writing and can’t wait to see how she combines the suffragette movement and witchcraft. Also, I adore the cover of this book. Isn’t it just gorgeous??


10 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: Oct 5, 2022

  1. You have some amazing books on your TBR Kerry! Looking forward to hearing what you think of Babel and Once and Future Witches, both of which are all time favourite books of mine. I read The Kiss Curse, the sequel to the Ex Hex last month and loved it, so definitely need to get round to picking that one up too. Enjoy your reading 😀

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  2. I’m loving Babel so much but it’s really sending my emotions through the wringer and we’re not even halfway through it yet! 😂 I’m so glad that this is a buddy read though cos *all the thoughts*. I’m really curious about The Only Good Indians but have been wondering for a while whether it might be too creepy for me? I don’t know. Tempted to pick it up though! I hope you enjoy all your reads, Kerri 💜

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