WWW Wednesday: Jan 17, 2023

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

  • Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake: I’m about a halfway through this romance and, y’all, I am hooked! Delilah is such an incredible character as is her love interest, Claire. The pining is fantastic, the little looks and gestures make me want to melt, and I’m so excited to see these two finally realize how much they are into each other. I’m also loving the background story that is developing right alongside the romance. There’s a lot going on and I’m here for every bit of it!
  • Heart of the Sun Warrior by Sue Lynn Tan: I started to listening to the audiobook of this because it popped up on Scribd and I’ve been eager to read it for a minute. It helps that it’s on my Netgalley shelf and I’m really trying to trim this down. It’s been a few months since I read Daughter of the Moon Goddess but I was instantly sucked back into the world. Sue Lynn Tan’s writing is just sublime and makes the entire reading experience like watching a movie. I’m a good way in and it’s getting intense. I’m excited to continue!

Recently Finished

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
  • Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren: Siiiiiigh… this book. I went into this romance with the best of intentions. Honestly, I knew next to nothing about it other than it was written by an author duo I’ve previously read and enjoyed. It was picked as the book of the month for a very informal romance reading group I’m in and I, being one who is still at the beginning of her romance journey, was eager to give it a go. Well, now I know a few things I absolutely do not like in romance 😂 I couldn’t get behind the romance because I didn’t really care for the love interest. And I know miscommunication is a pretty prevalent trope in this genre, but it was just beyond in this book. This was not for me, but, ya know, this is part of learning what I like!
  • Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney: After finishing that disappointing read, I was so happy to fall into this incredible, atmospheric mystery! This is book that is heavily inspired by And Then There Were None and you can tell. Not to the point where it reads like a ripoff, but to the point where I found myself cheesing when I recognized a little Agatha Christie flare. The isolated house! The people being picked off one by one! The poem! They were all wonderful nods to the mystery master. My favorite part, however, was the twist. Because it was the kind of twist where I suspected it near the middle of the book, but the way the author crafted her story kept me questioning myself! And then, when I found out I was right, I didn’t feel like it was too easy, I felt vindicated, haha. This was an absolutely engaging read and now I read more Alice Feeney!

What’s Next

  • Delicious Monsters by Liselle Sambury: I need to get started on this young adult horror as I’m part of the Hear Our Voices book tour! I was pulled in by the cover of this one and, after reading the synopsis, knew I wanted to take part in the tour. It sounds so freakin’ creepy and atmospheric and I am here for it! I’ve also been leaning into YA horror lately, so I’m excited to give this one a go.
  • What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher: Speaking of horror, though now we’re moving into the adult age range, I borrowed this book from the library and it’s due back soon, so I should probably read it 😂 Thankfully, it’s fairly short, so I should be able to get through it quickly. I also love Edgar Allan Poe, so the fact that this is a retelling of one his stories makes me eager to read it. Here’s hoping it’s nice and spooky!

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