WWW July 10

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words! All you have to do is answers the following three questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading

June 10I’m reading Lady SusanThe Watsons, and Sanditon by Jane Austen on my lunch breaks. I started it today, and I love Lady Susan so far.

I’m listening to Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins in the mornings and on my commute. I like the writing, but all I can keep thinking is why are these two so dumb? Like just dump the girlfriend and the maybe-almost-kind-of boyfriend back home and be together. It’s so simple!

I’ve read a couple more chapters of Coldhearted Boss by R.S. Grey. I’m going to binge read the rest this weekend. Her books are just too fun not to binge.

I’m less than 100 pages away from finishing The Princes of Ireland by Edward Rutherfurd. It’s such a rich story! I’ve never read one of his books, but I’ll definitely be reading more now.

I think I’m at the halfway point of The Letters of Vincent van Gogh, and I don’t want it to end.

 

 

Just Finished

I finished The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman last night, and I liked it even more than the first one. I listened to Pride by Ibi Zoboi for the first part of this week, and oh.my.gosh was it good. You should definitely, definitely listen to the audiobook with Elizabeth Acevedo reading because she is perfection.

Up Next

Obviously, I need to get my s*&% together and find my focus again. I think this weekend will be great for that because I can finish a bunch of my current reads and get back to one read. So what do I need to read next?

Well, I still have the books from my Backlist Beatdown list and one of my OwlCrate books from last month to read. The OwlCrate book is Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson, which I’m excited for and will probably get to soon. From my backlist books, I’ll probably read Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman and Harlequin’s Millions by Bohumil Hrabal this weekend because they’re both short and calling out to me. Then I think I’ll start How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland’s Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe by Thomas Cahill.

But then…there’s the library books. I don’t know why, but I just keep checking stuff out. Right now, I have

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (for book club. I’ll read it closer to the 27th)
  • A Place in the Sun by R.S. Grey (I’m not addicted)
  • Pirate Queen: The Legend of Grace O’Malley (a graphic novel that I’ll probably also finish this weekend)
  • Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (a novel in verse that I saw on Kristin’s Favourite YA Contemporary Novels post that I just had to get now. Will probably also finish this weekend)
  • Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt (the summer reading theme for this year is space, and I just can’t leave the display books alone)

I know it seems like an ambitious weekend list, but they’re books I know I’ll crank through quickly. Plus I have a 3 day weekend. Here’s hoping this one doesn’t start with a root canal like the last one did.

 

 

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