Hello bookworms!! Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday — 22 June 2022!!
WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, where you answer the three following questions:
- What did you recently finish?
- What are you currently reading?
- And, what do you think you’ll read next?
Let’s see what I have been reading!
15-21 June 2022
This week I only finished one book, but I’m not beating myself up about it for four reasons. The first being, I was really busy at work last week, which took out my Wed-Fri. The second being I then got a migraine early on Saturday morning, so I spent the whole day basically in the dark with an ice-pack on my head, wishing my meds would kick in faster/more. Sunday was my birthday (the only moment of glitter in this week) so I was busy doing things (plus migraine hangover). And finally, on Monday I started a new treatment for my autoimmune diseases, which my body totally rejected four hours later, and I then spent the rest of Monday and early Tuesday morning hunched over a toilet bowl feeling like my stomach was trying to turn itself inside out. So, it hasn’t been a great week for reading (or anything else either), and TBH I’m still getting over the whole lot.
Oh joy of joys, I can’t believe I actually managed to read an entire book, even with all of that. Admittedly, it’s a novella, but regardless, still an achievement.
Stuck on You by Ali Hazelwood is the second story in the STEMinist Novella trilogy. And, I liked it more than the first one. Which means I have nothing but high expectations for the final — which I have preordered and will be reading… around 5 July, I think? Each book follows one of three friends and their unexpected journey into love.
The thing that I really liked about this one was that they had a past, and there were flashbacks to show the comparisons in their relationship. It was very well done for a novella. Plus, STEM girls have hot brains.
Wintersong, so far, is giving me the best bookish vibes ever. I can’t believe it has taken me literal years to pick this up, because it seems to have EVERYTHING I love in it. (Honestly, I am living my best life reading this, even with all of the above happening.)
Slavic folklore x deals with tricksy elves x wintery (almost) medieval villages. Honestly, this book reads like Katherine Arden and Holly Black teamed up and thought “what would Meeghan love best?” And then sat down and wrote it.
Also, why are these the only two books by S. Jae-Jones has published?! Surely more people than me have read this?! Anyway, I have high expectations for the end of this, AND the sequel, so please keep your fingers crossed that they come true.
So, I think I’m just going to keep rolling with this whole “creepy, atmospheric fantasy reads from my TBR” vibe and just keep going. I’ll stick to some from my June TBR, plus maybe some others I found on my bookshelf… I’m just gonna ride this wave until I want a contemporary/romance break.
- Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones
- Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo
- A Deal with the Elf King by Elise Kova
- Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw