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WWW Wednesday — 24 April 2024

Hello friends!! Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday — 24 April 2024!!

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… (All images will link to Goodreads if you click on them. Potentially.)

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WWW Wednesday — 24 April 2024

what i finished

For the… second? time this year, I only finished one book in the past week. Which is FINE. And I need to stop beating myself up about these things. Mostly because I’m already absolutely killing my Goodreads goal this year. I don’t think I’ve ever been this ahead of schedule. (Like, seriously, I am 14 books ahead, and at this rate will have blitzed through 100 books by September. PLUS, I’m already further ahead in my other challenges this year than any other year to date. In fact, I’m making more headway on other year’s challenges too.)

Where was I? Oh yeah, I finished a book. And it wasn’t a challenge book or anything, but it was the book BEFORE a challenge book. Last week I said I was going to read I Think He Knows, but when I went to do so, I realised it was the second book in a series I hadn’t started. I’m not sure why I do this to myself…

Title: So That Happened
Author: Katie Bailey
Series: Donovan Family #1
Released: 3 Jun 2022
Read: Apr 2024
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
It was a super cute story. Although it made me feel like there could be a huge number of other romance stories that are all inter-connected.

So That Happened by Katie Bailey

what i'm reading

Have I started Strange the Dreamer, this month’s book club pick, yet? No, I have not. Have I started two other books in the past week instead? Absolutely I have.

Are we sensing a theme here, friends? Is the theme that my reading picks are a hot dumpster fire of mood and procrastination? Ummm… I’m going to go with a yes on this one.

Also, I have made very little progress with most of the below books. I’ve read five chapters of Her Majesty’s Royal Coven since last week, but I keep skipping between the physical book and the audio. And I’m on track to finish I Think He Knows, and it’s a 24 in 24 book, so that’s nice.

I Think He Knows by Katie Bailey
Her Majesty's Royal Coven by Juno Dawson
The Prisoner's Throne by Holly Black
Rivals by Katharine McGee
The Forest Grimm by Kathryn Purdie
A Duet with the Siren Duke by Elise Kova

what's up next

For the THIRD week in a row (week 1 / week 2), I am saying that I will start Strange the Dreamer. Will I actually start it? Who knows. Maybe I will just force myself to start reading it once I’ve finished the current rom-com. (Although, to note, for ease of formatting not reading this book has been the best decision of the month.)

I think my biggest problem with Strange is that I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone so much, and this had such mediocre reviews. I’m terrified I will hate it. And that’s not helped by the fact that I have actually started this several times before and I’ve tapped out before the third chapter every time. I’m just not sure that I care about Lazlo Strange. Or the world-building information dump at the start. It’s not an engaging way to start a story and we’ve moved beyond that as readers. (I mean, the book IS 7 years old now. And we expect better.)

However, I need to get my booty in gear because book club is talking about it on 30 April (for me I think it’s 29 April for others). So, no other new books until I’ve at least decided to DNF this. (Which will be sad for other reasons, like I have the fancy Illumicrate editions from years ago…)

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
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What are you currently reading?

until next time, happy reading! Meeghan xo

4 Comments

  • aimee can read

    Reading (or starting) 6 books at once is crazy to me (in a good way). I used to always be reading at least two books at once, but after I graduated from university, my brain will only let me read one book at a time. 😂 Curious about what your thoughts will be on Elise Kova’s books. And Strange the Dreamer! Laini Taylor’s writing may not be for everyone, but I think her books are pure magic. 🙂

    I’m currently reading Two Twisted Crowns, the sequel to One Dark Window, and I’m loving it!

    • meeghan

      Ooh, I’ve heard great things about One Dark Window. How did you find it??
      Also, I’m not making much headway with most of the books… 😅

  • Books Less Travelled

    Too bad you’re struggling with your current read. I’ve done that in the past, and some I’ve forced myself to read, and others I’ve finally just admitted it wasn’t a good fit and decided to skip it. I’ve also found that in my case, there is often a reason I put it off so long, and tend to not really care for those books even when I do end up reading them. Not always, some I think was just a matter of ‘it’s not the right time yet’ since I read them years later and end up LOVING them, but it’s often because I had to go though something or be in a certain place in my life, and I wasn’t there when I first tried to wanted to read that book.

    (As for the others, maybe see which of your current reads are the shortest, and work from there? I know that’s helped me in the past, if nothing else it sometimes helps me pick one to stick with so that I can finally start finishing them and make progress instead of adding more to my ever-growing ‘current reads’ list when I find myself doing just that. XD)

    • meeghan

      Thank you!! I decided to build my May TBR around finishing a bunch of the books I’d started, so we’ll see how that goes!!

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