Hello bookworms!! Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday — 8 December 2021!! I’m also super pleased to say that Blogmas is going well — however, work is going to be pretty hectic over the next week, so I’m also being kind to myself at the moment.
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?
So… let’s get to it!!
I am adding three books to my ‘read’ list this week!! Which puts me at 99% complete of my Goodreads goal, with 3 books left on my alphabet challenge!! Those 3 books are:
Aurora’s End by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
I really liked it. Much more than Aurora Burning. But it wasn’t 5 stars like I was hoping. I rated it a very commendable 4 stars though. Zila and Finian were my faves, and I’m so glad that Finian got a cover. I don’t really know what else to say about this one without giving away spoilers. So, I liked it. That’s all you really need to know.
The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling
I was super surprised that this was a debut novel, but then I found out that Erin Sterling is actually a pen name for Rachel Hawkins — author of the Royals series (Prince Charming / Her Royal Highness) — who I love. And this witchy story of second chance love and hexes is hilarious and effortlessly fun. I really enjoyed it!!
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
I read this one on a recommendation from a friend when I said I was looking for books that start with Q (that weren’t halfway through a series). I have to say, it’s one of the toughest books I’ve read this year — despite being a very quick read. Queenie follows our MC, Queenie, through the hardest year of her life. The story is filled with intense depictions of collapsing mental health and what it can look like if your supports aren’t strong enough. It also shows what can happen if you become entirely dependent on those supports. I almost DNFed it because of the dark content, but I am glad I pushed through. And I would recommend for anyone who wants a gritty story about learning to love yourself.
The City of Zirdai by Maria V. Snyder
I’ve de-prioritised the two books I have left in the Serpent and Dove trilogy as I really want to finish the alphabet challenge this year. Which means that I’m going to try and push through this one, even though dystopian is not my jam. My biggest issue with this book so far is that I read book 1 (The Eyes of Tamburah) two and a half years ago when it came out… And now I can’t remember what happened. I’m only 20 pages in (of a 504 page book), so I’m hoping there’s a recap soon!!
Once I finish the above (or maybe partway through — I might need a reward for sticking the dystopian out) I have kept my two contemporary YA novels as my reward to finish the alphabet challenge. Which means, I only have fun things left this year!! And then I might whack the Serpent and Dove trilogy back on to keep the TBR down…
- The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
- Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June
What are you currently reading??