It is COLD here! But, I have my books (and a space heater) to keep me warm. Also, it is time for my favorite meme of them all….WWW Wednesday! Hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words, this is the answer to what we have all been reading. Please join in and put your links below or just add your books in the comments!
What Did I Finish Reading?
I finished Romancing His Rival by Jennifer Shirk right after posting last week’s WWW. It was cute, but I did not realize that it was the third in the series. I wondered why the beginning felt so hurried and abrupt – the author assumed I knew the backstory! It was a very light romance and short but cute.
I also finish Awakening Your Ikigai by Ken Mogi which is loved and highly recommend. It is also short but packed full of advice on how to live your life full of joy. The full review will be up on Friday for NonFiction Friday.
I tore through Thunderhead and if you enjoyed Scythe you will love Thunderhead. If you have not read them then please do so so you can join me in petitioning for the third book to just come out already! This YA book begins where the first left off and fills the pages with characters known and new and I just loved the pace. I also enjoyed that this book was less about killing and more about living. You can read my full review of this book here.
I finally finish The Gunslinger by Stephen King. It was extremely weird and all I know for sure is that there is Roland (The Gunslinger), the Man in Black (bad guy), and Jake (real boy). There is also a Dark Tower which is the nexus of time and space and…did I mention that this book was weird? Still, I look forward to reading the next one. I don’t know that I loved it, but even Stephen King has said this one was not written well and so I reserve judgement until I have read a few more.
Late last night while driving through the blinding snow I was so pleased to be forced to take my time so I could relish the last few minutes of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. This audiobook was far superior to anything I thought it would be and the review will be up either later today or tomorrow. Loved it!
What am I Currently Reading?
I am about 100 pages into the fun-to-read Springfield Confidential. I have just started all the other books. I am literally on page 4 in all of them. Un Lun Dun by China Mieville, Before Tomorrowland come from my own shelves and In Praise of Wasting Time I grabbed from a recent run to the library.
What Will I Read Next
The two books I am certain I will read next are Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, …And Then You Die of Dysentery. I have vowed to read the whole Harry Potter collection on my 2019 Goals and one of my favorite new blogs, The Perks of Being Noura, has a fantastic read-a-long planned! I will be late finishing the second book but I hope to read #1 and #2 in February and find myself all caught up.
I also found …And Then You Die at the library and I will always grab anything related to The Oregon Trail (game, of course). It’s a life-long obsession.
I also have these three audiobooks cued cued up and ready to go and I am not sure which one will strike my fancy this week. If anyone has any advice, let me know!
Tell me, please!
What’s on your WWW list?