WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday: January 8, 2020

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! My favorite meme was last hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and has found a new home with Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. Don’t forget to check all the other participants. It is the #1 way I keep my TBR overflowing!


The Three Ws are:

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


WHAT AM I CURRENTLY READING?

I have five books on my currently reading list. This would normally be one more than I find works for me but Burnout, The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily and Amber Nagoski is a chapter-a-week buddy read. I have to say though: I am obsessed with this book. From the first chapter I felt like this was going to be an incredible useful and wonderful book and each chapter has me nodding my head and marking sections like mad.

Atomic Habits is similarly stress-less because it is a re-read. It was one of my favorite books of 2019 and it is my January book club pick. It is having a huge impact on again as I go back and refresh my memory on the different ways to build and break habits. This book was great for building habits last year. This year I hope it can help me break a few.

I am a third of the way through my audiobook of The Alchemyst and enjoying it tremendously. Denis O’Hare is the narrator and he is doing an impressive job with the huge cast of characters and all their different regional and historic accents.

I am also loving my way through an ARC copy of How to Outline Your Novel Chapter by Chapter by Sussu Leclerc. I decided to participate in NaNoWriMo 2019 somewhere on the evening of October 31st and, suffice to say, I could have used an outline. While I did technically “win” by finishing, the book I wrote is a big old stinker. Reading this book has given me loads of organizational ideas.

Finally, I could resist no longer and I cracked into The Toll. I love this series and I am so happy to finally have the third book in my hands!

WHAT DID I RECENTLY FINISH READING?


I just finished Me by Elton John and, you guys, it is so good. I have always enjoyed Elton John’s popular music but I don’t own a single album. I was more intrigued by him as a person. Much as Mercury made me an enormous fan of Freddie Mercury, Me has made me a die-hard Elton John fan. His world view and growth mindset are a thing of envy and listening to the history that he lived through was jaw-dropping interesting. I listened to the audiobook and Taron Egerton was as delightful to listen to as you would suspect. My full review is here for NonFiction Friday.

Denton’s Little Deathdate by Lance Rubin was a spontaneous purchase and an enormously enjoyable YA book. If you think gallows humor is funny, this book is for you. You can read my full review here.

I also read Red, WhiteRoyal Blue by Casey McQuiston. This was Goodreads Best Romance of 2019 and I found that I just couldn’t resist it. I am pretty desperate to chat about this book because I have a LOT of thoughts. Short comments: I really enjoyed it as a young adult book. If you want to know what that means to me, check out my full review here.

WHAT WILL I READ NEXT?


The same three books are still just waiting for their turn this week. I did start Hearing Happiness but not enough to move it from “next” to “currently reading.” Am I the only person that does this?


Tell me, please!

What’s on your WWW?


 

23 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: January 8, 2020

  1. I have been very tempted by Elton John’s book. I am a fan of a lot of his music (early stuff was before my time) and loved the movie. I heard his former partner/manager getting interviewed on the radio and it really sounds like he had a wild life. It must make for fascinating reading.

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  2. I am on a long wait list for the audio version of both Burnout and Atomic Habits. I added both a week or two ago. Are we listening to the same podcast or something? Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on those. I haven’t been too convinced to pick up Red, White & Royal Blue, even when it won the Goodreads award. You seemed to really enjoy it though, so I’ll add it to my TBR. Have a great week of reading!

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    1. I have a LOT of thoughts about Red, White and Royal Blue and I am glad I read it. It is an excellent book to hand anyone struggling to become and adult, has great representation and I love that it was a male / male romance but was advertised as simply “romance” and not “LBGT romance.” But, until he grew up a little bit I didn’t care for one of the main characters. He won me over in the end though so I hope you get to read it!

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  3. How to Outline My Novel sounds interesting. I really need to work on that more myself, so I might have to check that one out. I’m always up for some more writing craft books.

    Yaaaay for reading The Toll! I can’t wait to see what you think. 😀 I’ve heard so many good things about Red, White & Royal Blue that I think I really need to check it out!

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