WWW Wednesday: June 3, 2020

WWW Wednesday 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 about how your reading is going this week 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 am still reading Tap and A History of the World in 100 Things. I’m getting tired of including Tap in this category since there is no reason I haven’t finished it yet. Maybe this is the week!

I am working my way through my day with the help of two audiobooks. The Year of Less by Cait Flanders is about the 12 month period the author stopped buying things and decluttered her life. It is short, only about 6 hours, and I am nearly 1/3 of the way through. She hasn’t quite gotten into how she felt not shopping but I am excited to hear about that journey.

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides is for a book club and I regret getting this as an audiobook. The narrator’s voice is amazing but I think the pace would be slightly quicker if I could just read it already. As it is, the main male character is coming off very whiny. I hope to get a written copy this week.


WHAT DID I RECENTLY FINISH READING?

I finished both Explorers on Witch Mountain and Explorers on Black Ice Bridge this week. This is certainly one of my new favorite middle grade trilogies. The full review is here.

I picked up and quickly read A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan. It was a sweet middle grade book that really drove home the point that perfection is not a good thing and having an imagination can save your sanity. I couldn’t tell if the story didn’t hook me or if I just needed to take a break from middle grade for a little bit, but this wasn’t my favorite read this week.

I also started Things in Jars by Jess Kidd and finished the whole book in under 24 hours. I could not put this book down. This book had upwards of twenty words I had to look up in the first 100 pages and was richly packed with imagery. It also opens with a strange little girl eating snails. Forgive me. I’m having trouble formulating complete sentences about this book. It was just so (soooooo) good. Here is the synopsis for anyone who is interested.

Bridie Devine, female detective extraordinaire, is confronted with the most baffling puzzle yet: the kidnapping of Christabel Berwick, secret daughter of Sir Edmund Athelstan Berwick, and a peculiar child whose reputed supernatural powers have captured the unwanted attention of collectors trading curiosities in this age of discovery.

Winding her way through the labyrinthine, sooty streets of Victorian London, Bridie won’t rest until she finds the young girl, even if it means unearthing a past that she’d rather keep buried. Luckily, her search is aided by an enchanting cast of characters, including a seven-foot tall housemaid; a melancholic, tattoo-covered ghost; and an avuncular apothecary. But secrets abound in this foggy underworld where spectacle is king and nothing is quite what it seems.

Blending darkness and light, history and folklore, Things in Jars is a spellbinding Gothic mystery that collapses the boundary between fact and fairy tale to stunning effect and explores what it means to be human in inhumane times. from Goodreads.

And, happily, I had Tweet Cute waiting for me when I finally came up for air from Things in Jars. My thanks to everyone who told me it was cute – you were all 100% right.


WHAT WILL I READ NEXT?

This week I definitely plan to crack into A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I also have Stonewall by Martain Duberman and A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell cued up on my kindle.


Tell me, please!

What’s on your WWW?


 

13 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: June 3, 2020

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  1. I’ve been shouting from the rooftops for months that everyone needs to read A Woman of No Importance. It was AMAZING and I want to be Virginia Hall when I grow up.

    I love your review of Things in Jars, I’m going to go check it out now, thanks for the tip!

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  2. I’m happy to hear you loved both Things In Jars and Tweet Cute! I did too. I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading. xx

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    1. I’m such a mess and I now have way (way) too many books on the go. I even forgot to put Stonewall on my Goodreads so it dropped between the cracks! Thank you for you comment and reminding me of this awesome book.

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