WWW Wednesday 07/18/18

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the following three questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

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So, let’s begin!

I’m currently reading…

 

Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton,
by Tilar J. Mazzeo
This is an ARC I got through NetGalley and I am absolutely devouring it so far. It’s a biography, so very informative, but lots of passages have the feel of a novel. Mazzeo’s writing style makes for an unusually immersive reading experience for a biography.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman
I’ve been dying to read this for ages. I’d hoped to have time for it before delving into my book club’s pick before our last meeting, but I’m only just now getting to it. I’m about 5 pages in, so no thoughts so far, but I’m super excited about this book.

The Chemistby Stephenie Meyer
Because I don’t love myself, I guess. I got the audio book through my library out of morbid curiosity of the “I wonder if Stephenie Meyer has improved at all since Twilight” variety. So far, all signs point to no. I’m a little past the first major “plot twist” which was glaringly apparent long before it actually happened.

I recently finished reading…

 

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, by Michelle McNamara
This was a great palate cleanser for me, as the last true crime book I read before this was a bit of a letdown. Read my review here.

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepperby Phaedra Patrick
This was my book club’s pick. I’ve seen it compared to A Man Called Oveand plot-wise I can see the similarities, but the tone felt very different to me. This was a cute little adventure story; a recently widowed man finds a charm bracelet that belonged to his late wife and it sets him off on a journey to find out about her life before they met.

The War of the Worldsby H. G. Wells
This was an interesting read; it was somewhat slower than I was expecting, but full of interesting thought experiments about alien life. Read my review here.

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, by David W. Blight
I’m finally done! This book took me a month to get through. Don’t let that scare you away; it was so well researched and thorough and I think it’s an important book. This isn’t something you’ll want to binge, though. I ended up reading it a few chapters at a time while reading other books to avoid overload on one subject. This was an ARC and I will have a review up in October to coincide with the book release.

Up next…

 

Beside a Burning Sea, by John Shors
This historical fiction novel was the last title I pulled out of the jar for my July TBR. It looks like I might actually finish my TBR this month. Go me!

Before I Go to Sleep, by S. J. Watson
I grabbed the audio book for this mystery/thriller from my library on a whim. Looking at it on GoodReads now, it seems to have very mixed reviews. Here’s hoping it’s not terrible.Capture2.PNG

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What are you reading this week? Any thoughts on the books listed in this post?  Please feel free to discuss or share WWW links in the comments!

6 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday 07/18/18”

  1. Your thoughts on Stephenie Meyer actually made me laugh out loud haha.
    Ooh I didn’t really like Before I Go to Sleep. The premise is good. But the book was just… boring. The movie wasn’t that much better. I’m interested in what you’ll think about it.

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