WWW Wednesday 08/15/2018

Welcome to another WWW Wednesday! This meme is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To participate, 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…

 

An Untamed State, by Roxane Gay
I’ve read plenty of Roxane Gay’s essays, but now I’m finally getting around to reading her novel. The story of a Haitian woman who is kidnapped and suffers horrific sexual abuse, this is a really dark, heavy read.

No One Cares About Crazy People, by Ron Powers
I was a psychology major in college, and mental health and the social and systemic issues faced by the mentally ill are very important to me. This particular book isn’t really holding my interest very well at the moment, though. It feels like Powers has chosen a scope of topics a bit too broad, and the book consequently feels a bit unfocused, like one anecdote after another thinly strung together. Also, a lot of the topic is repeat info for me because of my educational background, and I might end up DNF’ing this one.

The Witch of Willow Hall, by Hester Fox
This is a NetGalley ARC. I’ve only just started it so I don’t have much to say yet. Here’s the blurb:

Two centuries after the Salem witch trials, there’s still one witch left in Massachusetts. But she doesn’t even know it.

Take this as a warning: if you are not able or willing to control yourself, it will not only be you who suffers the consequences, but those around you, as well.

New Oldbury, 1821

In the wake of a scandal, the Montrose family and their three daughters—Catherine, Lydia and Emeline—flee Boston for their new country home, Willow Hall.

The estate seems sleepy and idyllic. But a subtle menace creeps into the atmosphere, remnants of a dark history that call to Lydia, and to the youngest, Emeline.

All three daughters will be irrevocably changed by what follows, but none more than Lydia, who must draw on a power she never knew she possessed if she wants to protect those she loves. For Willow Hall’s secrets will rise, in the end…

I recently finished reading…

 

I had another big reading week. The standout book this week was, by far, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. 

I have reviews up for One of Us Is Lying, The Grownup, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoNightingale was an ARC and a review will be up on its release date, Sept. 25, 2018.

Hunger was a good read and I definitely recommend it if memoirs are at all your thing; I won’t be posting a full review of it, as I’m not keen on critiquing someone’s heartfelt expression of their own personal struggles. I’ll make an effort to get reviews up for Big Magic and The Book of Essie soon!

Up next…

 

The Woman in the Window is a repeat from last week’s post, because I got sidetracked with other books, as I tend to do.

The Psychology of Time Travel is a NetGalley book that just came through for me. I’m always a sucker for female-centric science fiction, so I’m ready to give this one a go!

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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!

9 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday 08/15/2018”

  1. So many great choices on this post! I read “Bad Feminist” by Roxane Gay recently and didn’t enjoy it (I know that I am in the minority), but I don’t want to give up on Roxane Gay altogether. Do you think that “Hunger” is a good choice, even if I didn’t enjoy “Bad Feminist”? I too have gotten sidetracked from reading “The Woman in the Window”. We should do a buddy read, so we actually get it read lol. Here is my WWW post if interested: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2018/08/15/www-wednesdays-august-15-2018/

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    1. I guess it would depend on why you didn’t like Bad Feminist? The writing style is very much the same, but the subject matter is different. Hunger is about how suffering a sexual assault changed her relationship with her body and led her to gain a lot of weight, how all of that weight gain has affected her, etc.
      It’s kind of equal parts about body image and sexual assault, and it’s a much more personal book than Bad Feminist.

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