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?
I’m currently reading…
Where the Line Bleeds by Jesmyn Ward and The Rule of One, by Ashley & Leslie Saunders, both feature sets of twins for main characters, so I’m suffering from twin overload right now.
I picked up Where the Line Bleeds recently after finishing Sing, Unburied, Sing for my book club. I’m liking this one well enough, but I do think Sing, Unburied, Sing is the stronger novel. It felt very atmospheric and lyrical, whereas Where the Line Bleeds just feels… overly descriptive at times.
How to Fracture a Fairy Tale is one of my latest NetGalley ARCs. I adore fairy tales, especially fractured fairy tales, but this one isn’t grabbing me as much as I’d hoped. Hopefully it gets better as I get further into it.
The Rule of One was originally on my August TBR when I got an email back in July that I was on its way to me. Then it finally arrived in the mail two days ago. I’m already about halfway through this. It’s a young adult sci-fi/dystopian novel, and it’s super fast-paced and fun.
I recently finished reading…
Force of Nature by Jane Harper is a continuation of Harper’s first novel, The Dry, but also works as a standalone book. When a woman goes missing in the Australian wilderness during a work retreat, Detective Aaron Falk is desperate to solve the case. Did her position as an informant regarding her employer’s shady business dealings put her in danger, or is there another suspect?
VOX, by Christina Dalcher is a sci-fi/dystopian novel in the vein of The Handmaid’s Tale. I have a review for this scheduled to go up on Friday.
Silent All These Years is T. A. Massa’s debut novel, and was just released yesterday. The protagonist, Melanie, learns that she has inherited a large sum of money… from her deceased mother’s former employer. Her mother died under mysterious circumstances while under his employment, and Melanie worries that guilt is the motivation for the bequeathment. Can she accept the money without knowing the truth? Will searching for the truth put her in danger? Look for my review tomorrow!
I am forever trying to catch up on my Book of the Month selections. Spinning Silver, by Naomi Novik is up next!
“Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders… but her father isn’t a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife’s dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty–until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers’ pleas, she sets out to collect what is owed–and finds herself more than up to the task. When her grandfather loans her a pouch of silver pennies, she brings it back full of gold.
But having the reputation of being able to change silver to gold can be more trouble than it’s worth–especially when her fate becomes tangled with the cold creatures that haunt the wood, and whose king has learned of her reputation and wants to exploit it for reasons Miryem cannot understand.”
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!