WWW Wednesday 03/13/2019

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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I’m currently reading…

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Beautiful Bad
by Annie Ward
This is a mystery/thriller and it’s been kind of slow going for me so far. I’m hoping it picks up in the second half, but right now I’m feeling a bit lukewarm towards it.

Daisy Jones & The Six
by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This is a reread for me; I’d read it a while back as an ARC, but the interview format of the book made me really want to check it out through audio book format. You can read my review of the book here.

Lost Roses
by Martha Hall Kelly
Nothing new to say here, as I’ve made zero progress on this one since last week. Oops. It’s not the book’s fault, I just got sucked into other reading, I’ve previously read Lilac Girls, from the same author, and it’s absolutely lovely.

I recently finished reading…

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Before She Knew Him, by Peter Swanson

(Review copy received at no cost courtesy of the publisher.) This was a fast paced and interesting thriller. You can read my full review here.
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The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt

Tartt’s work can be really polarizing, and it’s easy to say why. The Goldfinch follows the story of a young boy named Theo in the aftermath of his mother’s sudden and violent death. I’m still gathering my thoughts in regards to how I’d rate this overall, as there were really captivating bits and then parts that seemed to needlessly drone on and on. (For reference, it’s 771 pages long.)

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Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstanceby Ruth Emmie Lang

I’m increasingly finding myself enjoying magical realism lately. This one has such a comfy, fairy tale vibe and I’m kind of kicking myself for leaving it unread on the shelf as long as I did. It follows the story of Weylyn Grey, orphaned as a young boy and raised by wolves. Weylyn has mysterious powers he can’t entirely control. Review to come!

Up next…
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Review copy of American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt, by Stephanie Marie Thornton received courtesy of Berkley Books.

A sweeping novel from renowned author Stephanie Marie Thornton…

Alice may be the president’s daughter, but she’s nobody’s darling. As bold as her signature color Alice Blue, the gum-chewing, cigarette-smoking, poker-playing First Daughter discovers that the only way for a woman to stand out in Washington is to make waves–oceans of them. With the canny sophistication of the savviest politician on the Hill, Alice uses her celebrity to her advantage, testing the limits of her power and the seductive thrill of political entanglements.

But Washington, DC is rife with heartaches and betrayals, and when Alice falls hard for a smooth-talking congressman it will take everything this rebel has to emerge triumphant and claim her place as an American icon. As Alice soldiers through the devastation of two world wars and brazens out a cutting feud with her famous Roosevelt cousins, it’s no wonder everyone in the capital refers to her as the Other Washington Monument–and Alice intends to outlast them all.jennabookish

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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!

 

5 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday 03/13/2019”

  1. Great post!

    I haven’t read any of the books you mentioned yet. They sound interesting though.

    The last book I finished reading was Love, Simon a few weeks ago. Currently reading In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware. So far it’s really good!

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  2. I’m so stoked for Daisy Jones & The Six! I’ve also heard really Good Things about Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance — also, THAT title already was me hooked on the book. And magical realism?? Perfect for me. Hope you have a great (rest of) March!

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    1. If you like audio books at all, I definitely recommend going with that format for Daisy Jones! I liked it a lot more listening than I did while reading.
      And yessss, absolutely check out Beasts! So good!! ❤

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