WWW Wednesday: 22th July 2020

Hi All! Sorry for the long absence but I needed to take some time to myself and focus on my health, but I feel better now and ready to come back to this blog.

WWW Wednesday is currently hosted by Taking On A World of Words, and asks three simple questions that allows me to chat about what I’m reading, as well as my most recent and upcoming reads!

As I missed last WWW Wednesday I’ve decided to combine two weeks worth of WWW Wednesdays into one post, so this post will include all the books I’ve read since my last WWW Wednesday post on the 8th July.

What are you currently reading?

I started ‘A Heart in a Body in the World’ last night and I’m really enjoying it so far! It focuses on a young girl whose running from Seattle to DC, motivated by something traumatic that happened in her past and the recovery she finds in running. I’m not very far into it so I can’t judge it too much yet, but it’s shaping up to be a good read.

So if you look back on my past WWW Wednesday posts you’ll see I started both ‘The Poppy War’ and ‘The Shadow of The Wind’ WEEKS ago, it’s not taking me a long time to read them because I don’t like either of them, but because I hit pause on reading them for a bit as I had too many books on the go. However, I am picking both of them back up right now so and I’m hoping I’ll finish at least one of them within the next week.

I started ‘A Love Hate Thing’ on audible earlier this week for my ‘Buzzfeed Reccomends’ series and I’m not sure about it, this seems to focus heavily on stereotypes black Americans struggle with everyday but provides no commentary on how harmful they are; I still have an open mind though as I’m still not even halfway through it.

What have you just finished reading?

‘As You Were’ is an arc I acquired through Netgallery and I really enjoyed it. It’s a story that focuses on three women all in the same hospital ward and their lives, but also the friendship they manage to form together whilst there. I do have a review for that coming so please look forward to it!

I finally finished ‘The Liars’ Gospel’ and it was interesting. It’s almost a retelling of three stories from ‘The Bible’ but told in a far more harsh and critical light that exposes the tension between the Christian and Judaism faiths, since I’m not religious I don’t feel comfortable talking about this too much other than I’m still not sure what I think.

I can’t believe it took me this long to read ‘Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe’ because it was such a gorgeous read! I flew through the book in three sittings and I loved every chapter and every character, it’s truly a YA masterpiece and I will definitely be reading more from this author.

I finished the audiobook for ‘Turtle Under Ice’ this week and I’m uncertain on how I feel about the story. The audiobook was only about four hours long but it felt longer, although it made me very emotional, yet it also seemed to say very little as well – I am very conflicted over this.

I also read ‘The Mercies’ this week in one day and it was full of good storytelling. I didn’t have high hopes for it as I hadn’t like ‘The Deathless Girls’ by the same author, however I think after reading this she may be much more suited to adult fiction as this seemed to work for me as a story. The book didn’t attempt to conceal the devastation of the witch trails in the sixteenth century whilst also illuminating the importance of love, it was a beautiful read and I do recommend it (it also features LGBTQ+ characters).

‘Clap When You Land’ left me more confused than anything else, which was a shame as I was really excited that my library had an ebook copy available to read. Whilst I thought the writing was beautiful the two characters didn’t feel distinct from one another, and the plot was very slow moving, whilst I haven’t fully decided my thoughts on this I know feel disappointed.

What do you plan on reading next?

I’m hoping I’ll be able to pick up these two books this week as these are two books I want to read this month, since I’m not reading so many books at once now I’m sure I’ll get to these soon.

6 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 22th July 2020

    1. It’s not that I don’t like it! It’s just it’s a very chunky and quite complicated book and I haven’t been able to give it the attention it deserves! I haven’t read anything else by them yet though

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  1. I hope you’re feeling better after taking a bit of a break! Sometimes it’s really needed ❤

    Shadow of the Wind is one of my all time favourites. Zafon's writing is so beautiful and I absolutely love the book! I hope that you end up enjoying it if you pick it back up 🙂 Sorry to hear that Clap When You Land left you disappointed! There's a lot of hype around it and I'm looking forward to reading it too. Hope you enjoy your next reads more!

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    1. Thank you! Yh sometimes it is, and now I feel refreshed after it! Oh I know I will, I loved it when I read it but just didn’t have the time to devote myself to the book and pour myself into it, I felt like I wasn’t giving the book a fair shot but I have some downtime last this month and I’ll pick it up then:) yh it’s a shame! I think it wasn’t for me but I hope you love Clap When You Land!!!

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