WWW Wednesday: 27th July 2021

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!

What are you currently reading?

I’m not very far into 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World but so far it’s been brilliant. Shafak’s writing is a delight to read and the premise of this book is exciting and different, I’m really looking forward to seeing where they take this story and hopefully I’ll enjoy this as much as I’m hoping I will.

I am so close to finishing The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and I may be a little sad once I finish it because so far I have loved every second of it. It’s lived up to all the hype and I can see why people are so fascinated with the characters Reid creates, as they are all certainly “interesting” to say the least. I’m so excited to finish this and pick up more of her books in the future because this is shaping up to be one of my favourite reads of the year.

What have you just finished reading?

Neverwhere is just another example of Gaiman’s brilliance and extremely enviable writing and imagination. This only the third book of his that I’ve read so far and I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to read any of his work, as everything he does seems to be extraordinary. If you’ve never read Gaiman before (which is kinda unbelievable in 2021) I wouldn’t recommend you start here, but it’s definitely one to remember.

I spotted Sistersong on a bookshelf in a bookshop a few weeks ago, and mainly picked it up for it’s stunning cover, and I can happily say the contents lived up to it’s beautiful outside. The story is inspired by an old English ballad called Twa Sisters and contains such a beautiful story inside with complex characters and a wonderful magic system, it’s a YA I highly recommend. I will definitely be on the lookout for more of Holland’s work from now on. Trigger warnings for this book include transphobia and misgendering.

I heard a lot about The Ten Thousand Doors of January a few years ago and not much since, but I gave it a go to see what it was like. Whilst I enjoyed the premise and other parts of this book, other aspects of it fell a little short for me and I’m left feeling unsure about how I feel about it, it’s certainly not bad by any stretch, but I’m not sure it’s great, I suppose only time will tell to see how I feel about it.

What are you planning to read next?

Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into The Sea is a collection of stories I’m really intrigued by, I haven’t heard a lot of people talking about this book but everything I’ve heard so far has sounded amazing so I’m looking forward to picking this up.

The other book I’m hoping to read is one I need to start for my Buzzfeed Recommends series (which has been going on for far too long). I don’t hold out much hope for The Stars We Steal as it doesn’t sound like my cup of tea, but I’m willing to give a fair try.

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