Happy WWW Wednesday! This is my first time participating in this and I came across it from Jenna Bookish. Essentially you just answer the three questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
I’ve been stepping up my reading game and have been reading and listening to quite a few books and I am pretty proud of myself with how many I have been able to finish. When I started my goodreads challenge, I only had 12 books read and was way over half way through the year. In the past 2-3 months I have read and listened to a lot more.
Currently I am reading:
I Know You Know – I am not very far into this book, but I am listening to this book on Scribd and is about a murder that has occurred in a small town. Two boys have been murdered and the police have found the killer and sentenced him to life in prison. Or did they put the wrong person away? Years later, Cody Swift, a prominent film maker and best friend of the two boys who were murdered has been plagued with the feeling that perhaps the real murderer has not been caught.
Circe – A Greek mythology story about the witch Circe who is exiled to the island of Aiaia. You get to hear her side of the story of her life and her encounters with mortals, especially the famous Odysseus.
Everything I Never Told You – Murder? Suicide? A Chinese-American family struggle with the death of the ever perfect and favorite child Lydia. The story follows the family as they grieve and go through the process of dealing with Lydia’s death with some insight into the parents own life. A very touching novel so far and looking forward to finishing it.
I recently finished reading:
Every Heart a Doorway – What happens when a door magically appears before you that allows you to enter into a fantastical world, but then throughs you out after you’ve already felt like you belong to that world? An Alice in Wonderland type of novel where kids have travelled through special doors that lead them into different worlds. However, for whatever reason they are brought back to their families and the “real” world. One that they no longer feel attached to. Eleanore West has a special home for these special children. Where each child in this house has been through one of these doors and is trying to cope with the reality of being back.
Binti – A sci-fi novel about Binti who is the first of the Himba people to travel across space to receive an education at Oomza university. However, during her travel, the ship she is traveling on gets attacked by the Meduse, a jellyfish type alien, killing everyone except her. She believes it is because of her edan. With her edan in hand she is able to communicate with the Meduse and decides to speak on their behalf to Oomza university in order to get back was was stolen from them without blood shed. My full review is here.
Ready Player One – Another great book that played to my heart. A virtual reality world where everyone prefers to live in rather than in the actual world around them. A fortune from the creator of the virtual reality world is at stake and is hidden in the virtual world that everyone loves. It is a fight, even to the death, that everyone is after. The entire novel is dedicated to the 80’s: music, movies, video games. I enjoyed reading about several of the films and music from the 80’s that were spread throughout the novel. I grew up with an aunt who was a teenager in the 80’s and I remember growing up with the music and movies with her as well.
Toil and Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft – An anthology dedicated to witches, women, sexual orientation and feminism. Each story is from a different author and every tale centers around women and their struggles of being a woman, identity, sacrifice and power.
What I plan to read next
Goodreads Description: The story of a twelve-year-old girl’s harrowing experience fleeing Nazi-occupied Germany with her family and best friend, only to discover that the overseas asylum they had been promised is an illusion.
I absolutely love historical fiction novels and have a thing for novels set in WW2. I’ve read several novels set in this time like: The Tattooist of Aushwitz, The Nightingale, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Sarah’s Key,
and many more. I am sure this novel will be one of my favorites and I can’t wait to finally read it.