The WWW Wednesday meme is currently hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and is a great way to do a weekly update on what you’ve been reading and what you have planned. It has been forever since I have done this challenge, and I am so looking forward to it!
To take part all you have to do is answer the following three questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
Without further ado:
- What Are You Currently Reading?
For leisure, I have been reading an ARC called Hazel and Holly by Sara Snider. This is a really fun YA fantasy about two witch sisters and two warlock brothers on a quest to seek out Hazel and Holly’s father and discover the truth behind their mother’s death. I am almost finished with this, and can say I was very pleased. While the pacing is slower than I like, the worldbuild is phenomenal.
For school, I just started The Children Act by Ian McEwan. It is too early to know what to expect with this one, so I am hoping for the best, since a 5 page paper is imminent. Having Read Atonement and Saturday, I am cautiously hopeful. We will be doing a full discussion on the depiction of the law and the intersection between law and morality, so it should be a good read. Does anyone have any thoughts on this book?
- What Did You Recently Finish Reading?
For pleasure, I just finished Ellery James’ Murder in the Locked Library, book four in the Book Retreat Mysteries series. This series is the definition of a guilty pleasure – bones in the garden, secret societies, a library filled with lost books, and a long distance romance with a dashing and mysterious antihero. The one “down to earth” saving grace is that the main character Jane is also a mother of twin boys, who provide the majority of the comic relief. I enjoy this series, but it is very hard to suspend disbelief. Still, hard recommend for light reading about books.
For class, we just finished Bartleby, the Scrivener, Herman Melville’s short story. This is my third read, and in my humble and unsophisticated opinion, it hasn’t gotten any better. The lawyer is an unreliable narrator, Bartleby is depressed and uncommunicative, and everyone is trapped in a shitty Wall Street fishbowl. Definitely for a better person to read than myself.
- What Do You Think You Will Read Next?
I will next be reading Suzanne Winterly’s The Neglected Garden, which I just received from Netgalley for review. It came out in February, and looks promising and appropriately uplifting in time for finals season. Considered to be a “romantic suspense” and set in contemporary Ireland, I am really looking forward to reading this.
So, that is me. What is everyone else reading?!