Wednesday, November 9, 2016

WWW Wednesday (11.9.16)


WWW Wednesdays is a bookish meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. The three W's stand for:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Click on the book covers to jump to the Goodreads book page!

Currently Reading:


Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter

This was the book in October's OwlCrate, which I am newly obsessed with. I love the book so far - it's just the right touch of spooky with a wonderful fairy tale feel. I read the Russian folk tale it's based on, Vasilisa the Beautiful, before starting Vassa in the Night and it's been really fun noting the similarities & differences between the original and the retelling.


The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

I love, love, love Maggie Stiefvater and everything she does, so it's no surprise that I'm also in love with this series. It's been a bit slow getting started in this book but I'm sure things will pick up soon. In the meantime, I can bask in Maggie's beautiful prose and the cover art on this book.


Wicked by Sara Shepard

I've recently gotten back into the Pretty Little Liars TV show, so when I saw this one on a library bookshelf I couldn't resist getting back into the series as well. I have sporadically read Pretty Little Liars books over the past couple years; they're such a guilty pleasure. I'm a little embarrassed to read them in public sometimes, but these books are honestly so engrossing and fun. 


Black Water by D.J. MacHale

This book is part of my quest to conquer my TBR list on Goodreads from beginning to the end. I started this series in 2009, and added this book in 2010, so you can see how far I've come along. I might not pick this book up today, but I am enjoying finishing out the series and seeing complexities build in the main character's life as he grows older and the series grows darker.

Recently Finished:


Slaughter-House Five by Kurt Vonnegut

I really didn't enjoy this one as much as I had hoped I would. I picked it up because it's a well-loved classic, but it's really not my "type" of book. I don't particularly like war books, and while Slaughter-House Five isn't strictly that, it did involve a lot of war scenes. There were a few passages that were particularly striking & poignant, and I can see the effect that the out of order in time format was supposed to have, it just didn't happen for me.


The Sweet Life of Stella Madison by Lara M. Zeises

Another one from my dusty TBR list from the year 2010! This novel was super quick & cute, but with a surprising amount of depth. From the cover and description, I was expecting romance with a side of gourmet cooking and meals. I did get those things, but also a complicated family situation and a main character who becomes self-aware of how she handles life and strives to change it. I do wish the internship portion of the book came about earlier, but overall it's worth a read.

Next Reads:


Sunshine by Robin McKinley

And the next read on my quest to conquer the TBR Goodreads list! I'm much more excited about this book than some others on my old books challenge. I love Robin McKinley, and I'm really excited to see how she takes on a vampire story. It definitely seems like a unique spin on a done-to-death mini-genre.


If I Stay by Gayle Forman

I've had this on my to-be-read list for quite some time and the recent movie just makes me want to read it even more!


City of Stars by Mary Hoffman

Another series I started forever ago and am picking back up. What can I say? I'm a finisher (slightly compulsively in the case of series like House of Night, for example).

Thanks for reading! I'd love to read your WWW Wednesday posts, just leave a link in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. I was surprised by Slaughterhouse Five, too. It wasn't at all what I expected of it though I was more on board with the war scenes than the aliens! Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!