#WWWWednesday: 20 November

It’s time for another WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words, which means I’ll be answering these questions:

  1. What did you read last?
  2. What are you currently reading?
  3. What will you read next?

What did you read last?

Since last Wednesday I’ve managed to finish four books, one of which was a re-read of Pumpkinheads, which is still a ★★★★★ read by the way!

Everything Under the Sun by Jessica Redmerski ★★½ – ★★★☆☆ (I can’t decide)
I came across the first mention of this book on Our Book Boyfriends and I admit to being attracted to how of the cover looked from afar. I didn’t even properly read the synopsis, I just saw it was on Kindle Unlimited and picked it up. There is a lot of love for this book on GR though and I kinda wonder what I’m missing. Maybe it’s a big case of it’s not you, it’s me? Maybe these dystopian romances where you want to “sacrifice everything for this love” trope isn’t so much my jam anymore…

Malamander (Malamander #1) by Thomas Taylor ★★★★★
This was SUCH a delight! I don’t often read Middle Grade books but I’m very glad that I picked this one up. This was really fantastic storytelling. The writing was atmospheric and threw me back to my days living in the UK and going to the seaside in the winter. I could feel the chill creeping over my body and into my bones and I could see the fog rolling over the town in undulating waves every night. Eerie and so incredibly fitting!

Monstress, Vol 3: Haven by Marjorie M. Liu ★★★½
I think I let too much time pass between Vol 2 and 3 so I’d forgotten a lot of what happened in the previous chapters. That said, I think the plot is getting pretty complicated and I felt a little bit bored by it. There’s a lot happening all at once and although the art work is dark and exquisitely beautiful (the details though) I admit that it does get to be a little too much at times. That said, the ending of Vol 3 has made me go out and purchase Vol 4 right away because I need to know what happens next! 😫

What are you currently reading?

It might be safe to say that my romance phase has passed but I’ve still got no clue what I’m really in the mood for 😅 That said, I picked up Kiss Me Not by Emma Hart on a whim earlier today and while it’s cute I’m not in the devouring of romance mood. I now have a buttload of romances sitting on my shelves and who knows when I’ll get back in the mood for it? Lol I started Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig the other day as another nonfiction November read and I’m enjoying it more than I thought I would! The chapters are short and engaging — although Haig isn’t telling us anything extraordinary or very new, it’s definitely relevant. I have to be honest and say that it’s making me a little anxious because… Well, there’s a lot to be anxious about on this nervous planet we live on 😅 I’ve also still got Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations going and while it’s entertaining, I don’t know if I’m really in the mood for it either, so it’s slow going…

What will you read next?

Since there’s still one more week to squeeze in some more NF reads, I’m thinking about picking up Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou or The Lost City of Z: A Legendary British Explorer’s Deadly Quest to Uncover the Secrets of the Amazon by David Grann up next. Grann writes NF like fiction and I’m all for it! But I’ve also heard so much about Bad Blood, and it does sound incredibly messed up. So I don’t know which to pick up! I still also really wanna read Well Met soon but I want to wait for the right mood otherwise it’ll take away from my enjoyment of the book!

What are you currently reading? How’s your week and reading going?

11 thoughts on “#WWWWednesday: 20 November

  1. I think I enjoyed Everything Under the Sun a bit more than you did, but I almost didn’t even finish it. I didn’t like the way he treated sex at all. But, there was still something about the book that I couldn’t stop reading. Nonetheless, I definitely don’t have the absolute love for it that so many others do.

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    1. I mean, I won’t deny that I read it very quickly but I was skimming a lot towards the middle-end. I just… I don’t know. I didn’t like the way he treated sex but then there was something about the book that I also felt a little too preachy at times? I’m glad I gave it a go, but I’m pretty sure I won’t be continuing with the series 😅

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  2. I really want to read Notes on a Nervous Planet, mostly just because I love following Matt Haig on Twitter and will forever read his books. But also I’m a pro at being nervous, so obviously the book was written for me. xD

    Gosh, look at all these nonfiction reads you have lined up. The month’s almost over, too. I feel like I really need to kick my NF into gear here.

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    1. I actually don’t even know if I’m following him on Twitter but I’ll be checking on that now lol I’m really enjoying the book — it’s nothing revolutionary because I realise a lot of these things too but it’s still really good! 😍 I hope you enjoy it whenever you read it 🙂 Have you read anything else by him?

      NOVEMBER NEEDS TO JUST STOP lol if only for me to catch up on more reads! Yeesh, too fast (and this obsession with time and not having enough of it, is mentioned by Haig in the book LOL) 🤣

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      1. Yeah, that’s the problem I have with a lot of books like that, is usually they’re sort of … common sense? But if the writer has an interesting voice, I enjoy them. I’ve only ever read his fiction. The first book I read by him was How to Stop Time, and I enjoyed it.

        I’ll have you know that I have absolutely all the time I need. I’ve just misplaced some of it. *cough* Yeah, that’s what happened.

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