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:
- What did you read last?
- What are you currently reading?
- What will you read next?
What did you read last?
Since last Wednesday I’ve managed to finish four books! Two e-ARCs (woot), one NF and one novella length romance.
Kiss Me Not by Emma Hart ★★★☆☆
Kiss Me Not was my first foray into Hart’s work and while it was a short, cute and fluffy romantic comedy that certainly had me giggling at times, I thought was just alright. I enjoyed the story and the characters. Thankfully there was no insta-love connection between the MCs, but more like a giving in to the chemistry that was already there at the start. But I wish that it was a longer read so that I could really form a connection with the characters–while I thought they were good characters, I didn’t spend nearly enough time with them to feel invested. Look out for my full review coming soon!
The Death of Baseball by Orland Ortega-Medina ★★½
This was one of the e-ARCs I read and I’m glad that I got it out of the way. I requested this one based on the cover alone because it definitely caught my eye and the synopsis sounded interesting enough. That said, I found quite a few problems with the content of the book and how the author wrote about certain characters. At the end I was left scratching my head wondering what the point of all of it was and it still eludes me days after finishing it. You can check out my full review here.
Notes On A Nervous Planet by Matt Haig ★★★★☆
Now this was a fantastic read! Although I admit that I got anxious at times reading about Matt sharing his experiences, I found that what he touches upon in this book is so incredibly relevant to this consumer-minded, information overloaded, nervous planet that we live on. With short chapters and a straightforward way of writing that’s infused with facts, reflective experiences and humor, this book was an easy and compelling read. This was my first book by Matt Haig and it certainly won’t be my last! Be on the lookout for my full review coming soon!
TH1RT3EN (Eddie Flynn #4) by Steve Cavanagh ★★★★½
This was the second e-ARC that I read and wow, this was such a fun and fast-paced crime thriller that read like an episode of Criminal Minds and I was absolutely here for it! Criminal Minds is one of my favorite shows and reading this book felt a little like slipping into my comfort zone (as weird as that might sound). It was a compelling courtroom drama thriller with an insanely twisted and psychotic serial killer that reminded me of Ted Bundy. You can check out my full review here.
What are you currently reading?
Although I’m feeling like I’ve been reading much slower this month compared to other months, the daily heat has made my mind extremely sluggish and on top of an insane amount of work that I’m dealing with during the day, I’ve found that I just don’t have the energy to read more than one book at a time right now; so I’m currently only reading The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. This is the first book I’ve chosen for the first challenge in Task 2 of the #Triwizardathon that’s happening this week! It’s a fast read although I did take a break last night as I found myself drowning in anxiety and this book didn’t seem to help stem it; but I’ve picked it back up again now!
What will you read next?
Next up I’m planning to continue with my reads for the #Triwizardathon and since November is quickly coming to an end, I’m hoping to squeeze in one more NF and that’s the graphic novel by Mira Jacob that I started earlier this month but haven’t picked back up again yet — not because I didn’t enjoy what I read, I just kept leaving my book in my car and was too lazy to go downstairs to get it every single time I remembered where it was lol 🙃
What are you currently reading? How’s your week and reading going?
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