#WWWWednesday: 12 August

Hello, hello and welcome back to another episode of 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?

Since last Wednesday I managed to finish 3.5 books (the .5 because I DNF’d one and so I won’t include that here). One of my goals for a while now is to allow myself to DNF and not feel guilty about it and although it’s really slow going, I think I’m doing a pretty good job this year since I’ve already allowed myself to DNF three books. Slow and steady, right?

With or Without You by Caroline Leavitt ★★★★½
I was pleasantly surprised by With or Without You especially because it’s the kind of book that I’d normally find myself disliking–not because it’s poorly written but because the characters are so flawed and I find it hard to connect to stories when I dislike characters. That (obviously) didn’t happen here though. This was a very bittersweet and deeply emotional book about love, loyalty, the choices we make in life and ultimately, about growth, change and finding yourself. Read my review!

A House is A Body by Shruti Swamy ★★★☆☆
I struggle with the way short stories are usually written but I continue to read them in the hopes I’ll find my “one” collection. While I enjoyed some of these stories, most of them mainly confused me and that impacted by overall view. Swamy’s writing is wonderful and she does an amazing job writing stories rooted in both fantasy and reality! I recommend it if you like diverse and fantastical short stories. Read my review!

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed ★★★★★
Although I initially struggled to connect with Ashley, I was able to empathise with her as I read on. She’s still a very unlikeable character but her growth in this book was so well done and I felt so proud of her in the end! This was a heavy book. It angered me, frustrated me, made me despair but I commend Hammonds Reed for ending this book in such a hopeful way. Although everything wasn’t okay, you felt like eventually, we’re going to get there. Read my review!

I’m currently reading Ignite the Sun but after finishing The Black Kids last night, I’m not sure if I feel like continuing it right now or whether I should take a break for something a little more light hearted and fun, like a romcom. I started the first few pages of my highly anticipated Meghan Quinn book: That Swoony Feeling and I’m honestly very tempted to keep reading it. So I guess we’ll see what I end up reading tonight after I finish gaming (that is, if I don’t end up gaming my night away LOL)!

I’ve got some more blog tour reads coming up next week and I’ll hopefully start reading the books this weekend because I’m aiming to finish my current read(s) by Friday!

How is your reading week going and what are you currently reading? Hope the rest of your week goes well!

23 thoughts on “#WWWWednesday: 12 August

  1. 👀 Adding a few of these to my TBR. I think it’s hard to strike a balance between flawed characters and a plot enthralling enough you can either overlook that or understand the why.
    And you should definitely read whatever you feel more in the mood for 💕

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    1. I’ve loved the whole Getting Lucky series by Meghan Quinn! Such fun romances full of cheeky banter and awesome families/brothers! My fave kinds of romances ❤ I hope we both enjoy Starcross Manor! I'm looking forward to picking it up this weekend 😀

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  2. Black Kids is on my TBR! I’m glad you enjoyed it!! I know, I’m such a mood reader and I have started a couple books and then put them aside for others. I hope you have an amazing week!! ❤

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      1. Yes, I totally get annoyed with it sometimes! It’s the worst when a book I want to read has become available through libby. Then it really messes with my TBR. haha. I don’t really know why I made TBR’s because they are so hard to follow. Good thing a lot of readathons don’t mind if you change your mind after picking your TBR!!

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    1. It was really good! The main character frustrated me so much but I think her confusion and her growth — the whole journey — it was really well done. I hope you enjoy it, Kay! 🙂

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  3. I love that you’re finally allowing yourself to DNF books! ❤ When I started doing that, the feeling was SO FREEING. I've actually been more adventurous in reading books I may not like (and found some books I love because of it!) since I've given myself permission to just set it aside if I end up not enjoying it. The Heart of a Peach has such a cute cover!

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