Welcome, welcome to the first WWW Wednesday of 2021!
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:
- What did you read last?
- What are you currently reading?
- What will you read next?
Since the last time I did one of these posts I’ve managed to read 5 books (I think?), although none of them were the ones that I was reading in my previous post and all of those are still being “currently read”. 😅
The Little Swiss Ski Chalet ★★★½
Caplin made me question why I’d yet to go to Switzerland and why it wasn’t higher up on my bucket list. She masterfully brought the setting of each location so vividly to life, and not to mention how she so enthusiastically writes about food in this book made me ridiculously hungry (and eager to bake)! Sadly, I wish the characters were better developed as I didn’t feel connected to them and it made the romance fall a bit flat for me. RTC.
Keepers of the Lost Cities (Keeper of the Lost Cities #1) by Shannon Messenger ★★★★☆
I’d heard so much about this series and I’m so glad I finally picked it up. It’s action-packed and Messenger introduces us to an interesting magical world full of vegetarian elves and a unique magical system. I loved Sophie and her journey and can’t wait to read more. Potentially a new favourite MG fantasy! RTC.
Exile (Keepers of the Lost Cities #2) by Shannon Messenger ★★★★☆
I immediately picked up book two in this series and my only regret was 1) that it ended and 2) I didn’t have the following books on hand. I devoured this just as quickly as the first. We get to explore a much darker side to Sophie’s story and abilities, and to this magical world that Messenger created. I have to say I’ve never read MG (or even YA) like this before! I absolutely loved it & can’t wait to read on. RTC.
Glimpsed by G.F. Miller ★★★★½
A super fun and fast read, this YA contemporary involving teenage fairy godmothers is sure to have you laughing with its witty and extremely nerdy banter. You’ll meet a new and perfectly adorkable book boyfriend and a heroine whose story will pull on your heartstrings. Check out my full review!
The Fortunate Ones by Ed Tarkington ★★★★☆
This was an exceptionally well written and engrossing coming-of-age story that took me by surprise. I never thought I’d be so captivated by a story that focuses on the ultra rich and elite white privileged families of Nashville, but here we are. I do have mixed feelings because the ending was a little ‘meh’ but otherwise this was such a compelling read. My review is out tomorrow!
I’m still “currently reading” all of these and I… haven’t made progress with any of them because I legit haven’t picked them up since I wrote this post on 30 December. 🙈 I did start reading Among the Beasts & Briars again today and… I don’t know if it’s me not being in the “right mood” but it’s not captivating me as much as I’d hoped. I’m having trouble focusing on what I’ve read but I’ve also noticed some inconsistencies that keep jarring me out of the story and I’m starting to get annoyed 😭 WHY. I’ve been so looking forward to reading this? WHY. I’m gonna keep on though and hope that it gets better (for me)! 🤞🏽
I do have some blog tour reads that I need to get on and that I’m really looking forward to. Trading Secrets is an ARC I got from the author but… I’m starting to feel like it’s really not my jam. It sounded so interesting but I’m struggling to get into it. I’ve decided to put it down for now but I’ll hopefully come back to it again soon.
What’re you currently reading? Have you read any of these books or are they also on your TBR? Hope your 2021 has kicked off on a strong bookish note! Happy reading, friends! 😍