Happy WWW Wednesday! If you’re unfamiliar with WWW Wednesday, it’s a weekly blog meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. The three W’s are simple:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m reading This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron for the new kid in town trope of the Trope-ical Readathon. This is by the same author as Cinderella is Dead which I read earlier this year and really enjoyed and is set to be the first book in a new YA fantasy series. The series follows Bri who has the ability to make plants grow and inherits a large estate from her birth mom’s family.
I was in the mood to have a couple reads going at once and also started my ARC from NetGalley of Meet Me at the Summit by Mandi Lynn. This one is set to be published at the end of the month. The story follows a 19 year old girl who’s parents died a few months previously in a car accident and is about her taking a trip with her friends I think but I haven’t gotten very far.
I haven’t read any more of The Mask of Mirrors by M.A. Carrick but still have it on pause.
I’ve been rereading Harry Potter since the fall. I pick it up between books. I’ve read it countless times, I can pick it up wherever. I’m about 150 pages into the last book, I’ll finish it eventually reading the occasional page before bed or when I don’t have time to start a new book.
Crazy but I’ve finished 6 books in the last week. It’s a little less crazy because three were graphic novels but still.
First, I finished Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé. This YA mystery/thriller is fantastic! I loved it and highly recommend it. You can read my full review here.
Then I picked up my highly anticipated ARC from NetGalley of Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune. This was very good but did have a pacing issue in the first half, I ended up at 4 stars. You can read my full review here.
I then picked up Heartstopper by Alice Oseman and read the first three volumes all on Sunday afternoon. I had already read the first one a month or so ago but since it’s such a quick read, I reread it before jumping into the next two. This graphic novel series follows Charlie and Nick, two high school boys, as they fall in love. It’s adorable and heartwarming and really worth the read. But it is a graphic novel series, there’s just not enough material to give it 5 stars, I gave them 4 stars across the board. My library doesn’t have the fourth one yet but hopefully I can get my hands on it soon.
Lastly, I finished the audiobook of The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa. I picked this up to try audiobooks on my new long commute once a week and since it was a team book in the Trope-ical Readathon. In those respects, it was good and I actually enjoyed having an audiobook on my drive and plan to start another one. This book follows the story of Max and Lina. Lina is left at the altar by Max’s brother, Andrew. Three years later, Max and Lina are forced to work together on a pitch for a new job for Lina as a wedding planner. This was all good and their relationship as they got to know and started to fall for each other was adorable. But then came the smut and it was terrible. It was way too long for my liking and Sosa tried to keep their witty banter up during these scenes and it all just became cringey. I ended up at 3 stars because I did like the story but all of the smut could have been removed or way pared down and it would have really improved it.
I can’t decide which book from my Trope-ical Readathon TBR I want to pick up next….maybe Obsidio or possibly Tweet Cute if I’m more in the mood for a contemporary.
4 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – August 11, 2021”
I really enjoyed Under the Whispering Door. Meet me at the Summit sounds a little traumatic for me though! My WWW post is here: https://wordywitterings.com/2021/08/11/www-wednesday-wednesday-11th-august-2021/
I am curious about Under the Whispering Door. Love that cover! Thanks for sharing, and here’s MY WWW POST
Under the Whispering Door was really good, just a slow start. I love TJ Klune, definitely check out House in the Cerulean Sea if you haven’t yet.
I expected This Poison Heart to be more of a quiet read, but it really surprised me – loved it and can’t wait for the sequel. Happy Reading!
LikeLiked by 1 person