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 finished a book last night so my only current read is my reread of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I’m slowly making my way through, reading a little here and there. But I’ll be starting another book tonight so this won’t be the only read for long.
I seem to be finally getting out of my slump and I finished 3 books this week.
First, I read A Light in the Sky by Shina Reynolds. This was a really good traditional YA fantasy/dystopian. I had a few little issues in the beginning but I was totally hooked by the end and will definitely read the next one. This was an ARC and actually published yesterday. I gave it 4 stars and you can read my full review here.
On Saturday, the weirdest thing ever happened and I felt like going on a long walk. I decides an audio book would be good to listen to and since I’ve been enjoying novels in verse this year, I thought it would be fun to try one of those on audiobook. So I listened to the audiobook of Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds which is actually narrated by the author. It was under 2 hours and I actually finished it on my 4 mile walk around the neighborhood in the beautiful weather. It’s an interesting story and I enjoyed my time but a little less powerful than the other novels in verse I read. I gave it 4 stars. I’m not sure if it was my high expectations, the audiobook format, or the story itself but it just didn’t give me all the feelings that I was hoping for despite a really intriguing story.
Lastly, I just finished my ARC of Loyalty, Love and Vermouth by Eric Peterson last night. Full review of to come but I really loved my time with this one. As a single person with a small dog, so much of it rang true. This story of a gay man who is desperately searching for his dog, Mamie, who was taken during a burglary and enlists his found family of LGBTQ+ personalities to help in the search was everything I wanted it to be. If you love your dog, this is book will make you chuckle as it warms your heart. The descriptions of stubborn but smart Mamie reminded me so much of my Westie, Missy, who passed away last December. It gave me the teary eyes but in the best possible way. Here she is in her stubborn beautiful glory, I miss her every day.
I’m not even going to pretend there’s other possibilities this time. I will be starting The Bone Shard Emperor by Andrea Stewart tonight. This is the next publication date on my ARC list and one of my most anticipated releases of 2021. I’m totally psyched and ready to jump back into this world.