Happy 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?
Last night I started rereading Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse. It’s been a little over a year since I fell in love with this book and I decided to reread it before jumping into the sequel that comes out next month. I’m really hoping I still love it.
I am technically still working on my reread of Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins but I haven’t read any of it in March, instead picking up my books for the Trope-ical Readathon.
I’ve still been on a reading binge and I finished 4 books in the last week. And oh my, it’s quite the wide variety.
One night I wasn’t really feeling like reading my novel so I decided to pick up Saga Vol 4 by Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples. I’ve been enjoying this sci-fi graphic novel series but this has been my least favorite so far. I still gave it 3 stars but it really felt like a filler book, lots of random events that will probably be important later but really didn’t make a cohesive volume.
My first novel of the week (and the one I didn’t want to pick up that aforementioned evening) was The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman. This was a big let down, I gave it 2 stars and it was one of my most anticipated 2022 releases. This read really young and had very one dimensional characters who were in fact supposed to be in their late teens/early 20s. I think this book was struggling to figure out what it wanted to say. You can read my full review here.
Then I picked up Know My Name by Chanel Miller and just wow, this was amazing. If you haven’t read this memoir by the victim in the Brock Turner case, please consider it. I don’t quite have the words to express my feelings on this book and I’ll still be processing it for a while. 5 stars, I’d give more if I could.
Then I wanted a lighter read and picked up Tweet Cute by Emma Lord. This was pretty good. It was cute as promised and made me chuckle a few times. I do think the characters needed a little more personality than just being cute but still, I enjoyed my time. This was between 3 and 4 stars for me and I ended up going with 3. This was partly because some days I just didn’t want to pick it up and it took me way too long to read when I’ve been on such a reading kick. The other piece was probably a matter of bad timing but the characters are swimmers and divers and in the epilogue, they are home from college and a couple of the characters are mentioned as wearing Stanford swim team clothes. This book was published in 2020. The main story takes place in New York, all the way across the country. The author could have picked literally anywhere for these side characters to have gone to school and picked Stanford, the same school Brock Turner went to and was on the swim team for and all of that was public knowledge before Tweet Cute was published. Maybe I only picked up on this because I had literally just read Know My Name but this trial/event is common knowledge and the idea of basically pointing it out for its swim program really rubbed my the wrong way and left a sour taste in my mouth as it was the epilogue.
After I finish Black Sun, I plan to jump right into my ARC of the sequel, Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse. I hate this cover so much but I’m ridiculously excited I got this ARC and can’t wait to find out what happens next.