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?
I got to the very last book on my Trope-ical Readathon TBR which is Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir. I started this on Monday and I’m a little over 100 pages in. I realized there was no way I would finish this in 3 days, it’s good but a slow read. But the last prompt I needed was a book in a series so I decided to switch it up and I’m going to finish Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins tonight. I would have loved to finish the planned TBR but I was aiming for 10 of 15 so finishing 14 of 15 plus some others is something I’m extremely happy with.
I somehow read 6 books in the last week! I don’t even know how but some were started already and I just read a lot. So here it goes…
First, I finished People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry. I had a great time with this one. It again got a little more serious than necessary at the end but it didn’t bother me as much as Beach Read. I really liked this couple and their relationship. I gave it 4 stars.
Then I read A Prayer for the Crown Shy by Becky Chambers. This was a really fun read and a good follow-up to A Psalm for the Wild Built. I don’t usually like novellas. I don’t usually like books described as wholesome. I don’t usually like books that have such an obvious message or commentary on the world. But somehow this works and leaves me totally captivated. I still want more as is typically the fate of a novella but I thoroughly enjoyed this brief check in with Dex and Mosscap and hope to get to visit them again soon, 4 stars.
The I finally picked up The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow and I absolutely hated it! This book is all vibes and no plot with subpar characters. I was bored and bored and bored some more. I started skimming portions, I really only finished it because of the readathon. It gets the dreaded 1 star and really earned it.
It took me over a week to slowly get through my ARC of Notorious Sorcerer by Davinia Evans. I gave this one 2 stars. I had a lot of issues with world building and pacing, it just wasn’t executed very well. It wasn’t terrible and was a debut so I might read something more from this author but not this series. You can see my full review in this blog post.
Then I read The Chandler Legacies by Abdi Nazemian. This was a highly anticipated release of 2022 for me because I adored Like a Love Story but then I heard not great things and have been avoiding it. I’m glad I finally picked it up and I really enjoyed it. The beginning or even first 80% was wonderful and 5 stars and I loved it. Then it got a little side tracked with trying to expose things at the school rather than the characters I now loved. I ended at a 4 star. I still plan to read whatever Nazemian writes next.
Then last night I read In the Beautiful Country by Jane Kuo. I figured if I was going to bail on Gideon (at least for August, I plan to pick t back up tomorrow) than I should throw in a team book and this one is a middle grade novel in verse so a very quick read. It was cute and an interesting story, nothing super special, 3 stars.
With Trope-ical Readathon ending, I have no idea what to read next. I have a few ARCs in early/mid September and two new releases that came in at the library so probably one of these.