Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at Should be Reading and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three W’s!
The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
Currently Reading: Mind Games (Mind Games, book 1) by Kiersten White
I’m not very far in, ~30% according to Goodreads, so I don’t have much of an idea how to feel about this book yet. So far I find it a little depressing, a little intriguing, a little frustrating, in almost equal measure.
I think this is just another example of my over-empathy for fictional characters making a book difficult. One sister has spent all of her time so far feeling mostly anxious and trapped, the other has spent all her time feeling anxious and trapped and mega angry. All this adds up to one anxious over-empathetic reader!
I’m certain once things start happening I’ll be able to enjoy it better. I do already like what of the plot I understand.
Recently Finished: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
Oh, this book! Thank you, Nina, for this excellent book!
It’s been a long time since I read a depiction of grief and loss and anxiety that so closely mirrored my own symptomatology. Usually it’s prettied up quite a bit, made to seem romantic, but this book was honest. (That isn’t to say there isn’t some poetic turns of phrase, just that it’s not about being pretty, it’s about painting a true picture.)
I read it easily, despite the heavy subject matter, which isn’t something I usually manage to do.
I’ve already got this very thing written in my October Wrap-Up for this book, but I’m going to say it here too: Reading this book reminded me of reading a Cynthia Voigt book. I’m talking specifically about the way the writing moves the reader through the story, weightless and effortlessly. (I talk about Cynthia a lot in my blog, so if you’ve read more than just this post you already know how much I admire her and love her work, and you know I could give no higher compliment to a novel.)
I highly recommend this book to everyone.
Reading Next: Unmade (The Lynburn Legacy, book 3) by Sarah Rees Brennan
I started this, but only barely, not enough to count, and then I got kind of slumpy and decided to set it aside till later in the month. Well, it’s later…
I’m going to make it my mission to finish this book and get a review up by the 29th when it is due back via Interlibrary Loan. Should I fail, I will have to re-request it and wait at least 2 weeks for it to be shipped back to us, which is just ridiculous and wasteful. So hopefully I don’t fail.
To be clear, it’s not that I feel the book is bad or boring, I just got a little slumpy and it wasn’t helped by the fact that I didn’t see how they could possibly turn things around at this point.
Perfect Lies (Mind Games, book 2) by Kiersten White
I’ve also got a hold on this one at the library, it should be available for me in 2 days or so, and if the first book, Mind Games, goes as well as I anticipate, I’ll want it immediately!
Hopefully I manage my time well enough to not let this book interfere with Unmade, but I know myself and my time management skills well enough to make no promises on that front.
I’ve no idea what to expect in this novel, except that the very first line of the Goodreads summary (which I am trying not to actually read since I’m still working on book 1) says in big bold letters: “Annie and Fia are ready to fight back.” So as you can imagine I am hopeful!