www wednesday stars
WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by @Taking on a World of Words. The aim is to give an update on your reading accomplishments and future plans. 

The three W’s are:

  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Click the book covers in this post to go to their Goodreads page.

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an anonymous girl  giant days 1  Dark Places

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen || I’m going to have to agree with what other people are saying about this one, it’s not as good as their debut novel. This book was about a woman entering a morality study and the woman running it. I was hoping this would be a lot like some of the older psychology studies that happen in the real world, pushing someone to see if they could hurt other people or something like that. It wasn’t like that. What ended up happening seemed so bland to me in comparison and I felt like it could have been about 100 pages shorter.

Giant Days Vol 1 by John Allison & Lissa Treiman || This was such a cute comic. It’s about three girls who just started uni and became close friends. My first venture into comics, which was inevitable since I have absolutely fallen in love with manga and graphic novels over the past year. The only critique I have is that some of the dialogue was a bit awkward and … stiff?

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn || I’m sad to say I didn’t enjoy this one as much as I enjoyed Gone Girl back in the day. This one is about a woman being confronted with the murder of her mother and sisters that happened years ago, one she believed was carried out by her older brother, because a group of crime fanatics want to uncover what really happened. During the last hour of the audiobook, I finally realized I had seen the movie and knew how it was going to end. such a bummer. 

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Anatomy of a Soldier

Anatomy of a Soldier by Harry Parker || I’m not too far into this but it’s very interesting so far. I’m certain this will be a very heavy story, but I just hope it will be as impactful and moving as I’m expecting it to be. It seems difficult to make the reader feel close to the main character/event when you are reading from the perspective of objects. It’s too early for me to tell though!

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dear ijeawele

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie’s letter of response.

Here are fifteen invaluable suggestions–compelling, direct, wryly funny, and perceptive–for how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman. From encouraging her to choose a helicopter, and not only a doll, as a toy if she so desires; having open conversations with her about clothes, makeup, and sexuality; debunking the myth that women are somehow biologically arranged to be in the kitchen making dinner, and that men can “allow” women to have full careers, Dear Ijeawele goes right to the heart of sexual politics in the twenty-first century. It will start a new and urgently needed conversation about what it really means to be a woman today.”

Since listening to We Should All Be Feminists by The same author, I’ve wanted to move onto her other works. I’m curious what this one will bring.

These are the books I have recently read, am currently reading and plan to read next.
Kind of sad that I ended up disappointed with 2 new books from authors I’ve enjoyed before. Hopefully next week will be better! 🙂

Have you read any of these books?
What was the last book you finished?

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day!

37 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday #14 || Underwhelming Thrillers by Authors I Love

  1. An Anonymous Girl has been on my TBR for a while. I’m sorry you didn’t like it as much. I read Dear Ijeawele and We Should All Be Feminists a few weeks ago and liked both of them! I’d love to read more of Chimamanda’s books too.

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  2. Anatomy of a Soldier sounds like a heavy, but interesting read. Hope it’ll be as impactful as you hoped. From the point of view of objects sounds really unique, though! I still haven’t read Gillian Flynn, even though I own Gone Girl. Bummer that the ending of Dark Places was ruined for you.

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    1. Yeah I mainly picked up Anatomy of a Soldier because of the unique way it’s told. I have high hopes 🙂 It’s a miracle you haven’t been spoiled for Gone Girl all this time! Basically everyone talks about it in the thriller genre, with every other book being marketed as “the next Gone Girl”. I hope it lives up to the hype when you get around to it!

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      1. I’m sort of surprised, too, but I think in this area, not a whole lot of people really talk about it, and I don’t follow a lot of thriller bloggers, I don’t think? So I’ve heard about it in passing, of course, but I still have absolutely no idea what it’s actually about haha. Look at me, being all innocent and pure. 😛

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  3. oh man bummer you didnt like the book an anonymous girl, I wanted to read it because the cover looked so interesting but I read reviews online and decided it just wasnt for me and am pretty glad i did seeing that you too didnt enjoy the book

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