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.

SOS people! A reading slump is out to get me and I’m desperately trying to out-run it. We are nearing the end of the year and I still have many books to complete, we can’t have this. So after failing to get into a bunch of books this week, I went for two shorter audiobooks.

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  foe  dear ijeawele

Foe by Iain Reid || After reading and enjoying the weirdly disturbing “I’m Thinking of Ending things” by Iain Reid, I was excited to try out some of his other stuff. This was a short thrillery sci-fi book about a future where the government is trying to figure out space colonization and has instated a program for people to be randomly selected for trials. This follows a couple’s response to this and some freaky technology stuff. It’s defined as horror but I think thriller would be more suitable. If you read his other book, this was less vague, less chaotic and less disturbing. More black mirror episode. I enjoyed it but it didn’t blow me away.

Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie || I’m so glad I listened to this. It was even better than We Should All be Feminists in my opinion. It’s a little collection of suggestions Adichie gives a friend after she asked her how to raise her daughter to be a feminist. I thought the points and examples were very clear and telling. It’s focussed on what to teach your daughter but I think this was also a great way to generally illustrate things to be more aware of, regardless of whether or not you are actively raising a child.

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Nothing really. I’m kind of in-between books now. I picked up and put back down a bunch of things. Last week I was reading Anatomy of a Soldier but I haven’t read any more of it since my last WWW post. I’m just not attentive enough to really grasp what’s happening. I also tried the The Cruel Prince and The Perfect Stranger but both of those were at night and I fell asleep reading the first chapters.

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My Sister, the Serial Killer
By Oyinkan Braithwaite

“When Korede’s dinner is interrupted one night by a distress call from her sister, Ayoola, she knows what’s expected of her: bleach, rubber gloves, nerves of steel and a strong stomach. This’ll be the third boyfriend Ayoola’s dispatched in, quote, self-defence and the third mess that her lethal little sibling has left Korede to clear away. She should probably go to the police for the good of the menfolk of Nigeria, but she loves her sister and, as they say, family always comes first. Until, that is, Ayoola starts dating the doctor where Korede works as a nurse. Korede’s long been in love with him, and isn’t prepared to see him wind up with a knife in his back: but to save one would mean sacrificing the other...”

I’m trying to read some short books in an attempt to keep my attention on what I’m reading. Battle the slump!

These are the books I have recently read, am currently reading and plan to read next.

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!

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