WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @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.
Attention, attention, all readers please gather round. I’d like to officially announce that I completed my Goodreads goal for this year. I set it at 52 books, which was a big step up from my 30 books in previous years, and now I’ve read 54! Look at me go.
My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite || It was short and quite unique, a little peek into what it might be like to have a serial killer for a sister. However, I think the only reason this made it into the top 10 mystery & thriller books in the Goodreads Awards is because of the subject matter (the serial killer sister) because there was no mystery at all and it wasn’t really thrilling either. Everything was kind of straight forward and out in the open.
One of the Boys by Daniel Magariel || This is a little book about two boys and their unstable, abusive parents. It explores how some children are treated so poorly by their parents and how the children can be manipulated into thinking it’s normal. I liked the subject matter and how unfiltered this was, but I felt like it needed a lot more depth to really be as impactful as I hoped it would be.
Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen || Sarah’s scribbles are very funny and relatable. I think mostly for more introverted people. In this collection, she talks (and illustrates) a lot about being social or antisocial, life responsibilities, self-esteem, cozy sweaters, and periods. I think I liked the first one a little bit better but I did enjoy this one a lot too.
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager || I looooved Riley Sager’s first book, Final Girls. His second book didn’t sound so appealing to me but this third one definitely does. The thriller books about house sitting/being a nanny “trend” is one I wholeheartedly support. Give me more! I’m about 2 hours into the audiobook and enjoying it so far.
The Astonishing Color of After
By Emily X.R. Pan
“Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird.
Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a new relationship with her grandparents. And as she grieves, she must try to reconcile the fact that on the same day she kissed her best friend and longtime secret crush, Axel, her mother was taking her own life.”
I’m really excited, and a bit scared, to finally get to this one. I’ve heard so many amazing things about it and saw it make many people’s 2018 favorite books list. Hopefully I’ll like it as much as everyone else!
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!