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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.

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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.

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lock every door

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.

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astonishing color of after

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!

26 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday #16 || Completing my Goodreads Goal 🎉

  1. Congrats on reaching your goal!! That’s an amazing accomplishment ❤
    I just got Lock Every Door a few days ago, and I can’t wait to start. I’m glad that you’re enjoying it so far! I’ve also been intrigued by My Sister, The Serial Killer but I was afraid that it wouldn’t be suspenseful so I didn’t pick it up. It’s disappointing to hear that it was not thrilling or mysterious. Oh well.
    Happy reading!

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    1. Thank you! I’m so happy about it. This is my best reading year and I’ve never been done early. 😁 How are you doing on reading goals fo the year (if you’ve set any)?

      Ooooh I think you’re in for a goof book with Lock Every Door. Of course I don’t know how it ends yet but so far it’s really grabbing my attention and I feel like stuff is about to go DOWN.

      I definitely wouldn’t go for My Sister the Serial Killer if you’re looking for a thriller to keep you on the edge of your seat. It was pretty fast-paced tough and kind of interesting. Could still be enjoyable if you don’t go in with the wrong expectations!

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      1. I’m also doing the GR challenge, and I have like 13 books left to get to my goal of 100. I don’t know if I’ll make it but hopefully!! I started the Popsugar Reading Challenge earlier in the year…and I dropped it after like 2 months 😂 So yeah.
        That’s good enough for me! I hope the ending is just as awesome!!
        Hmm, I might give it another look then, and read it just for the fun of it, not for a thriller 🙂

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  2. Oohh.. thrillers can be so fun to read and I can’t get to the end fast enough!! I hope you continue to enjoy this one!!
    I’ve heard a lot of good things about The Astonishing Color of After so I really hope you love that one!! And I think the colours on the cover are so beautiful!! Happy reading!! ❤
    I’m currently reading Ninth House and The Night Circus. I’m really enjoying both of them!!

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    1. I have been on such a thriller binge this year, I think over half of everything I read falls in that category. It always comes in waves but this one seems to be lasting a very long time 😂 Yeah I don’t think I’ve heard one bad thing about The Astonishing Color of After so I have high hopes! The cover is amazing, it’s what first drew me to it. Hope you continue to enjoy your current reads. Happy reading to you too! ❤

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  3. Congrats on completing your Goodreads goal! How exciting. I love Sarah Andersen’s comic strip! It’s so cute and highly relatable. Shame that My Sister the Serial Killer wasn’t as good as it sounds, but I guess it got bonus points for novelty.

    I’ve been meaning to read Lock Every Door! I keep forgetting to grab the copy from my library. And I LOVED The Astonishing Color of After, and I hope you enjoy it!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    1. Thank you! I’ve never been done so early so I’m also very excited haha. Sarah Anderson’s books are indeed so relatable. I always end up showing a bunch of panels to my friends. So far I’d say you should go grab that copy from the library, it’s very fast-paced and has lots of tension! Glad you loved The Astonoshing Color of After. I don’t think I’ve anyone who had something negative to say about it. So that’s promising 😁

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  4. Congrats on finishing your Goodreads challenge! I really enjoyed My Sister the Serial Killer. You’re right – it wasn’t a mystery or a thriller but I just couldn’t stop turning the pages.

    Happy reading!

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