WWW Wednesday//June 16, 2021

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking On a World of Words. It’s a meme that takes place every Wednesday, where the posters discuss 3 Ws:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?
books stacked side by side with the words currently reading above them

📚 Piranesi by Susanna Clarke – Still struggling with this one to be honest. Maybe it’s the writing style? I don’t know but when I put it down it’s a struggle to pick it back up again.

📚 The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien – I finally got a new boxed set of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy for my birthday on Monday. I’m planning on reading all the books this summer. I read The Hobbit when I was in elementary school and I continued until halfway through Return of the King then stopped because it was so descriptive for a grade 5 kid.

books stacked side by side with the words recently finished above them

📚 Consent by Annabel Lyon – I really loved this book and the parallel between Saskia and Sara was so well done. The writing was suburb, and I can see why it was on the long and shortlist of the Women’s Prize this year.

📚 A Chorus Rises by B. C. Morrow – WOW! Just… I will read anything Morrow writes. I was super skeptical upon finding out this book would be about Naema, I didn’t like her AT. ALL in A Song Below Water, but she was 100% re-deemed in this one. I’m still in awe at Morrow’s writing and how she weaves current issues into her novels. Standing ovation yet again.

📚 The Queen Bee and Me by Gillian McDunn – this was such a fun middle-grade book! I really enjoyed the characters, they acted very similar to grade 7/8 girls. It was also informative as there were facts about bees interspersed throughout the novel but it was in such a way that didn’t deter from the characters or plot.

Book stacked vertically with the words reading next on top

📚 The Red Word by Sarah Henstra – Yet another Canadian book. I heard this one is HEAVY so I plan to read it with something light as well.

📚 More Than Us by Ryan Jones – This author is local-ish to me. By local, I mean about a 40 minute drive down the highway.

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